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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR STUDENTS @ JDT MUSIC ACADEMY

23 MAY 2020

Good morning,

Firstly, I hope this email finds you all in good health and spirits. It seems difficult to believe that yet another month has flown by and it's now almost 8 weeks since we had to close our doors. We have been truly inspired by the wonderful work of our students participating in our online music sessions and we thank you sincerely for allowing us to continue to do what we love! I must also thank those of you who have not been able to access online sessions for your ongoing patience. I can only begin to imagine how frustrating it must be and hope that you've been able to continue to practice at home somehow.

Moving forward, it is still very unclear how things might develop over the coming weeks and, with that in mind, we have decided to remain closed throughout the month of June. During this time our online sessions will continue as normal and we'll be making some significant changes to the studio (while giving it a little TLC) to ensure that we are absolutely ready and able to open when the appropriate time comes. Do keep an eye on our Facebook Page for pics and updates on our progress! We will continue to monitor Government advice and guidelines as it continues to roll out over the coming weeks and will send another update in a month or so.

In the meantime, we continue to remain optimistic that "normal" service will resume at some point in the not-too-distant future. Please do take care of yourselves, and if we can be of any help please don't hesitate to contact us.

With kindest regards,

Tiggy & the Team

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR STUDENTS @ JDT MUSIC ACADEMY

21 APRIL 2020

Hi all, 

 

Thank you so much for keeping in touch over the past few weeks. We've been overwhelmed by your support, particularly during a time when we’re all affected by the current situation. Thank you also to those students who have been in a position to continue with their music sessions online. You have been super patient and embraced the challenge and the lessons have been really successful , despite the odd technical glitch!  
 

Moving forward, our plan is to continue with our current set up until the end of May. We are, however, intending for our Smash-It Drum Course and Rockschool  exams scheduled at the end of May to go ahead as planned. We will, of course, reassess the situation if anything changes over the coming weeks.  

 

We are currently down to 3 tutors and 1 admin staff as we had to furlough Janel and Jude at the beginning of the month. Unfortunately, the bulk of their work consisted of group sessions that were not transferrable to Zoom, and, of course, school classes which have been suspended for the foreseeable future. They are both fine and send their best wishes to you all and they’re really looking forward to getting back to work as soon as they can. The rest of us are here to continue working with you and to ensure the longevity of the studio and our team.

 

Thank you once again for your incredible support. It really is a privilege to continue to work with so many of you. Thanks, also, to those of you currently working on the frontline. You are a force to be reckoned with and we have been truly moved by your strength, compassion and selflessness during these testing times.  

 

Please do keep in touch via the main office phone 01362 694817 or via email at  office@jdtmusic.co.uk .  

 

We’ll look forward to seeing you all very soon.  

 

Take care,

 

Tiggy 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR STUDENTS @ JDT MUSIC ACADEMY

24 MARCH 2020

Good morning to our fantastic students and families,

We hope this email finds you safe and well. Many of you have contacted us over the weekend to find out what our current position is and we have spent many hours figuring out the best course of action! We're eager to keep as many of our music services going over the coming weeks and we know how important it will be to try and maintain some routine. The studio itself is now closed, but we aim to keep as much running online as possible. In order for this to happen, we'll require students to download the Zoom app on to a smart phone, tablet or laptop. It will also help if you have a pair of headphones to use although these aren't essential. Please see below for detailed information about each of our services and how to use Zoom. 

Instrumental and Vocal Lessons
For those of you that take private one-to-one lessons, we will be transferring all future lessons, from today, to our online system via Zoom. These will continue to run at your normal time and day. We will contact every student individually to ensure this is a viable option and to help with the set up. We also have drum-kits, ukuleles and guitars available to loan should you require them.

Arts Award
We will be assessing the requirements of our individual Arts Award students and contacting you directly to discuss your portfolios and deadlines.

RockavoX & MinivoX
From this week, we'll be running RockavoX and MinivoX via Zoom at the normal times!

Band Workshop
We have made the difficult decision to suspend the workshop until the studio reopens.

Musical Minds Dementia Choir
Sessions have been suspended until further notice. Fingers crossed, that won't be long!

 

Kit Fit
We'd like to continue Kit-Fit via Zoom if we have enough for a class! We've emailed participants separately about viability.

Music Makes Me
We have made the difficult decision to cancel all future Music Makes Me sessions until further notice.

 

How to use Zoom
You do not require an account to use Zoom for your online learning. Simply follow the instruction below.

  • Android & Apple Devices

    • Download Zoom Cloud Meetings.

    • Click on 'Join a Meeting'

    • Type in the meeting ID number and password that has been emailed to you.

    • Meet your tutor online!

  • Laptops

    • Go to https://zoom.us/join

    • Type in the meeting ID number and password that has been emailed to you.

    • Meet your tutor online!

We thank you all, in advance, for your support at this incredibly difficult time. We are working as hard as we can to ensure the longevity of the studio and our services and will try to keep you up to date with everything as and when we can. In the meantime, we hope that we can continue to work together to deliver a quality service and maintain some level of normality in these difficult and ever changing times.

Take care, and we'll be in touch with you again very soon.

Kindest regards

Tiggy, Janel and the J.D.T. Music Academy Team

J.D.T. Music Academy Ltd

20 Charles Wood Road

Rashes Green Ind. Estate

Dereham

Norfolk, NR19 1SX

office@jdtmusic.co.uk

Tel: 01362 694817

Mob: 07717 171003

Company No. 12201421

VAT Registration No. 335 554 301 

Registered Office Address

Evolution House

Iceni Court

Delft Way

Norwich International Airport

Norfolk NR6 6BB

Our studio is open 5 days a week:

 

Monday 9am - 10pm

Tuesday 9am - 10pm

Wednesday 9am - 10pm

Thursday 9am - 6pm

Friday 9am - 8pm

With the exception of special events, we are closed at weekends and on bank holidays.