25 weekly 45-minute group classes, 26 weekly 30-minute private lessons and two recitals*
This two-semester program is ideal for students in kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade. The academic year includes weekly group lessons, in which the children explore new concepts together, perform music and participate in dynamic, musical activities. Weekly private lessons provide individualized attention, goals and practice assignments.
The children will perform in the semester recitals in December and May, and may also participate in the CMTA Achievement Day. Enrollment is for the duration of the academic year, September through early May.
*The Center for Piano Studies has resumed customary operations, with classes and lessons occurring in-person at the School of Music. The CPS will follow University procedures and decisions regarding cancellations and closures, and will continue required safety measures (COVID-19 related).
Cost: 2 payments of $435 or 6 payments of $145.
See Policies and Tuition for details. Register online.
To be eligible for Time to Begin, students must be enrolled in K5, 1st grade or 2nd grade, and must be able to read simple words and write basic numbers and letters. Students with prior study may transfer into the program, pending an interview to ensure correct placement.
Student piano requirement: Acoustic piano (preferred) or 88-key digital piano with stand and bench
Practice requirement: 30 minutes a day, five days a week
Enrollment and Weekly Schedule
|Time to Begin Weekly Class||Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.||Beginners (primer method)|
|Time to Begin Weekly Class||Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.||Beginners (primer method)|
Private lessons may be available at 4:00 p.m. (prior to group class), 5:15 p.m. (after group class), and will be scheduled in consultation with the private instructor. Classes will be enrolled on a first come, first serve, basis.
During weekly group lessons, the children explore new concepts together, perform music and participate in activities designed to increase abilities in music fundamentals. This includes the study of rhythm, pitch, music reading, listening skills and music theory. During weekly private lessons, students explore technique and repertoire.