Multilevel Shared Lesson
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Katie D., Australia
This week I took the plunge and tried a different sort of class. I love teaching groups and nearly all my after school students are in group classes. During the day though, I have lots of adults that come one by one. Some are in develpmental levels and some have days that they have commitments, so it’s been hard to keep them in groups. So I talked to them all and we decided to try a multilevel shared class. On monday I had 7 people attend with students ranging from level 3 – 17. They each played 2 or 3 playlist pieces, then we talked about chords and I taught them how to play the Chester Chills Out duet. It was a wonderful class and everyone was motivated to prepare, inspired to hear others and showed great appreciation of everyones effort.
Kimberly B., Washington
I did something similar over the summer. We had a once a month multi-level adult group. And the feedback was that it was inspiring and a different type of learning that stretched them.
Leeanne I., Australia
I have group senior adult classes during the day. It’s so much fun for them! Learning piano and the social interaction at the same time.
Kerry V., Australia
great idea, good on you.
I did try this some many years ago and people were not happy with it as i obviously didn’t run it well enough. Then we didn’t have the duets too.
Joan H., Canada
Kerry – there may have been other factors – not necessarily you not running it well enough. It’s not a one size fits all. Not everybody will thrive in every teaching environment and that is ok.
Original discussion started November 2, 2023