Policies for COVID

COVID-19 Response Plan

The Pittsburgh Music Academy, Inc.

Update August 24, 2022:  COVID is still spreading in our area.  Breakthrough infections among the vaccinated are occurring.  Many of our clients are among those ineligible for vaccination and at greatest risk of contracting COVID-19.  Therefore, we are moving to a “mask friendly” system.

  • If everyone in the lesson is able to maintain physical distance and would prefer to work unmasked, you may.
  • In large group events (classes, concerts, etc.), it is preferable for all to remain masked.
  • If you have come in close contact with a person with COVID-19 but show no symptoms, please mask and distance.

Thank you for your continued cooperation!  Questions and concerns can be directed to the Academy Director at info@pghma.com.

Please stay home if:
You have tested positive for or are showing COVID-19 symptoms.  Please consult your health care provider or current CDC guidance regarding when you may resume face-to-face lessons.
You have a fever greater than 100.4.  You may resume face-to-face lessons if you show no further symptoms and your fever lowers without the use of fever reducing medications in 24 hours.  

Prior to your lesson:
Take your temperature at home to determine if you are eligible to meet with your teacher.
Check for other COVID-19 symptoms.
Gather your materials: instrument, music, music stand, pencils, note-taking material, mask, and sanitizer.
Consider bringing disinfecting wipes to assist the teacher in sanitizing before and after your lesson.

Please do not plan to use the restroom at PMA:
Use the restroom at home prior to your arrival.
Do not eat on the premises.
Bring your own bottled water to the lesson.

Limit waiting time:
Limit lesson attendance to immediate family.
In smaller studios (at South and East), only the teacher and student should attend and others should remain in their vehicle.
You must have a pre-arranged lesson appointment to enter the building. No drop ins are allowed.

Upon entry to the building:
Sanitize hands at the entryway sanitizer.
Sanitize hands again upon entry to the lesson studio.
Try not to touch any surfaces other than the instrument and accessories needed for the lesson.