Coronavirus Updates

June 11th Update

YMM continues our in person provision from June 12th. We welcome back members of the Adult Instrumental and Adult Flute Ensemble - lovely to have you back!

You must read the student checklist before attending, (new updates: masks and asymptomatic testing).

FAQs - scroll down.

Thank you all for your continued patience and support. We are looking forward to seeing you soon for some LIVE music-making!

We acknowledge that moving back to in person teaching will be an adjustment for all of us.

It is important that we take time to remember the joy of making music together and what it means to be part of the YMM Family.

FAQs

Do I have to wear a mask? Yes, all YMM attendees must wear a mask whilst moving around inside the building

Do I have to wear a mask during my lesson or class? Primary age students do not have to wear a mask. Secondary age and above, need to keep a mask on, unless they need to remove it to play/sing.

Do I need to take a lateral flow test before attending YMM? Tests are not mandatory, and neither staff nor pupils need to provide proof of a negative test result to attend school, college or nursery in person. However, participation in the testing programme is strongly encouraged both by the DfE and by the NEU, therefore YMM asks that all secondary age students, adult learners and staff are tested regularly to keep us all safe and contain the spread.

What shall I do if I, or a member of my house, have coronavirus symptoms? Stay at home, book a test and follow the advice of NHS track & trace

What should I do if my lateral flow test shows positive before Saturday? Stay at home, book a PCR test and follow the advice of NHS track & trace

This is my child's first time at YMM - can I go with them to their lesson? Generally we ask you to leave them to it, to allow them to form a bond with their tutor and, at the moment, to reduce the number of people indoors. However, if there is a reason you may need to sit in, please do discuss this with the team when you book your taster session.

Where can I wait during my child's lesson? Primary age parents may drop their child to the lesson then leave immediately. Secondary age students must make their own way to class. Parent may wait outside, following the latest guidance on social distancing in groups of 6 or less. It may be worth coming a few minutes early and agreeing a spot to meet after the lesson.

When do I pick my child up? 5 minutes earlier than the advertised time on your invoice, to allow for cleaning and ventilation. Please be prompt.

What shall I do if I cannot remember the time of my lesson? Please check your invoice for details of all activities with timing. Email us by Thursday of each week if you cannot find this.

Who should I contact at YMM to request changes to my activities? Please email Becca Wilkins on admin@youngmusicmakers.co.uk.

I want to swap my lesson time for this week, will this be possible? Please email Becca Wilkins on admin@youngmusicmakers.co.uk. The earlier in the week you email, the more possible this will be. However, this will usually involve another student agreeing to swap, and therefore may not be possible immediately.

I am not sure I want to continue my YMM activity. Who should I speak to and when? Please do contact us before it gets to the point of wanting to stop to let us know the reasons why. We always do out best to listen to the experience of the individual student and 9 times out 10 it turns out that there is something specific we can work on together, whether this be support with a regular practice schedule, encouragement to join fun, new group to keep motivation up, or moving lesson times so student can take part in all the Saturday activities they enjoy.

If at this point, the student still would like to stop, YMM T&Cs require half a term's written notice to stop any YMM activity. Therefore, to stop lessons in September, written notice is required by the end of May half-term. This is necessary to ensure YMM's financial stability and the work of our self-employed tutors.

Thank you in advance for your care, co-operation and patience.

DISCLAIMER: It is important to stress that while YMM will make every effort to assess and minimise the risk, in-person tuition will never be entirely free of risk of contracting COVID-19 and, by agreeing to in-person lessons, students accept this. Our full risk assessment is available to view on our policies page.