A Los Altos teen has launched a nonprofit organization that provides free online music classes to students in grades K-12. Rhythm in Place aims to help those whose music classes have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to founder Ella F-E, a senior at Los Altos High School and member of the marching band. “I realized that a lot of students haven’t had a music education since quarantine,” she said. “I was mostly inspired by my experiences of not having any band class since March, and realizing that I had the time. . . Read More


Rhythm In Place makes virtuosos virtually

As the humdrum months of quarantine have drawn on, many have found themselves trying a bit of everything to stay busy. Music has taken a place of solace for many, but with shelter-in-place orders, not everyone has the luxury of playing instruments. Seeing this need emerge, senior Ella F.E. founded Rhythm In Place, an organization that offers K-12 students free, online music education. The Los Altos-based organization started in June, and has since expanded to students and tutors worldwide, offering classes on. . . 


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