MUSIC EDUCATION

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Which is Better: Private Music Lessons Versus Group Music Lessons?

When enrolling in any sort of music program, students and parents are often faced with having to decide between group versus private music lessons. At many music schools, private music lessons are available within scheduled time slots, and group music lessons are frequently offered as after-school activities.

At School of Rock, students and parents don't have to decide. Our music programs combine one-on-one with group instruction to create powerful music lessons that challenge students, encourage growth, and teach team-building skills to get them playing on stage.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS VERSUS GROUP MUSIC LESSONS?

Private music lessons are typically of shorter duration (under an hour), and consist of a weekly one-on-one session with a music instructor. This allows for personalized instruction, and is typically why students want to take private music lessons.

Group music lessons may consist of a longer class (up to two or three hours) with a much larger student to teacher ratio. Classes frequently involve ensemble instruction, where students play music together guided by one or two music instructors.

TAKING PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

Private music lessons have many advantages when it comes to learning to play, but there are some disadvantages to consider as well.

ADVANTAGES OF PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

DISADVANTAGES OF PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

TAKING GROUP MUSIC LESSONS

Group music lessons offer some clear advantages over private music lessons, but given the larger class sizes, they also have some clear disadvantages.

ADVANTAGES OF GROUP MUSIC LESSONS

DISADVANTAGES OF GROUP MUSIC LESSONS

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Combining group and private music lessons

Programs that combine private music lessons with group music lessons are able to offer students the benefits of each, leading to boosted cognitive development, increased student motivation, a faster rate of progress, and more opportunities to apply learned skills.

At School of Rock, we believe that combining both private and group music lessons are the best to learn to play on stage. By themselves, each style can have advantages and disadvantages. Together, these disadvantages are negated, making combined music lessons the best way for students to learn to play. 

 

School of Rock: the best of both worlds

School of Rock music programs are specifically designed to incorporate both styles of class, and are more effective than enrolling in two separate programs. In these programs, music instructors can combine their lesson plans with a curriculum designed to offer students the greatest possible learning benefit. As a result, our students become more interested in the theory of music, build confidence, and grow excited to learn more.

These immersive methods inspires our students to be their best.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SCHOOL OF ROCK'S MUSIC PROGRAMS

School of Rock incorporates both private music lessons and group music lessons into most of its programs, including Rock 101Performance Program, and the Adult Program.

These programs consist of a weekly private lessons where students receive individual instruction, as well as a weekly group lesson in which students work together as a team learning and performing songs.

At School of Rock, it’s not just about playing an instrument; it's about playing as a team.

We deliver an authentic experience using professional equipment, a staff of seasoned musicians, and performances on real rock stages, at real rock venues, in front of real live audiences.

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