14 – 11 – 2020

Great to finally start writing the Blog page for the academy.

It seems that looking around the web this week, there has been lot’s of uncertainty about whether extra curricular music teaching should be happening in this second lockdown of the Corona virus pandemic 2020.

Playing music and having music lessons really does help us get through these testing times. Some return to normality or “the norm” as people put it is key to a happy balance of our weekly routine as musicians. Practicing Scales and Arpeggios, Playing songs old and new, Practicing rudiments, sight reading, exam prep and even blowing the dust off Christmas books and sheet music in time for the next holidays.

I’m glad to see that the majority of people agree with this and that private music teachers and music teaching schools and teaching services have this time been able to remain open. A big thumbs up to you all. I know many music teachers have put lots of time and money to make their teaching surroundings Covid safe and that parents are glad to see this happening.

Stay virus free and bye for now.

Darren. (director of music)