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Teaching music has it's challenges too

 

September 9, 2020

Running the school year safely during the COVID pandemic has been challenging and required significant precautions be taken. One of the courses that faces the biggest challenges in meeting safely is music education. TJ Bond is the music teacher for Big Sandy Schools, and I sat down with him to discuss these challenges.

The problem arises in the strange fact that airborne illnesses spread more effectively through singing, and the playing of wind instruments than through ordinary talking. "Instruments push it 15 to 20 feet, but singing can go up to 60 feet," TJ explained. The regulations say...



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