• Covid-19: Important Information

    11th March 2020
  • COVID-19: Level 5 Restrictions Update

    Published: 6 January 2021

    Dear Parents & Students 

    Due to Government announcement from Wednesday, 6th of January 2021, related to deteriorating COVID situation in Ireland and approved extended national schools closure until 31st January 2021, we would like to inform that Fermata School of Music Lucan will operate in ONLINE MODE only from Monday 11th of January 2021 until end of Sunday, 31st January 2021. A decision to move for any In-Person Teaching or Hybrid Mode, will be made in line with Government announcement, in the week preceding the re-opening. 

    This decision is very hard for all in Fermata team, but yet it is crucially important to protect our staff, teachers, students, parents and families from what seem to be a confirmed third wave of coronavirus. 

    Such scenario went beyond any scientific models, and we cannot take a risk to operate in Hybrid Mode, similar to what we offered during previous Level 5 restrictions. This time, with very small exclusions, all schools are closed for in-person teaching, thus we have to adhere to this guidance. 

    We would be more than happy to accommodate online lessons to all students during month of January starting from Monday 11th of January 2021, and we can assure the quality of classes will be maintained at the highest possible levels. 

    If you decide not to participate in online lessons offered by the school, please ensure to inform the school and teacher by Monday, 11th of January 2021, so we can temporarily suspend your family account (same as in March 2020), although we cannot guarantee same time slot be available on your return to in-person teaching. On the return to full operations, we will review all accounts to ensure no overcharging was taking place. 

    At this point we wish to thank you all for your understanding and a massive support during previous and current unprecedented year. We hope to see you all next week in our online classrooms! 

    Yours Sincerely, 

    Patrycja Mikiciuk 
    Fermata School of Music

    Published: 21 October 2020

    Dear Parents & Students

    This is quick e-mail to inform that as result of imposed Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions Fermata School of Music will change the way of providing music lessons over period of six weeks (or until restrictions are eased by Government).

    From this coming Thursday, 22-October-2020, for period of six weeks, we will operate in two way teaching mode: online or hybrid. The teaching methodology will be based on individual teacher’s self-assessment and based on that decision we will be able to offer: online lessons or face-to-face lessons, or combination or both.

    Ms Patrycja will teach in Hybrid Mode (online or face-to-face lessons)

    Ms Anhelina will teach in Hybrid Mode (online or face-to-face lessons)

    Ms Maja will teach in Hybrid Mode (online or face-to-face lessons)

    Ms Aleyna will teach in Hybrid Mode (online or face-to-face lessons)

    Ms Solomiya will teach in Hybrid Mode (online or face-to-face lessons)

    Ms Katie will teach in Hybrid Mode (online or face-to-face lessons)

    Ms Lucyna will teach in Hybrid Mode (online or face-to-face lessons)

    Ms Lulu will teach in Hybrid Mode (online or face-to-face lessons)

    Mr Andryi will teach in Hybrid Mode (online or face-to-face lessons)

    Mr Andrii will teach in Hybrid Mode (online or face-to-face lessons)

    Mr Alan will teach in Online Mode (online lessons only)

    Mr Patrick will teach in Online Mode (online lessons only)

    Ms Sharon will teach in Online Mode (online lessons only)

    Ms Hui Han will teach in Online Mode(online lessons only)

    TEACHING MODE EXPLAINED:

    1. Online Mode – teacher is unable to attend Fermata School of Music and will provide online lessons from home, no face-to-face option is available in this case

    2. Hybrid Mode – teacher is able to attend Fermata School of Music and will provide either online or face-to-face lessons, decision about type of class would need to be made by parent of student attending class (or student themselves if over 18 years of age).

    All teachers listed above, that are able to teach in Hybrid Mode, will continue to work from premises of Fermata School of Music allowing their student to either participate in online lessons (Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp) or to attend face-to-face class. All current health protocols will continue to be followed, including temperature checks and mandatory masks upon entry to the building. 

    We understand number of factors, such travel distance will need to be considered, thus the decision to attend face-to-face class should be carefully assessed by parents and students and we recommend, as per Level 5 guidance, the travel distance between home and school should not exceed 5 km. Please note, every student (regardless of age) would need to wear a mask or visor, should they decide to attend in-class session. Additionally each student that will decide to take face-to-face lessons i n our premise in Lucan, can complete a travel letter from school (template of travel letter attached to the most recent e-mail), so this can be showed to Gardaí in case of being stopped at any checkpoint.

    We understand these are very difficult times, but we will try to maintain some form of normality by providing top quality music lessons (online or face-to-face) in a safe and friendly environment.

    As always, if you feel there is anything you wish to discuss with us, please feel to drop us an e-mail or call either Myself Tomasz (Mob: 085 125 7503) or Patrycja (Mob: 085 125 1712) 

    We are sending kindest regards to all our students and family members, 

    Yours Sincerely, 

    Patrycja & Tomasz Mikiciuk 

    Fermata School of Music

    Published: 18 September 2020

    Dear Parents & Students,

    We trust this e-mail finds you well and healthy. We would like to share an important update as to how Fermata School of Music will operate over the next number of weeks, so we encourage you to read this e-mail carefully.

    This update is related to the latest advice from the Government in relation to COVID-19 and revised Level 3 restrictions for Dublin, commencing at midnight Friday, 18-September 2020.

    Kindly note, Fermata School of Music Lucan, will be able to operate business as usual with some minor amendments to the portfolio of activities we are currently providing. We trust our operational model will be in line with Level 3 restrictions. We will continue to maintain all current policies and health protocols in place.

    Starting from Saturday, 19 September 2020, only private tuition (one-to-one) will be provided for the whole duration of Level 3 restrictions. Any group setting, such as the Vocal Academy, will be postponed for 3 weeks, or until restrictions in Dublin are back to Level 2.

    We fully understand that some of our students may feel uncomfortable attending face-to-face classes during the tighter restrictions, so we will be happy to organize online lessons as an alternative solution for the duration of Level 3 restrictions. Just let us know, so we can make sure teachers are aware to connect with you. Currently we offer online lessons via SKYPE, ZOOM or WHATSAPP.

    At Fermata School of Music we can assure that all our teachers and personnel are following strict heath protocols and will maintain safe distance during the class as well as at pick-up & drop-off times.

    We stress, access to the building for parents & visitors over next 3 weeks will not be allowed. All students will be temperature checked upon entry and we would also encourage all children and adult students to wear the masks in common areas and on the way to class.

    Please kindly remember, do not attend In-School lessons, if:

    1. The student taking tuition or anyone he/she is living with is unwell, and there is any possibility that this is due to a COVID-19 infection.

    2. The student has been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and has been advised to self-isolate, or has been advised to self-isolate for another reason.

    We understand these are very difficult times, but we will try to maintain some form of normality by providing top quality music lessons in a safe and friendly environment.

    As always, if you feel there is anything you wish to discuss with us, please feel to drop us an e-mail or call either Myself Tomasz (Mob: 085 125 7503) or Patrycja (Mob: 085 125 1712)

    We are sending kindest regards to all our students and family members,

    Yours Sincerely,

    Patrycja & Tomasz Mikiciuk

    Fermata School of Music

  • COVID-19: Important information

     
    Published: 5th Aug, 2020
     

    Dear Parents & Students !

    It has been a long time since we have been told to close our school for face-to-face lessons. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back next term, starting Monday 7 September 2020
    We can assure all our existing and new students that Fermata School of Music Lucan is looking great and more importantly it is SAFE!
     
    We put following Safety Measures in place:
     
    • Dedicated Hand Sanitising Stations
    • Perspex Screens in classrooms, where possible
    • Visors or Mask worn by teachers and staff
    • Mask or Visors worn by students where applicable
    • Daily cleaning regime of common spaces
    • Reception will be open by appointment only
    • Waiting areas closed
    • Payment by card or bank transfer only - no cash
    To book a lessons in the newly arranged school that meets all the safety standards, please call 01 62186 73 or e-mail us at info@fermatamusicschool.com