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School has just begun, or the first day is right around the corner. This year will be like none other, with so many people working or going to school virtually. At our home we have fresh headphones, lots of pencils, new desks for the kids and a recess pod in the neighborhood. We’re READY.
When everything else turned upside down in March, music lessons were the only thing that didn’t miss a beat. They've been the one constant throughout the quarantine that we could count on. I might not find what I want at the grocery store, lacrosse practice will surely get canceled, carefree days at the pool were replaced with 1.5 hour slots planned a week ahead via signup genius, but music lessons? Business as usual. I’ve grown to take it for granted.
While school will happen during the day and there will be time for practice in the evenings just like in the past, the dynamic will be different. The kids will be in their rooms all day and might not be excited to rush back there in the evening. Socialization that no longer happens at school might have to be replaced during evening hours. We still want time for family dinners. Thinking through how the practice routine will work in our house, there are a lot of things to consider.
In many ways this school year is a blank canvas. It’s an opportunity to try new things and to try new ways of doing old things. Don’t be afraid to experiment, you may be surprised what you learn. Good luck to everyone!
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September 4, 2020 at 11:32 PM · Excellent advice! Even today, we had to turn down the volume on hr piano because daddy was on a conference call.