Why Group Classes?

  1. Everything's better with friends!
  2. Groups have a built-in motivation aspect.
  3. Children that watch and observe others doing well learn how to independently course correct.
  4. Children teach other children - peer learning.
  5. There is more time to learn in group classes.
  6. Group lessons develop independent learners.
  7. Children learn how to express themselves musically with and in front of others.
  8. Repetitious singing and playing during class helps to train the ears.
  9. Children learning at different rates is a positive factor in group instruction. The children learn from each other's strengths.
  10. Children thrive in a complex rich environment, it keeps their minds focused and engaged.
  11. Teamwork: learning through group play can help enrich learning and develop key skills such as inquiry, expression, and experimentation.
  12. Accountability: a child's desire to impress their peers is a powerful motivational tool!
  13. Robust lessons: teachers can justify spending 2-4 hours preparing a single lesson knowing it will benefit multiple children at the same time.
  14. Fun: games, ensembles, and interactive learning activities are ONLY possible in a group setting!

Research shows that children learn best when they are in a small group setting, where they are active, playing and discovering. This is not the traditional approach. Fortunately, there is Let's Play Music!

For even more insight into why group lessons work better, see this post on the Let's Play Music blog. You may just be surprised!