03 June 2020
Dear Parents and Students,
In light of the lingering uncertainty regarding when all children will be returning to school in England, we have decided to complete this academic year with lessons remaining online only. We take the health, safety and well-being of our staff and students very seriously and waiting until the government provides more information and more clarity about the situation seems sensible to us.
The last day of the summer term is 25th July.
We will invoice all clients for the 4 weeks of July. We will then close for the entire summer holidays during which there will be no lessons.
We will be using this time to get ready for the new term ensuring that we have in place the necessary tools and safeguarding measures around social distancing in line with the government guidelines.
This means students will have approximately a 6 weeks break! For this reason, we kindly request that all students attend lessons as usual for the 4 weeks of July. As lessons are online we can offer flexibility if there is the odd day/date you cannot make.
Summer holidays 2020 are from 26th July - 4th September inclusive
26 May 2020
All lessons will continue online only until further notice.
13 May 2020
We have just received exam fee refunds from ABRSM and will be issuing client refunds within 5 working days.
27 March 2020
To help students and their families continue with their music lessons, we will offer more flexibility to our invoicing period and only invoice for 4 weeks at a time (instead of our traditional term by term approach). We are hoping that this will make it viable for students to continue with online lessons in the meantime. While we are all staying indoors, it’s even more important that we maintain some sort of routine for which music practice is an essential part for our students. Our aim is to continue to work towards the graded exams so that students are ready as soon as the exams are back on!
Some of you have already asked if it’s possible to continue throughout the Easter break, as most children are at home. We would like to extend this to everyone, so we plan to continue throughout April without taking a two-week break.
We will shortly issue invoices for 4 lessons (if your child usually has two lessons a week you will be invoiced for 8) commencing April 6th.
19 March 2020
The welfare of our students and staff is paramount and we do not wish to take unnecessary risks, so for that reason
Summit Music will close after lessons today, Thursday 19th March. All lessons will then take place online.
We are keen to keep lessons as consistent as possible so as not to lose momentum and to keep a sense of normality. For this reason, we are not offering the option of stopping or pausing classes, as a community we believe that it is important for us to come together, be sensible, be safe and continue to motivate each other. During this difficult time, keeping our minds and our children stimulated is essential. So we intend to keep calm and carry on!
There is flexibility for those directly impacted by the virus, but students will be expected to take lessons as soon as they (and a supervising adult if applicable) are well. The aim is that lessons all take place within the term which ends on term 5th April.
We appreciate your cooperation with trying this lesson method, as currently there is a real possibility that tuition, both mainstream and private will be delivered this way for months to come and Schools nationally will be moving to an online format next week!
We will be in touch shortly with lesson time/day options.
Let us all remind ourselves to stay safe, stay calm and keep motivated.
17 March 2020
ABRMS has decided to suspend all music exams in UK and Ireland from Wednesday 18 March. We are now unable to offer at our Harrow branch the exams planned on Monday the 23rd of March. Following the official message from their website: https://gb.abrsm.org/en/covid-19-update/
For the most up to date information regarding COVID-19, visit: UK government and Public Health England.