Music Academy Coronavirus Three Phase Reopening Plan

Updated – Thursday, August 6, 2020

On April 23, 2020, North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, announced a three phase plan to lift Coronavirus stay-at-home orders and allow businesses to reopen to the public.  The Music Academy of WNC takes the health, safety, and well-being of our faculty, staff, students, and their family members very seriously and has drafted our own three-phase reopening plan that coincides with Governor Cooper’s.  The dates proposed in the Music Academy reopening plan are tentative and subject to change based upon State, County, and Hendersonville City guidelines and restrictions.  Music Academy students will be notified of any changes.  All questions and concerns should be directed to the Music Academy Director HERE.

For updates on the Coronavirus in Henderson County, please click HERE to be redirected to the Henderson County Department of Health’s COVID-19 Public Health Advisory page.  The North Carolina COVID-19 Response page is HERE.  The Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 page is HERE.  Current North Carolina cases with map can be found HERE.

Music Academy of WNC Three-Phase Coronavirus Reopening Plan

(Phase 1) – Concluded

  1. All Music Academy private music lessons will continue to be conducted with our online lesson formats.  No in-person lessons will be held at the Music Academy.  The Music Academy lobby and building will be closed to all students, their family members, and the general public.  Only Music Academy faculty members and staff will be allowed in our lobby and building in accordance with State, County, and Hendersonville City guidelines.
  2. There will be no in-person ensembles or music classes.
  3. We are monitoring the situation daily and will continue to take the recommended steps as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control, state local governments, and area health agencies and providers. Be assured that we will reach out to our faculty, staff, students, and their family members immediately if the status of our operation changes.

(Phase 2 – Began Monday, June 1, 2020) – CURRENT PHASE

  1. In-person lessons will resume on a normal schedule at the Music Academy of WNC in accordance with State, County, and Hendersonville City guidelines.
  2. We will continue to offer our online lesson formats to students who wish to utilize them.
  3. There will be no in-person ensembles or music classes.
  4. We will constantly disinfect surfaces, furniture, door handles, keyboards, music stands, and common touch points within the building.
  5. We ask our faculty, staff, students, and their family members to wash their hands with soap and water as well as use hand sanitizer prior to all in-person lessons held at the Music Academy.  Our restrooms are located in the back hallway.
  6. We ask our students and their family members to refrain from attending in-person lessons if they are sick or showing any symptoms that are linked to the COVID-19 virus.
  7. All faculty members, staff, students, and their family members entering the lobby, other parts the building, or our teaching studios should practice social distances of six feet in accordance with State, County, and Hendersonville City guidelines.
  8. Family members of students should remain in their vehicles instead of waiting in our lobby or other waiting areas of the building during their Music Academy visit unless adult supervision is needed for younger students (preschool and early elementary).  Please limit one adult to accompany younger students into the lobby or other waiting areas of the building.  Otherwise, the Music Academy lobby and other waiting areas of the building will only be opened to faculty, staff, and students in accordance with State, County, and Hendersonville City guidelines.
  9. We encourage our faculty, staff, students, and their family members to use simple, everyday actions that protect us all from respiratory viruses, including frequent hand-washing and properly covering every cough or sneeze.
  10. Faculty, staff, students, and their family members should wear a face mask when entering the Music Academy lobby, other parts of the building, and our private lesson studios in accordance with State, County, and Hendersonville City guidelines.  All faculty members, students, and their family members should provide their own face mask coverings.
  11. We are monitoring the situation daily and will continue to take the recommended steps as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control, state local governments, and area health agencies and providers. Be assured that we will reach out to our faculty, staff, students, and their family members immediately if the status of our operation changes.

(Phase 3) – Approximate Start Date: Monday, September 14, 2020

  1. All private music lesson students will be transitioned back to in-person lessons at the Music Academy of WNC in accordance with State, County, and Hendersonville City guidelines.
  2. All Ensembles, Music Classes, recitals, performances, and other Music Academy activities will resume on a regular schedule in accordance with State, County, and Hendersonville City guidelines.
  3. We will continue to disinfect surfaces, furniture, door handles, keyboards, music stands, and common touch points within the building on a regular basis.
  4. We will continue to ask our faculty, staff, students, and their family members to wash their hands with soap and water and use hand sanitizer prior to in-person lessons at the Music Academy.  Our restrooms are located in the back hallway.
  5. We ask our students and their family members to refrain from attending in-person lessons, music classes, ensembles, recitals, or performances if they are sick or showing any symptoms that are linked to the COVID-19 virus.
  6. All faculty members, staff, students, and their family members entering the lobby, other parts the building, or our teaching studios should practice social distances of six feet in accordance with State, County, and Hendersonville City guidelines.
  7. Family members of students may enter our lobby or any other part of the building during their Music Academy visit in accordance with State, County, and Hendersonville City guidelines.
  8. We encourage our faculty, staff, students, and their family members to use simple, everyday actions that protect us all from respiratory viruses, including frequent hand-washing and properly covering every cough or sneeze.
  9. Faculty, staff, students, and their family members are not required to wear a face mask to enter the Music Academy lobby or other parts of the building but it may be recommended when entering our private lesson studios in accordance with State, County, and Hendersonville City guidelines.  Please consult with your instructor prior to the beginning of Phase 3 to see if they recommend their students wear a face mask during private lessons.  Faculty, staff, students, and their family members should provide their own face mask coverings.
  10. We are monitoring the situation daily and will continue to take the recommended steps as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control, state local governments, and area health agencies and providers. Be assured that we will reach out to our faculty, staff, students, and their family members immediately if the status of our operation changes.

This page is constantly updated with the latest information on our operational status and Coronavirus reopening procedures at the Music Academy of WNC.  Please bookmark it so it can be frequently accessed.

Christmas & New Year’s Holiday Closing Schedule

The Music Academy of WNC will be closed Saturday, December 22, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  There will be no private lessons, ensembles, or music classes held during these weeks.  We will reopen on January 7, 2019 on a regular schedule for all private lessons, ensembles, and music classes.  Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Music Academy Schedule For Thursday, October 11, 2018

MUSIC ACADEMY OF WNC OPERATING HOURS FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018:

Private lessons will be held on a regular schedule. Please contact your teacher directly if road conditions are unsafe for you to make it to lessons today.

Sonata and Cadenza String Ensemble rehearsals have been cancelled for this evening. These rehearsals will pick back up next Thursday on a regular schedule.

Front Entrance CLOSED The Week of June 4, 2018

We are regrading, landscaping, and pouring a new sidewalk in front of the Music Academy starting Monday, June 4, 2018. The front entrance to our building will be closed this entire week.

All faculty, staff, and students should park in the back parking lot and use the rear entrance to the building during this construction phase. The back parking lot can be accessed directly behind Joey’s Bagels on NC Hwy 191. There are signs on the back of our building that state this is additional parking for Joey’s Bagels but this is the parking lot we will use during this construction phase. Additional parking can also be found at the right front of our building and then walk around to the back entrance if the back parking lot is full.

The front entrance to our building will reopen on Monday, June 11, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience during this construction phase.