COVID-19 Safety

COVID-19 Protocols for In-Person Guitar Lessons

During the COVID-19 pandemic, you have the option of meeting with me in person at my St. Petersburg home for your lessons or learning via remote live video conferencing–whichever you feel most comfortable with. You can switch back and forth between these choices at any time.

For in-person lessons, I abide by COVID-19 safety protocols recommended by the CDC that are intended to keep us all healthy. These include face masks (I wear one and require you to wear one, too) and social distancing (we will be spaced 6 feet apart during the lesson). Please review my full COVID-19 protocols below before your in-person lesson.

Student requirements:

  • Please arrive wearing a face mask that covers both your mouth and nose. If you do not own a face mask, one will be provided for you. Please wear it throughout your lesson.
  • Please remain in your car until the previous student has left or your lesson begins. I will text you to let you know when to enter. This ensures social distancing between students.
  • Please allow me a few minutes between lessons to sanitize common areas.
  • If you need to bring a guest with you (such as a family member), they are still welcome to use our waiting room while you take your lesson. For parents, grandparents and caretakers, I would prefer that you do not bring other children to a lesson at this time. If this is not possible for you, let’s talk about ways to keep everyone safe.
  • If you are ill (have a cough, elevated temperature, fatigue), you have experienced a loss of taste and smell, or you have traveled within the last two weeks to a location with high COVID-19 activity, please contact me to postpone your in-person lesson or temporarily switch to a video lesson.

What I’m doing to keep you healthy:

  • I will be wearing a face mask that covers my mouth and nose throughout the lesson.
  • I will be disinfecting common areas (such as the doorbell, doorknobs, your chair, bathroom and waiting room) between students.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided for you.
  • I will be washing my hands between student lessons and using hand sanitizer when needed, for example, before writing charts for you.
  • We will be moving our lesson from my studio to the living room and spaced at least six feet apart to accommodate social distancing guidelines.
  • If you need to reschedule your lesson or switch to a video lesson—for example, because you suspect you may be ill or you came in contact with someone who is ill—I will be happy to accommodate you.

Thank you for your patience as we all navigate these uncharted waters. I look forward to our lessons whether they’re in-person or via live video conference.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or text me at 917-930-6738 or email me at