Group Lesson Benefits for Young Children
Studies indicate that playing and listening to music at a young age improves learning, memory, reasoning ability and general creativity. Research also supports the theory that young children who are exposed to music develop enhanced cognitive skills.
Benefits of Group 'Piano/Keyboard' Lessons for Young Children
There are several benefits to young children who spend the early years of their music education in a group lesson. Here are a few:
- Rate of progress - group lessons provide consistent progress. Following prepared lesson plans that always include new material, students are ensured a steady rate of progress.
- Skills - students in group lessons will learn the same material as a private student of the same age and will have a better chance of completing the material in a shorter time due to the motivation a group provides.
- Variety - group lessons offer more variety in lesson material and more activities to participate in. Students will stay interested and enjoy their lessons more.
- Time & Money - group lessons are typically twice as long as a private lesson and the cost of a group lesson can be 25% less than a private lesson.
- Motivation & Interest - learning with your friends plus exciting lesson plans make learning fun. Students in a group lesson will practice more willingly between lessons and look forward to their weekly class.
Playing in a group and becoming a well-rounded musician is not an opportunity that all students will have.
When playing with others, a good musician learns to focus on his or her own part within the group yet still be able to listen and perform with the group as a whole. During group lessons, young students develop strong musicianship skills and a level of confidence that will benefit them later in school and life.