Being A Working Musician In The Covid Era
I think, for the most part, I’m fortunate to be a solo pianist and one man jazz trio, simply because it’s good for my clients and audience.
For one, I’m always masked as a solo performer, and I am happy to follow whatever covid protocols are necessary to ensure my clients and audience are safe.
Typically, I’m distanced at least 10 to 15 feet apart from the audience, and since I don’t sing, it also provides a safer performance, since covid guidelines have suggested that singers pose more of a risk just by the nature of their singing.
And I seem to be getting more work as a solo performer, anyway, so it’s a win-win situation for me.
Especially at Retirement Communities, I’m sensitive to the safety concerns. I’ve been vaccinated twice with the Pfizer vaccine, and I got my booster shot last month. And, my family and I are still practicing rather strict covid protocols at home. And most of our shopping is done by delivery.
I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year. Let’s hope we can put all this pandemic stuff behind us, moving on into 2022.