Our singers and tutors are our first priority - that’s why we want to keep you up to date on changes to the way we work, how we’re prioritising your needs and those of our tutors, and much more.
We have had lots of people itching to get back to the studio or to start singing lessons for the first time face to face. If you had told me at the end of 2019 that singing would be considered a dangerous activity throughout 2020 I would have laughed but here we are.... sad times indeed! Like many of our students, our tutors are keen to get back to delivering lessons face to face as we all know that singing is so great for wellbeing but we have to make sure we do it responsibly.
The government and Public Health England have commissioned scientists Natalie Watson and Declan Costello to carry out a range of experiments around the production of droplets and aerosols when singing at different volumes and in different spaces etc. You can find out more here. I believe from looking at updates that the experiments have now been carried out and they are now evaluating the results. I am hoping that these results will be released along with guidance over the next couple of weeks. I am presuming that singing lessons will not look exactly the same as they were before. We will risk assess the studio space and make sure that both tutors and singers safety is our number one priority. Risk assessments and guidance will be available to all students who attend lessons.
If you are wanting to be added to a waiting list to start face to face lessons once the space is ready, please let me know and I will be in touch/keep you updated as we learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your support during this time.
Lu Bristow - The Vocal Academy