COVID-19 Policies

2020-2021 Policies for In-Person Lessons*


Please remain in your car upon arriving to the Academy and text your instructor that you have arrived. If you do not have your instructor’s cell phone number, they will provide it. They will text you back when they are ready for you to enter the building. For young students, one (1) parent may remain in the facility with the child. Absolutely no extra family members may be in the building for any reason, no exceptions. 


You will have to have your temperature taken. Anyone with a temperature 100 degrees or higher will not be allowed to have an in-person lesson. Students will have to sanitize their hands with hand sanitizer we will provide. All persons in the facility (students, faculty, parents) must wear a face mask. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS! If a student should forget a mask, we will have them available at a cost of $1.00 each. 


Students should bring the bare essentials to their lesson: books, instrument, and accoutrements (as necessary such as stool, foot rest, rock stop, etc.). 


• You’ve had a temperature, cough, shortness of breath, difficulties breathing, flu-like symptoms, loss of taste or smell in the last 14 days 

• You’ve traveled out of the country or to a state that has a spike in COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days 

We are happy to reschedule a remote lesson if we need to send you home. 


• We will exercise social distancing with a 6’ minimum between student and faculty 

• Lessons may take place outside (weather permitting) 

• Most in person lessons will take place in “the big room.” Doors to the small studios will be left open when lessons take place in those rooms. Front and/or back doors to the unit may be left open, as well. 

• We encourage you to use the restroom before coming to the Academy. However, if you need to use our restroom, your instructor will spray down all the hard surfaces with Lysol immediately thereafter. Please do not be offended. 

• As with Zoom lessons, your in-person lesson will end roughly 5 minutes early (please pack up quickly and efficiently) so that we may sanitize the area before the next student arrives. We will regularly sanitize common surfaces (door knobs, light switches, piano keys, etc.). Regular cleaning of facilities will continue, as is our usual protocol. 

*Subject to change

New Classes This Fall

Fiddling Classes
The Knight Music Academy is pleased to offer a fiddling class on Saturdays this Fall. This class will introduce students in Suzuki Book 2 and above (or equivalent) to American folk, bluegrass, and Irish fiddling. We will explore bowing styles, rhythms, and ensemble playing that make this style so unique. Open to violin, viola, and cello. Please speak with instructor if lower than book 2 and interested. Students should purchase a copy of Fiddle and Song Book 1 before the start of class.

HandsON! Percussion
Join us as we take a “hands on” rhythmical trek around the World! HandsON! Percussion is an interactive exploration of the Percussive Arts and World Percussion Instruments! In a group ensemble setting, students will learn about various traditional and not-so-traditional percussion instruments including: Steel Drums, African drums, hand-held percussion instruments…and even the ever famous “Bucket Drum!” Rhythms of various cultures will be explored…and a few percussive surprises along the way!
Open to all Knight Music Academy students. Music students not currently studying at Knight Music Academy are welcome!
Currently enrolled KMA percussion students are strongly encouraged to join this ensemble class and further their Percussive Arts experience!
Class length: 45 min.

Young Hee Park, Piano Instructor

Young Hee, Piano InstructorYoung Hee Park Holds a Master’s Degree and Performer’s Certificate in Piano Performance from Northern Illinois University. Mrs. Park’s teachers include Dr. William Goldenberg, Dr. JeongSoo Kim, Eun Joo Kwak and Alexander Djordjevic.

Mrs. Park has performed as a solo pianist and an accompanist for recitals and competitions throughout Chicago area including Northern Illinois University, College of DuPage, Winsor Park Manor, Oak Crest Retirement Center, Delnor Glen Assisted Living, Victory Center in Bartlett and Heritage Woods of DeKalb. Mrs. Park was selected as one of the pianists at the NIU memorial service for the shooting tragedy. She played with Kishwaukee Orchestra in 2008 and she was one of the members of Oakton Six Piano Ensemble. She has been a pianist at Heritage Presbyterian Church in Carol Stream, IL from 2002 to 2012.

Mrs. Park was a faculty member at American Music Institute. Currently, she is a faculty member at Midwest Conservatory of Music. Also, she is a member of Music Teachers National Association and Illinois State Music Teachers Association. She is an active accompanist at competitions such as Geneva, Walgreen, DePaul, Confucius, and Sejong to name a few.

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