Upper-secondary kids all over Scandinavia and the rest of Europe are currently carrying out their courses as distance learning from home.
I take my hats off to all the teachers who, almost overnight, have had to make the transition from classroom teaching to on-line learning. Our own @Declan in Germany is one of them. And let’s not forget all the kids whose school life has been so violently disrupted and who have had to struggle to adapt to the new situation. Studying from home when the whole family are locked in together is not optimal.
Mercifully, it is not all doom and gloom. I rang a friend during the week and could hear his daughter, who is studying music, singing away as she did choir practice on line. And my pal in Turku, just sent me this uplifting clip of the Vaskivuori Upper Secondary School (Virtual) Chamber Choir!
More power to these Finnish choristers and all the singers and other musicians who are still making music. It is possible to live la vida lockdown without going loco!
Is there ny other on-line music making we should know about?