(As of June 2021)
UCMP’s After School Program has provided six hours/week of virtual music classes (sectionals, theory, and individual instruction) via Zoom and WhatsApp. “UCMP Continues Its Mission Online”: https://youtu.be/k3XmA2CcVQU
Virtual After School Program, UCMP retained 97 of its 100 pre-Covid students ages 3-to-18-years old, and all 14 teachers throughout online programming.
UCMP’s Student/Parent Polls in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 indicate that 95% are enjoying the virtual music classes, especially when “hangout” sessions were added in January 2021 to increase student socializing and reduce their isolation during the pandemic.