Violin and virtual school help student cope

Tucking her violin under her chin, Emma Palys drew her bow across the strings, sending notes soaring into the air.

Palys spent weeks practicing the duet with her violin teacher, Katie Butler, before the pair’s performance at the Main Street Community Garden as part of the Clayton Spring Art Walk on Saturday.

Her brow furrowed in concentration, Palys’ eyes never wavered from the sheets of music in front of her until she played the last note. Then she broke into a smile. Read more here.