I hope this message finds you well and healthy. It has been a pleasure to serve many of our students with remote music lessons and to deliver products to your homes over the past few months. I am grateful for all our wonderful customers and amazing staff for their continued support and efforts during these uncharted times. We are a small, family run business that was started in 2011 and from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you. We would not still be here without you.
I wanted to provide you with an update of our store’s reopening status, review of our remote lesson program, new store protocols that will be implemented and… the announcement of two awesome students of the month and Teacher feature!
~Sincerely, Tiffany Petrossi, Owner, Rockin ‘Kidz Music Co.
Students of the Month - May 2020
Manir takes online lessons w/ Ms.Tiffany. He has continued to do more than is required each and every week while on remote lessons. He has had 100% attendance during this time, has a fantastic attitude and really improved! Awesome WORK!
ANNA, age 5, is making remarkable progress for her age and only started her private lessons online! She always greets her teacher with a smile and has 100% attendance! Go ANNA!
It’s been a joy to watch all of the students grow musically!
Alecia has received many kudos these past months from parents and students for her effort and wonderful teachings of the students online! We wanted to acknowledge her great work and thank her for continuing to spread her knowledge and love of music on to her students!
Store Re-Openings & Co-Vid Ready Protocols
Rockin’ Kidz Music Co. will be able to open in phases following the guidelines set forth by Santa Clara County.
Here is an overview of our current status.
NOW OPEN - RETAIL DELIVERY & PICK UP!
We have so many wonderful products from ukuleles and guitars to digital keyboards, band instruments,
drums, books and more for you to enjoy!
Much of our inventory is on sale to help with sales during this time
No Commute, Convenient and more than 6 feet apart!
No Need to wear a mask!
Can be taken from anywhere. I recently had two students take their guitar lessons from their cabin in Tahoe!
Students have flourished in their own environments- Teachers are able to guide them on the instruments they use at home. They have taken initiative to mark down their own assignments, and notes therefore learning responsibility and being a more active participant in class.
If a student, parent, teacher for whatever set of reasons, can’t make it in for the lesson one week, they can dial in to their lesson from home instead of missing the class!
TIPS FOR ONLINE LESSONS!
Test your internet connection before the lesson.
Try out the camera angle ahead of time and test the sound, so that the teacher will be able to see and hear the student playing the instrument.
Make sure you have appropriate books! (If you need to order new or the next level books we can deliver to your doorstep! Place your order online through our website or call in an order . (408) 398-0550 or (408) 402-5087
Choose a quiet area in your space to have lessons and minimize distractions.
Students should have a notebook and pencil ready to take notes.
Chrome browsers work best for Google Meets/hangouts.
If there is a glitch, sign off and sign on again.
If you have a technical problem contact us immediately, we are on call to help!
Coming soon! Re-Opening: In Studio Lessons
At the time of this letter, we have not been notified by the county to resume in studio learning. We hope this phase will be updated as early as June 8th or by the latest end of the June. approx.~ 1 to 4 weeks. We are already prepared to fully open with the CO-VID 19 guidelines for business implemented. We are waiting to hear which phase (late 2 or 3) that music lessons are classified in. According to my conversations with the county, it is unclear and they are currently reviewing our request to re-open. We will update you as soon as we get word! While we really want to fully reopen as soon as possible, we must continue to follow guidelines and be patient a little longer. Thank you!
If you want to support us in the meantime, we have many ways to still offer our services to you! You can purchase retail goods from our stores (we will match any legitimate retailer’s price) or buy Gift Certificates for products, online lessons, and/or future in studio lessons! Thank you!
Please Review our New Store Protocol
Face Coverings: All staff, students, parents, customers that enter our store will be required to wear masks until advised otherwise by the county. *Students and children of customers 6 years old and under and those with special needs are not required by the county to wear a mask.
Temperature Checks: All working staff and students taking lessons will be scanned with an infrared thermometer before entering the studio. Anyone with an elevated temperature (over 100.4 degrees) will be sent home.
Hand Washing & Sanitizer: Upon entering our stores for lessons, students and staff will be required to use hand sanitizer or wash hands before proceeding to the classroom while following social distancing protocols. For example; A teacher can greet their student at the entrance from 6 feet apart but not walk side by side to the classroom.
Sanitized Equipment: We ask that students bring their own instruments when applicable.We will wipe down pianos/keyboards with cleaning/sanitizing wipes after each use. Teacher’s will not share equipment with students and will be wearing gloves if they have to demonstrate or pick up a book to hand to students or will use a separate instrument and piano to demonstrate in the classroom.
Social Distancing: Markers will be placed in the studio rooms, hallways and retail areas that notate the 6 feet apart distancing. This will be helpful so customers, students and teachers can be guided to where to sit, stand or meet for their lessons or wait in line to purchase a product.
Contactless Payment Options: When making a retail purchase or tuition payment in the store, customers will be able to swipe their card themselves, pay online through our website on their phone or by calling in over the phone.
Common Areas: Our lobbies/waiting areas will be closed until further notice. Please drop off and pick up your student at the store entrance and wait outside until the lesson is over. Due to space constraints, please be on-time. Thank you!
Scheduling & Teacher Questions: Please address any questions for teachers regarding questions about the lessons or other matters for our billing/scheduling department over email or by calling our office.
Class sizeswill be limited to a maximum of (2) students per class with one teacher until further notice and guidance from the county.
Summer Camps Update: TBD
At this point we have postponed/cancelled our in person summer camps over confusion with and short notice of the health orders. We will keep you updated if we can offer smaller camps in Late July and/or August either at our studios, remote workshops or off-site music camps.