“I love music, but I hate practicing!” (ever heard or said this before?) Have you tried piano lessons, but it just didn’t work out? You love music, but you or your children find the process of learning it tedious and boring, and finding or instilling the will to practice feels more like pulling teeth? If you have ever been in this situation, then you are a prime candidate for GROUP PIANO LESSONS.
GROUP PIANO IS FUN
Small group classes are a great way to learn music because there are so many more things you can do in a group setting than in a private lesson. Music is about sharing, yet the process of learning it usually involves being alone for long periods of time (at home practicing, or in the classroom with just you and the teacher). Group lessons are different because they allow you to share and interact with others while learning this inherently social art. The possibilities are endless for activities and games that, while helping to learn the elements of music, can also provide that crucial social element missing from private lessons. Group piano lessons are fun from the beginning because students learn not only solo pieces, but exciting ensemble pieces that they normally couldn’t play by themselves as a beginner.
GROUP PIANO ENCOURAGES PRACTICE
When students see others around them practicing and progressing to new songs, it motivates them to want to practice. I have found that a group atmosphere is often more beneficial and enjoyable for beginner to intermediate level students because they are motivated by their peers, but are also allowed to progress at their own rate. Just like sports, it is a team effort, and nobody wants to let the team down. When the team wins, everybody wins.
GROUP PIANO GETS RESULTS
Once you truly learn the language of music, it provides a lifetime of enjoyment. Who wouldn’t like the ability to play any song they wanted, whenever they wanted? But so many students quit before they even get started. They struggle with learning all the mechanics of music and never get to the enjoyment part. When students are practicing and having fun from the beginning, they are more likely to stick with piano. Music is also taught as something to be shared, and learning in a small group environment teaches the students to be more open and less shy about performing, building confidence. Playing together with the group during ensemble time also helps students immensely with rhythm, which is often one of the most difficult aspects of music.