And now for some beautiful music. Bernice Lee plays an arrangement by Fergus Davidson of a movement of Tombeau de Couperin. Wonderful!

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08. January 2022 · Comments Off on Yes, I’m still on Zoom for Lessons · Categories: CovidTimes, Teaching

Knowing that some are looking for in-person lessons, I thought I’d let you all know that Zoom continues here for the time being. Believe me, I will have a huge announcement posted when I start to accept students into my house again! (I can’t wait … yet I must.)

One student said his school is closed at the moment: too many teachers have Covid.
Another student says his classrooms are about half full: too many students are ill.
I had a student whose entire family was ill with Covid (this was a while back and they are fine now, thankfully).

If you attend concerts anywhere near us you will find many of them have been canceled “out of an abundance of caution” (I will be so happy not to read that phrase again, sometime in my life!). My concerts, so far, are going to happen toward the end of this month (symphony) and next month (opera). I will be taking a bit of a risk (although all of us must be tested and vaccinated) which means that in person lessons could potentially put my students at risk as well. In addition, students attending school in person put themselves and me at risk.

So I will continue to teach on Zoom, much as I prefer to see my students in my studio. Everything I’ve read suggests we don’t go into my small studio room, sharing air for 45 minutes. The one advantage of teaching via Zoom is I can teach students who don’t even live near me, so if you are reading this and want to schedule lessons, please just send me a note and we can work something out!

I want students and their families to stay healthy, and I want to keep my husband and myself healthy as well!

But oh how I miss seeing my students in person.