Dear Students and Parents,
First, I hope everyone is staying healthy and positive during this uncertain time. I also hope everyone is enjoying the extra practice time!
In light of the recent developments in Pennsylvania, and the Governor’s call that all “non-life-sustaining businesses” close (as you all know, I firmly believe that music IS life, so I take issue with his definition of “life sustaining”!!), I have decided to take all lessons online for the rest of the month (or until directed otherwise). This will allow us to have the least amount of disruption to our lesson schedule and prevent me from having to shut down completely. Of course, many of you take lessons exclusively online already, so there will be no change for you (now go practice!)!
For those of you who are normally in-person students, I would still like to see you each week!! I am available for online lessons via Skype, FaceTime, or TakeLessons. If none of that works, please let me know and we can figure out alternate arrangements.
For anyone new to online lessons, please use this link to get some helpful pointers. It’s an article written for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) by my teacher (and edited by yours truly!!). While it’s written from a teacher’s perspective, you may find some of the set-up tips useful (lighting and such). If you already take lessons online and are looking to enhance your experience, there are definitely things you can do!
Here is the link: https://www.pmea.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Teaching-Online-Lesson-Basics-101.pdf
Stay safe and healthy, everyone! Please let me know if there are questions that I can answer for you. Now go practice!!
Lisa C. Brunner
Violinist, strings teacher, and product-junkie! This is the place for Lisa's thoughts about music, performance, teaching, helpful study tips, and favorite accessories!