Update & Re-opening of A & A Music Academy

Updated May 1, 2020

To all Faculty and Students:

With Governor Pritzker lifting some of the restrictions, we are able to reopen for those students that wish to come in for their private lessons with the following CDC protocols in place effective May 4th.

  1. Students only, please, will enter the main building through the big doors on the west side of the building.
  2. All students must wear a mask during lessons. If you don’t own a mask, you will see homemade masks available for use as you enter the building.
  3. The student will then proceed to the bathroom to thoroughly wash their hands then take a seat in the waiting area while maintaining social distancing.
  4. The teacher, utilizing social distancing, will dismiss their current student and be sure they exit through the front door to their waiting parent at the front of the building, depositing the provided mask in the box provided in the front vestibule so it may be laundered for future use.
  5. The teacher will then re-enter the building and proceed to the waiting area and bring the next student in for their lesson.
  6. Teachers will be required to wear masks and use hand sanitizer or wash hands between students.
  7. Teachers will be required to maintain social distancing while teaching each student during their lesson and in escorting them to and from the classroom and building respectively.
  8. We will strongly recommend that all students use hand sanitizer or wash their hands when they get home from their lesson.

Students wishing to continue with virtual lessons may do so.  Those not taking virtual lessons are encouraged to come back into our safe environment and resume lessons or sign up for virtual lessons if they desire. Music is such an important part of all of our lives here at A & A Music Academy.  The school will be cleaned daily, and we feel we can provide a safe environment for everyone by limiting access to students only.  As time goes on, we will certainly be able to allow parents and siblings in as well, but ask that for this month at least, only the student should come in.  Parents can meet their child at the end of their lesson at the front of the building to talk to their teacher. Your child will exit from the front door on the sidewalk.  We want everyone to be as safe as possible. 

For those students using the Art building, there is more room to social distance inside.  You will find masks available upon entry through the rear porch on the little desk.  You should exit after your lesson through the front porch after depositing the provided mask in the bin by the front door and proceed along the sidewalk to your parent’s waiting car. Your teacher may accompany you to talk with your parents if necessary.  The handwashing rules apply to you as above and there are chairs for you to sit and wait for your teacher in the front area to make social distancing easier.  We are looking forward to seeing you all again soon. 

Piano tuning services will be resuming as well for customers who are not exhibiting any symptoms. Our technicians will practice social distancing and wear masks during the tuning and wipe the piano keys down after they are finished.

If you have any questions regarding our policy, please contact Anita Komorski at 630-837-7484.

Welcome back!