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

✓ Check out the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of July 27, 2021.

✓ See more resources for getting back to the classroom in our Back to School: Guidance for School Leaders and Music Educators.

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 and guidance, including the newest guidelines on playing and singing in the classroom. Latest update on 02/10/2022.

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.

Keep Classroom Instruments Clean

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

Keyboard Lab Safety

From SoundTree, follow these guidelines to keep your keyboard lab clean and download a poster to remind your students to do their part.

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].