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Keyboard Lessons this winter/spring?

posted Jan 6, 2014, 10:07 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Jan 7, 2014, 5:56 PM ]
I’m offering another session of affordable piano classes for children or adults. Whether you’re a beginner or need to refresh your basic skills, now’s your chance to take with group or private lessons. 
For kids, group lessons double as a way of introducing them to an instrument as well as new potential friends, and are helpful if they want to learn a musical instrument to gain approval or social status. Learning keyboard benefits anyone studying another instrument. And band and string players usually begin playing in a group context, so why not keyboardists? I did!

Many adults seek out group lessons as much for the social setting as their passion for music; and costing less than private instruction helps too! Learning to play regularly in front of peers in your own age group can also reduce performance anxiety. And you may have a friend you want to study with!

A 13-week course of 45-minute weekly lessons will follow a sequential approach to building basic keyboard skills and understanding musical notation. (A 14th “bonus lesson” will be added for any class with 5 or more students!) We’ll learn group exercises developing tonal and rhythmic patterns (the building blocks of music). The small classes of 3 – 8 students each will start on Monday afternoon, Jan. 20 in the Good Shepherd. The $250 fee (that’s only $19 a lesson!) includes instruction books and keyboards to play during the lesson, but each student will need their own keyboard to practice on.

If I don’t have at least 3 people to fill a class, or if you wish to study privately, I’m also offering 30-minute private lessons at a mutually convenient day and time. This 13-week block of private lessons is $390; or $30 a lesson.

Whether you want group or private lessons, pick up a registration form either from me or in the rectory before Jan. 19th.

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Steven Vaughan,
Jan 7, 2014, 5:59 PM