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Music4Heart's March Newsletter : Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

Updated: Apr 1

The March Volunteer Concert was planned to be held at School of Imagination ( on 03/13/2020. However, it was canceled the night before due to the closures and restrictions caused by COVID-19.

By Chloe Jeon (11th Grade, Amador Valley High School)

When I first looked at the music, I was going to play for the March performance, I balked. I had expected simple whole note chords to accompany the beautiful melody of “You Raise Me Up”: something I could easily sightread in a day. However, what I got instead was 3-on-2 rhythms and a whole page where I played the melody — meaning that I actually had to practice the music. So I did. By the time Thursday rolled around I was proud of the time and effort I had put in to perfect the music, when that night, I received an email saying that the performance would be cancelled. I had mixed feelings. I was glad /that we wouldn’t have to expose ourselves and the kids to the potential risk of acquiring COVID-19, but at the same time, I was disappointed that we wouldn’t get to perform. However, I am grateful that we are safe and healthy thanks to self-isolation, and I look forward to the day when we can interact normally again (and maybe reschedule our performance for the kids?).

By Andrew Choi (11th Grade, Amador Valley High School)

Preparing the music for this performance was a lot of fun because I was playing a lot of stuff I had a played when I was much younger so revisiting those pieces were a lot of fun. When the performance was cancelled, I was a little disappointed but obviously there was nothing we could do about the circumstances but it was still nice to practice and go through the repertoire for the performance.

By Ella Jeon (7th Grade, Pleasanton Middle School)

About a week before the expected volunteer concert of March, we began practicing with high hopes and eager thoughts. I was especially excited, as we would be playing for a very young audience, which is something I’d never done before. However, during the night before our performance, it was announced that due to the wide-spreading coronavirus, we would not be able to play. Despite my disappointment of being unable to meet the little kids, I understand the need to cancel the meeting, as safety should always come first. On the other hand, I hope this world-wide issue will soon get better and that everyone stays healthy. Meanwhile, I look forward to possibly finding a way to reschedule the volunteer concert, and once again be able to play for the kids.

By Lauren Tran (7th Grade, Pleasanton Middle School)

When I first learned about the March volunteer concert for the preschoolers, I was eager to recall my past pieces when I was young. Some of the songs were exciting and nostalgic for me, so I was enthusiastic to perform them. When the March concert for the preschoolers was canceled due to the coronavirus, I was a bit disappointed. I would've loved to play for the preschoolers and share my passion for music with them. I also would have loved to see their reactions and feel the satisfaction and joy that overtakes you after benefitting others. Most importantly, I wanted to play together with my friends as a whole for the preschoolers. Not only would it be fun, but it would also show them that cooperation and harmony pay off after diligent work. Despite this, I still had an enjoyable time working on my pieces. I look forward to our next performance and am hopeful that everyone stays safe during these challenging times. 



Chloe Jeon 

12th Grade

 Amador Valley High School


Andrew Choi

12th Grade

Amador Valley High School


Ella Jeon

8th grade

Pleasanton Middle School

Public Relations

Erin Yang

11th grade

Mission San Jose High School

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The Corona Virus (COVID-19) has thrown the world into a global crisis.  This pandemic is affecting every aspect of life for all communities, regardless of where we live. During this unprecedented crisis, we need to look beyond our fears and reach out to those who are in greater need than us. We are fortunate enough to be healthy and safe in our homes, and what better way to use our extra time and energy than to help essential front line workers who put their lives on the line to combat COVID-19? is a volunteer organization that performs music for seniors and children with special needs, and now, we are turning our attention to COVID-19. We are planning to have virtual concerts to share the healing powers of music during this difficult time. 

We are also organizing a campaign to help donate masks and other PPE to East Bay hospitals and other facilities with at-risk populations, and we would greatly appreciate your help. We have already bought some PPE, but with our limited budget, we can only buy so many.

Thank you for your generosity! Your monetary and PPE donations will help us fight the spread of COVID-19 in the highest risk groups in our community.



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