Students have learned guitar through private music lessons at Green Hills Guitar Studio for many years. Along the way those students have learned in different combinations when requested: parent and child, siblings, and friends that want to learn together. Contact us to get started!Interested in taking an intensive workshop to get you started on the guitar or hone your skills? Sign up for our Guitar I or Guitar II: Blues Guitar workshops.
Group lessons help students:
Gain confidence playing for others
Develop rhythmic security
More opportunities for supervised practice
Stimulates critical listening and provides immediate feedback as students hear others perform and comment on these performances
Allows students to broaden their musical experience.
Exposes students to a variety of styles of music and techniques.
Provides a friendly-competitive atmosphere and peer encouragement
Facilitates the performance ensemble playing.
Encourages students to develop skills in problem-solving
Students get a better perspective on their progress and areas of strengths and areas of needed improvement.
Establishes a sense of community and group dynamics that increase motivation
An opportunity and platform for development of communication skills
Allows students to learn from peers as well as from the teacher
Additionally, the study showed that students who played instruments in a class had more improved neural processing than the children who attended the music appreciation group. “We like to say that ‘making music matters,'” said Kraus. “Because it is only through the active generation and manipulation of sound that music can rewire the brain.”
Here is the full article featured in TIME
Research indicates the brain of a musician, even a young one, works differently than that of a nonmusician. “There’s some good neuroscience research that children involved in music have larger growth of neural activity than people not in music training. When you’re a musician and you’re playing an instrument, you have to be using more of your brain,” says Dr. Eric Rasmussen, chair of the Early Childhood Music Department at the Peabody Preparatory of The Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches a specialized music curriculum for children aged two months to nine years.” You can read more here.
Music is a language and language is used to communicate. Taking group music lessons is a great way to learn and improve this new skill…all while having fun with your friends and making some new ones as well.
If you are interested in beginning or joining a group music lesson, please email us here or fill out the contact form below.