- Two students may share weekly semi-private, 30-minute lessons
- Students must be of the same instrument, similar ability level (beginning and intermediate only), and similar age
- Buddy lessons are particularly suited for young players that may not be ready for private, one-on-one lessons. They are also recommended for the more temperamentally reserved student who nonetheless wants to explore the many joys and rewards of playing a string instrument
- A more affordable alternative to individual lessons (each student pays only half of the regular tuition)
- Although the lesson time is shared, instruments and lesson materials are not, and must be brought therefore to each and every lesson
- Parents, please be aware of the likely slower rate of progress when compared to students receiving individual, private lessons
- Given the intense individual attention required by beginners, buddy lessons are discouraged until the players reach low intermediate levels
- If and when social behavior interferes with instruction, private lessons will be recommended. Youngsters naturally develop at very different rates - cognitively, emotionally, socially and musically
- Buddy Lessons are ideal only temporarily, as a confidence and motivation booster. If and when the two students develop a significant gap between their abilities and/or motivation levels, transferring to private lessons becomes beneficial and will be recommended to the parent
- All other details are identical to PRIVATE LESSONS
STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
While we attempt to enhance every student’s life experience through music making, we are not trained, certified or licensed in special education or music therapy, therefore teaching students with special needs (developmental, cognitive, motor, behavioral, or emotional) is outside of the scope of our programs.
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