2020 has insisted on changing everyone's routine.
Now, as teachers and providers of music, we are working every day to discover new ways to encourage and educate our students. At the same time, we are researching new ways to bring live art and music to our audiences.
As instructors and creatives, we will not give up. We know how important access to the arts is to individuals of all ages, especially in challenging times.
Fortunately, we have a means of continuing to educate our students through the internet. And we have found that it has been a special blessing for some.
For students who have sensory perception struggles, online lessons have been a wonderful thing. Those students remain in a surrounding where nothing is changing. The space is in their home and is consistent. The piano is theirs. The lighting, sound, and surfaces are all familiar to them. They can focus on a screen that is a small part of the world that surrounds them. They can look into this screen to learn and they feel safe and have more control of their learning environment. And that is a positive.
Students working with Dolly Paul are now learning music in new ways:
- over the phone with only audio access
- through the mail for those who are continuing exclusively with theoretical work, and
- through the internet with live time one-to-one lessons.
We want you to grow musically in a safe way. So lessons will be continuing on alternative teaching platforms, including online lessons, even when it is safe to come back together. There are more choices now.
I care about you. Keep practicing. Keep sharing. Be kind to yourself and others. 🎵Dolly.