The coronavirus can’t stop the music

Violin student Eva Milsted takes an online lesson at home while her mother, Paula, sets up her laptop and supervises.

The Strings Crewe shifted to online instruction when its lesson venues closed in March.

Only a few students without internet access were deprived of their free violin, viola and cello lessons this spring, reported director Sue Nunn. Students learned to tune their own instruments, and parents had to be even more involved at each lesson.

Instructors encourage music listening every day, both assigned selections and those of students’ choosing, said Nunn.

Instruments are also free through “Strings without Borders” managed by…