It’s never too late to learn to play the piano
calendar icon05 Aug 2022
Lincoln, Neb.--Learning to play the piano can be an enriching and highly rewarding experience. If you’ve ever wanted to play the piano, Glenn Korff School of Music Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy Brenda Wristen says it’s never too late to learn.
Wristen, director of piano pedagogy and keyboard skills at Nebraska, is supervising the Community Piano Experience. This program offers group piano classes that center on helping students develop basic music reading and piano-playing skills.
Students who have never played the piano (or have forgotten their lessons from childhood) will be enrolled in the beginning class on Tuesday evenings. Students with some established piano and music reading skills will be enrolled in the intermediate class on Thursday evenings.
The beginning class will begin Sept. 13 and end Dec. 6 (excluding Oct. 18 and Nov. 22) and will be team-taught by Wristen and her UNL piano pedagogy student interns. The intermediate class will begin Sept. 15 and end Dec. 1 (excluding Nov. 24) and will be taught by Rebekah Stiles, assistant coordinator.
“Community Piano Experience takes the intimidation out of learning to play the piano,” Stiles said. “The teaching process is never a one-way street. Students learn from each other, creating an environment of low stress and high reward. Whether you’re new to the piano or have some prior experience, you’re certainly not alone.”
Each class will have a maximum of 16 students and take place in Westbrook Music Building on the UNL city campus. Classes will be held weekly from 5:30-7 p.m. each evening.
“This is a really wonderful opportunity for adults in and around Lincoln to learn more about music and improve their piano skills in a fun, low-pressure environment,” Wristen said.
The class costs $175. That includes 11 weeks of instruction, a textbook and all additional materials.
For more information, contact Stiles by visiting https://go.unl.edu/cpe2022, emailing email@example.com or calling (267) 500-3168. The registration deadline is Aug. 31.