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Making It Through a Hard Time

We are facing a rough road for awhile with  COVID-19. Those of us in the arts are hurting because we’ve lost work:  gigs, pit work, and face-to-face teaching. We don’t get paid for being sick, cancelled gigs or theatre work, or collect unemployment. We are on our own, if what we do is perform for our supper.

In order to keep somewhat of a flow of income during this tough time, many of us are turning to temporarily teaching online. I, for one, am techno challenged, but this has been a positive thing, because it has forced me into the 21st Century to learn some of the new technology that’s available to us.

So, I will be teaching online for the net few weeks. Who knows maybe this could be a new step to teaching folks around the world, or mentoring them.

The platform I’ve chosen for this new journey is Zoom. It’s free and easy to use for a one-on-one lesson, and if you want do master classes, there’s a fee, but you can have up to 100 people in them.  If you do those all the time, I’m sure the fee is well worth it, but it’s a bit pricey for me right now.

Zoom has some things you have to work out so you can use its bells and whistles, and I still need to learn them, but for now, it’s getting me started.  I like simple and it’s free and easy to use. It works well with the built-in mic and camera on my MacBook Air, so that’s good. I tried it out with a student and his mom last night, and it went really well. I’m still learning how to do online lessons, so bear with me. This is all new to me. But: Win!

So if you’re interested in online lessons and we can work out a time, join me online. I take PayPal before we can begin the lesson, so contact me for more information at: beboplinda@gmail.com

Best wishes to everyone in this new trying time we’ve never experienced before in our lifetime. And let’s hope it doesn’t last long.