Children enjoy being part of a group.
The group promotes an atmosphere of learning from one another, takes the pressure off of individual students and provides an atmosphere of reassurance and support – all of which contribute to students relaxing and enjoying music more.
Being among friends makes learning a lot more fun, and whenever learning becomes fun, it becomes easy!
Our experience shows that students who play in a band naturally want to learn as much as they can, including technical skills and music theory, because they want to keep up with their peers and contribute to the rich sound their band produces. This camaraderie helps students make progress faster than they would in one-on-one lessons.
And let’s face it, there just isn’t a lot of glamour in playing by yourself. The greatest amount of fun comes from playing with others.
Here is a list of 7 added benefits our Band Program has to offer:
Motivation: People – and children in particular – are highly motivated and inspired by each other. Because they are learning to play songs together with their bandmates, they feel accountable to them, and work hard to make sure they have their parts learned each week for the group! They’re also motivated to practice more. Even those having a tough time practicing when alone will feel this encouragement. This mutual influence is also known as group-dynamics.
Creativity: In a group, students have the opportunity to develop new ideas and share them collectively, and they’re provided with a great environment for experimentation. A more extraordinary and unexpected outcome is oftentimes the result.
Team Spirit: Orientation towards the same goal creates team spirit. This solidarity is strengthened by group activities that allow students to support one another during the learning process. Building the team’s morale this way solidifies this sense of group spirit (or again, group-dynamics) also increases motivation.
Overcome Inhibitions: Students get used to playing in front of each other each week and become comfortable with the notion of an audience and a public setting. They develop confidence and overcome stage fright.
Healthy Competition: Group lessons expose students to a mildly competitive atmosphere, this encourages them to learn and practice in order to keep up with their peers. The group dynamic provides students with the opportunity to give as well as take constructive criticism.
Social Development: Deep friendships are formed in our band program as students learn how to better relate and cooperate with others. The development of communication skills (both social and musical) is also fostered.
Self Confidence: Above all, each of the added benefits mentioned in this post builds confidence that will last a lifetime.
Being part of a band is yet another way to develop ones love and passion for music – and showing off on stage is the next logical step! The teachers at Modern Music School gladly teach the ins and outs of performing live, something they have done hundreds of times.
Just ask them about it!