Lessons from the 31st Week

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The 31st week became our spring break instead. The kids enjoyed their extra time and I took in the events as they happened ever so rapidly. New changes to our lives came every day, as you know, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the national emergency declaration on March 13, 2020.

Skype violin lessons

My children have been taking Skype violin lessons for four years.

We also decided to heed the President’s Guidelines for America, 15 days to slow the spread of the coronavirus. This meant we stayed home. Period. My husband did all the grocery shopping for us. I only went out once, to get my weekly allergy shots. My doctor’s office is only five minutes from my house and there is usually no wait time. I get my shots, wait 20 minutes to check for a reaction, then I come back home. Continue reading »

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5 Reasons Why eLearning is the Future

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Advancements in technology have seen vast changes in the way people learn. There are now more learning platforms that individuals can use. One front-runner is eLearning. The reasons for the success of eLearning are many. The points below highlight several essential features of this learning platform for those considering this method.

Kittens meet via Skype

Our children take Skype violin lessons. During a short break, the teacher’s kitten meets our kitten.

 

It Is More Flexible

One significant benefit of eLearning focuses on its flexibility. Time is precious. It is the one factor that holds many people back from taking their education one step further. Advanced qualifications take time and effort. Unlike traditional methods, online learning is often a lot more flexible. Continue reading »

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Royal Conservatory Music Development Program

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The Royal Conservatory put together a Music Development Program which is followed by music teachers all over the world. Many famous American music schools are proud to call themselves “founding schools” of this program which began twenty years ago.

Mom and children at Milligan College

The kids and I after their violin assessments at Milligan College in Elizabethton, TN

Our children’s violin teacher recommended that we take the assessments this year, in Level 1 and Level 3 respectively. It is a different curriculum than the Suzuki books and it was fun to step outside of those books and into a different repertoire. Continue reading »

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