Covid-19 Info + Studio Guidelines

 

FREEDOM...We'll see you November 1!

Update 10 October 2021 - ONLINE lessons remain; Opt-in for In-studio Lessons from November 1

 

Freedom! So close! BUT we remain closed and lessons remain online...for now!

 

The current NSW Roadmap requirements - such as low density, mask wearing while singing and staggered return-to-school procedures - are prohibitive for us to re-open at this time.

 

Additionally, we're voice and singing nerds! We know that singing lessons are an aerosol producing activity within a small space, and for durations of over 30mins. While large case numbers remain, we collectively feel it is best to wait just that little bit longer and when vaccination rates are higher.

 

From November 1

We will open with the following conditions and considerations:

  • All lessons remain online unless you opt-in for an in-studio lesson (for private students only). Please have a chat with us/your teacher if you'd like to attend in-studio.

  • Teachers are permitted to continue to teach online and work from home if they prefer.

  • Masks must be worn by staff and students while in-studio, including while singing.

  • Only 1 student per room allowed.

  • Doors to our teaching rooms will remain open, increasing acoustic transmission. 

  • Our CovidSafe procedures apply, including distancing during lessons. All patrons must check-in using the ServiceNSW QR Code upon arrival.

  • All patrons and staff must be vaccinated as per the NSW public health order. Staff will ask to cite your vaccination certificate. For students under 16, we are required to cite an accompanying parent or family member's vaccination certificate. Once cited, it will be noted on our system so you do not need to show it for future appointments; We are not required keep a copy of your certificate.

  • If you prefer to continue online, we can accomodate this.

  • These conditions may be subject to change. Please view this page for updates.

 

From December 1

  • We welcome back all students, including semi-private group lessons, in-studio for lessons and performances as normal, under CovidSafe procedures.

  • Students and families may opt to remain online.

  • These conditions may be subject to change. Please view this page for updates.

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Update 7 July 2021

As per NSW Health requirements, our studio will close from June 23, 2021.

 

All lessons and classes will be delivered online until Friday, 16 July, 2021 or until our studio is permitted to re-open.

 

To join your scheduled session, see below:

1-1 Private Lesson/Vocal Coaching session 

For Group Classes

For Setup Information

We Thank You for your continued support and look forward to ensuring continued learning and training over this period!

Please take care and feel free to visit our Instagram, Facebook or Website for further updates, and some Sing @ Home activities we have planned!

Stay Safe,

The Sydney Voice Studio Crew - Veronica, Alyssa, Prithvi, Nicole, Vanessa and Ava

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Update 7 May 2021

NSW Health requires all adults and teens to wear masks indoors until Sunday, 8th May, 2021. Singing in educational contexts/indoor recreation such as our  is permitted - for details, click here. All patrons, staff and students are encouraged to wear a mask in-studio; Masks are not mandatory in indoor recreation settings.

 

As per our standard CovidSafe procedures below, if unwell or unsure, please advise our studio and we may switch your lesson online. In-studio lessons will be modified to cover singing and music concepts that are comfortable to achieve with a mask on if preferred, however should students wish to study online, please let us know.

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Update 11 January 2021

Welcome back to our singers and families! One-One lessons and Group Classes in-studio and online recommence from Monday, 11 January, 2021. At this time, our teachers will wear masks during lessons and students are welcome to wear one, or to switch their lesson online, if you'd like.

 

Our group classes and semi-private lessons have changed, with new timetable schedules available for both current and new students. For more info, please click here.

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Update 20 December 2020

In-studio lessons scheduled Monday December 21 - Wednesday December 23, 2020 have now been switched as online lessons. For setup instructions, click here.

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Update 10 June 2020

We are pleased to announce that One-One lessons may resume in-studio from Monday, June 15, 2020. Group vocal classes will remain online for the remainder of 2020. Our studio is registered as CovidSafe, with a set of procedures and teaching modifications in place.

We kindly request singers, families and visitors to please read the following information. Aerosol emissions are produced while we speak and sing. It is a condition of lessons in-studio that the following are adhered to:

  • If you show any cold/flu-like symptoms, feel unwell or are unsure, Please do not come in - we will sing online. In light of recent community case reports, if you have been in the proximity of a NSW Health advised hotspot, please opt to have your lesson online even if you are not required to self-isolate. Our cancellation policies remain in place, but we will offer flexibility where reasonable. If you are a close contact, are directed to self-isolate, or are found to be positive for Covid-19, please inform us.

  • Our studio teaching rooms have spacing floor marks of 3m apart - Please adhere to the distance and positioning requirements during lessons. Only 2 people are allowed inside each teaching room.

  • Please do not sing directly in front of your teacher.  Instead, sing towards the markers on the wall. 

  • Please wash hands and sanitise them when entering prior to your lesson. You will be provided with suggestions and teaching modifications for in-studio lessons. Our teachers may opt to wear a mask when required at this time and masks are available for you to use during your lesson if you wish.

  • Parents, please consider dropping your child off and waiting inside your carThis assists us in reducing our numbers in studio.

  • Visitors who are not in our schedule or who are not a direct relative of a singer booked in our schedule must sign in. This is mandatory for tracing and safety, if required. Details are kept only for the purposes of tracing and Visitance (digital registration) is used for this purpose. Details are not kept for any other purpose than to communicate with visitors if required.

  • We encourage visitors to download and use the CovidSafe app. The CovidSafe app is used in-studio and remains active all the time.

  • We encourage online learning where possible at this time. Our Zoom lessons are efficient, modified and practical.

 

Our teaching rooms and equipment are cleaned and sanitised after every lesson, and as such, we request singers and visitors to please allow teachers time for this when visiting.​

We thank all of our singers, families and community for your support and cooperation while we endeavour to make your lessons and visits as safe, fun and enjoyable as possible during this time.

Stay Safe, and keep singing!

The Sydney Voice Studio Crew