Private lessons vs Shared Lessons

Shared Piano Lessons

Private lessons vs Shared Lessons

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again yet expecting a different result. Over the last century, piano lessons have always been a very self isolating activity. During a student's lesson, he/she is alone with their piano teacher then when they go home it’s just him/her and the piano. There was also a huge need for lessons to be a one on one session because of the traditional method being such a multi thought process. Meaning, the student had to learn how to read, and have their attention on technique, and the fingering, and trying to read rhythm and notes, and have so many things being processed at one time, as well as having to deal with a new environment and a new experience. Traditionally, the only way a teacher was able to push all of that information through was in a private learning environment. Also, learning privately has allowed music educators to remain ‘hidden and unquestioned’ which means their educational strategies and techniques have also remained ‘hidden and unquestioned’

Shared Piano Lessons
Shared Piano Lessons

Of course there may be instances where a private lesson is absolutely needed. We take this on a case by case basis and assess if a private lesson is truly the only way to go.