Why Private Lessons Benefit Your Child
If your child has demonstrated a reliable interest in learning how to play the violin or viola, your child will benefit from private instruction. While most public schools in the area offer in-school instruction for beginners (a highly fortunate circumstance), the reality of violin or viola instruction is such that even the best instructors in the most successful school programs are limited in how much individual attention they can offer each student. The huge demands on attention and detail required from both the student and the teacher can often go unmet, resulting in poor habits, poor sound quality, and ultimately, less satisfaction. The best solution for ensuring that your child is getting the best individualized instruction available is to seek out private lessons.
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