The first day of in-person lessons/classes is Tuesday, September 7th. Thank you for your continued support of our family-run business and amazing music teachers.

In order to attend in-person lessons you must adhere to the following procedures (Please be patient as we may be updating these protocols according to current government regulations):

If you’re sick STAY HOME

General Covid-19 Protocols for the OTOB:

  • Compulsory masks are to be worn by everyone entering the building.
  • Social distancing will be in effect
  • Shoes must be placed in the front areas – no shoes allowed inside the studios or hallways
  • Use of hand sanitizer is required upon entering the building
  • Only the student and one parent/guardian (if necessary) will be allowed to enter the building
  • Students, parents, and teachers will be screened for Covid-19 symptoms before entering the building. If any student or parent displays any symptoms of Covid-19 they will be sent home and the lesson/class is forfeit.
  • Students will wait outside for their teacher to let them in for their lesson/class. There are limited indoor waiting room seats for students only. Parents are not permitted into the waiting areas and are responsible for dropping off and picking up students on time. Students will not be supervised while waiting for pickup.
  • All Teachers teaching in-person are fully vaccinated (2 doses).
  • All students who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person lessons
  • Teachers will be screened for COVID- 19 symptoms and are required to have a temperature check before teaching. If any teacher displays symptoms they will be sent home and the lesson/classes will be canceled.
  • Separate entrance doors are available for each of our three floors
  • Surfaces will be wiped down frequently throughout the day
  • Washrooms will be cleaned frequently
  • Each of our studios has screened windows for air circulation.

Covid-19 Protocols for in-person lessons:

  • Piano keys will be disinfected before each student
  • Students must bring their own drumsticks/ukuleles/guitars/violins/bows as well as music books. There will be no spare music books or instruments.

Our Covid-19 Protocols for afterschool programs, group classes, and voice:

  • These programs will be in our larger studios equipped with HEPA filters.
  • Masks will still be required except for anyone under 2yrs
  • For baby classes, a parent or caregiver must accompany the child. Any parent/caregiver attending classes must be fully vaccinated.

What happens if I’m sick or need to get a COVID test and need to cancel my in-person lesson?

Thank you for staying home if you are sick 🙂 ! We all need to be especially cautious and flexible during this time so here are some options for you – please inform the office and your teacher if you need to cancel a lesson and let us know what you’d like to do:


If you are canceling with less than 24 hours’ notice

  • Have an online lesson instead of in-person during your regular lesson time if your teacher is able to. Please note that not all of our teachers are equipped to teach online at OTOB.

If you are canceling with at least 24 hours notice:

  • Reschedule the lesson with your teacher to a later time when all symptoms are cleared and/or you have finished quarantining. You are eligible for up to four lessons per year to reschedule – please visit our website for more information: https://ontheoffbeat.ca/rates-policies/
  • Have an online lesson instead of in-person during your regular lesson time if your teacher is able to. Please note that not all of our teachers are equipped to teach online at OTOB.

Please note that if another lockdown occurs we will automatically resort to online lessons keeping the same schedule. Students will still be required to give four weeks’ notice if they want to quit. The remaining payments for classes and after-school programs will be credited to the student’s account and can be used in the future.

To view our space/studios and how we’re working to keep everyone safe please visit our social media channels:

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/ontheoffbeatmusicschool/

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/OTOBMusic/


“Happy Music Making” and the best of health to you all,
OTOB