March 23rd 2020
Dear Parents and LPS Band Members,
As I’m sure you are all aware, the school has decided that all in-person band activities (lessons and band rehearsals) have been postponed indefinitely. In response we have made the decision to move all LPS lessons online over the coming week. All of our school programs are transitioning online due to COVID-19 until further notice. We are aiming to have online lessons up and running as of Week 10, and it is our priority that all students at LPS continue to have an outstanding music education during this time. I will be sending out more information regarding online lessons in the coming days. It’s very important that all students continue playing your instruments at home, as this is a great creative and fun outlet, especially during this time. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for your continued support.
Thank you for your prompt and supportive responses to the Covid-19 situation so far. With the situation changing so constantly in our schools, we have made the decision to move all of our school instrumental lessons online over the coming week.
All DIM lessons and rehearsals that take place in schools will stop effective Tuesday 24th March.
DIM Studios in Randwick will be closed effective Monday 23rd March
We are taking some time this week to develop our online lesson structure and will commence these lessons in week 10. These lessons will allow students who are at home to access our lessons during the daytime and also those who are still attending school to attend outside of school hours. You will receive further clarification regarding this over the coming days.
Many music teachers have been using online platforms for years, we are confident that this is the best option for our students, offering them a chance to continue with their music lessons largely uninterrupted.
We understand that at this time there is much uncertainty amongst the community and that the daily routines of everyone has been changed dramatically. We are in a unique position to be able to use music as an anchor for our students and we hope that a familiar face and some continuity with their learning will help maintain some sense of calm in their lives.
We hope to keep all of our students playing their instruments through this crisis. If you would like some support or extra help with this at this time, please reach out.
Colton Freitas (Instrumental Program Manager)