Your Health and the Barth Piano Studio
Friday, March 13, 2020 by Kathleen Barth | Uncategorized
Dear Piano Families,
In this current climate of uncertainty, I want to reassure you that precautions are being taken to protect everyone’s health. Upon arrival in the studio, students are provided a baby wipe with which to clean their hands, then an application of hand sanitizer. The piano keyboard is sanitized between families, as are the cards, game pieces, and any other manipulatives we may use. Students are doing an excellent job of following the protocol, as well as remembering to cough or sneeze into their elbows. I am not aware of illness of any type currently in any of my studio families.
Thank you to one family who voluntarily stayed home this week when a parent thought they might be coming down with something. It turned out to be a false alarm, but the action was greatly appreciated. Please take care not to send any illness into the studio—we all thank you in advance.
As early as next week I will be ready to begin offering a remote lesson option, available upon request (although it will need to be arranged in advance). I currently plan to use either Skype or FaceTime (your preference), and will be sending instructions on set up and access. There is a learning curve involved, so I’ll ask in advance for your patience. It takes some effort on each end to put everything in place, so we’ll need to be a little flexible with lesson times while this is being implemented, but I believe it will be a good option going forward.
Please watch for updates going forward, and take care.
Upcoming scheduling news
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by Kathleen Barth | Uncategorized
I've been impressed lately at the improved practice habits so many students are exhibiting, it's exciting to see good progress from week to week! Thanks, parents, for consistently encouraging your children to keep at it. There really is no magic involved, just regular time dedicated to learning each new idea.
I will be away from the studio March 4-11, with lessons resuming on March 12. Invoices will be going out soon, so please remember that the monthly tuition is actually a yearly (school year) tuition conveniently divided into monthly payments.
See you next week!
Monday, December 30, 2019 by Kathleen Barth | Uncategorized
Just a reminder that lessons will resume after the holidays, during the week of January 6. I hope you all are enjoying your well-deserved time off, and that maybe you're even having fun playing the piano a little. See you soon!