I was just wondering how you fit in group lessons into your weekly schedule. How often would they have a group lesson? Do you just keep the same time each week and rotate which group you see?
What I do is a little bit of a different approach from most teachers who conduct group classes. I schedule six group classes throughout the year – three in the fall semester, and three in the spring semester. I schedule them on a weekday evening (usually Thursday) for an hour and a half after my regular lessons are done for the day. Then, I just include those dates on my studio calendar at the beginning of the year.
The group classes are open to all of my students – I don’t segregate them by ages or levels. I usually have around 15 students in attendance, which makes for lots of great games and performance opportunities!
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