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Help !! Novice rider - Private lessons or Group??

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        07-25-2010, 03:46 AM
    If you have the money I would go private. In group lessons you're often stuck standing around watching as other people have turns. Group lessons are solely about you and your instructor can spend more time critiquing and correcting you as opposed to you and like four other riders. Semi-private lessons would also be good as you can learn from the other rider as well as get a lot of attention from the instructor.
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        07-27-2010, 11:56 AM
    Green Broke
    I agree that private at first would be most beneficial, as you have all the attention and can be helped quicker. If you are just beggining to learn, and are with slightly more experienced people, that can often make people feel embaressed or out of place. So I would say deffinitly private at first, then if you want to, switch over to group lessons.

    (sorry 'bout the typo's, my brain has shut down lol)
        07-27-2010, 11:58 AM
    The semi-privates with your friend sound like a wonderful way to start. So glad things are working out.
        08-05-2010, 06:32 PM
    The semi private lessons seem like a perfect compromise. Personally, I take mostly private lessons with a semi private or clinic thrown in about once a month. I get a lot out of the semi privates, watching the others ride.
        08-06-2010, 07:13 AM
    How are the lessons going?
        08-11-2010, 03:57 AM
    Green Broke
    When I first started riding again at 23, I did private lessons for the first month or two and then went to group lessons. I found to get started again it was nicer to have my coaches full attention. Even now, 2 years later, if I am having problems with something, I find it better to throw in a private lesson with her so that all the focus is on fixing everything.

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