Dear Members of the PPS Community,
This is not an easy announcement to have to make. Government officials have made official a 3 week shelter in place mandate for 6 bay area counties including Santa Clara County. As such, the Pacific Piano School will for 3 weeks close the Evergreen and Oakland Road locations to in-person lessons and classes. In light of all the uncertainty and turmoil, the Faculty all agree this is the best course of action for the safety of everyone in the community.
As mentioned in the previous email, we have instituted an online option for lessons and theory courses that will enable those who wish to continue their studies during this period to do so. This consists of a two-way video conference between the student and teacher. The only thing you will need is access to a smart phone, tablet, or computer in order to participate. This free software will allow students to interact directly with the teachers and continue to take lessons in the comfort and safety of home. Please contact your instructor directly for more detailed instructions on how to set this up.
There is no such thing as an ideal time for any of this. We deeply apologize for this interruption and the inconvenience it will cause to you and your student’s education. There is no way to express our gratitude for your continued support of the school and your student’s musical talents. Our hearts go out to those affected by the virus. We will endure through these times together as a community, and when this crisis is over PPS will reopen stronger than ever to help bring the gift of music to everyone.
Please be safe, and feel free to reach out with any questions. We are still available by phone and email, and will bring you additional updates going as things progress.
We will get through this time together as a community. The faulty is here to assist you in any way we can. Please continue to reach out to us individually or call 408-599-3535 to talk.