What's New in Instrument Hygiene & Ensemble Procedures

The well-being and safety of teachers and students is our number one concern when it comes to going back to in-person music classroom. Use these guidelines from leading advocates and scientists to keep instruments clean and you and your students in musical ensembles healthy.

If you have any tips or advice that have worked for you as a music educator, teaching artist, or school leader, please let us know at [email protected].

Performing Arts Aerosol Study

A scientific study was commissioned to show the effects of aerosols in a performing arts setting. Check out the latest findings, including the newest guidelines on physical distancing. Latest update on 4/30/21

Keep Classroom Instruments Clean

From West Music, use these guidelines to clean classroom instruments including keyboards, drums and percussion, recorders and ukuleles, and more.

Instrument Cleaning Guidelines

The NFHS, NAfME, and NAMM Foundation recommend the following guidelines for handling, disinfecting, and sanitizing musical instruments.

Advice from Sonor Orff

The SONOR Orff team – creative percussion manufacturers – recommends the following advice to help you and your students resume safe music class.