I also see the lights of this situation that I never thought of.
Even the year 12 kids complain about no formal and all the adjustments they need to make, some of them seem to be less stressed emotionally. On instagram you don't see your friends go on luxury holidays or throw big fancy birthday parties that you might not get invited. People just entertain themselves at home, spend more time with the families and with themselves. As long as everyone is healthy and safe, that is actually a very good thing. open.spotify.com/episode/1vj7EuHVSdXLq0VvpH9kwM?si=n0hmAf7XSOyQEt1BQFlrKQ
As for singing lessons, at first I am really not used to not have any competitions or exams. I am the teacher who sets goals to everyone and goes and get them. I am also quite a show off so when kids do well and get something I post them everywhere. For a long time that's the validation of how good I am and how good my students are.
This year I start to be more aware of how important well being is. How music and singing can help the kids in situation like this. Also how we can use technology to still make our work more tangible when it come to practice. Kids also sing the songs they really want to sing. We had so much fun in the lessons even it's on zoom.
This year all the workshops and conference are on zoom too. They are cheaper and so much easier to access when it's just a click away. There is no need to dress up nicely and socialising with everyone at the venue. Oh I love that. I am attending every single singing workshops or conference everywhere cause they are all online now. I hope this never changes. So much easier and so much more efficient.
To be honest I don't think virus is ever going to go away. If not this one, probably something else. Instead of wishing for it to go I rather enjoy what's the best we can do in every situation.
As long as we all keep safe and healthy, every change is a good change.
"Progress is impossible without change. And those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything"~ George Bernard Shaw