Group or one on one lessons can both serve beneficial purposes for musicians of all levels!
Lessons are taught to 3-10 students of the same age and skill level. All students study the same instrument and usually have one teacher present. These lessons are a great way to introduce a child to a new instrument and build social and classroom skills.
- Warm ups and tuning will happen together at the beginning, or students may be expected to come ready to play.
- The teacher will demonstrate or review concepts with all students.
- Students will play material all together or one at a time with the others listening and watching.
- The aim of group lessons is collaboration so students can learn from one another.
These lessons are taught one on one in a student’s home. Children who progress faster at their instrument tend to do better in private lesson environments where the teacher can tailor each lesson for the student’s specific needs.
- Lessons begin with warm ups and/or tuning. Older students may be expected to arrive ready to play or sing.
- The lesson will then consist of a mix of,
- technique demonstrations from the teacher and replication from the student,
- rehearsing previously assigned repertoire,
- discussions of theory or style.
- Lessons usually end with a recap of what was worked on and the formation of a practice plan for the next week.