Found in: Shared Lessons
Sue K., Australia
Just wanted to give you a quick update of how my groups are going.
Firstly, 2 of my 3 children’s groups are having a fabulous time. One was a beginners group this year and one is made up of ex-private students who are just starting level 4. It is wonderful to see some of them arrive early to class, put their books down and race to the piano to play. On a couple of occasions, we had three making music together, one playing Honey Dew Accompaniment, one playing the melody and one singing. It was just delightful. Isn’t that what music should be all about!
The third group unfortunately didn’t hold together….all of them coming from a few years private lessons. I now only have 3 students left from that group who all share a half-hour slot together. The reasons for that group not lasting I believe were varied.
My 3 adult groups running on Saturday mornings are also going well and the energy and laughter in the room is so invigorating. What is so wonderful to see and hear in these groups in particular is the encouragement the students give each other and the excitement as they listen to one another.
In terms of the learning experience, it is so worthwhile to hear them instructing and helping each other with patterns and positions and putting hands together. Not only are they helping each other, but they are also consolidating their own learning. This happens in the children’s groups as well.
I am finding the more group classes I run, the more I enjoy them.