Analysis November 2020: The devil and the deep blue sea


With a Covid-19 second wave looking increasingly likely in the UK, string teachers are faced with the choice of returning to work in schools, or continuing with online tuition. By Peter Somerford.

As this issue goes to press, children in the UK have been back at school for several weeks, and the country is experiencing an alarming surge in Covid-19 cases. String teachers who have returned to in-person teaching face differing local and regional restrictions, as well as the prospect of pupils having to self-isolate because of coronavirus cases at their schools. Whereas private teachers have mostly had the option of continuing with online lessons, many visiting music teachers have been asked by their schools to come back in. Having adapted to online lessons, teachers are now adapting to new situations and requirements on campus…

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