Instrument Labs at North Idaho Rock School provide a cost-effective solution for students in Coeur d'Alene who want to learn and play their instrument in a dynamic group environment. With instrument-specific labs in guitar, ukulele, piano, drums, and more (availability may vary), our students receive comprehensive instruction and hands-on experience. These labs offer a collaborative and supportive setting that encourages musical growth and fosters a sense of community. Join our Instrument Labs and discover the joy of making music together in beautiful Coeur d'Alene.
If you have a child interested in music lessons, we strongly consider putting them into an Instrument Lab.
These labs offer several benefits:
At only $99/mo, group instrument labs are more affordable compared to private lessons since the cost is divided among the participants. This makes it a more accessible option for individuals who may have budget constraints.Social interaction:
Group instrument labs provide an opportunity to interact and collaborate with other musicians. This social aspect can enhance the learning experience and create a sense of community. You can learn from each other, exchange ideas, and even form musical partnerships or bands.Motivation and accountability:
Being part of a group can provide a sense of motivation and accountability. Seeing others practice and progress can encourage you to stay dedicated to your instrument and practice regularly. It also creates a supportive environment where you can set goals, receive feedback, and track your progress together.Time management:
Group instrument labs usually have a set schedule, which can help you develop better time management skills. The regular sessions and deadlines can provide structure and discipline, making it easier to allocate time for practice and ensure consistent progress.
> For many students a one-on-one lesson is just too intense. They don’t want the full attention of the teacher on them for the entire lesson.
> Many students learn better within peer-learning contexts, especially while they are beginner/intermediate students.
> Students get the opportunity to regularly be playing in front of other people, reducing performance anxiety.
> Students hear other students ask questions they may not think to ask. This can lead to a deeper, richer learning experience.
> There’s more of a sense of accountability and healthy competition when it comes to practicing between lessons.
> Lifelong friendships form in group classes, making the desire to keep coming stronger.
> Students can be asked to demonstrate something for another student, reinforcing what they’ve learned, and giving them a little ego boost in front of the class.
> Group lessons typically include an independent learning element where students develop the skills to focus and practice alone without the teacher staring and listening to every note during that time.
> Musical games are more fun in a group.
> They get a sense of how they’re progressing compared to the other students.
> It’s a better value per minute.
> If your group lessons are cheaper than individual lessons it then creates a cheaper option for parents who may be facing financial difficulty.
> The kids make new friendships tied to a positive hobby. The busier kids are kept doing positive hobbies, the less likely they are to get into mischief.
> With kids gaining more confidence in a group setting, parents see a noticeable and positive improvement in their child’s character and leadership.
> Provides a stepping stone up your value ladder to more expensive lessons when parents know their child is serious.
> Community builds within the parents, further strengthening your school's culture.
> Sometimes you can have siblings in the same class, meaning parents don’t have to wait around twice as long.
> If the kids miss a class, you can consider allowing them to join another class that week. Then parents appreciate not losing out on that week's fee/lesson.
> With the naturally more competitive and social environment group lessons provide, parents don’t have to work so hard at telling their kids to practice because there’s often a stronger desire from the student to do that themselves.
> If your group lessons are longer, it gives parents more time to run an errand in the area (or just have some well-earned peace and quiet).