Palen Music Center keeps students connected

Music Center provides online lessons during COVID-19 outbreak

JOPLIN, Mo. —

These music lessons are not in a traditional setting.  But Emily Mullins is still able to give her full attention to teach, online.

“It gives us teachers the ability to help them and be there for them,” says Mullins.

Palen Music Center came up with their way to help stop the spread of COVID-19 without the sacrifice of learning by their students.

“With social distancing being something that’s super important right now, we wanted to come up with a solution that would work,” adds Palen Music Center manager Jennier Wassenaar.

For many kids in the Four-States, extracurricular activities have been canceled, however Mullins is providing her students with a sense of normalcy in a time when they need it the most.

“The fact that we still have the same lesson times.  We still are doing the same music it’s just a slightly different arrangement. And I think that really helps with consistency,” adds Mullins.

Social distancing may keep people apart for right now, but music is helping everyone stay connected.

“Especially, in times like this you know we are seeing across the country and across the world people using music to connect and unite during this difficult time,” adds Wassenaar.

Palen Music Center says its going to continue providing online music lessons for as long as they need to during this time.  The center is working with its students to offer lessons on a number of online platforms such as Skype, Zoom and even FaceTime.

 

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