School Concert Booking Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(as of April 3,2020)

Michael Mitchell and MKM Music Productions Ltd. are committed to supporting schools in any way we can during this pandemic. The following guidance outlines some of the measures we are taking to manage current and future school show bookings as well as to offer assistance to educators during these difficult times. Please email Michael personally at mkm@michael-mitchell.ca with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have. 

We’re Here to Help

We encourage educators to reach out to us with your ideas on how we might help provide you with tools, resources, or even online support to enhance your Canadian music distance-learning initiatives during this difficult time. Let’s talk!

Existing School Show Bookings

Even if schools reconvene prior to the end of the current school year, it is unlikely that protocols will allow for assemblies, including school concerts, to be held. Consequently, we are suspending all scheduled Michael Mitchell – Canada is for Kids concerts in schools through to the end of June 2020. We encourage all schools that currently have Michael Mitchell performances scheduled from now until the end of June to pick a date and time during the upcoming school year to which they would like to shift their concert. Click here https://michael-mitchell.ca/touring-schedule/ to see when Michael is planning to tour to your area. All new and re-scheduled bookings will be considered tentative subject to assembly protocols in place on those future dates. Pick a date and time that works for you during the designated weeks on the online calendar and advise Michael by email at mkm@michael-mitchell.ca of your selection.

Future School Show Bookings

No one can predict when schools will return to what we once considered ‘normal’. The 2020/2021 academic year may herald a ‘new normal’ with regard to school operations and procedures. However, setting out the upcoming school year events must continue. Schools that wish to program a Michael Mitchell – Canada is for Kids show at their school can do so at any time. Any booking you make will be subject to re-scheduling, at your discretion, due to new assembly protocols. Book your show online at http://michael-mitchell.ca/school-show-booking-form/.

CANADA IS FOR KIDS Resources and Tools for Teachers

Several teachers have contacted us with requests to use my resources (music downloads, e-colouring books, sheet music, etc.) in the development of their online lessons for students. Michael is happy to provide these, and other tools to help enhance the dynamics and ‘edutainment’ value of these initiatives. Simply send Michael an email at mkm@michael-mitchell.ca and he will transmit complimentary copies of those tools to you right away. He might also be able to help you create new, innovative teaching modules.