Collaborative Piano Skills











Grades 9-Adult
Teacher: Irina Lupines

Monday, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Introductory level for grades 9-12)
Room: ESM442

Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 p.m.  (Intermediate/Advanced levels)*
Room: MSH 304

Tuition: $231 per semester*
Tuition with lessons (10% off): $209 per semester
Tuition with lessons and two or more concurrent 17-week classes or ensembles (15% off): $197 per semester
This is a yearlong course divided into two semesters.

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.” Pianists will 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 for Introductory Level: Piano Jury Level 4
Prerequisite Intermediate/Advanced Level: Introductory Level; or permission of instructor;

*Updated to reflect 2022-2023 year

How to Register

New students and students registering after mid-September: ECMS Registration Form 

Continuing ECMS students may re-register online from May until September.

Paper registration forms available upon request: (585) 274-1400

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