Kennard House Re-opening Update

June 21, 2021

Dear BMS Families,

It’s summer at BMS! We are so happy to be seeing many of you and making music together! Over the summer we are offering both in-person and remote lessons - we want you to be comfortable in your music learning. Fingers crossed, our Fall 2021 Term will be mostly in person, but we will offer virtual lessons as needed.

As we re-open the building this summer, we will follow these policies:

  1. Everyone entering the building will be required to sign in at our (new) reception desk in the lobby. Please make use of hand sanitizer upon entering the building.
  2. Masks are required for all people inside Kennard House, UNLESS faculty/student(s) are playing an instrument where this is not possible. We ask ALL students/faculty to wear their masks in BMS common areas. This mask requirement is in place (whether vaccinated or not) to ensure BMS is safe for all people in the building; we have many students who are not yet vaccinated.
  3. We will practice social distancing as recommended for certain instruments.
  4. We will continue to monitor the number of people in our building. Please check with our receptionist if you plan to remain at Kennard House for the duration of your child's lesson, for assistance with social distancing.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I want to thank you for your dedication, flexibility and community support over the past almost year-and-a half of virtual learning and look forward to welcoming you back to Kennard House.

Happy summer!


Betsy Frauenthal
Executive Director

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