If you’re looking for a positively challenging option for your child while stuck at home during the current quarantine, consider individual instrument lessons for them. Immersed In Music online lessons are going strong, using FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom.
The very first thing that Immersed In Music was able to continue at the beginning of the PA state shutdown was our individual instrument lessons. Without even missing a week, several of our lesson instructors moved their teaching onto an online format.
Camela Kraemer (vocals) and Rick Stevens (piano) began the week of March 16, just days after Governor Tom Wolf had announced a mandatory closing of all schools on the previous Friday. Titus Irvin (guitar and bass) and Rick Batley (guitar) were both operating by the following week. Wade Corbin, IIM’s drum instructor, and who also supervises and teaches at Dale’s Drum Shop, is also teaching online.
This format has been successful, and in fact has opened up discussions about continuing some online teaching options for when the quarantine is lifted. Most of our other programs, such as Live and Studio Sound Engineering, Songwriting, Music Theory, and a version of our Young Rockers, Advanced Young Rockers, and Rockers bands, have now moved to virtual classes. Even our ready to launch community arts magazine, Making Notes, is still operating, with our student illustrator, writers, and editors meeting several times a month, learning InDesign, and posting new articles on Instagram and Facebook.
If you’re interested in finding out more about our individual instrument lessons, or about our many other music education opportunities, go to immersedinmusic.com.