Keyboard Classes

 Introductory Piano Classes

Introductory Piano Classes are a great way to begin to play an instrument with an eye toward possible future private study.  No previous musical knowledge is necessary!  Over the course of the year, students will learn to read music, as well as the fundamentals. Since the classes are at the beginner level, students with any previous experience, or who have taken a year of introductory classes, are encouraged to register for private lessons to enhance their developing skills. Students must have access to a piano or weighted 88-key keyboard for home practice.

Full year Introductory Classes (3 units)
Tuition:  $210 per semester
$191 or less with other private lessons

 
Instrument
Grade
Day
Time
Room
Piano
Ages 4-6
Saturday
9-9:45
ESM 443
Piano
Ages 4-6
Saturday
9:45-10:30
ESM 443
Piano
1-4
Saturday
10:45-11:30
ESM 443
Piano
1-4
Saturday
11:30-12:15
ESM 443
Piano
7-8
Saturday
12:15-1
ESM 443
Piano
adult
Saturday
2:30-3:30
MSH 414

 

Diploma Piano

Grades 8–adult; 3 units
Matthew Robey, Instructor
Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. or
Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.or
Saturdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or
Saturdays 1:30-2:30 p.m.

For school grades 8-adult. Designed for students already familiar with basic rhythm and note reading. No previous experience at the piano is necessary. Fulfills Piano requirement for Diploma program. This is a full year course.

Tuition: $210 per semester;
$191 or less with lessons, plus required text.

 

Beyond Diploma Piano

Grades 9-adults; 3 units
Matthew Robey, Instructor
Saturdays 12:30-1:30 p.m.

A yearlong continuation of Diploma Piano.  Topics will center not only on piano repertoire, but also open choral score reading, transposition, and harmonization. Designed for non-piano majors enrolled in the Diploma program.

Prerequisites: completion of Diploma Piano or permission of the instructor.

Tuition: $210 per semester
$191 or less with lessons, plus required text.

 

 

Collaborative Piano Skills

Grades 9-adults; 3 units
Irina Lupines, Instructor
Wednesdays 7-8 p.m. (Level One) CANCELLED
Mondays 7-8 p.m. (Level Two)

This class will encourage piano students to become well rounded musicians. “Playing the piano collaboratively is an organic and natural extension of being a pianist.”

Introduction to Collaborative skills class is designed for pianists to learn the essential skills they need to become better performance partners. Students learn through collaboration with their fellow students in the vocal and instrumental areas, in a class setting with individual coaching.

Topics include:Basic ensemble issues, sight reading, quick study, transposition, collaborative repertoire, piano , ensemble (4 hands/2 pianos), rehearsal techniques, and professional behavior.   The class will culminate in a class recital at the end of each semester.  Prerequisite:  Piano Jury Level 4

Tuition: $210 per semester
$191 or less with lessons, plus required text.

 

Piano Accompanying Lessons (Private)

High School-adults
Irina Lupines, Instructor
Day and Time: to be arranged with instructor

Learn the techniques for effective piano accompanying. Playing for a singer, instrumental soloist or any ensemble requires specific skills that must be mastered in order to succeed in this collaborative art. Register for any number (1 to 17) 30-, 45- or 60-minute private lessons within a semester.

Tuition: see private rates

 

Diploma Jazz Piano Class

See Lessons & Classes – Jazz Studies

 

Last updated: May 18, 2016