Stay-at-Home Diaries | Vana Kojikian, 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.

Girl with a french horn in front of a music stand

PCM: Where are you right now and who are you with?
VK: I am at home and I am with my family. My dad, my mom, and my older sister.

PCM: How are you feeling and how have you adjusted to life at home?
VK: I feel fine and I have adjusted to life at home. I make a schedule every week for visual classes and music.

PCM: What does a typical day look like for you right now?
VK: A typical day for me right now is staying at home, doing school work, reading, playing, practicing French Horn, and taking walks with my family.

PCM: In what ways (large and small) has the current situation impacted your lessons, practice schedule, and music education experience in general?
VK: The current situation has impacted my music lessons by having more time and flexibility to practice my horn. I like how my teacher is using zoom and I get to see her and we do music lessons together.

PCM: What are you most looking forward to when everyone returns to campus? What, if anything, will you miss?
VK: I am looking forward to having back to normal life, but in the meantime, I’m enjoying this.