Now Offering Online or In-Person Lessons!
Updated 08/22/20 @ 4:15 pm
We hope all of you are staying healthy and rockin’ out! Our students and instructors are doing an awesome job with remote lessons, and we’re so happy we still get to see your faces each week! Check out our post from March (below) if you're new to this and need details on the process.
We will continue offering online instruction, and have opened up in-person lessons to select students.
Considering the potential of transmitting COVID-19 cannot be eliminated, face-to-face lessons will be at your own risk - but of course we are taking every precaution to reduce the spread. Here are the current policies that will remain in place at the music school until further notice:
- Masks should be worn by all students and teachers, except in the case of medical issues or in which the instrument would prevent a student from doing so. Social distancing will be practiced as best as possible in these circumstances.
- The waiting areas are closed.
- Students must wait in their cars until their teacher signals they're ready to begin their lesson.
- Parents, siblings, friends, etc. must remain outside the studio - only students and teachers are permitted inside.
- Instructors will direct each student back to their car at the end of the lesson.
- Students must thoroughly wash and/or sanitize their hands upon entering the studio.
- Instructors are required to thoroughly wash and/or sanitize their hands,and sanitize any applicable shared surfaces (such as pianos) between every student.
- Commonly touched surfaces such as door handles, faucets, etc. will be sanitized daily.
If you have any questions or suggestions on these policies, we are all ears!
If you'd like to register as a new student, please email us or give us a call at 904-276-5557.
Special shoutout to all of our amazing frontline worker families - you've always been our heroes!
Tiffany Daymil (Owner) and Glynda Smith (Studio Director)
Join Us for Lessons Online!
Updated 3/31/20 @ 3:30 pm
Attention Students & Parents:
To best protect our instructors, students, and all of their families, we have transitioned the majority of our students to online lessons. That's right - current and new students can join us for lessons online via Zoom or FaceTime! Keep reading for tips on getting the most out of your virtual lessons.
We truly appreciate your continued support and patience as we've made this transition - we couldn't keep doing what we love without it! Our community is amazing!
If you have any questions or would like to get registered, please email us or give us a call at 904-276-5557.
Shoutout to our instructors as you've adapted to the technology and teaching from a distance!
In an effort for students to continue their music education, and to best protect both our students and teachers during the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve decided to transition to an online classroom until further notice. Please note the following options:
- Our preferred method of communication will be through Zoom Cloud Meetings. You may set up a free account on your device, and/or webcam enabled laptop or computer. Find it in the App Store / Google Play on your device or online at Zoom.
- Students with Apple devices may Use FaceTime to connect with our teachers that also have that capability (Glynda & Jennifer).
Recommendations for the best experience:
- Use a laptop, computer with camera, or tablet so that your screen is larger and you’ll be able to see the information your teacher is presenting more clearly. Phones will certainly work if that’s all you’ve got!
- Fully charge your device before your lesson, and/or have it plugged in during.
- When possible, connect your laptop or computer to a wired internet connection. If using Wi-Fi, it may be necessary to limit its use on other devices within your household during the lesson to achieve the strongest connection.
- Angle your device so that your teacher will be able to see both you and your instrument.
- Arrange for lesson time to be quiet in your space and uninterrupted so that you can focus just as you would if at your lesson in the music school.
- Gather all of your materials such as music, a pencil, your instrument, etc. before the start of your lesson.
- Try testing your Zoom account with a friend or family member before your lesson day to familiarize yourself and work out any kinks.
- Once you’re setup, just click the link at your lesson time to join!
Your instructor will setup your recurring lesson time and a link will be sent that will allow you to join the lesson at your scheduled time.
We truly appreciate your support and patience as we adapt to this method of learning. It is our goal and desire to continue sharing our love and knowledge of music with our students while maintaining at least some sense of normalcy and routine during this surreal time.
Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing you online!
Updated 3/15/20 @ 4:30 pm
Attention Students & Parents:
The wellness of our students, teachers, and families is always a top priority - daily, during every flu season, and especially now with the threat of COVID-19.
We are taking additional precautions such as requiring hand washing and/or sanitizing before students and teachers begin their lesson, and sanitizing pianos between each class. The most commonly touched surfaces within the school are also being paid additional attention.
At this time, we plan to remain open but are continuing to monitor the situation. So we'll see you at your regularly scheduled lessons!
Additionaly, we are exploring the option of offering remote lessons should that become necessary. We will continue to keep you all posted here, on our Facebook page, and via personal texts or phone calls.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us or give us a call at 904-276-5557.
Thanks to all of you for your continued support of our small family owned business. Words can't express our gratitude! We love our music family!
-Teachers of North Florida Music Academy