MTMS COVID Protocols

We have readily available hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes/spray, and soap everywhere. In each lesson room, we’ve installed a clear shower curtain liner to separate the teacher from the student. We’ve removed a large percentage of our lobby seating and ask parents of independent children to wait in their cars or drop off/pick up. Masks are required of staff, students and clients at all times except where it interferes with the lesson – for example, voice lessons or trumpet lessons – in which case the teacher/student are separated by the curtain or the lesson is conducted in our larger classroom, and they wear masks up until the point where it would interfere. We do have a music lab where students work on independent study under the guidance of a theory teacher, and we’ve reduced capacity in the room from 9 students to 4 students and separated the work stations with plastic divider walls. And most significantly, we offer online lessons, and since approx. 75% of our clients have opted to stay online for the time being, as well as about half our teachers still choosing to teach remotely from their homes, our overall traffic of people is significantly reduced from pre-COVID operations. Some days are busier than others, so if your schedule is flexible, we can find you a time with a minimum of people in the building, if that interests you.

Can’t Stop the Music: MTMS Values

At Michelle Tuesday Music School, we have a commitment to music and sharing that love with others. There are other values that shape our mission as a music school, and it’s important to highlight our dedication to our purpose.

Collaboration: We appreciate working together. Communication and support are at the top of the list, whether it’s toward clients, students, or each other.

Creativity: Unique expression of each individual is what we strive for – making space for our students and each other to be our own idea of ourselves.

Learning: We love to participate in the growth of our students and ourselves. Perseverance and discipline teach all of us to reach to new heights.

Community: The shared love of music and learning brings us together and keeps us returning every day and every year.

Are you new to MTMS? Give us a call. These are the values that shape our vision for the future, and we can’t wait to see how you’ll fit in with all of us.

New Year for Music

I’m excited to say Happy New Year every chance I get. A new year may not always be a fresh start, but as we measure time it is a great chance to try new things and let go of the things that are not good to hold on to anymore.

One great thing to start your new year in the right direction? Music, of course! Whether you’re thinking about an instrument or singing, we’re here to guide and challenge you to new achievements. Whether you’re new to our school or you’ve been with us from the beginning, I’d like you to look at your music for a few minutes and just consider where you are. What do you want to learn? What is your ultimate goal? Does it make you happy? Is something frustrating you and you need to come at it from a different angle?

These questions might not be on your mind all the time, but it is good to check in once in a while to know you’re on the right track. Don’t be afraid to talk to your teacher about what you want to achieve in your lessons. Also feel like it is all right to ask what a particular lesson might be teaching you, and discuss whether or not you’re getting it. We love music, and we want you to love it, too. See you soon!

Do You See What We See?

At MTMS, one of the lab stations allows music students to compose their own selections. Sometimes this results in some hilarious song titles, and definitely original scores. Listed are several that reached above and beyond the “random” or “untitled” to stand out from the rest. We appreciate every composition, and thank you for making us giggle. Two songs are linked to listen to, and one score is in PDF because you just have to read it. Please, share our joy in these songs.

Sorry, There is no song here. by Trinh

The Sweaty-Toothed Madman by Ashwin Kumar

Cabinet Battle #1 transcribed by Aishu Pandian

Chocolate Bar and Madman by Nithya Sabarinathan

Blob by Soha Dabholkar

at this point I’m just clicking random things by i think i broke it

When Mario eats a Giant Cheeseburger by Dylan McCarty

Why you shouldn’t buy plastic stringed “Guitars” from the dollar tree by Gabriel Pugliese Inspired by his sister Elliana Pugliese

Squeak, Squawk, Shreak by Samaira Dabholkar

The Slur Song by paul McCarty

WEIRD :| by I was printing something :|

space is conscious by Dylan Stultz

The Mystery of the OOF by Jayden A

I Aeth Yapapas by Try and Unscramble the Title

The One and Only Meow Meow by J.S.

Music? by Nikolas Vansach

Rumors can scare you by Alison Popelka

Playing the Guitar by Naomi Wong (a pianist)

space = face by Lucy Daubenmire