Headwaters Music & Arts!
We are a nonprofit organization in Bemidji, MN that offers private lessons and group classes in music & arts to individuals of all ages.
September 1, 2020
Headwaters Music & Arts COVID-19 Response Update
Despite all the uncertainties, despite knowing our careful, tentative plans may change day by day, today we are excited. I am caught off guard by little rushes of anticipation In one week, we kick off the fall season here at Headwaters Music & Arts!
Over the spring and summer, we continued our one-on-one music lessons via Skype, Zoom, or GoogleDuo. It was a big adjustment for our music teachers as well as our students, and I am super grateful how everyone hung in there. We will make this work has become our mantra.
We realize we may have to return to virtual lessons as circumstances change, and some of our instructors and students are continuing with that option as we head into fall. For most of our students and instructors however, Tuesday, September 8 kicks off programming here at our building. To our music and art students - welcome back!
All who enter the building during our busy weekday afternoon and evenings will be greeted by Olevia, our new building monitor. She will help each person through a health screening process, make sure our public spaces are cleaned regularly, and monitor the number of building visitors. Our art clubs and pottery programs also kick off this fall. We have reduced the max size of our groups, reconfigured our art and clay studios to ensure social distancing is possible, and developed a plan to offer these programs virtually if necessary. We have expanded our scholarship program to include our youth art and pottery classes, and partnered with Minnesota Afterschool Advance (MAA) to assist families who meet income requirements use the K-12 Education Tax Credit to help pay for our programs.
So much has changed. But not everything. The vibe is still good here at Headwaters Music & Arts. Still that sense of possibility. We - our board, staff and volunteers - are determined to continue to serve our community, to be an accessible, welcoming place of learning, creativity and growth.
Thank you for being here for us. We hope to see you soon!
Tricia Andrews, executive director
Headwaters Music & Arts Board of Directors
Business hours are generally 11am-5pm or by appointment. Please call ahead (218-444-5606) to ensure someone will be in the building to assist you.