Piano (2017 Listing)

These are classes from 2017. Stay tuned for the 2018 listings.

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CoordinatorHannah Wagar (hmwagar@gmail.com)
Beginning Jazz Piano

Beginning Jazz Piano

Price: $150

Days: MTWThF/MTWThF, July 17–28

Times: 11:00–11:50am

Instructor: Darin Clendenin

Location: Music 225

Have some fun and learn jazz piano with a pro! We will work in several musical styles, including Latin, Jazz, Blues, etc. We’ll learn fundamental chord voicings and the basics of improvisational theory. This class will reveal the secret kept out of all books and classrooms - What To Do With The Left Hand!!!! Students should have at least a basic understanding of the piano, major scales, and fingering. Returning students will build on what they learned last year.

Piano and Keyboard Improvisation

Piano and Keyboard Improvisation

Price: $175

Days: MTWThF/MTWThF, July 17–28

Times: 1:30–2:50pm

Instructor: Ron Drotos

Location: Music 225

Anyone can learn to improvise! Whether you're an accomplished pianist or a beginner, this is your opportunity to develop your musical abilities in a fun and exciting way. Participants will learn how to spontaneously create music in the rock, pop, jazz, blues, folk, and classical styles. Whether you're a classical pianist who feels stuck to the printed page, or an aspiring rock star, this class will put you on your way towards expressing your musical self to the fullest.

Edvard Grieg — the small Norwegian giant!

Price: $100

Days: MTWThF (week 2), July 24–28

Times: 3:00–4:00pm

Instructor: Knut Erik Jensen

Location: UCPC Fellowship Hall

Learn about the music of Grieg from a real Norwegian! In this piano class we will explore the various aspects of his life and work through lectures and Q&A - from the folk rhythms to the lyrical and complex harmonic elements. We will play for each other, discuss the different pieces and it's technical and musical requirements. All levels are welcome. You must be able to read music and have at least one piece by Grieg ready to work on. Singers and string players can also be admitted if space permits.

Gospel Piano

Gospel Piano

Price: $100

Days: TWTh/MT, July 18–25

Times: 5:00–5:50pm

Instructor: Eustace Johnson

Location: Music 225

Experience the joy and drama of gospel music through this no-stress one-week class! Instructor Eustace Johnson will introduce the basics of how to play Gospel piano. This class is open to pianists of all levels, however registrants should be able to read music.

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