Guidelines for Online and Offline Lessons

Our priority during this time is keeping you, our clients, your children, our teachers, our loved ones, and the vulnerable individuals in our society safe.

To reduce the spread of the virus, we highly RECOMMEND students to take lessons via online portals and video conference facilities.

GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE LESSONS.

A virtual lesson does not reduce the value and quality of lessons we offer.

Some of the benefits of taking online music lessons include

  1. Effective time management: Children can learn at a time that best fits their own needs and their family’s schedule, any day of the week.
  2. Cost effectiveness: There is an ongoing 50% off all plans for our online classes.
  3. Online classes encourage social distancing to reduce the spread of the Corona Virus

Your teacher will discuss with you which virtual platform works best for your family. Our teachers use a variety of platforms: FaceTime, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Skype. Technology is moving quickly during this time and we are always looking for ways to create the best learning experience for our students.

Here are a few helpful tips to make the most of your online music lessons:

  • Find a quiet spot in your home to have a lesson free of distractions. Some students may need earbuds if they are learning in noisy environments.
  • A great internet connection! The faster the upload and download speed the better your feed will be.
  • A computer, phone or tablet. The device will need to be positioned next to your instrument to enable the teacher to see your upper body and fingers on the keys.
  • A notebook and a pen or pencil.
  • A musical instrument. For piano lessons you will need an electronic keyboard (5 octaves and up), a digital, upright or grand piano.  All other instruments should be warmed up ready for the lesson. 

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GUIDELINES FOR OFFLINE/PHYSICAL LESSONS

HOME music school has created safety guidelines and measures for teachers and students to follow in order to limit and prevent the spread of the Corona Virus.

  • Upon arrival of the teacher, parents should provide soap and water for the teacher to wash the exposed parts of the body.
  • Students and teachers MUST wear a mask throughout the duration of the lesson.
  • All surfaces to be used for lesson MUST be sanitized before and after every lesson.
  • Parents should make sure the learning space is as close to the entrance as possible to limit Teacher’s contact with the house.
  • Students and teachers MUST sanitize/wash their hands before and after each lesson.
  • Parents should use an in-house infrared thermometer as a device for routine scanning of all the teachers

Please note HOME MUSIC SCHOOL provides no legal guidance or formal advice and we accept no legal responsibility for risk of infection or breach of any lockdown by any client or tutor we represent as agent or otherwise.

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Happy Children’s Day 2020

Dear Mums and Dads. 

Home music School children’s day Graphic design.

Here’s a soft reminder that you have wonderful blessings from God, Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. 


I need you to please help me remind your children that they are super amazing. We cherish every moment spent with them and we miss seeing them, laughing with them and hearing all their wonderful ideas and beautiful thoughts. 


May the innocence in their smiles and the purity of their hearts stay forever unfaded. Wishing the children a joyful children’s day. 

Morenike 

Commencement of Online Music Classes.

Hello there!

I trust that you are well and I hope you’re staying safe this period. 


In a bid to further engage your children in fun and productive activities and ensure that they do not become rusty and out of practice.  You should consider enrolling them for online music classes this period. At Home Music School, we want your children to be very smart.


What’s more interesting is that ALL ours lessons are going for HALF the price! as we are aware of the financial stress this lockdown may pose to businesses and families.


Lessons would be done via Zoom. Kindly visit the Appstore or Playstore to download. 

Please be aware that the following would be needed for every lesson. 
• Musical instrument
• Any suitable device for video calling
• Reliable internet access
• Printer

Remember to stay safe and follow all WHO prevention guidelines and other safety  measures.  

Peace and life’s richest Blessings.

Morenike 

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COVID-19 – Staying Safe for parents and children.

The new coronavirus, COVID-19, has many of us glued to the news, concerned for loved ones, and adapting our lives to deal with the changes the pandemic is having on our homes, schools, and work-places. It’s pretty tough.

Many of us will be spending more time at home during the outbreak of COVID-19 (the disease caused by coronavirus), and for those with young children, you may have to get a bit creative to keep them entertained during this time.

First things first, talk to your children about what’s really going on.

This is not in a bid to scare them or make them panic but to educate them on safety and preventive measures.It is also very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events.

If parents seem overly worried, children’s anxiety may rise. Parents should reassure children that health and school officials are working hard to ensure that people throughout the country stay healthy. 

“Even young children have a great capacity to pick up on the social cues of those around them. Just because you haven’t explained what’s going on, doesn’t mean that they haven’t noticed that something’s up,” says Shannon Wier, a Child Life Specialist at Gillette.

Basic hygiene and healthy lifestyle practices for protection.

  • Encourage your children to practice every day good hygiene—simple steps to prevent spread of illness:
    • Wash hands multiple times a day for at least 20 seconds (singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star slowly takes about 20 seconds).
    • Cover their mouths with a tissue when they sneeze or cough and throw away the tissue immediately, or sneeze or cough into the bend of their elbow. Do not share food or drinks.
    • Practice giving fist or elbow bumps instead of handshakes. Fewer germs are spread this way.
  • Giving children guidance on what they can do to prevent infection gives them a greater sense of control over disease spread and will help to reduce their anxiety.
  • Encourage your children to eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, and exercise regularly; this will help them develop a strong immune system to fight off illness.

For more information, latest situation updates and data, please visit the WHO Website

Ideas for activities

We hope and pray that this phase passes soonest but it could go on for a while, so it’s likely that you’ll exhaust your typical “go-to’s” for activities at some point.

Here are some ideas I have put together for children’s activities this period. In no particular order.

Feelings Check in – Many kids are feeling anxious and confused right now. Schools closed with little notice, and the daily routine looks very different right now (or is missing altogether). It is important to find time in the day to check in with children and use strategies and activities to help them.

Set a goal and complete a home project. Whether it is cleaning the garage, organizing the basement, or redecorating the spare bedroom, find ways to let the kids help.

Master a new skill together. Learn to juggle, ride a bicycle, DIYs, play the harmonica, or sew.

Build a Lego castle. Clear off a table and make it a family project!😀

String beads. Beading projects can be as simple or complex as you choose.

Hold a photoshoot. Plan different outfits and poses and take pictures outside or around town. Older kids and teens can then edit the photos on a computer.

Create and bake your own pizzas. Children will enjoy picking their own toppings. They can help prep by shredding cheese, chopping veggies and so on.

Let the children cook dinner. Encourage them to plan the menu and shop for ingredients. Then allow them to cook dinner for the family. Supervise younger children, but allow teens to do it alone.

Let the children teach you what they know! Children as teachers might sound like a bit of twist. Actually children have always been teachers but have not always been recognised or used as one. Allow them teach you what they’ve learnt at school, something cool they learnt off the internet, their favorite songs, how to play a song on the piano or their favorite instrument . This is also very essential for bonding.

Let them learn music. Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions, and recognize patterns. Other benefits of music are listed as follows.

  • Music helps the brain to develop.
  • Music is fun.
  • Music teaches them to focus and relieves stress.
  • Music helps to understand maths.
  • Music is a form of self-expression.
  • Music can improve social skills.
  • Music can boost self-confidence and self confidence

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