These past seven months of teaching on Zoom have felt like an interminable solo; I longed for the moment when we could make music together.
Stories from the Studio & the Stage
This year, we won’t be able to present a Broadway Jr. musical. Instead, we’re partnering with Everyman Theatre to create our own original work.
Singing activities are on hold right now, but the 8th-grade members of our select choir The Owl Tones came together to make a recording of our school song. They used our new music ensemble collaboration app, Cyborg Llama.
Third and Fourth-grade French students have been learning the song C'est de L'eau (It is Water).
Teaching early childhood music on Zoom is quite unlike anything I’ve ever done before.
Singing. It’s one of the many things I miss most during Covid. Something magical happens when we sing together. My dearest childhood memories of Christmas are the times we sat around the living room, my sister Dorothy at the piano, singing Christmas carols together.
We’re eight months into the pandemic and doing school on Zoom. We’re all pretty boxed in right now. In Lower School music classes, we’re learning to play inside our boxes!
During my parent-teacher conferences last week, it occurred to me that while I have had the opportunity to get to know my students these past two months, many parents have not had the opportunity to get to know me.