I'm Dr. Ruth Albright and I teach group piano lessons to ages 18 1/2 months- High School. I've taught piano for over 20 years in the public school system and privately. Research has shown that music increases memory, mathematical skills and self-confidence.
Benefits of Group Piano
Makes learning fun.Musical skills and fundamentals can be taught using group games and activities that are fun to experience with others. This also allows for greater creative exploration.
Develop rhythmic security. Playing with others builds a stronger sense of rhythm and timing.
Positive peer pressure. Group piano establishes a sense of group spirit and dynamics that naturally increases motivation. Students of similar age and level relate and learn from each other as well as from the teacher. Students stimulate and energize each other.
Develops communication skills. Music is a social art and a means of communication. Students learn how to express themselves musically with and in front of others. The group provides limitless opportunities for students to share their knowledge of music with their friends.
Develops concentration.Students learn to maintain their own part while hearing others play.
Joy of making music with others.Group lessons provide students the opportunity to play ensembles. Students enjoy the excitement and rich sound of playing with other pianists.
Builds teamwork.Students learn and experience teamwork in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. Students grow by helping others. Valerie Douglas McInroy