Published: Aug 13, 2020 | Category: Lesson Updates
Dear Music Families,
This year sure has been a doozy so far. I hope this email finds you safe and well.
We’ve all been under a lot of stress this summer as we get ready for an unusual Fall, due to COVID-19. So, I’ve been brainstorming about how to make music lessons lower-stress for you.
If you need a later start date, just let me know. I will do whatever I can to make things easier for you.
2. Lessons will be ONLINE. That will keep everyone safe, and give you the gift of no commuting.
By the end of Spring, all the students were doing well — even the youngest ones, who had such a hard time at first.
And there has been a huge BENEFIT: Now I can finally help the students in their home environment, where they practice every day. Every piano is different.
And how they sit at their own pianos! That’s so important, and now I can help them.
Speaking as a teacher, switching to online has required me to make a huge financial investment. New technology. Expensive equipment. Paid apps. And monthly subscriptions to things that will make online teaching as good or better than in-studio.
But it’s all worth it, because it helps the students.
This should be an improvement on what we had before. With lessons + practice support, the students will be helped to make better progress.
This was an improvement I had planned before COVID-19. My goal was to motivate the students. And the best way to motivate students is to make their daily practice sessions successful. Small victories, every day, makes students love to learn!
What’s fantastic now, with the crazy year we are having, is that it will be easier for you to schedule just one lesson into your busy week.
The practice check-ups can be scheduled by you or your student, online, anytime. You’ll control that. Easy-peasy!
This will depend on enrollment, because it’s good to group similar grade levels and/or abilities together.
So, please spread the word about our music school to your friends. Think how much your child would love having the friends they miss most participating in the group lesson.
The group lesson is our way of building community and connection.
Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you and your students this year!