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Old 05-15-2017, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default Multiple students at one lesson

When working with students of different aptitudes, how do you split up the lessons, until the students get to the same place?
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: Multiple students at one lesson

I'm not certain that they do end up at the same place; and I'm not certain of the question. Are you teaching all at once? Or have multiple students you're teaching one on one?
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:17 AM   #3
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Default Re: Multiple students at one lesson

Not sure if this would fit your needs but at one point I took group lessons. The instructor separated the groups into three (beginner, intermediate and advanced). Each lesson was about an hour but overlapped the next lesson by 20 minutes. Students would move up the levels as they progressed and be exposed to the better playing of the next group up, who were basically doing their warm up tunes during the overlapping bit at the beginning of their lesson. It seemed to work well.

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Old 05-17-2017, 01:37 PM   #4
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Default Re: Multiple students at one lesson

Thanks for your input. I work with two groups. The members of the first group are about ready to start on tunes. Second group is just beginning. Our senior instructor retired and I am now IT!
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Old 05-17-2017, 02:33 PM   #5
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Default Re: Multiple students at one lesson

I use the Shepherd method where you have everyone at a table in order of skill (they can usually figure this out on their own). Then as you are going through a phrase/tune/exercise: have everybody play, then the most skilled; have everybody play again, then the next most skilled; etc. until you have gone all the way down the line. That way the least skilled play along with the better students, get to hear them play (so they can hear HOW it is supposed to be played), AND get the most time on their PC. Matching PCs help.


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Old 05-17-2017, 04:40 PM   #6
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Default Re: Multiple students at one lesson

May I ask if the students youngsters or adults?
This can make a difference, especially as an adult student.

Although I do like the structure Kevin described.
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