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COVID-19 Plans

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UPDATED MARCH 16 @ 10PM EDT

Hello! Can I interest you in yet another coronavirus-related update?!

No doubt you've been inundated with statements about how everyone you've ever given your email address to are managing in this state of global pandemic, and I apologize for adding one more to the pile.

First of all, I hope this finds you safe and healthy, and my heart goes out to all of you who have been directly affected by COVID-19. Many of us have had significant plans canceled - performances, vacations, conferences, work, and are simultaneously managing school closures and grocery store shelves barren. Many of us are now working to adjust to a new world in which, at least for the short term, we will need to move to an on-line format for the majority of our activities.

I wanted to share with you how I'm managing your health and wellbeing - and to also offer what is hopefully a look on the bright side, too! If you've ever found yourself saying "If only I had more time to spend really digging in to making my voice all it can be", well, there's no time like the present!

For my part, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, I'm choosing to move all my appointments to video sessions for the time being - which I promise you is not only a fantastic way to work together, but you won't believe the hidden benefits to video sessions you may not have even considered! I've created this document to help you learn about how video sessions are an amazing, effective, easy, convenient, and safe alternative to in-person sessions while we're all being encouraged to keep our social distance (and any time!).

In addition, you can also find information about the host of online workshops, group therapy options, and consultations I'll be offering in the weeks to come to help you with all your voice-related needs during this very isolating time. I want to make sure you have
affordable options available if you're someone who needs to make the most of this time away from your craft, but are concerned about the financial impact. And don't forget - you can submit receipts for our sessions to your insurance for reimbursement, so if you are lucky enough to have supplemental insurance, working on your voice won't put additional strain on an already-stressful time! As well, I’ve also included some important information on how to stay safe during these unprecedented times that I hope you'll find helpful!

May you be blessed with an abundance of rations, friends with toilet paper stores, and a long list of Netflix shows you've been dying to tuck into.

Yours in social distancing,
Melanie