We believe that the ideal music education includes both individual and ensemble learning and performance opportunities. With a deep understanding of the multitude of benefits of both private and group lessons, Sonata music caters to students’ needs and preferences and offers both learning opportunities. As students begin to understand the basic music principles, they are then encouraged to branch or expand their musical skills into other areas and instruments.
Benefits of group lessons include: improvement in collaborative and communication skills, learning in an enjoyable, stimulating and socially interactive environment, exposure to diverse musical sounds and combinations, a significant reduction of fear and inhibition for public performance, and a higher “enjoyment” level. We recommend beginner students to take group lessons or join ensemble classes to enrich their early music-learning experience.
Private lessons are also an excellent way to train for technical proficiency and performance. Students can learn the principles and techniques through a customized curriculum, which will help with information retention. The focus and strength of one-on-one interaction helps cultivate confidence as the lesson focuses on the individual student. This is particularly important for students who intend to pursue a career in music performance or instruction.