9 Benefits of One-On-One Music Instruction

  1. 9 Benefits of One-On-One Music InstructionAccountability: in one-on-one music lessons, students are under the directed guidance of their teacher. In a classroom or a workshop, a student may be able to “hide” or even get overlooked by the teacher. Individual attention means that the teacher is always aware of how the student is progressing.
  2. Personal Discipline: because the teacher expects the student to work on their assignments during the week, the student has to develop personal discipline in order to stay on top of homework. The student is expected to spend a regular amount of time in practice, in preparation for the next lesson.
  3. Work Ethic: because developing as a singer or instrumentalist requires one to be focused, disciplined and consistent, the student will also have to develop a work ethic. The time spent learning to play an instrument will prove invaluable in other walks of life as well. For example, a hard worker is always appreciated in the workplace.
  4. Individual Attention: it’s hard to get personal attention in a classroom or a group lesson. Moreover, because the teacher has to cover a lot of material, they may not necessarily be able to help students who are stuck at a certain point. With one-on-one instruction, teachers are able to give their students the attention they need so they can tackle problem areas and overcome challenges.
  5. Customized Curriculum: one-on-one lessons allow a teacher to customize the lessons to the student’s interests and needs. Because the student will be given the opportunity to learn what interests them, they will enjoy their lessons more and will learn at a quicker pace. They will grow to enjoy music more.
  6. Greater Motivation: progress is motivating. Under the direction of a qualified teacher, students will progress more rapidly than in group lessons. Therefore, lessons will motivate the student to achieve more. They will learn to develop personal discipline.
  7. Adapt To Learning Styles: not all students learn the same way. Some are visual, while others learn by hearing. Some learn by reading, and others learn by doing. A good teacher will be prepared to present lesson material in a way that makes the most sense to the student.
  8. Increased Confidence: when a student is receiving individual attention from a teacher, there is very little room for comparison. In a group lesson situation, a student might be inclined to compare themselves to other students. However, one-on-one lessons allows them to focus on their own growth, which will ultimately boost their confidence.
  9. Paced Learning: with one-on-one instruction, a student is given the opportunity to learn at their own pace. They can go at a faster pace if they are comfortable with the material, and they can go at a slower pace if they need more time to absorb the concepts. There is no wrong or right when it comes to progress. Some students may take longer, some may learn faster.