BY AMANDA MOSES
Once a week the Spring Creek Youth Symphony meet with their instructors for one-on-one sessions. In addition, the students participate in group Music Theory lessons.
The Spring Creek Sun shadowed a one-on-one lesson between instructor Harry Hassel and saxophone student, Fabrice Blanc. Together, they went over the various scales and pitches, such as E Flat, E Minor, and D Flat.
Learning how to play music virtually has its challenges due to internet delays but the instructors have developed a system using metronomes to make sure they are in rhythm. “I’m glad technology allows us to maintain a relationship with our students. We can’t wait to see our students again face-to-face but, until then, we’re doing the best we can,” said Hassel.
Blanc misses the social interaction between his friends and instructors, but he is enjoying his virtual lessons. “I think it would be better if we could meet in person because the audio cuts out sometimes. But I still think the Zoom sessions are good because I can get advice on how to practice, and I also get to interact with the outside world and see how everyone is during,” Blanc said.
If you are interested in learning more about the Spring Creek Youth Symphony, please contact Eurydice Robinson at ERobinson@s pringcreektowers.com