Empowering Students with Music Education
While some schools WILL be offering in-person instruction, ALL STUDENTS from EVERY SCHOOL will have access to our VIRTUAL BAND & KEYBOARD Classes! More info below.
We are BIG on safety! For our students, for our teachers, and for our families!
Our teachers will be taking the following steps:
We have compiled information and resources from our partners at:
The biggest suggestions from the government comes for students playing the FLUTE, where fast & directed air blown across the flute's tone hole consequently travels outside the instrument.
Flute students will also be given the option to purchase the Win-D-Fender, an attachment to the flute that minimizes the forward explosion of droplets.
Our specially-created resource details the findings and recommendations for Private School administrators in planning for Music Education in the new year.
A handful of schools are adopting a split-classroom model for the fall, with the intention that separate classes will not interact with other classrooms.
We are pleased to report that our BANDatory Social Distancing plan for classroom Band instruction for each school fall in line with government guidelines from the states of VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, and TENNESSEE! This means that we CAN still run Band even with other classes being separated.
Thankfully, this will allow students to have the thrill of music education, personal progress, and social growth while remaining safe!
All AIMA Band and Keyboard programs will now be supplemented with weekly VIRTUAL music instruction. Music classes will now be available in-person and on-campus each week, with an additional class offered in the evening for students to receive additional reinforcement on that week's lesson plan.
Since the COVID-19 event first began closing schools in March 2020, students & families have become more accustomed to virtual class offerings. While these are not ideal long-term, this will go a long way in providing stability and opportunity to all of our AIMA Member Schools and families!