Learning music itself is great fun. A lot discovery can be experienced as you go along the process of learning. More importantly, it is nice to carry with you a positive and enthusiastic spirit that will help you get the full benefits of learning.
The issue of learning music in group or one-on-one whether it works for your own advantage or not depends really on your personality and the way you want to view things. So, let us see briefly some of the advantages and disadvantages of the two.
One is to one ratio is likely to be very effective in terms focus and concentration. The teacher is able to teach student one at a time. This allows the teacher to readily gauge the student’s level of understanding. In this manner, he can adjust his teaching style and technique. More importantly, he will be able to personally consider the preference of his student and address developmental areas.
Private musical tutoring is more expensive as learning is customized. This means that the teacher spends a considerable time to design lesson that caters uniquely to certain individual. Social interaction is limited to one person which makes the students to find the lesson a bit boring especially for student who possesses high need for sociability.
Learning in group entails more fun and play. It addresses the children’s social needs. The different personalities of the students help them to learn and value camaraderie. The blending of personalities allows them to share and learn from among themselves. It also gives students a sense of belonging that creates strong bond and support that facilitates learning. For example, an older student can teach small ones and can eventually be a good mentor.
While in group, the teacher may not be able to thoroughly examine the learning performance of each of his student in a group. This is because students have different learning style and pace. The teacher may overlook some aspects that need to be developed in his students. In group lessons, the class period is squeezed to accommodate more students that teacher’s quality time with students is likely to suffer.