A Statement Regarding COVID-19 In Relation to Private Tuition & Live Performances

Private Tuition as of 09:00am 17/03/20

To be transparent, as of the date/time above I have 3 students in self isolation.

In regards to the governments advice towards the COVID-19 outbreak lessons are still scheduled & will not be postponed but a move towards Skype/Online video is preferred.

I already teach multiple students via Skype/Online video daily so the resources & hardware are already in place. Information regarding Skype/Online video lessons can be found here where a lesson information pack available to be downloaded.

Following the current advice/guidelines from the government with common sense & due care is taken I see no need or want to postpone lessons for the following reasons -

This is my business, my job & my livelihood.

If lessons are stopped/postponed or not paid for, as a self employed person, my business will collapse as I have no access to income protection or statutory sick pay at this time.

I am in daily contact with my MP, AM & The Musicians Union & all information received will be passed forward.

Live Performance & Session Work as of 09:00am 17/03/20

As of the date/time above I now have 8 gigs/shows that have been cancelled Including a 3 day tour.

I understand & fully accept the reason for them being cancelled/postponed.

Performing live in theatres, venues, festivals, pits & studios provides the majority of my income.

I will be honouring the gigs/shows that are booked unless instructed by a higher authority/government to stop.

I am still available for live/session work, as music events have not officially been stopped by the government.

I am in daily contact with my MP, AM & The Musicians Union & all information received will be passed forward.

In the meantime, from a distance I am able to provide the following which are all listed here

Remote Lessons via Skype/Online Video

Remote Recording Sessions

Composing

Arranging

And more

From a personal view it would be very beneficial if all outstanding/overdue invoices & fees are paid as soon as possible.

Also to note. I have an underlying health condition & have dependents/close family who also have underlying health conditions. This will take precedence in all decisions being made.

I will be updating this post & contacting clients personally with any updates.

Phill.

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