Bay Area Teen Wants To Help Fight Covid-19 By Teaching Music Lessons!
By marydiaz997 on April 30, 2020
It’s been weeks since we’ve all been having to shelter in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It hasn’t been easy by any means, to tell over 40 million Californians to stay home when we are ALL used to being on the go. For kids in school…. their rest of the school year has been redesigned to virtual, distance learning.
While kids are at home managing Zoom meetings and school work online, they can now add music class! That’s where 16 year old Julia Segal comes in to save the day with her team! Julia is a Junior at Gunn High School in Palo Alto and has a passion for music. She’s a pianist, member of the iSing Silicon Valley girl choir, is in an indie-pop band called Reverie and more! Oh yeah, she’s also a been a music teacher to her own little sister for years!
Julia thought of a way to have kids not miss out on music lessons with an organization she started called, QuaranTunes! Plus it’s a way for kids to be engaged in something they like to do. Their focus is to connect kids with music teachers, who are mostly high school/ college musicians themselves, to have a music lesson with them virtually!
The nice thing about this is that it’s all donation based. After your online session with your teacher, they send you the link to the CDC Foundation where you can make a donation in the amount you think your session was worth to you. Most donations are $20-30 per session, but you decide what your family can pay, if you can afford it. 100% of the proceeds will go towards fighting Covid-19.
Please consider checking QuaranTunes out if you’d like to sign up to learn a new instrument or continue your music lessons where you left off before the shelter in place started. You can even take a Masterclass in Song Writing & Intro to Music Recording. Reach out to them for more information on classes or to be part of their QuaranTunes roster here!