What are HYBRID Lessons?
Hybrid Lessons combine weekly group lessons with private "solo" lessons giving students the best of both worlds!
The weekly group classes provide students with an opportunity to collaborate with their peers. They learn from each other and get to enjoy the benefits of peer support and encouragement. The group format also includes a longer lesson time.
This allows for more time to explore and reinforce concepts, as well as time to enjoy review by using games and other activities. The longer lessons also enable students to learn about composing. Students love performing their own original compositions!
Teaching a lesson to students in a small group setting makes very efficient and effective use of time for everyone!
Solo lessons are similar to a traditional private lesson, where each student gets alone time with the teacher. In the Hybrid lesson format, "solo" lessons are a regularly scheduled part of the lesson year and range in length from 15 to 30 minutes. Each level has a specific number of "solo lesson minutes" allocated for the year.
Solo lessons are used to check up on any issues a student may be encountering and to prepare pieces for performances.
Condensed Lesson Year
No conflicts with Spring activities. Students receive a total of 34-36 lessons in a condensed format of approximately 28 lesson weeks. Since solo lessons are added in a time slot before or after class or on a non lesson day, the total number of lessons take place in fewer weeks. Traditional private lessons typically start in September and end in June.
The Let`s Play Music Studio Hybrid Lesson System is less expensive than traditional piano lessons. Hybrid lessons cost approximately 75% of what a traditional 30 minute private lesson costs while providing more lesson time.
Tuition is set up as an annual amount. You will know the costs for the entire lesson year at the time of registration. (exception: exam fees)
This means that all fees for the regular lesson year are included in the price for each level. Group classes, solo lessons, materials as well as the recital, are all included. Several payment installment options are available.
Students may wish to augment their repertoire by purchasing books of interest.
The Benefits of Group Music Instruction from Professional Piano Teaching by Jeanine M. Jacobson
· Develop poise and other performance skills when the student plays for others.
· Develop critical listening skills through listening to others.
· Develop rhythmic security and counting ability by providing an opportunity for several students to play the same pieces together.
· Develop communication skills and the ability to work in a group.
· Provide inspiration through peer performances.
· Motivate students through healthy competition.
· Provide a social outlet surrounding a common interest not normally available to private piano students.
· Promote enthusiasm and enjoyment as a result of sharing in ensemble work, rhythm drills and music games.