Violin Lessons During the Coronavirus Outbreak. A Pupil’s Progress.

When Kevin Tang’s American teacher found out he was stuck at home because of coronavirus, she decided to use music to improve his mood.

Thirty minutes into the violin lesson, Anthea Kreston knew that something was wrong.

Ms. Kreston, an acclaimed American violinist, was at home in Corvallis, Oregon. Her student, Yunhe Tang, a talented 14-year-old who prefers the name Kevin, was at his home in Chengdu, in southwest China. She had been giving Kevin violin lessons via Skype once a week since last August, but today something was different. Kevin seemed lethargic, like he hadn’t practiced, and Kevin always practiced. Full story.
Alex Marshall (The New York Times) / February 14, 2020

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