6 year old student that I have only taught on-line: "Does your husband live with you?"
me: "Yes he does!"
Her: "Is he cute?"
Teaching online has it's advantages and disadvantages for sure. Now I have students who have never been to our studio in Massapequa. We have students who live in Queens, Iowa, Indiana and Los Angeles! Prior to this great technology, we were only able to teach people who lived locally. The online learning isn't totally perfect because there are some glitches now and then and it requires a bit more patience on the parts of the teacher and the pupil. I feel more and more comfortable with it as time goes on. The most important part is that it helps us to keep everyone safe and to keep lessons going despite quarantine situations that pop up here and there. While many instrumentalists are having their lessons in person at MM Music, all vocal lessons remain remote. Instrumentalists have the option of switching back and forth from remote to in person lessons which makes it very convenient for our customers.
NYSSMA prep has begun for many school districts. You can check with your school music teacher to register your children for NYSSMA and we will be happy to prepare them for it! This year solo performances and scales will be sent to NYSSMA judges via videos that you make at home. Your school music teach will have the links that you need.
Keep in mind that MM Music will be closed from Sunday Feb 14 through Sat Feb 20th.
Right now two of our teachers have been performing regularly in socially distanced venues. Every Sunday, Al Marino is performing from 11:00 am- 2:30 pm for brunch with a trio at City Cellar in Westbury, NY. The phone number is 516-693-5400. On Sunday evenings Mark Marino is performing with a trio at Gusto Divino on Sunrise Highway in Seaford, NY from 5:30-8:30. For reservations call 516-795-1929.