Piano Classes

  • Coronavirus Update: NEW as of May 20, 2020

    Following the policy statement in early April by President Michael Driscoll in regard to the COVID-19 threat, and the announcement that all summer courses for the university will be online with no face-to-face instruction, the IUP Community Music School also canceled all face-to-face instruction through the end of the summer 2020 semester.

    Guitar classes do not normally meet during the summer, but registration for online private lessons is OPEN and will be ongoing and rolling through Friday, July 10.

    Please see the IUP Community Music School home page for additional information. For more information from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, please see the comprehensive Coronavirus Information page.

    Adult Piano I

    Description: 

    In this 14-week course, 50 minutes a week, students will learn to read music and play the piano. No experience is necessary. Students must have daily access to a piano or keyboard. If the minimum number of students is not met, those interested will be offered private instruction.

    Instructor:

    Shelby Williams, Teaching Artist, B.A. Music, West Virginia Wesleyan College; currently an IUP graduate student working towards a M.A. in Music Performance.

    Level:

    Beginner, ages 14+ (Younger than 14? Private lessons are a great option!)

    Class Size Limit:

    16

    Cost:

    • Tuition: $140 per semester
    • Registration Fee: $25 per semester
    • Required Materials: See below

    Materials:

    Adult Piano Adventures Bk. 1 (with CD) (HL420243, ISBN-13 9781616773014). Please bring to the first class meeting.

    Fall Semester, 2019 / Day, Time, Room:

    • Thursdays, 4:00–4:50 p.m., Room B01 (Piano Lab), meets Sep. 5–Dec. 12 (14 classes)
    • Thursdays, 7:00–7:50 p.m., Room B01 (Piano Lab), meets Sep. 5–Dec. 12 (14 classes)
    • Note: No class on Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving)

    Spring Semester, 2020 / Day, Time, Room:

    • Thursdays, 4:00–4:50 p.m., Room B01 (Piano Lab), meets Jan. 30–May 7 (14 classes)
    • Thursdays, 7:00–7:50 p.m., Room B01 (Piano Lab), meets Jan. 30–May 7 (14 classes)
    • Note: Instructor will announce whether there will be class on Thursday, March 12, during the IUP Spring Break.
  • Coronavirus Update: NEW as of May 20, 2020

    Following the policy statement in early April by President Michael Driscoll in regard to the COVID-19 threat, and the announcement that all summer courses for the university will be online with no face-to-face instruction, the IUP Community Music School also canceled all face-to-face instruction through the end of the summer 2020 semester.

    Guitar classes do not normally meet during the summer, but registration for online private lessons is OPEN and will be ongoing and rolling through Friday, July 10.

    Please see the IUP Community Music School home page for additional information. For more information from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, please see the comprehensive Coronavirus Information page.

    Adult Piano II 

    Description:

    In this 14-week course, 50 minutes a week, students will extend their music reading and playing skills beyond the beginning level. Students must have taken Adult Piano I, or have approval from the instructor. Students must have daily access to a piano or keyboard. If the minimum number of students is not met, those interested will be offered private instruction.

    Instructor:

    TBA.

    Level:

    Intermediate, ages 14+ (Younger than 14? Private lessons are a great option!)

    Class Size Limit:

    16

    Cost:

    • Tuition: $140 per semester
    • Registration Fee: $25 per semester
    • Required Materials: See below

    Materials:

    Adult Piano Adventures Bk. 2 (with CD) (HL420247, ISBN-13 9781616773328). Please bring to the first class meeting.

    Fall Semester, 2020 / Day, Time, Room:

    • Thursdays, 8:00–8:50 p.m., Room B01 (Piano Lab), meets Sep. 3–Dec. 10 (14 classes)
    • Note: No class on Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving)

    Spring Semester, 2021 / Day, Time, Room:

    • Thursdays, 8:00–8:50 p.m., Room B01 (Piano Lab), meets Jan. 28–May 6 (14 classes)
    • Note: Instructor will announce whether there will be class on Thursday, March 11, during the IUP Spring Break.