1. Students will be motivated and challenged to excel.

  2. Opportunities to observe and learn from their peers as well as help one another.

  3. Environment creates positive pressure leading students to practice more.

  4. Playing in front of others builds courage and self-confidence.

  5. Creates awareness of each student’s individual progress versus their peers’.

  6. Learning and playing together fosters team work.

  7. Friendships built around a common interest.

  1. Student receives teacher’s full attention for the lesson.

  2. Lessons are planned and tailored to the unique needs, learning style and ability of the student.

  3. Teacher will resume where student left off in cases where lessons are missed or postponed.

  4. Students can work at his or her own pace.

  5. Teacher can focus more on improving students’ individual technique and musicality.