Lynda Lybeck-Robinson has been teaching piano students in Unalaska since 1997. This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lybeck-Robinson found a way to teach her students virtually. She says that they couldn’t have done it without the support of OptimERA WiFi.
“Emmett Fitch, founder of OptimERA, had mentioned from time to time that they’d like to help our non-profit with our mission,” said Lybeck-Robinson. “Thanks to OptimERA each piano student that signed up for online lessons was given enough internet to continue their piano studies.”
As a means of thanking her students, their families, and OptimERA Wifi, Lybeck-Robinson put together a virtual piano recital. The theme was gratitude:
"Gratitude is a beautiful thing, and I know that gratitude is survival for me personally and for many of us. That’s how we get through the darkest days, by being grateful for what we’ve been given. A gratitude recital would be the perfect way to thank OptimERA. It's also a great way to thank the families for hanging in there with their kids, because it was not always easy. It’s hard to get your child to study or practice when they don’t have that definitive appointment that they have to make."
The Spring Gratitude Recital starring the students of Lynda Lybeck-Robinson premiered tonight on Channel 8 Television in Unalaska. It is also available below, and on KUCB’s Facebook page.
OptimERA WiFi, the Hearts and Hands Project, and Aleutian Life Studios made this program possible.