Green Point Piano Studio aims to provide a fun social environment for learning piano with its group piano classes where each student will be playing on their own piano. Group classes are planned just like private lessons with the added advantage of students getting to make new friends. Playing with friends can lead to higher motivation and the added benefit of learning from each other too. Groups will be made up of students who are approximately the same age.
So why have piano lessons always been taught privately? Private piano lessons began mostly owing to the size and cost of the piano itself. They were big and expensive which meant that teachers usually only owned one instrument. Now thanks to modern technology and the digital piano we can teach piano in a group class just as we teach many other things such as ballet, karate, soccer and academics. Even medical students learn in groups so why not piano?
Students attending group lessons will still learn the same as students who study privately as lessons will cover note reading, rhythm, the development of technique and theory. Improvisation, composing and sight reading will also be covered and of course we will be using off the bench activities such as games and iPads to keep it fun!