When and how to resume face-to-face music lessons has been an increasingly common question amongst our members as COVID19 restrictions are being progressively eased.

At public schools in WA, face-to-face IMSS lessons have already resumed.

Our understanding is that teachers can resume face-to-face private music lessons  - where both the teacher and parents are comfortable doing so  - provided that social distancing and healthy hygiene continue to be observed.

This includes:

  • * Maintaining a 1.5 m distance from your student

  • * Only allowing parents / siblings in to lessons if your studio is large enough to accommodate them with the 1 person per 2 square metre capacity requirement introduced on 6th June 2020

  • * Cleaning / disinfecting instruments and all handled surfaces between each student

  • * Advising parents / students that they must not attend lessons if they are in any way unwell or exhibiting any cold or flu-like symptoms or have a temperature.

For piano teachers, if you have access to a second piano / keyboard in your room, we would suggest that you can demonstrate on one keyboard while the student is seated at another. 

We would also recommend that you observe stringent hand washing / sanitizing protocols for when students enter your studio and when using the bathroom.

We have put together a poster (available as a PNG or PDF - updated on 5 June 2020) that you can use in your studio or on your website / Facebook pages to help communicate to parents these expectations going forward.

Please be aware that WAMTA can only advise according to the WA Government guidelines, and teachers should make their own decisions in accordance with these guidelines.

WAMTA also fully supports those teachers who would prefer to continue with remote teaching.

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