In past editions, we’ve talked about the importance of the home environment to effective music practice. Since we are touting our awesome renovations this month, we wanted to shine a spotlight on how we take steps to make our school an effective, safe learning environment. From the very beginning, we wanted MnSoM to be a space where parents and students alike could find peace of mind. Thus, we developed the following safety plan: DEEP BACKGROUND CHECKS When you are looking for a music school for your student, you want to be confident that they are in the care of qualified professionals. That’s why all of our employees, from teachers to staff, undergo a rigorous screening process. This level of precaution is surprisingly rare in the industry, but to us, the extra level of scrutiny is more than worth the longer hiring process. OPEN SPACES So often, music lessons are conducted in dingy basements that shut out the outside world. We did away with this trope entirely, ensuring all our classrooms have windows. Furthermore, our school has an open floor plan with clearly marked exits, ensuring students, parents, and staff always have a fast route out of the building in case of an emergency. SAFETY FIRST The MnSoM Safety Plan
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IS YOUR TEACHER If you’ve tried to make a schedule change recently, you’ve seen firsthand how full our teachers’ schedules are. If you are looking to make an upcoming schedule change, please read below to see if your teacher is sold out. Note: Teacher availability is subject to change based on enrollment. Please contact the front desk at 763-432- 9713 for up-to-date schedule information. SOLD OUT?
NEVER ALONE We always have someone at the front desk and require everyone to sign in at each visit. This way, we always know who is and isn’t in the building. Most music schools simply give teachers a key and expect them to open up and lock up between lessons. For us,
this is unthinkable. We never want to put you in a situation where you’re unsure who is or isn’t in the building when you arrive for your child’s lesson. In fact, we take things
a step further by inviting parents to sit in on lessons and have installed cameras in every room.
Mr. Barrett - SOLD OUT
Mr. Norell - SOLD OUT
Mrs. Gagnon - SOLD OUT
Mrs. O’Neill - SOLD OUT
Mrs. Hansen - SOLD OUT
Miss Pliam - SOLD OUT
We take safety very seriously here at MnSoM. As expressed on this month’s cover, we want this to be a space any of us would feel comfortable sending our own kids. These precautions may be unusual for our industry, but when it comes to providing students with a positive, safe learning environment, we choose to go above and beyond every time.
Mr. Nehring - SOLD OUT
Miss Schwefel - SOLD OUT
Mr. Nistler - SOLD OUT
Miss Wolff - SOLD OUT
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