Why Take Private Music Lessons?
Students of all ages and levels of experience benefit greatly from individualized, one-on-one music lessons. Here are a few reasons why:
Being a part of a group---such as a school band--- is no fun for the student feeling like he or she is getting left behind, unable to fully participate and contribute to the ensemble. In a band class fullof young musicians, it is difficult (if not impossible) for even the best band director to provide enough individualized attention to the struggling student. In this scenario, private lessons are essentially "tutoring" for the student needing to "catch-up." If your child is struggling in band class,weekly private lessons provide one-on-one clarinet instruction and assistance in practicing band music and preparing for playing tests while targeting weaknesses in his or her musical development.
Both the struggling student and the student whom already excels in music will benefit equally from private lessons (providing they practice, of course). More advanced students often crave a challenge, and private lessons are an excellent way to supplement and go beyond the musical instruction he or she is already receiving at school. If your student is enthusiastic about music and isinterested in auditioning for All- State Band, Region Band, All-District Band and/ or County Honors Bands or entering competitions, studying privately will give your student the opportunity to acquire the skills they need tobe successful in these situations. If your child aspires to play professionally and/ or major in music in college, then private lessons are an absolute necessity. Music is a competitive field, and a young musician needs the advantage of regular, individualized instruction and mentoring from an experienced, professional clarinetist and teacher in order to make the dream a reality.
To Play Again After 30 Years
Playing an instrument relieves stress by focusing our attention, providing physical exercise, creating opportunities for us to connect with others in our community, andsimply by reminding us to appreciate the beauty in our world. If you have an old clarinet collecting dustsomeplace in your closet or up in the attic, private lessons are a great way to get back into playing. Adults and young people alike enjoy playing in church "praise bands" and community bands and orchestras, or in smaller chamber ensembles such as clarinet quartets or woodwind trios. Music make sus all happier, healthier people!