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Tri-Valley music educators take private lessons to the internet

Original post made on May 15, 2020

Online music lessons are better than none, say teachers, and right now we all need the healing joy that music brings to the heart and soul.

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Posted by Christine
a resident of Highland Oaks
on May 15, 2020 at 1:25 pm

Thank you for this article. I am married to a talented saxophonist who teaches at Jams in Dublin and also teaches in San Jose. The option to teach online has been a life saver (during this challenging time) for my husband, his students and our family. Hearing the music and lessons in our home has been a positive healing force. Keep the music alive!

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Posted by John
a resident of Parkside
on May 18, 2020 at 7:18 am

wish they would pass on the savings (for not having to rent space) on to customers.

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Posted by Anne
a resident of Birdland
on May 19, 2020 at 11:38 am

Music teachers are some of the most generous people that I have known, giving of their time and talents to students they teach and to the free performances they offer to the community. If students cancel a lesson for which they have reserved time, the music teacher does not often get reimbursement for the missed lesson. Music teachers and musicians don’t paid for driving to their gigs and to homes of private students. We undervalue the time and inspiration good music teachers and musicians add to the arts and creative minds of our students.
Thanks, Pleasanton Weekly, for writing this article that outlines how many musicians and music teachers have had to adapt to a challenging environment in which to perform or practice their professional skills. Try teaching a strings orchestra class with over 25 Junior High School students on Zoom and see how they earn their money. They deserve more money than they are receiving, John, not less!

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Posted by Tamriko
a resident of San Ramon
on May 19, 2020 at 3:39 pm

In response to John,
I would like nothing more than to help our Inspire parents in this challenging times. Unfortunately our landlord doesn’t share my desires. He is not lowering rent and I am continuing to pay monthly even though we have not been physically there. It's uncertain when we will return.

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Posted by Miguel
a resident of Downtown
on May 19, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Music teachers are among the most generous with their time and devotion- often assisting students at rehearsals and competitions without pay. Like teachers they are notoriously underpaid relative to their contribution to others. Now music teachers who give private lessons have lease agreements to fulfill even though they cannot use their rental space due to coved-19. John, thinking before posting thoughtless remarks will make you a better commentator.

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