Kids Group Music Lessons in Philadelphia – Children are born interested in music. At Philly Music Lessons, we often receive inquiries as to whether or not its possible to start very young kids with music lessons (I mean your toddler who is unusually obsessed with guitar, or your 4 year old who wants nothing more than to perform like a rockstar). Our answer to this is of course, YES, it is possible! The trick is finding a method and teacher that jives with your child’s personality and goals. So, how best to approach finding the right music lessons?
Each child is a different type of learner. For instance, one type of kid might really enjoy note reading and the patterns inherent in music. They will be able to easily sit though lessons and practice, while truly enjoying learning note names and instrument fingering. Another kid might be drawn to the lyrical and expressive qualities of music. Their ear will guide them in understanding songs. Experimenting during lessons may be key. If your child is the animated performer, she or he might be better off focusing on favorite and familiar songs rather than getting bogged down immediately by technical music instruction. Whatever type of child you think you have, it is important to pay attention to their interests and style. So explain to your prospective teachers what your child likes, and they can develop music lessons around what makes your child tick.
We keep an eclectic stock of gifted teachers on staff, coming from all musical backgrounds and walks of life. Some have children themselves and understand the quirks that go along with these little personalities! Some are simply talented at creatively teaching kids music. Our teachers can bring fun to just about any learning material during private lessons, and make it a point to incorporate student interests into the learning process. Whether it be piano lessons, drum lessons, or guitar lessons, all of our teachers understand how to adapt their methods and instruments for little minds and hands.
While plenty of kids show interest in taking private lessons, others that are clearly drawn to music may not be ready for the one-on-one. That is why we have decided to offer small group classes for kids! Group lessons are a great way to introduce music in a casual, friendly, social, and spontaneous, environment. While our group classes are truly relevant to all ages (adults welcome as well – duos, trios, quartets, rock and jazz bands) we’ve created this particular set of classes with 4-6 year olds (preschoolers – kindergarteners ) in mind. After a group of between 3 and 5 children is established (please contact us if you are interested in setting up a group lesson) lessons can be scheduled on a regularly occurring, weekly basis. Throughout the weeks, our teachers will use creative methods to engage the group. By introducing song, dance, and movement, these classes become a lively and active environment for exploration. Broadly touching on many fundamental musical concepts and dabbling with various instruments, group lessons can also be more directed to the set interests of the group (i.e. vocals, guitar, or piano). These group jams are a great stepping stone to more advanced lessons, which can be continued in group form or as individual lessons throughout the years.