YACM is partnered with teaching artists who will deliver music education in a hybrid model both in person and online. We understand learning is different for each child and that in-person and/ or remote learning offers varied benefits. We have used what we learned from the past spring and summer months to develop a guide for best practices, ensuring that the value of arts education at YACM continues to be transformative in the life of a child whether online or in-person.
We know the best learning happens in person. We also know that increased risks associated with Covid-19 have reduced learning opportunities for children. Although we are making every effort to create a covid safe in-person learning environment, we know on-line options may be the best choice for some. Students who consider themselves to be at risk may learn from home via online lessons. Faculty members who consider themselves to be at risk have the option to teach at home.
It is because YACM has followed the most stringent county policies that we are able to offer a program consistent with the health and safety standards in our region. This, combined with our outdoor facilities, and YACM’s extremely low faculty to student and student to student ratio makes these plans possible.