What are Group Lessons?
During group lessons, students receive individual piano instruction, learn note reading and ear training skills, and do independent work. Students are introduced to new skills every week and given individual playing assignments.
These lessons create a fun, supportive environment that helps students feel connected to the group, and learn together. Students learn both from individual instruction and from each other. Group Lessons are great for beginning students, and I encourage most new students to start out in group lessons.
Benefits of Group Lessons
While some folks initially may be concerned that group lessons create peer pressure and competition, they quickly find that group lessons actually help students feel more independent and confident in piano. Playing independently, with ear phones, over the pieces they’ve just had instruction on before they leave the lesson, helps students feel more secure about playing, at home and also for each other. Plus, working together with other students increases creativity and fun!
Kids learn piano best in group!
Playing the piano is a social art and can be best learned in a situation where there can be interaction. Youngsters learn music faster in groups than in one-on-one teaching situations.
Teach in small groups whenever possible. Children like to learn from each other and be with each other. The game time is much more fun in a group. They become used to performing in front of people and don't develop "stage fright." Teach 3, 4, 5 or 6 children in a group but don't expect the children to do things at the same time. Allow each to grow at his/her own speed and praise them liberally as each new skill is learned. The best kind of learning is discovering something for yourself. If the child discovers something before you get to it, praise them and enjoy the discovery.