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 have reopened all types of classes offered at the Sweetwater Academy of Music for lessons . If you have not yet resumed lessons, the staff will reach out as your teacher resumes lessons.
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 makeup lessons will be encouraged but not required.
There have been 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. We encourage you to wear a mask to lessons, and due to the nature of some lesson rooms, certain teachers may require masks during the lessons.
- No food or drink will be allowed in the lesson rooms.
- We now have a device in the front of the academy to check temperatures. See staff for details.
- 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.