Yellow Medicine East Music Instructor Nicole Boelter directs the school's jazz band, top, during a session while Greg Keel, a professional musician with the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis, is seen on the TV monitor behind Boelter. A broadband Internet connection makes Keel and other musicians with the Center the e-colleagues of music instructors in a number of area schools. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Instrumental music instructor at YME gets by with a little help from her online friends
GRANITE FALLS -- High school music instructors are not on the endangered species list, but tight budgets and declining enrollments have reduced their numbers in many rural school districts.
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