Planning the Summer:
The Spring Semester will end officially on Friday June 6, and I would like all students to be present for lessons online until then. We would have had a Soiree on June 7 but sadly that cannot happen. The Student Performances on my website are the substitute.
After June 6, I will be teaching a summer schedule yet to be organized but it will run from Monday June 8 – Friday June 26 when i will take a week off for my birthday! Then I will resume teaching summer lessons from Monday July 6 to Friday August 21 when I will take another 2 weeks vacation to go to the beach (hopefully). Sadly I will not be going to Australia as planned.
With the current virus situation all summer lessons will be online. The Fall semester will begin on Tuesday September 8 after labor day. At this point I really do not know whether Fall lessons will be online or here but I feel they will probably be online until 2021 because the of possibility of spikes in virus activity as the country opens up. I cannot envisage teaching in a mask or teaching people IN masks or the labor of deep cleaning after every student. As I read what responsible businesses are doing to safeguard the public it is too time consuming to be able to do it effectively at my home. Please also let me know if you plan to take music lessons in the Fall.
I am not sure how many student camps are going to happen – for the kids’ sakes I hope they are going to be on with suitable precautions, But if not music lessons might fill a time slot and I can make the lessons as enjoyable as possible with some different fun projects. I hope music has helped some students to get through these difficult months.
If you have any plans or ideas please let me know – no summer lessons, some summer lessons, lessons at a different time, lessons continuing all summer? It will help me to make a summer schedule. It is a very long time from June 5 to September 8 to let your music progress slip away so i do hope you will take advantage of some summer lessons.
As always thank you for learning music with me and my Flourishing Muse studio. I am so grateful that I can earn my living this way and especially this year to be able to keep earning my living now online. I hope all parents and students are doing as well as they can and hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel.
My very best wishes for your continuing good health.