Adult Learners

The Southbury Music Studio has an active and growing community of adult students. The age of students spans 3 generations, and the ability level is everything from “I’ve never played a musical instrument before” to ” I’ve been playing for many many years”

What is different about teaching adults?
Usually there can be different material studied. Different method books and repertoire used. Greater flexibility in scheduling. Teachers usually enjoy teaching adults because they learn more from them as students. Adult students can give more clear feedback, have a different perspective on practice habits and commitment.

What types of reasons do some of our own current adult students have for bringing them to lessons?
I have chronic migraines and the only thing that helps me to relax is playing piano (correctly) – and for that I chose Southbury Music because I knew that they would be friendly and knowledgeable enough to work with me to develop my skill.
Rob Labeck

Availability to play in ensembles?
Yes. There are always different opportunities to collaborate with peers. We also hold casual evening get togethers occasionally to meet with other adult students and share what you are learning, perform if you desire, or just appreciate what others are doing.

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