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SAFETY GUIDELINES: Keyboards will be spaced 6 feet apart, masks are required and keyboards will be sanitized prior to each class. Maximum 4 students per class.

REGISTRATION INFO: Scroll down below class listings

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High School Aged – Adult

Keyboard Chording Class

8 Classes:

Wednesdays, June 9 - July 28

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.    |    $150*

*All supplies included

Instructor: Susan Lipnick

Learn how to understand and use chords to help:

- become more familiar with piano music generally;

- learn to play lead sheets (fake book music); 

- play and arrange pop, rock, or folk sheet music; and

- create basic 12-bar blues.

 

Who can join?

High School aged and Adults who are 1) comfortable reading and playing piano music in both bass clef and treble clef simultaneously and 2) reading and playing piano music with key signatures up to two sharps and two flats.

 

About Susan Lipnick

A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in piano, Susan is recognized by colleagues and students as being an exceptional musician and teacher. She runs her own piano studio in the Galena area and freelances as an accompanist for singers and instrumentalists. Susan has a Master’s degree in piano pedagogy. She currently serves as Teacher Certification Chair of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association and is also a clinician for independent music teachers in Illinois.

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Adult

Beginner Recreational Piano Class

8 Classes:

Wednesdays, Aug 25 - Oct 13

9-9:45 am    |    $120*

* There will also be a lesson book to purchase from the teacher on the first day of class for $15 (exact change or check is accepted).

Instructor: Susan Lipnick

Have you always wished you could play piano but think it is too late? Think again! 

 

Did you once take piano lessons but have forgotten what you learned (and wish to start again)? You can!  

 

Come join the ARC’s Recreational Music Making (RMM) class in piano. Beginner weekly classes taught by Susan Lipnick.

 

What is RMM?

RMM classes provide a supportive group environment in which to explore the basics of piano playing and music reading. The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment, and the limited class size (four students) allows for a good balance of learning, support, and social time. No prior piano experience or talent is necessary, just a desire to learn the basics of keyboard or piano playing. A piano or keyboard at home is helpful for between-lesson practicing but not required. Solo playing during or between classes is always voluntary, and there 

are no recitals!

 

About Susan Lipnick

A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in piano, Susan is recognized by colleagues and students as being an exceptional musician and teacher. She runs her own piano studio in the Galena area and freelances as an accompanist for singers and instrumentalists. Susan has a Master’s degree in piano pedagogy. She currently serves as Teacher Certification Chair of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association and is also a clinician for independent music teachers in Illinois.

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HOW TO REGISTER

by CREDIT CARD

You can register online (link below).

Note: Stride Events will add a processing fee of $1.25 + 4.97% of class fee.

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by CASH OR CHECK 
Complete these 3 steps:

1. For immediate class registration please email: artdirector@galenaarc.org

You will be placed on the class list in order of email received. Your place will be held for 4 days awaiting payment. After 4 days if payment is not received you will be bumped from the list. You will receive a confirmation email once payment is received.

2. Download and Print the Registration Form

3. Place your completed form and payment in the Galena ARC lock box right outside ARC front doors (in a sealed envelope marked Art Class Registration). Lock box is checked daily.

OR

Mail completed form and payment to:
Galena ARC
11084 W US HWY 20
Galena, IL 61036.


NOTE: Currently, due to COVID restrictions you cannot drop off inside building at front office.

Questions? Contact:

Liz Larson, Art Program Director

artdirector@galenaarc.org