Learning Everything at Home
This is definitely a surreal time. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the term normal seems to be long gone. There are new norms, such as social distancing, face masks, hand sanitizer and remote learning. Terms that only a few months ago were never on anyone’s mind.
For most households, the last item on that list, remote learning, has become a stark reality. With many schools closed until the end of the academic year, we must find new ways to ensure a quality education. That’s not always an easy feat when many students stopped seeing their teachers from one day to the next. Whether we are using Zoom, FaceTime, or Skype, video lessons are beaming into just about every home.
Remote learning is here to stay
The one thing that we can all agree is that remote learning is not going anywhere anytime soon. Zoom meetings in our PJ’s will be around for the foreseeable future. The question is how do we take most advantage of this new reality? The answer is quite simple: remote learning.
Two things about remote learning to keep in mind. First of all, remote learning is NOT just watching videos, documentaries or reading a book. Remote learning is actively engaging with whatever it is you’re learning with the same intensity as if you were in a classroom. Secondly, remote learning must have a schedule like anything else if you expect it to be effective and successful. Setting a schedule is a must. I know, I know, schedules stink, however they work, make one!
Educational Activities in Downtime
We’re all guilty of binge watching Netflix or catching up on lots of movies. Although it’s tempting to fill this downtime with meaningless activities, we can use this time for personal development. This allows us to get the most out of this time. More importantly, it allows us to bring growth into our homes and families.
One way to do this is to continue learning new skills. Whether it’s taking an online business course, studying something you’ve never learned before, or in our case, learning an instrument. There are countless homes around the world filled with musical instruments that were bought and never used. Music can being beauty into home. Music can unite families. Additionally, music can provide an effective use of this extra time.
We want to help your family
We know this is a crazy time for so many, including our own city. As music educators, we know the power that music can have for many people. That is why we want to encourage you to begin a new instrument. It can be the violin, guitar or the piano. Music is a universal language that will only add to your life. The important thing it to actually begin. Start today, take a small step towards learning your favorite instrument.
If you happen to choose to learn the piano, we hope that you would choose us as your piano school. We’ve made it simple to bring piano into your home. The whole family can learn together and experience the joy of learning music. As we know that finances are difficult, we’re giving 25% off of our already reasonable prices.