In light of new government guidance meaning teachers can begin face-to-face lessons again in England, the Musicians’ Union (MU) has published advice on returning to work as a teacher.
The advice aims to cover as many scenarios as possible so that musicians who teach are able to make a decision about returning to face-to-face teaching, confident that they have practically considered all the issues so that they minimise the risk to themselves and their students.
The MU National Organiser for Education and Training, Diane Widdison, said:
‘We welcome these changes to the guidelines which will allow our many members who teach privately to return to face-to-face teaching.
‘Many of them moved to teaching online and embraced the change that brought about unforeseen opportunities as well as some technical challenges which had to be overcome – but we know that our members are looking forward to resuming seeing their students in person to continue the valuable contribution they make to their music education.’
To read the MU’s advice on returning to face-to-face teaching, including teaching in schools and other educational establishments, please click here.