We reflect on the happenings of the past year when a global event has impacted the entire human race like no other event has over the past 100 years and more. The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted education and learning across the world, among so many other things. The global impact is clearly seen everywhere. It has led to closures of learning centres, schools, colleges and universities. Most countries have seen temporary closure of educational institutions in order to reduce and contain the spread of COVID-19. This closure has impacted students, parents, families, teachers and educationists across the world in many ways. It has impacted music learning too. In response to school closures, UNESCO has recommended the use of online learning, programs applications and e-learning platforms to reach learners remotely and counter the disruption of education.
#WFH and #LFH or #SFH have become buzz words. The world has learnt to live with the new normal of #WorkFromHome and #LearnFromHome or #StudyFromHome. People all over the world began to do everything online, from shopping to communicating to working to learning and teaching. Parents and students desiring to learn music began keying in the word “Music Classes Near Me” to search and find a way of continuing their music learning pursuits. This is just the start. The show must go on. We must move forward from here.
The global pandemic is a great learning opportunity for the whole world. Change is constant. We are reminded of the Home Schooling methods that were adopted by a comparable few before this global event of the past year. We must learn from the changes that have come upon us over the past year. We must learn to adapt to the changes and move on in life.
At Lorraine Music Academy we too have moved all our music classes and music learning operations to be completely online. This is what we see in the foreseeable future. We saw this future coming more than 10 years ago with the enablement of technology. We have been quick to implement our plans for a future ready online music learning experience for all our music students and all those who desire to search and find “music classes near me”.
I am reminded of the 21/90 rule. The 21/90 formula was framed in 1960 by Dr. Maxwell Maltz, a cosmetic surgeon, who wrote a self-help book called “Psycho Cybernetics, A New Way To Get More Living Out Of Life”. This is a good formula suggested for goal setting, habit forming and permanent life style changes. According to the 21/90 rule, it takes just 21 days to form a habit. It takes 90 days to impact your life as a permanent change of lifestyle. Children, adolescents and youth are more open to change. The Pandemic led events and consequent lockdowns and safety measures have formed habits many times over leading to a clearly set permanent life style change. The young have discovered a new way of learning and they love it. They will stick to this new normal which will now define their future lifestyle. They will be better learners and adapters to the #LFH or #SFH or #WFH culture of the future.
The outbreak of the pandemic has affected individuals and education around the world. This unique phenomenon is a wonderful opportunity for us all to deepen our understanding of the interconnected world we live in as global citizens. This is an opportunity for us to educate young minds about the world. Children, adolescents and youth are in a better position to appreciate the current reality and learn about the concept of this interconnected world of ours. What better way of doing so than teaching and learning music from various parts of the World! We at Lorraine Music Academy teach World Music, including Western Music and Hindustani Music / Indian Music. We thus bring in the fusion of the east with the west to convey clear impressions and expressions of the interconnected world of ours.