HISTORY of DMA
photo - June 2023
THREE GENERATION, ONE PASSION
Swetlana Ruhl (Dechant)
How everything has started you will see in this video DMA HISTORY PART 1.
DMA's founding story
NAVIGATING THE STORM
Protests in Hong Kong, 2019
The massive pro-democracy protests that erupted in Hong Kong in 2019 disrupted daily life for eight months. Originating over a controversial extradition bill, sustained civil unrest involving clashes between protesters and police led many businesses to close, caused economic downturn, and induced fear amongst residents.
Hong Kong, the world's most locked down cities
The COVID-19 pandemic dealt a devastating blow to Hong Kong's music education sector as lockdowns and social distancing measures remained in place for nearly two years. Music schools faced immense challenges from the inability to hold in-person classes, cancelled concerts, and reduced enrollment as families cut nonessential expenses.
The protets and lockdown has greatly affected the music teaching industry, and our academy was no exception. When Covid hit us, as a piano teacher and owner, we faced numerous challenges. I quickly realized that teaching online beginners was not possible unless the student already had some knowledge of reading notes. Additionally, I noticed that there were no printed materials available on the market that clearly explained the first steps of learning especially in piano.
However, whenever one door closes, another opens. With this attitude, I approached the situation positively and a new idea emerged.