Keeping Everyone Safe

Keeping Everyone Safe


The Great Return

Helping the Music Experience at MCMS Stay Safe for All

At the Manchester Community, we are committed to the safety of our faculty, staff, students and music therapy clients. As such, we are constantly monitoring CDC and state guidelines with regard to COVID-19 and will adjust Music School guidelines as needed.


Parents, Students & Music Therapy Clients

What to expect:

MCMS is committed to your safety. Be prepared for a different learning experience. Upon entering the building, you will be asked to answer pre- screening questions and sign in. To expedite this process, you can print the question form at home and bring it with you filled in and signed. Throughout the building, you will find social distancing markers, hand sanitizer and many posters with guidelines. Please take a moment to read them over. Expect to wait outside the lesson space until your teacher calls you in. Parents are asked to wait outside the building unless you attend the lesson or your student needs special assistance. Only specific restrooms can be used. Please watch for signs.

What to do:

  1. Bring your own music, pencil and instrument
  2. Wear a mask in the building at all times
  3. Use hand sanitizer on your hands when you come in the building
  4. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after your lesson
  5. Stay 6 feet apart from anyone outside your family
  6. Use hand sanitizer frequently
  7. Wait in the designated waiting area for your teacher to call you in to thelesson

What not to do:

  1. Do not remove your mask unless your teacher/therapist gives youpermission
  2. Do not enter the lesson studio/room while another student/client ispresent
  3. When possible, do not enter a staircase until other people have exited
  4. Do not enter a restricted area
  5. Do not forget to practice!

Signing In

 Per CDC and state guidelines, every individual entering the Music School building must answer a set of pre-screening questions.

In an effort to prevent long lines at a sign in sheet on busy lesson days, you may download a form to fill out at home and bring in with you. There will be a place at the entrance to MCMS where you can drop it off and continue directly to your lesson/rehearsal.

 Downloadable Pre-screening Questionnaire – download here.

 MCMS COVID-19 Organizational Guidelines – download here. 

– This document outlines Music School general protocols, screening practices, and a multi-phased re-opening plan. This is a working document and will be updated as necessary.

MCMS COVID 19 Guidelines - Public Updated 9_3_20