Sometimes it seams like a great idea for two people to learn an instrument together and while it sounds fun, it can defeat the benefit of a truly private lesson. The most unique part of private lessons is the one on one aspect of learning. This is our specialty. For this reason, we only teach one student at a time.
Our experience has been that both students will naturally progress at different rates. Learning how to play a musical experience is a joyful experience and gentle encouragement is always an added plus.
Parents that take lessons and have children who take lessons are still able to encourage during lessons and gain the knowledge to help during private practice time from what they have learned. An added bonus is spending more time together and being able to schedule a once or week private practice time where you can share what you have learned with each other and maybe play duets!