Learning in a group has many benefits: it provides confidence in playing for others; stimulates critical listening as students hear other students perform and comment on their performance; aids students in developing rhythmic security.
Learning in a group allows students to learn from peers as well as from the teacher; provides setting where drills and exercises can be more interesting and motivating.
Group instruction also increases attention span allowing the lesson time to be longer than private lessons, and allows students to broaden their musical experiences. It provides friendly competitive atmosphere and facilitates performance in ensembles.
Group lessons encourage students to develop skills in solving their own problems and establish a sense of group spirit and group dynamics.