The Beat Goes On
March 27, 2020
Online services are up and running
Wow what a week it has been! So many things have changed since our last newsletter, sent only a week ago.
One thing that won’t change as we respond to the Covid-19 crisis is our commitment to continue to make music, and to keep the Music Beat community connected in ways that are live and interactive. Keeping the music alive is also a great way to maintain routine and keep everyone’s stress levels down.
So as we conclude week nine of Term One (Friday 27 March 2020):
- all of our Music Early Learning Programs (MELP) in the community have transitioned to online interactive groups
- all lessons have transitioned to online interactive lessons, and
- our music therapy services are being delivered via telehealth services or through take home kits with online support.
Our Westfield, Play N Learn and Brisbane City Council Music & Movement programs have been cancelled until further notice.
All MELPs, music therapy and music lessons will continue online until the current situation resolves.We have our fingers crossed that Australia’s telecommunications network and the platforms we are using can handle the increased demand.
For all our current Kids Music Beat MELP families, next week (w/c Monday 30 March) will be the last week of music for the term. You can secure your space for Term Two by emailing us HOLD MY SPOT and we will do the rest.
Online Bookings for Term Two are also now open for new families that want to join us. We intend to keep the music alive online in our family groups for as long as we are able. We hope to get back to delivering our music groups in the community as soon as possible after the current restrictions are lifted.
Our music therapists will continue to work closely with our clients to support them during this time, and our music teachers will keep our students engaged and learning. If you have any questions about our telehealth music therapy service please email email@example.com and for lessons please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all!
The world needs music more now than ever! Music brings communities together, supports families to bond, and strengthens us in the face of adversity. We will continue to make music with all of you and to support you and your families in these difficult times, for as long as we are able.
We cannot thank you all enough for supporting our efforts to move online, and for your cooperation to work with us as we trialed and tested new systems. We’ve been overwhelmed with your messages of support and encouragement, and your positive feedback on the things we can improve.
Together, we will do all we can to continue making music with you and keep our community connected.
We will keep you updated on the status of our services as the situation develops.