Getting ready to re-open our music shops: Musical Instrument Hygiene

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We are now working towards the re-opening of music retail in the UK. As well as the general hygiene of the store, retailers face the extra responsibility of ensuring that the instruments on sale are clean and safe for consumers…

We are pleased to bring you a series of videos from manufacturers and distributors which show retailers how to clean the products that they provide. This well help support the shop staff and ensure the safety of customers.

This week, we have a video demonstration from Stephen Wick of Denis Wick Products Ltd. We will bring you more videos as we receive them!

 

If you are able to provide a video of yourself or a member of the team giving a demonstration, please get in touch with alice@mia.org.uk.

Musical Instrument Hygiene updates:

Amro Music in Tennessee have 10 videos available on their YouTube channel on cleaning Wind instruments of all categories as well as string instruments. Please click here for their playlist.

A number of organisations have joined forces to commission a study on the effects of COVID-19 on the return to the rehearsal hall. The MIA and our partners at NAMM are supporting this study. It is important to understand what risks exist in performing arts classrooms and performance venues.  Specifically, the study will examine aerosol rates produced by wind instrumentalists, vocalists, and even actors, and how quickly those aerosol rates accumulate in a space. You can find out more and support the study here

Christian J. Kähler (Prof. Dr.) and Rainer Hain (Dr.) from the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics have carried out a study: “Singing in choirs and making music with wind instruments ‒ Is that safe during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic?” Here is a YouTube video that explains the study, and here is the report. With thanks to Holly Drover, physiotherapist at Nottingham University Hospitals for all her help and advice in getting us this research,