“As we say, ‘The show must go on,’” said Amit Peled, cellist and professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.
Peled, who is from northern Israel, lives in Pikesville and is known by his neighbors as the “Jewish Yo-Yo Ma.” Unable to meet with his students at Peabody, he “decided to take up the technology” of today and meet with his students via Skype.
“It’s actually working so well I’m thinking about just staying at home [for all of my lessons],” Peled said, jokingly. “The quality might not be as good as sitting in front of people in the same room, but we got a lot done.”
Peled said the idea seemed novel to him, but his students were onboard immediately.
He added that the technology is “scary because the whole human contact is going away. But it also saves you when you’re stuck. It’s the first time I’ve done it, and now I have lessons planned all day.”
However, not everybody on the East Coast was able to conduct business through Skype due to power outages.