The New Normal? Reflections on Remote Music Lessons

By Miranda Wilson

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons (with apologies to Jacob Ochtervelt)

I was an early adopter of remote music teaching, so when the you-know-what hit the fan a couple of months ago, I knew I wanted to do something to help teachers who hadn’t taught using a videoconferencing platform before.

Musicians are a smart and resourceful bunch, and after a few initial freak-outs, most studio teachers I know adapted well and are now confidently teaching over Zoom, Skype, or another online platform.

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The Only Thing Better Than A Cello Is…

By Miranda Wilson

Image credit: Pixabay.

There’s simply nothing more fun than playing cello ensemble music. The cello’s range is vast — bigger than those of the other members of the bowed strings family — and when you get a bunch of cellists together, you can have the highest and lowest voices of an ensemble at the same time as that glorious all-cello tone.

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Everything I Know About Marriage, I Learned From Chamber Music

By Miranda Wilson

The pandemic is getting really old, isn’t it? I don’t know about you, but I devote significant amounts of my daydreaming time to the things I’m going to do “when this is over.”

The thing that comes to mind first, and the thing I’ve missed the most, is playing chamber music.

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