02 Jan 5 benefits of learning music in a group class
Learning one-on-one isn’t right for everyone, and there are some major upsides to learning an instrument in a group setting. From making friends to saving some money, here are some reasons why group lessons might be right for you.
“I love the humanity, to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.” – Paul McCartney
1. You have like-minded people on your side
One is a lonely number and learning something can be a scary thing. You’re putting yourself in a new position and taking on an activity you’ve never done before.
What makes that easier is having people on your side that in are the same boat. Everyone in the class wants to see you succeed and will help you get there!
2. Meeting new people in your community
You’re going to get to know those people in the same boat as you, and that comes with endless possibilities. Many of our students have ended up with lifelong friends, partners, business connections, and more.
3. Learning in a group boosts creativity
In a group, you can learn together and learn from each other. The person beside you may have a special trick that they can share with you, help you see if your posture is correct, or teach you a new way to sing that part you’re not super happy about.
4. Building teamwork skills
Unlike in one-on-one lessons, learning in a group builds a sense of team spirit and camaraderie. When you’re all working on the same repertoire, you can rent our practice rooms for free and practice together, deepening your understanding of the material quicker and to a higher degree than if you were practising on your own.
5. Saving some money
The cost of taking lessons in a group is much less than individual instruction because of the use of the instructor’s time. There are also beginning group classes, which give you a low-commitment way to try out the instrument before you move to individual instruction.