nma is pleased to be offering a mix of in person and online lessons from our Ropergate base once more.
You can usually rotate from in person to online lessons whenever you need to, subject to giving us notice, and with the exception of class lessons you can normally keep the same time when doing so.
Lessons continue online for singing and woodwind instruments, and as an option for anyone else who prefers to study remotely, now or indeed at any time.
13.09.20 – Darrell Priestley, Academy Co-Founder and Principal
Very soon, the first students will again be able to attend lessons live and in person at nma. If you want to take this up, it is important that you be prepared, and know what to expect.
As part of our raft of protections, we are adopting a Covid Zero policy, which everyone planning to attend needs to understand, because compliance will be a condition of entry. Shortly, guidance will start to appear and be published on this page. Please check back often, and let all your friends and family who hope to attend know too. We want you to be ready.
Recently I have heard stories of people arriving back at their place of work only to find to their dismay that, essentially, nothing is different from before. That simply cannot be allowed to happen here. We are throwing our arms around this community, and building a virtual fence to offer the greatest possible protection. Any serious Covid Zero policy would require this. Along with physical changes, and changes to use, new rules will be introduced, and by adopting these rules the whole community will become safer. You could think of it as a medieval fort, in which the rules form a strong palisade, and by sticking to them we are all the defenders.
When the new rules appear, take time to study and get to know them. Some may think we are over reacting; I am quite comfortable with that, and on this basis it may become necessary to restrict who can attend live lessons at any time.
The new rules may be subject to change, or be added to as necessary. To ensure you you are aware of any updates as they appear, check here often. Generally, any new posts will show a publication date, but if not there is a latest publication date showing at the top left of this news page.
Finally, don’t let these rules put you off. They should not spoil your enjoyment one bit, they will simply make you safer when you are here. We are genuinely excited to be seeing our wonderful students in person again. This has been a long time coming.