We are all feeling the effects of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and with children home from school, it is crucial to try to maintain some type of normalcy and consistency in their daily lives. Maybe some, if not all, of their education has transitioned to online learning or maybe they were sent home with packets of assignments for the next several weeks. No one are all not sure when this crisis is going to end, so in the meantime, let’s make the best of it.
One Thing That Kids Love Is Music:
Like most other educational institutions, we, The International School of Music, have had to transition completely to online music lessons in order to do our part in helping to prevent the spread of this horrible virus.
We believe that maintaining our student’s musical education and instruction is an absolute necessity in a time such as this. From enhancing our mood; to helping us cope through difficult times; to by being a creative outlet for us to utilize and thrive in to existing simply for our enjoyment, music has so many benefits to our daily lives.
So, let’s keep our kids busy and engaged through this health crisis by enabling them to continue on in their musical education and to keep progressing!
We’re doing just that at ISM by providing all virtual lessons to our students. We’ve accessed multiple platforms for our teachers to teach through – Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom – to ensure that all of our students have the ability to still take their lessons. Our students have really enjoyed their virtual lessons so far and are thrilled to still be learning and playing music!
We know that transitioning to an online lesson platform can be tricky though, and can have a bit of a learning curve, so we’ve included some helpful tips for online music lessons!
- Make sure you are in a quiet space.
Or in the most quiet space you can find. We understand that your mom, dad, siblings, and pets are all home with you, but maybe they’ll get a nice break by listening to your beautiful music!
- Have a pencil handy! Don’t forget your music, metronome and any other things your teacher recommends for you to have in a lesson
- Make sure to have your instrument ready.
- And if you don’t have an instrument, don’t sweat it – your teacher can help you learn more about music theory and aural skills in your online music lessons!
- Make sure your WiFi connection is working.
- Share your music with your teacher.
Something that could be really helpful; is just snapping a picture of the music you’re working on with your phone/tablet/computer, and sending it over to your teacher so they can follow along with you!
- Aim your camera at your instrument so your teacher can see what you’re doing!
This is an important one! If you are playing the piano, it’s most important to see your hands on the piano keys, or if you are playing another instrument, make sure your teacher can see your hands and your posture when playing an instrument.
- Most importantly, have fun!
Music is fun and that’s really why we are all here. So enjoy the lessons and make the best of it!
If your kids are at home with nothing to do, sign up now for virtual music lessons with The International School of Music and keep the education going!
We can schedule you with one of our top-rated music instructors to match your learning pace and your musical goals. ZOOM right into our Music School from the comfort of your home by contacting us today.