The New Normal
It’s been one unbelievable thing after another for the past two months, and each of us has had to make changes in our lives that we couldn’t have imagined in the time before the pandemic. Rick and I are relieved that no one we know personally has required hospitalization or died from Covid-19, but we realize that the risk of losing loved ones remains and so we cautiously move forward, trusting that we will all be able to respond appropriately, and pro-actively, as the virus runs its course. Rick has managed to adjust to teaching online but my recording program for singers has been postponed until September, and at that time I’ll be welcoming students back with new protocols in place to ensure everyone’s safety.
Like all citizens of the world right now we are hoping that the reopening of retail shops, restaurants and public facilities won’t mean a second wave that requires another period of shutting everything down and self0isolating, but if it does, our school will adjust accordingly. It’s possible that we will change over to offering instruction online only, but I’m hoping it won’t come to that, as recording singers in my studio has proven to be a very effective way to motivate and educate my students over the past 15 years. Whatever happens, we’ll get through it together by taking care of one another so that we can make this new world a safer and better place for all of us.
Music is the great healer and we suggest that you allow time each day to listen to your favourite songs, to play, to practice and to dance, especially when you need to shake off a bad mood. If you’re struggling to cope, reach out and know that we are here for you, and we’ll help you get the support you need. Enjoy all the beautiful things life has to offer and stay present in each moment. Try not to worry about the future. We’re going to be fine, because we can always rely on each other.