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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.

With the piano classes spanning 8 weeks there is a possibility of a pause in classes if COVID becomes a larger concern in our community or if the state of Illinois moves back to Phase 2 or 3. If a pause is deemed 
necessary, classes would resume at a later date.

BEGINNER 1

Recreational Piano Class for Adults

8 Classes:

Wednesdays, Aug 26 - Oct 14

9 - 9:45 a.m.    |    $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 to eight 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.

Susan Lipnick received the 2019 Best of Galena Awards in the category of Piano Instructor.

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BEGINNER 2

Recreational Piano Class for Adults

8 Classes:

Wednesdays, Oct 21 – Dec 9

9 - 9:45 a.m.    |    $120*

This class has been developed for students who have taken Beginner I—Recreational Piano Class for Adults. The lesson book will be the same one used in the Beginner I class. Solo playing during or between classes is always
voluntary, and there are no recitals! Beginner 2 weekly classes taught by Susan Lipnick.

To register for Beginner 2, contact Liz Larson: artdirector@galenaarc.org

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Adult

Keyboard Chording Class

8 Classes:

Tuesdays, Sept 8 - Oct 27

6:30 - 7:15 p.m.    |    $120*

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?

Adults who are 1) comfortable reading and playing piano music in both bass clef and treble clef simultaneously and 2) who are comfortable 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.

Questions? Contact:

Liz Larson, Art Program Director

artdirector@galenaarc.org

Galena ARC

11084 W US HWY 20

Galena, IL 61036

 

office@galenaarc.org

815.777.2248

Office Hours

Mon - Fri  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

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