Stay-at-Home Diaries | Hadassah Taylor, Student

On Thursday March, 19, Los Angeles residents were asked to stay in their residences and limit all activities outside of their homes beyond what is necessary for essential tasks. Days later, PCM adapted its lessons and programs and launched a “distance learning” spring quarter.

For this series, we’re checking in with students, instructors, and staff members to see how they’re managing and how distance learning (and teaching) is working for them.

Woman plays piano

PCM: Where are you right now and who are you with?
HT: Right now, I’m at home with my parents.

PCM: How are you feeling and how have you adjusted to life at home?
HT: It feels strange when I see people wearing masks and staying far away. I’m still adjusting to my online school classroom and online piano lessons.

PCM: What does a typical day look like for you right now?
HT Schedule:
Google Classroom assignments
General Music assignment

PCM: In what ways (large and small) has the current situation impacted your lessons, practice schedule, and music education experience in general?
HT: Now I take piano lessons online using FaceTime on my iPad. Since I’m at home, I can practice the piano earlier in the day. I appreciate taking piano lessons in person more. But I’m thankful that my piano teacher teaches online.

PCM: What are you most looking forward to when everyone returns to campus? What, if anything, will you miss?
HT: When everyone returns, I look forward to seeing my piano teacher in person. I won’t miss the quarantine. Last week, one of my neighbors told me that she likes hearing me play the piano when she walks in front of my house. 🙂