Piano Lessons

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Playing piano is a life-long skill that encourages creativity, musicality, structure and rhythmic skills. At BlackRock, students learn from talented and friendly instructors the important foundational skills essential for moving on to upper level piano training. BlackRock offers piano lessons for kids, teens and adults.

Click on the link below which will take you to our registration system. Hover over “Classes and Camps” and select “Piano”.

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Introduction to Piano
 (Non-Conservatory) – Grades 1-6 

These three classes are opportunities for non-conservatory students to start learning to play the piano. Students will study the fundamentals and start developing note-reading skills, learning to play some of their favorite songs.
215.1011.1 
Starts Mon 1/12, 4:00-5:00 PM ▪ 10 weeks
Early Registration: $230/Members $215 
Regular Registration: $240/Members $225 
Instructor: Robert Shann

215.1011.2
 Starts Thursday 1/15, 4:00-5:00 PM ▪ 10 weeks
Early Registration: $230/Members $215 
Regular Registration: $240/Members $225

215.1011.3
 Starts Saturday 1/10, 3:00-4:00 PM ▪ 10 weeks Early Registration: $230/Members $215 Regular Registration: $240/Members $225

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Teen/Adult Piano: 
Beginner and Intermediate – Ages 13+ 

Now is the perfect time to start learning the piano! Study the fundamentals and develop note-reading skills. Gain finger coordination and agility while learning the theory behind your favorite songs. New and returning students welcome.
215.1044.1 
Starts Tue 1/13, 7:15-8:15 PM ▪ 10 weeks
Early Registration: $227/Members $212 
Regular Registration: $237/Members $212

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Piano Conservatory Grades K-9

Students remain in one level of instruction for three sessions, preferable from September to June, for maximum development of skills and musicianship. The program is meant to be taken in sequence over a five-year period and covers all levels of experience. Priority registration is available in November and February for Winter and Spring registration, respectively. Spring Showcase is June 6 & 7. For more information please contact Jillian Levine-Sisson at jlevine-sisson@blackrockcenter.org.

ALL CLASSES: 10 weeks | Early Registration: $227/Members $212 | 
Regular Registration: $237/Members $212

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Introduction to Piano  – Grades K – 2 For beginners especially in the lower grades to develop basic piano skills, fundamental note reading with emphasis on keyboard typography, simple rhythms and preparation for reading and identifying notes.
215.1014.1 Starts Sat 1/10, 9:30-10:15 AM Instructor: William Chang
215.1014.2 Starts Mon 1/12, 4:30-5:30 PM  Instructor: Paul Buehler
215.1014.3 Starts Wed 1/14, 5:30-6:15 PM  Instructor: Paul Buehler
215.1014.4 Starts Wed 1/14, 4:00-4:45 PM Instructor: William Chang
215.1014.5 Starts Fri 1/16, 4:00-4:45 PM Instructor: Barbara Kober

Grades 1 – 5
215.1024.1 Starts Sat 1/10, 10:30-11:30 AM Instructor: William Chang
215.1024.2 Starts Tue 1/13, 4:00-5:00 PM Instructor: Alan Hart
215.1024.3 Starts Wed 1/14, 6:30-7:30 PM Instructor: Paul Buehler
215.1024.4 Starts Thu 1/15, 4:00-5:00 PM Instructor: Barbara Kober
215.1024.5 Starts Thu 1/15, 6:30-7:30 PM Instructor: Alan Hart

Homeschool
115.1034H.1 Starts Mon 1/12, 11:00-11:45 AM Instructor: Barbara Kober

Piano Level 1 
- Grades K – 2 For beginners to continue developing keyboard and note-reading skills as well as beginning repertoire.
215.1074.1 Starts Mon 1/12, 5:30-6:30 PM Instructor: Paul Buehler

Piano Level 1 – Grades 1 – 6
215.1054.1
Starts Sat 1/10, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
 Instructor: William Chang
215.1054.2 Starts Mon 1/12, 6:30-7:30 PM Instructor: Paul Buehler
215.1054.3 Starts Tue 1/13, 5:15-6:15 PM Instructor: Alan Hart
215.1054.4 Starts Wed 1/14, 4:30-5:30 PM Instructor: Paul Buehler
215.1054.5 Starts Wed 1/14, 5:00-6:00 PM Instructor: William Chang
215.1054.6 Starts Thu 1/15, 5:30-6:30 PM Instructor: Paul Buehler
215.1054.7 Starts Fri 1/16, 5:00-6:00 PM Instructor: Barbara Kober

Piano Level 2 – Grades 2 – 7 Prerequiste: Piano Level 1 or permission of instructor. This level is for advanced beginners ready to focus on music theory, technique and developing repertoire.
215.1094.1 Starts Sat 1/10, 12:30-1:30 PM Instructor: William Chang
215.1094.2 Starts Mon 1/12, 5:15-6:15 PM Instructor: Robert Shann
215.1094.3 Starts Tue 1/13, 5:00-6:00 PM Instructor: Barbara Kober
215.1094.4 Starts Tue 1/13, 6:15-7:15 PM Instructor: Alan Hart
215.1094.5 Starts Wed 1/14, 6:00-7:00 PM Instructor: William Chang

Piano Level 3 – Grades 3 – 8
Prerequiste: Piano Level 2 or permission of instructor. This level intergrates formal technique and music theory for students learning to work independently. Students continue to explore classical, blues and popular repertoire and have the opportunity to perform works-in-progress for each other.
215.1114.1
 Starts Wed 1/14, 7:00-8:00 PM
 Instructor: William Chang
215.1114.2 
Starts Thu 1/15, 5:00-6:00 PM Instructor: Barbara Kober

Piano Level 4 – Grades 4 – 9 Prerequisite: Piano Level 3 or permission of instructor. This level allows advancing intermediate students to play music in classical and popular styles and explore ensemble playing. Students may remain in this level for more than one year.
215.1124.1
 Starts Tue 1/13, 7:00-8:00 PM 
Instructor: Barbara Kober
215.1124.2
 Starts Thu 1/15, 6:00-7:00 PM 
Instructor: Barbara Kober
215.1124.3
 Starts Thu 1/15, 7:30-8:30 PM Instructor: Alan Hart