Levels of Piano Instruction
Beginning/1st year Instruction for ages 6 to 9
One first year piano class (for up to 12 students) will be taught in the fall. (No new piano class will be offered Spring Semester.) Each student will receive two 50-minute group lessons per week for 15 weeks each of the two semesters. An interview and audition to determine music aptitude, musical and personality readiness is necessary for admitting a child into the 1st year class.
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th year Instruction for Continuing and Transfer Students
In order to facilitate each student’s progress in piano technique and repertoire to an even greater degree, instruction of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th year piano students consist of one 50-minute group lesson and one half hour private lesson each week. During the group lesson new musical concepts, rhythm drills, music theory, sight reading, aural training, singing, composition, games and performances will be emphasized. The private lesson, on the other hand, will allow the opportunity for individual development and expansion of piano techniques and various repertoire pieces at the child’s own pace.
Lessons for Teenage Pianists
A combination of group and private lessons will be available for teenage intermediate level pianists. There will be openings for one teenage class. The group classes will meet once a month during the semester (see Class Schedule for the week of the month that a particular group will meet). The weekly private lesson (typically 45 minutes) will allow each student to expand his/her learning of solo and/or duet repertoire, piano technique, sight reading, music theory, ear training, and composition. In some rare cases, under the recommendation of the private teacher, teen students may have a 30-minute weekly private lesson. See “Payment Choices” for more information.
Lessons for Adults
Lessons for adults at any level will be available Fall and Spring semesters. Please check “Adult” for “Piano Class Request” on the registration form.
Group Class and Lesson Schedule
- 1st Year Group: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:10-5:00 p.m.
- 2nd Year Group: Wednesdays 4:30-5:20 p.m.
- 3rd Year Group: Thursdays 5:10-6:00 p.m.
- 4th Year Group: Thursdays 6:10-7:00 p.m.
- 5th Year Group: Wednesdays 5:30-6:20 p.m.
- 6th Year Group: Tuesdays 4:30-5:20 p.m. (Zoom)
Teenage Continuing and Transfer Students
Teen class will be held on Mondays 5:10-6:00 p.m. once per month:
- Fall 2023: 9/11, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4
- Spring 2024: 1/22, 2/12, 3/18, 4/22
Weekly Private Lessons
Weekly private or partner lessons will be arranged by the private teacher, the student and the parents.