Bronx Kids Get Special Lesson From NY Philharmonic Violinist

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Some aspiring young musicians got a special lesson from a maestro recently.

New York Philharmonic violinist Kuan Cheng Lu taught a class via Zoom K-2nd grade students at the Zeta Charter School in the Bronx.

One of Lu’s colleagues is married to the school’s director so that is how he got involved. 

“I was delighted to help them,” he said. “It’s infectious. The music is infectious just like the virus. Except it only makes people healthier by making them happier and more settled."

It was some pretty high-end instruction for fledgling students, but for Lu it’s all in a day's work. 

“I teach my own daughter violin. My daughter is six years old," he said.

Teacher Jennifer Ku says the kids loved it.

“They were very impressed with fast notes. So they got really excited when he started playing something really fast,” she said.

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