Important Note from our Director Regarding Spring 2021

1/6/2021

Dear Yamaha Music School Students and Families,
 
I hope this email finds you all healthy and safe in the new year. This message is to update you on our spring semester, starting on February 6th.  
 
For the safety of our students and staff, and in accordance with Massachusetts social distancing regulations, Yamaha Music School of Boston will continue to conduct all group lessons virtually and offer some in-person private lessons for piano students.  Click here to read about our in-person lesson options.
 
I think we can all agree that this has been a most unusual year and I thank you for continuing your musical journey with Yamaha.  While we cannot wait to be back in person with all of you, we in the faculty and administration are so very humbled and proud of the incredible progress and musicianship we’ve seen happen from afar.
 
As many of you know, my daughter Beatrix is in the Junior Music Course program and (my classmates’ parents can back me up with this) does not keep her opinions quiet.  We were practicing the other day and she stopped playing to say “Mommy, I love music lessons but I especially love music class in the building…I miss the good old days when we would go to the school.”   I smiled at her using the phrase “good old days” while my heart sank a little knowing that I didn’t have the answer for exactly when we would be back to normal.  She quickly got back to practicing “The Dove” and then on to “Little Red Shoes” and by the time we got to “Marionette Dance” she was lost in the fun of making music.  That moment made me think that she’s got this whole situation figured out pretty well: remembering and looking forward to the return of normal life, but then getting right back to something that brings happiness.
 
I hope this year at Yamaha is one that brings joy, creativity and a shared musical experience to your homes – perhaps even some of these homebound music memories will someday be part of someone’s “good old days” story. 
 
 
 
Warm Regards,
 
Lily Symmonds
Director