Q: My child is taking a weekly group saxophone lesson at his school but feels that he is falling behind in class. What can be done to enhance his progress?

A: School lesson programs are a great way of introducing a child to a musical instrument, however, due to time constraints, the finer points of playing a musical instrument can be overlooked. Group lessons can move too slow or, in many cases, too fast resulting in the student falling behind and losing interest. The reason for this is, in a group setting, teachers are required to divide their attention among the entire class preventing them from offering their full attention to an individual requiring additional help. Musicians Corner offers assistance to many students from area schools who are seeking private, individualized instruction. We provide students with an instructor that will focus on their weaknesses and help discover and develop their strong points. The result usually leads to a dramatic improvement and renewed enthusiasm for their instrument.