Whether you are interested in signing your child up for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, or ukulele lessons privately or in a group lesson is entirely up to you. Both group and private lessons have their advantages. Your decision will depend on your child's learning style and skill level.
Group guitar lessons are by far the most effective way of getting young beginners to build the confidence they need in order to perform in front of others. At the Franklin Music Academy, we have turned the group lesson into an art form. We don't enroll more than four students per each group. These students learn together, practice together, and perform for each other in every class. The classes are cheaper than the average private lesson and they produce great results. If you live in south Austin, then signing your kid up for our group guitar lessons course is a "no-brainer."
Alternatively, private lessons have their benefits too. One-on-one lessons with an instructor immediately places the child on the fast track. Kids in private guitar lessons normally learn at a quicker pace than kids in group guitar lessons. Each instruction is tailored to the child's learning ability and taste in music making the lesson a truly customized and fun learning environment.
The emphasis throughout the first year of group guitar lessons is on developing the technical facility needed to navigate the fretboard. This is done through introducing basic chord playing right away. Each student is also encouraged to use his/her singing voice as much as possible. With a few months of group guitar lessons, each student will be able to sing and play a couple dozen songs utilizing all of the basic open chords on the guitar. You'll be amazed at how much their singing improves after just a few months of our group guitar lessons.
Group Guitar Lessons & Reading Standard Notation
More advanced students learn to read music through playing in an ensemble. They are assigned parts of an arrangement according to their capabilities and work together with others in the group creating a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Just think of middle school orchestra - it's the same concept except a little smaller and everyone's holding a guitar. Various genres and styles of music are explored ranging from baroque to modern rock.
Join the fun and start your group guitar lessons today!