5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Music Lessons – Part 1
We have compiled these practical tips from our years of teaching experience to ensure you have a successful rewarding experience learning your instrument!
1.) Choose a music school which offers a choice of group or private lessons for beginners.
Different students require different teaching approaches. Some students progress best with the peer interaction and class motivation of a group session. Other students prefer the focused concentration of an individual lesson. Once a student is more advanced private lessons are suggested to master advanced techniques. Make sure that your student has the option to select the learning style that is best suited for them.
2.) Take music lessons in a professional teaching environment.
Learning music is not just a matter of having a qualified teacher, but also having an environment that is focused on music education. In a professional school environment a student won’t be distracted by television, pets, ringing phones, siblings or anything else. With only 1/2 to one hour of lesson time per week, a professional school environment can produce better results since the only focus at that time is learning music. Students in a school environment are also motivated by hearing peers who are at different levels and by being exposed to a variety of musical instruments.
3.) Make practicing easier
As with anything, improving in music takes practice. One of the main problems with music lessons is the drudgery of practicing and the fight between parents and students to practice every day. Setting daily or weekly goals and having dedicated practice times are two easy ways to make music fun for both students and their parents. It is always important to reward goals that have been achieved, even small goals. Praise tends to be the most coveted reward. Sometime s there no substitute for pat on back or a “job well done”!