The past year has filled us with immense gratitude as we watched many colleagues and businesses suffer due to the pandemic. We worried for our students, their families, and how we would all handle the changes that came with online learning and pandemic living.
We shouldn’t have been surprised - but everyone exceeded expectations during this time: staying commited, diligent, and creating more music than ever before. Their confidence in their musical knowledge allowed for smooth transitions to online lessons: navigating materials independently, setting-up home practice spaces, tuning themselves, using laptops, tablets, phones, apps, empowering technology that let them connect with their instrument, practice routines, studio mates and us.
Our goal has consistently been to create confident, independent musicians.
We’ve always been a tech-friendly studio, but implementing Tonara (the lesson companion app that allowed us to list assignments, goals, multi-media links, digital files) pushed everyone to the next level and we were blown away by the reception and fun that comes with it. The chat feature allowed younger students Not on social media to stay connected during isolation, and it was truly touching seeing them encourage one another and share their music.
Music lessons offer children a safe space to express themselves, freely explore their creativity, learn important life skills, and recieve the brain stimulation they need and deserve. Music is needed more than ever in our students lives, and the community!
And not just for them, but for us. Thank you so much for continuing to support our school and our students. As teachers, they are our livelihood, purpose, and inspiration.
Many of you know our musical family is growing in a new way this year, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce our daughter to a world of music created right across the street from where she will be born. Thank you for supporting our family, this year and always.
We are excited for a fun summer of CAMPS and other new offerings for our third year - stay tuned!
Mr. and Mrs. Legato