Five Ways Group Outperforms Private For Beginning Students
1 Stimulating social interaction
2. Positive peer motivation
4. Enhanced engagement and attention span
5. Increase skill set at an earlier age
Although there are very few examples of a child not being able to fit into a group format (approximately 5%), all the rest benefit from the experience. There are numerous advantages to group lessons over private for the first years, but the most important benefit is that it develops better musicians and does it in a much faster, enjoyable and more humanistic way.
Observing so many students over almost three decades has convinced us, along with thousands of parents, that this is the best way to teach music to young children, regardless of aptitude, intelligence or potential.
As the proverbial saying goes, “the proof is in the pudding”.
 Pace, Robert. “Piano Lesson: Private or Group.” Keyboard Journal 4, no. 2 (Fall 1978).