To all the adults out there who have always wanted to play the piano, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music associate professor Dr. Brenda Wristen has something to say: It’s never too late to learn.
With people living longer and having more leisure time, Wristen sees adults as good candidates to learn to play the piano.
Consequently, Wristen, director of piano pedagogy and keyboard skills at Nebraska, is supervising “The Community Piano Experience.” The program offers 11 group piano classes that will center on basic music reading and keyboarding skills.
Students who have never played the piano (or have forgotten their lessons from childhood!) will be enrolled in the Beginning class on Tuesday nights. Students with a basic knowledge of keyboard skills and note reading will be enrolled in the Intermediate class on Thursday nights.
The Beginning class will begin Jan. 29 and end April 16 (excluding March 19). The Intermediate class will begin Jan. 31 and end April 18 (excluding March 21). Both classes will be taught by Travis Worsham, a doctoral student in piano performance who also holds a master’s degree in piano pedagogy.
The lessons have a maximum of 16 students and will be held in room 23-2 in Westbrook Music Building on the UNL city campus. Classes will take place from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. each day.
“This is a really wonderful opportunity,” says Dr. Wristen. “It will be fun, and the students will learn more about music while improving their piano skills.”
The class, designed specifically for adults, costs $175. That includes 11 weeks of instruction, a textbook and all additional materials.
For more details, see https://sites.google.com/site/lincolncommunitypiano/ or contact Travis Worsham, assistant coordinator of the Community Piano Experience, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936-591-2116. Registration deadline is Jan. 18.