Settlement’s distance learning offerings featured on WHYY

Online Individual Instruction on ukulele

(Photo courtesy of Cally Iden)

Settlement Director of Education Karin Orenstein was recently interviewed by WHYY arts reporter Peter Crimmins about the School’s many online offerings for kids during the COVID-19 closures.

“Everybody at Settlement, we believe we’re in a time when the world needs the arts,’ said Orenstein. “We were inspired by Yo-Yo Ma putting out his #SongsofComfort, and the neighborhoods in Italy singing together. We owe it to our community to do what we can to be that lift that everybody needs right now.”

Settlement is now offering two free educational series that stream live on the School’s Facebook page. Learn more about Settlement 101: Live and Settlement Kids: Live here. Plus, we are waiving registration fees for any new students interested in our special, four-week Online Individual Instruction package, available for all ages and all instruments.

“We’ve been getting feedback from parents that this is helping to create normalcy,” said Orenstein. “Knowing they have something on Tuesday at 10:30, they are looking forward to that thing that’s happening. It gives them a schedule, something to look forward to, and we all need that right now.”

Read the full WHYY article here.