Piano instruction in both classical and popular music (chords and melody) is offered in a relaxed, supportive, and friendly environment. You will have your own upright piano in the classroom.Students will be required to buy music at an approximate cost of $25.
Section A (Tuesdays, 7:40-9pm) for those with little or no knowledge of the piano.
Section B (Tuesdays, 6:10-7:30pm) assumes the student has knowledge of note reading and basic piano skills.
Section C (Thursdays, 7:40-9pm) is for students who can proficiently play and count, hands together, pieces of moderate difficulty.
Section D (Thursdays, 6:10-7:30pm) is for the more advanced student. Emphasis is on musical interpretation and expression.
When you register for the piano class, it is an overall registration. You then come to the class level you think is appropriate for you. To help you decide, you can look at the class materials. For levels A, B and C, we use the book "Alfred's Adult All-In-One, Level One." Level A goes up to p.55, Level B goes from p.55 up to p.109, and Level C goes from p.109 to the end of the book.
For levels A and B, we also use the exercise book, "A Dozen A Day, Preparatory Level." For Level C we use the Hanon exercises (Alfred publisher). You can take a look at these and decide what level is appropriate for you, and if you discover in class that it is not the right level, you can simply switch to a different level.
For level D, we use the Hanon exercises, and the instructor brings in different pieces of music each time, ranging from a Bach minuet or prelude, a Chopin prelude, the easier music of composers like Debussy, Ravel, Grieg, Mendelssohn, etc.
Early registration strongly recommended.