COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Stay up-to-date with COVID-19 and its effects on RSC.
Page last updated: March 31, 2020

Important Info (full announcements are below for more detailed information):
– RSC is currently closed until May 4, 2020
– Private lessons can be continued remotely via Zoom
– All administrative staff can be reached by email
– For urgent requests, please leave a voicemail with your callback number on our main line at 781-235-6840
– RSC faculty can use our faculty access page for additional teacher specific resources

Click here to give us feedback on RSC’s remote learning

If you have requests for other resources to be made available on this web page, please feel free to share your requests with Ernie Gurish or Marissa Birne.

SmartMusic – A web-based suite of music tools including a metronome, music library, sight reading exercises, and some recorded accompaniments.

Cadenza LiveIf you have an Apple device, you can use this app to practice with live orchestra recordings of a variety of classical pieces. The app will slow down and speed up alongside you as you play with it. Some of the orchestra recordings are free, some are paid.

Most Recent RSC Announcement: March 26, 2020
Dear RSC Families,

As you may have heard, Governor Baker announced yesterday afternoon that all MA schools—public and private—will remain closed until at least May 4. Following this statewide restriction, The Rivers School Conservatory will extend its initial closing through that date.

Until then, virtual lessons, workshops, and recitals will continue to be held via Zoom, and all previously-scheduled special events will be cancelled or postponed. During this time, we will continue to seek out and share opportunities to keep music education engaging for our students. For instance, next Friday, April 3, RYO students will participate in Zoom master classes with six members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Stay tuned for additional opportunities for students to learn from experts in a variety of musical disciplines from the safety and comfort of their homes.

As we approach the end of our second week of remote learning and enter this longer stretch, I want to thank the faculty and staff who have supported students with creativity and compassion during this transition. We are also endlessly grateful to you, our parents and students, for your patience, good humor, and understanding.

We are so happy to stay connected with your children, and we hope they’re finding this new learning format beneficial. Of course, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with feedback, positive or negative, to help us continue to improve. We have created this form for that purpose. For technical questions, please start by visiting the COVID-19 page of our website where we’ve posted a set of Zoom resources.

We’re continuing to wish all members of our community well throughout the course of this continued health emergency.

Take care,

Gabriella Sanna
Director, The Rivers School Conservatory

Previous RSC Announcements are linked below:
RSC Announcement March 16, 2020
RSC Announcement March 12, 2020