Private music lessons at Orange Regional Conservatorium haven't stopped but they have changed with teachers and students going online for remote lessons.
Head of the guitar department James Buchanan started the remote lessons last week and by Friday about 99 per cent of students were being taught online.
"It was a pretty steep learning curve," Mr Buchanan said.
He said most students could get online and they were also looking at how to work with students who didn't have access to resources for video lessons.
"We've had a really positive response because this is one of the few extra curricular activities that kids to that's one on one," Mr Buchanan said.
"We've also got some [online] group classes that we've had a huge response to because it's keeping a lot of our older students connected.
"We can run adult singing classes, people would come here, usually during the day and sing in a small group. We found they could still do that online and singing is quite a social thing for them as well."
Mr Buchanan said students and most music teachers were participating from home but last week heads of departments were working out of their individual offices where they had equipment and instruments and wouldn't need to come into contact with others.
He said the heads of departments would also scan music to email to ensemble members and music students.
"We will be recording video to send out to them, basically it's to keep them practicing at home," Mr Buchanan said.
"All musicians need to spend a lot of time by themselves practicing.
"It's a positive thing to do, it's good for everyone's spirit and mental health."
Because practicing and rehearsing will also give the musicians something extra to do while isolated at home, music teachers were considering continuing lessons through the school holidays rather than taking the usual break.
He said it was also important musicians would be able to pick up their instruments to play again when everything returns to normal.
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