This was the week of the Memorial Day holiday weekend and the official beginning of summer.  Although technically, students have three more weeks of online school to complete, this was also the week of some lifting of the stay at home orders allowing for activity outside the house in groups of no more than 10 people while still practicing social distancing and wearing a face mask.  Immediately students and their families started leaving their homes…at least to visit relatives in other towns or summer homes in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Up until now, hardly a student missed an online piano lesson.  I didn’t mind the sudden cancelation of lessons where students were visiting homes without pianos.  It was really so good to see that everyone was getting a change in scenery, routine, and breath of normalcy after 11 weeks almost all spent inside our houses.  I was feeling all of my students’ desire for a change in pace and so we spent this week working in groups playing Music Jeopardy online!  It was easy to create music theory questions following the television game show format by using the website Jeopardy Labs!  Next week we return to our normally scheduled online lessons for three more weeks. We will end our piano year simultaneously with the end of school.  Our aim is one more video recital project with all of our women composer study projects!  This time I will release our video as a YouTube Watch Party.  And we will announce how much money we raised to create leveled arrangements of historic women’s compositions and meet our composition students who helped us with this project, from the Berklee School of Music.