Debra Knox, seen here with student, will continue teaching online. (Photo courtesy of Debra Knox)

Debra Knox, along with all the teachers from Ingram and Brauns Musik Shoppe in Pleasanton, have continued lessons for their students online, due to shelter in place.

When this first developed, many students were going to quit, but Knox said she encouraged them to continue in order to “not give into their fears and also to keep the joy of music going in their children's lives, as well as to retain stability, and structure during this stressful time.” All of her students continued with lessons and the group still holds recitals through Zoom.

“So many parents, as well as my adult students tell me guitar, piano, and voice lessons are the highlight of their week,” Knox said. “Let's keep our hope strong and keep the ball of creativity rolling!”