September 29, 2016

About the Author: Stefan Joubert

Stefan Joubert manages the London Piano Institute, a premier destination for adult piano learners seeking individualised instruction and progress towards their musical goals. He believes anyone can learn to play regardless of age or ability!

Playing the piano is a skill that many people aspire to, and here at the London Piano Institute we highly recommend anyone give lessons a go. When it comes to booking your lessons, there are two main options open to you – one on one solo lessons with a tutor, or group lessons with other dedicated learners. Here’s our guide to both options, to help you decide which one might be best for you

Solo Lessons

Solo lessons are private classes with your tutor. They provide an opportunity for one on one time with your teacher, with instant feedback and the chance to build a good working relationship with your instructor without interruption.

Being the only learner also means you have more freedom to learn songs in styles that you are most interested in – so whether you want to try your hand at classical pieces or are interested in modern pop tunes, you can have full control about which direction you take.

Private sessions often have a more rigid structure and learning pattern than group lessons, so are best for learners that benefit from this kind of structure and stability each week.
With the London Piano Institute, you can book private lessons with an expert pianist who will teach you the right techniques from day one – you can find out more here.

Group Lessons

Group lessons entail regular sessions with a professional tutor and a small group of other learners – class sizes typically range from 4 to 8 people. While you might not automatically think of taking up group lessons, there are some fabulous benefits to this more unusual option.

If you’re interested in meeting new people as well as honing your new skill, group lessons give you the perfect opportunity to do just that. Finding the time and motivation to keep practising any new skill can be difficult, so learning as part of a group offers a supportive network of fellow learners to motivate you and keep you going forward.

You can find out more about the group sessions offered with us at the London Piano Institute here.

Whichever option you go for, learning the piano is an endeavour that can be fulfilling and rewarding, as well as lots of fun! Here at the London Piano Institute we believe that you’re never too old to give it a go – so what are you waiting for? Visit our website for more information.

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