September 14, 2020 I Coronavirus

Hal Leonard Distributes Masks and Shields to Fight COVID-19

Top left: The Singers’ Mask. Bottom left: The CapN Shield Clear Plastic Face Shield. Right: The Acrylic Lesson Room Divider.

Hal Leonard has acquired exclusive distribution rights to products designed to make music spaces safer for combatting COVID-19. The masks and shields are intended for school and studio settings but can also be used in churches, community theaters, fitness centers and more.

Hal Leonard partnered with Gibraltar to produce two new sound and virus shields. The 3-panel Acrylic Lesson Room Divider stands 5 feet high and 6 feet wide. In smaller rooms, it separates a teacher and student, or it can be used in bigger rooms where more separation is needed. Meanwhile, the Music Stand Shield was designed so it can sit on the shelf of any standard, sturdy music stand, turning it into a portable 24- by 30-inch clear shield. Whether it’s moved to a side for a flutist, raised for a trumpeter or lowered for a saxophonist, the shield can reduce the airflow from almost any instrument and can also serve as a sound diffuser.

Hal Leonard also now distributes two face protection options. The CapN Shield Clear Plastic Face Shield slides onto the brim of any baseball cap or visor to give the wearer protection. When used for singing, the shield also serves as a reflection monitor, so users can clearly hear their pitch. Meanwhile, the Singers’ Mask is a professional cloth face mask made by Broadway professionals for the Broadway community. They are designed to keep the cloth off a user’s mouth and feature side-vents to improve airflow.

Hal Leonard is also distributing several COVID-19 fighting products from Gator, due to its distribution agreement for Gator’s Levy’s Leathers brand. Hal Leonard will distribute its wind and brass player’s masks with flaps allowing instruments to touch players’ lips. The company is also distributing Gator’s Brass Bell Covers that cover the bell of any brass instrument. The covers minimize the spread of air droplets but do not dampen sound.

“We are so happy that we’re able to help our retailers provide items that will help music educators safely continue to teach music,” said Doug Lady, Hal Leonard senior vice president sales. “We carefully vetted these items to make sure they’re high quality so that educators and their students stay safe and healthy during lessons.”

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