We wanted to let you all know that lessons via Facetime (or several other platforms) will be made available if needed. Our teachers have participated in remote lessons before, and they are an acceptable substitute for in-person instruction. One of the great things about people spending more time at home is that we can all spend more time playing and practicing! All too often the issue is “we don’t have enough time!” For awhile, we may have “too much time!”
Most of us, and many of the children, remember when Hurricane Sandy came and we were all stuck for weeks. Following that time, we found ourselves feeling that we had lost an opportunity. Sandy came so unexpectedly; nobody thought we would all be stranded for a few weeks. This time, if we all have to stay home for awhile, we can prepare! We can continue lessons, perhaps add a few extra fun songs in the mix ( 😛 ) , and come out on the other end better musicians.
There is not much preparation needed for us to switch to online learning. Any smartphone, laptop, or tablet can be set up so the teacher and student can see each other and each other’s instruments. The student will need to have a pencil, so they can make their own markings, and Google Classroom will also be useful.
Contact your LionWhale teacher or talk to Jen or Steve at the home office if you have any questions!