BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The pandemic is forcing many local music teachers across Massachusetts turn to video so their students can jam together.
Chris Lee-Rodriguez teaches music in the Brookline Public School System and at Zumix, a nonprofit in East Boston.
Since March, all this extra screen time has forced him to learn some new skills.
"I was talking to other music teachers and we feel like YouTube content creators," Lee-Rodriguez said.
Since students can't play songs together in the same room, Lee-Rodriguez has had his students record videos which he learned to sync together.
"After a day of watching YouTube videos, on how to edit, now I feel like an editing master," said Lee-Rodriguez.
Jireh Calo is also a music teacher at Zumix. She says her students couldn't exactly jam together and there's too much of a delay on Zoom which would make a group song out of sync.
Calo said she learned to edit, alongside Lee-Rodriguez and has her students record each part separately and she edits it all together.
Now, Calo, Lee-Rodriguez and their students are all getting creative during the pandemic.
WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports