There are few extra-curricular activities in which student-teacher proximity is as close as in music lessons. Keep this in mind when deciding how to best keep yourself and your family safe from contagions - mild or severe.
Expert instructors know the importance of preventative care and injury-free technique based teaching. This is true also for the environment and cultivating a sense of relaxation and freedom during lessons.
Teachers and students must be sure that they have a clear understanding of rules, boundaries, and expectations. When the priority of wellness is in agreement, it will promote a healthy and happy teaching and learning environment.
Ensure your comfort by establishing these things ahead of time and determining whether in-person, virtual, group, or individual lessons are best for you.
Jodi Ann Russell, Ed.D., M.M., B.M., N.C.T.M. is an expert piano instructor who emphasizes mindfulness, relaxation, creativity and technique in personalized piano lessons and master classes online.