Health and Safety

At the New School of Music, we are committed to protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and families. This page is to communicate what we are currently doing to keep our community healthy. It will be updated regularly as public health trends, available data, and recommendations evolve. 

New School of Music will offer in-person classes and lessons beginning Monday, February 1, 2021.

Online or In-Person?

Everyone has different health considerations and levels of comfort, and we respect your individual needs during this time. In-person lessons and classes will take place only if both the instructor and the student feel safe doing so. Students and faculty may decide to return to online lessons at any time. We ask that you communicate any changes in preference with your teacher as soon as possible, and they will do the same for you.
We are currently offering the following lessons and classes in person:
  • piano
  • violin and viola
  • guitar
  • Group Ukulele Class
  • Group Piano class
The following lessons and classes are currently remaining online:
  •  voice
  • woodwind instruments
  • cello
  • chamber groups
  • choirs

Please be aware of the following guidelines if you are coming into the building:

  • Masks that cover the mouth and nose must be worn at all times while in the building. If you forget your mask, or it gets wet or dirty, we can provide one for you.
  • Parents or other family members may come inside to wait for a student during their lessons, or for pick up/dropoff. We ask that you maintain at least 6′ of distance between you and other people in the building while you are here. If possible, we ask you to consider waiting in your car to minimize congregating inside the school.
  • We ask that you wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when you arrive. There are signs indicating where hand washing sinks and hand sanitizer are available.
  • In person registration and inquiries are now by appointment only.
NSM reserves the right to ask any person (student, faculty, family member, staff, etc.) to leave if their symptoms or behaviors present a risk to others at the school.

Contact Tracing Notice:

If you develop symptoms or receive positive test results for COVID-19 and have been at NSM in the past 14 days, we ask that you email Contact tracing is an essential part of containing the pandemic, and we need to be able to inform others of possible exposure. We will make every attempt to preserve your privacy.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can keep each other safe and continue to make great music!