When thinking about beginning piano lessons you may envision an elementary aged child plunking out Hot Cross Buns. In all actuality, however, more adults are beginning – and returning to – piano lessons than ever before!
Gist Piano Academy, located at Gist Piano Center at Harrodsburg Rd and Man O’War in Lexington, is offering two new group piano classes for adult students in Gist’s new Roland digital piano lab:
- Piano Fun for Adult Beginners (no prerequisite required!)
- I Used to Play Piano (for those who regret quitting!)
- Thursdays, 2:30-3:30pm, first class Thursday, March 7, 2013
Piano Fun for Adult Beginners is a group piano class that serves as an introduction to the piano. By the end of the course, students will be able to read music from the grand staff, identify and interpret basic rhythmic notation, demonstrate beginning piano technique, and play simple pieces hands separately and together.
I Used to Play Piano is a course designed for adults who have had piano instruction at some point in their lives, can read music (even if they are a bit rusty) and who wish to brush away the cobwebs and further advance the skills they developed in the past.
Classes take place in a group piano lab, which provides a relaxed learning environment. The group piano conferencing system enables students to hear only their individual piano and the instructor’s piano (and not the other students in the class). So if there is concern about others hearing a wrong note or two, then worry no more!
If you are interested in experiencing the way a group piano lab works with a conferencing system, visit Gist Piano Academy’s Open House on Tuesday, February 26th, from 2:30-3:30pm or call (859) 254-8492 to schedule an individual appointment for a tour of the piano lab.
Bringing a wealth of music teaching experience to Gist Piano Academy, Dr. Richerson teaches group piano and individual piano lessons at Gist Piano Academy. In addition to teaching courses at Louisiana State University, Florida State University, and the University of South Carolina, Dr. Richerson also has over twelve years of experience teaching private piano and group classes to students of all ages and levels.