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  • Mary Brainerd
Group Music Lessons Make Sense
In and Outside this Environment of Covid Group Music Lessons Make Sense
Most parents want their child to be a music maker. Learning to play music, instructed in private or group lessons, benefits and enriches their lives in many ways.  The benefits are supported by hundreds of research studies.
One of the benefits, confirmed by research is that making music in a group setting improves quality of life and even helps us build deeper relationships.  The benefits of being a part of a group with shared interests and a common purpose cannot be underscored. Below is a list of just some of the benefits you could see in your children if you enrolled them in group music lessons.
 
Group Music Lessons provide better social experiences.  Students can gain a sense of belonging to a peer group and other children interested in music making.  Students are motivated often by seeing other kids doing the same thing, not to mention learning direct skills by watching the other students be directed by the teacher.
Group activities can be fun, too.  In our Musical Study Hall, we play games at the white board drilling the musical symbols and notes on the staff.  There's laughter and fun as the students try to get the correct answer!  It's surprising to learn that most students haven't had much direct repetitive drilling in this area, which is what it takes to learn to read music, essential a second language.  
  • Mary Brainerd

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