Health and Safety
The Health and Safety of Our Students Is Our Top Priority.
With the announcement of Governor Holcomb’s Indiana Back on Track guidelines, we are preparing to reopen the Sweetwater Academy of Music for lessons, effective Monday, May 18 for all instruments except voice, brass, and woodwinds. Your regularly scheduled lesson will resume at this time.
We will suspend our regular attendance policy from May 18 to August 1 — you will not be penalized for cancellations. If you do not feel comfortable or are unable to return to classes during this time, we will hold your scheduled lesson time through August 1. If you need to cancel, are sick, or do not wish to return at this time we ask that you PLEASE notify the Academy staff. You will not be charged for missed lessons, and no makeup lessons will be required.
Drum Camp and July Rock Camp will proceed as planned at this time. All other public functions such as Tiny Musicians, Open Mic, drum circles, Jazz Jam, Acoustic Jam, recitals, Build-a-Band, and any not named here will remain closed for the time being.
As we move toward the reopening there are a few changes to our policy and procedures we have put in place to ensure your safety, as well as the safety of our instructors and staff.
NEW SAFETY MEASUREMENTS:
- We want to keep everyone safe and playing instruments, and face masks are a big part of that. Please only visit Sweetwater if you are wearing a mask. We will have a limited supply of masks available on request.
- No food or drink will be allowed in the lesson rooms.
- Social distancing will be in effect. Try to stay six feet apart when at all possible.
- No handshakes, high fives, or other physical contact. We will settle for a thumbs up or an excellent air guitar solo.
NEW PROCEDURES WE’RE TAKING TO KEEP YOU SAFE:
- Thorough cleaning procedures throughout the building.
- Shared instruments will be sanitized between use. This includes during the lesson if the instrument is passed between the student and instructor.
- Instructors have been trained on proper cleaning procedures using hospital-grade disinfectant.We have added more team members who are assigned to regularly disinfect every work area and other touchable surfaces (like handrails and diner tables).
- Additional hand sanitizer dispensers have been placed throughout the building and we encourage students to use them frequently. Frequent washing of hands is also strongly encouraged.
- We’ve increased air ventilation rates to improve the amount of outdoor air that circulates through the buildings.
We will continue to monitor changes in state and federal guidelines as they become available and will make appropriate adjustments if needed.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us.