Open to children ages 6-8, this class meets in fall semesters of odd-numbered years on Tuesdays from 5-5:50 p.m. beginning usually in the 5th week of the semester.
Dr. Lori Rhoden teaches the class with assistance from Ball State students registered for the class MUSP 425/525 - Elementary Piano Pedagogy and Literature.
The fee for the class is $150, which includes all group classes, a final student recital, and all music/materials for the class.
The class is an introductory experience that emphasizes the development of comprehensive musicianship including keyboard technique, music notation reading, singing, aural development, movement, and music theory.
No previous musical experience is necessary.
At least one parent must accompany the child for an interview with Dr. Rhoden in order to be considered for the class.
Children must commit to participation in the class for the entire semester and need to have regular access to a piano or digital keyboard.
Upon the completion of the class, Dr. Rhoden consults with the parents regarding the options for further piano study.