Cancellations Relief: Online Classes Are Coming!

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Best Practices we observe for wellness in live classes

Our first priority is to provide a safe, healthy, environment for you and your child to make music. So we're exploring a new way to bring you music-making: online! We want to keep you and your family energized with musical activity within the happy familiarity of our Heartland musical community.

 

 

 

 

 

We expect the launch of this whole new way to experience Heartland Music Together by 4/6. For more information, please see our FAQ page.

In the interim, please join our private Facebook group and/or our YouTube page to keep up with Music Together® activities with all your favorite teachers while we are on our break.  We are navigating all this with you, and look forward to seeing you remotely while we wait for spring MARACAS to start - we're springing forward into song, just a little later! 

To help safeguard our community, we will follow CDC Travel Guidelines and advisories from our local health officials and will update them here:

  • To slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) into the United States, travelers are being asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time they leave an area with widespread or ongoing community spread (Level 3 Travel Health Notice).
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  • For families who plan to travel, we encourage you to be conscientious about the travel guidance being shared by the CDC. For information about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) for travelers, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.
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  • The CDC also offers guidance on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Cruise Ship Travel: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/covid-19-cruise-ship
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  • CDC recommends travelers, particularly those with underlying health issues, defer all travel at this time. 

Due to our responsibility to our entire community, we reserve the right to ask any family to refrain from class for a period of 14 days upon their return if the family has traveled to a restricted area or traveled by cruise ship during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Please see below regarding the health and wellness practices we follow in our in-person classes. Thank you, and see you this spring - just a little later than we planned!

 
Health and Wellness In Our Classes
 
Hello Everybody!
 
In all of our classes, we want to make sure that we are maintaining best practices to prevent the spread of germs. Here are examples of a few of our normal practices:
 
  • All instruments are sanitized between classes. Mouthed instruments and props are always disinfected between classes with a three step process: spray with a food surface safe sanitizing spray, wash with hot soapy water, and dry with a Norwex cloth.
 
  • Sanitizer is always available for families during class for use whenever needed.
 
  • Rooms are always sanitized. For example: markers, doorknobs, light switches, trash cans, etc.
 
CLICK HERE to check out our video, speaking to our practices!

 
Here's how you can help
Our teachers follow this practice; if you will, too, we can work together to keep our classrooms healthy.
 
  • Wash hands (adults and children) before/after class for at least 20 seconds. (Sing the Hello Song to all the members of your family - that'll be at least 20 seconds.) All of our class venues have washroom facilities.
 
  • Cough or sneeze into your arm, elbow, or sleeve - not your hand. (Practice this with our chant, "I'm freezing, I'm freezing, I hope I don't start sneezing...Achoo! Achoo!")
 
And, most importantly:
 
  • If you or your child is not feeling well, has a fever, cough, sore throat, or runny nose (outside of teething and Ohio Valley allergies), please stay home and heal. 
 
  • If you or your child has had a fever, you must be fever-free for at least 24 hours (without assistance of pain meds) before returning to class.
 
We have a generous, unlimited makeup policy just for things like this!
 
More information
 
The big question for all of us who have small children (myself included) is how the virus affects them. Read this excellent article from a pediatrician to learn more.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your teacher, or feel free to email me or our Administrator directly. Otherwise... LET'S KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING! See you for Maracas this spring!
 
Katie O'Dea, Director
Heartland Music Together