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Benefits Of Music Lessons

Benefits of Private Music Lessons

The benefits of private music lessons by degreed teachers. While parents manage online and in-person daytime school for their kids, there can be a silver lining when it comes to proper music instruction. We’ve posted about the benefits of private music lessons before. Here’s an updated, Covid-19 adapted list that may help parents.

1 Benefits of Private Music Lessons: Teachers Provide Professional Training
Musicians (especially degreed musicians) are accustomed to long hours and significant time practicing their craft. Their primary and secondary instruments (or sometimes several instruments of study) require training and constant practicing. Musicians enjoy showing others what they know. For music teachers, it’s gratifying to see students learn and grow musically. During Covid-19 – with the extra time at home – students can really achieve and grow musically. Extra practice time. No traveling around town to multiple activities and a less crowded itinerary can allow for additional time with their instrument.

2 Benefits of Private Music Lessons Online: Students Can Perform Solo
Students can perform as soloists with their music teacher and receive instant feedback on their playing. Students in school music classes and bands are usually playing only with other student musicians. Private lessons give students a chance to be a soloist and receive individualized attention. Some of our students have performed virtual mini recitals online, practicing in a performance mindset.

3 Benefits of Private Music Lessons Online: Students Can Excel
Students can learn additional music theory, additional performance techniques, new repertoire and set specific (more rigorous weekly) musical goals with their teacher. This can coincide and compliment their daytime school’s instrumental music program. School Band and Orchestral teachers should encourage students and parents to study privately, it only helps students play better, which in turn helps their school program sound better.

4 Benefits of Private Music Lessons Online: Curricular Methods Matter
Curricular method books designed to enhance the one-to-one music learning are complimentary to any school band music program. School band music programs are great and students should definitely participate and perform with their peers. The musicianship and development of a student musician is enhanced and accelerated with curricular methods that are designed to teach students in a one-to-one learning environment.

5 Benefits of Private Music Lessons Online: Student Recitals, Concerts, Auditions & Festivals
Daytime school music teachers should rely on private music teachers and their community music schools more. We are hear to help students succeed musically. The partnership between private music teachers and daytime music teachers should be strong, which can help students of any level become better prepared for seasonal concerts, music festivals, auditions and long-term musical goals. Even with Covid-19 and a school’s online video performances.

6 Benefits of Private Music Lessons Online: Private Teachers As Role Models
We value our approach to teaching music comprehensively. The one-to-one time with a degreed music teacher is time well spent for a music student. We want our students to excel and we consistently aim to inspire students to reach their greatest potential.

Learning music is a process unlike any other. With Covid-19, learning music and practicing music can also be a great distraction. A great motivator. A great stress reliever. Students really need music in their lives right now. The musical arts (and arts in general) always seem to struggle. Yet, with Covid-19 it’s been the musical arts that have kept many students engaged, disciplined, patient, appreciative and focused on staying the path. Each student is different and everyone has different challenges, struggles and obstacles. Even though teaching and learning online is challenging and not the same, it does have it’s benefits when the instruction at its core is thorough, comprehensive and thoughtful. This is what we’re doing at Music Notes.

Brandon Kurzawa

Founder of Music Notes Academy, a '12 NJSBDC award-winning community music school in East Brunswick, NJ. A teacher of music since '00, with degrees in music and education, specializing in curriculum and instruction.

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