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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.

High School Aged – Adult

Keyboard Chording Class

8 Classes:

Wednesdays, June 9 - July 29

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.



You can register online (link below).

Note: Stride Events will add a processing fee of $8.71 ($1.25 + 4.97% of class fee).



Complete these 3 steps:

1. For immediate class registration please email:

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.


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

Galena ARC

11084 W US HWY 20

Galena, IL 61036


Office Hours

Mon - Fri  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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