During these unprecedented times, we are going the extra mile to
ensure all of us stay safe while enjoying the activities we
love. We wanted to give you as much information as possible on
the measures we have put in place at Chorus Music. If you have
any questions please call or e-mail us.
Starting with the air we breathe! We have had an air flow
inspection performed at our facility with Air Filtration
Solutions Canada. This type of test is mandatory for certain
businesses, such as dental offices, to determine how long it
takes for air to completely flow through a room. We felt it
would be beneficial to go the extra mile and test the air flow
in every classroom, so we could plan on leaving adequate
amount of time between students.
Allotting time between lessons also gives our teachers time to
sanitize the rooms and common surfaces.
The music rooms have been reorganized in order to comply with
social distancing protocols. Our piano rooms now have two
pianos/keyboards placed at least 6 feet apart, so teachers
will be seated at a different piano away from the students.
Drum sets have also been placed more than 6 feet apart, and
students are required to bring their own drum sticks and
headphones to every class.
In regards to guitar, ukulele and violin, students are
required to bring their own instruments to class as the school
instruments will not be available for use this year. Students
will have to tune their own instrument with the guidance of
their teacher. Students will have to bring their own
accessories such as tuners, capos, pics, shoulder rests,
Voice lessons will be held only in our larger rooms so we can
have the required 9 feet distance between the instructor and
the student. Students who are taking in-class voice lessons
will be required to wear a mask and/or face shield
throughout the lesson. We highly recommend voice students to
take lessons online this year.
Homework communication will also be different this year. For
older students, they will have to write down their own
homework. For younger students, teachers can record homework
electronically if the students bring a device to class.
Alternatively, the teacher will sanitize his/her hands and
write the homework on a loose sheet of paper. Moreover,
students will not have any access to our library books this
year, and will have to bring their own books and writing
utensils to each lesson.
We have a mandatory mask requirement for anyone entering the
premise. We recommend that students wear a mask and face
shield for added protection, especially for younger students.
All staff will be wearing both a mask and a face shield
throughout the entire day.
All high traffic or commonly used surfaces such as door
handles and counter tops will be sanitized regularly. We will
have hand sanitizer available at the front door, outside the
washrooms and in every classroom. Everyone will be required to
sanitize their hands as soon as they enter the premise, and
before/after using the washrooms.
To help minimize and reduce the traffic of people at the
school, lesson start times will be staggered. Timely arrivals
and pick-ups will help with smooth transitions. Sorry parents,
it is drop off and pick up only this year as our waiting room
will not be available for use.
Our front desk staff will be working behind a plexi-glass
panel for added safety of all. We hope our friendly waiting
area can go back to normal in the near future.
Students must make sure to follow the protocols posted on the
front door. Students can come to the front door and line up
outside if necessary. We will have markers placed 6 feet apart
outside the front door. Please ensure that you / your children
have your masks on before entering the premise. Only one
student will be allowed to enter the vestibule area at a time
(unless from the same household). Students must wait for the
vestibule area to be completely clear before entering. This
shouldn’t take long as the lesson time is staggered.