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Piano Classes & Lessons for Kids, Teens & Adults


Piano Classes & Lessons for Kids, Teens & Adults

Looking for a fun way to learn piano? The Potomac Arts Academy in Fairfax, VA offers the perfect blend of university-quality piano teachers and a friendly environment with other community members.

Semester: FALL 2015 (September thru December)
Group Class Schedule At-A-Glance

Music AdventuresFIRST STEPS IN MUSIC Ages: 1 to 7yrs
We have some wonderful musical introductory courses for younger children, and the perfect way to prepare for Beginning Piano Class!
GO TO OUR "KIDS 8 AND UNDER" PAGE FOR DETAILS!

 

 

Piano ClassBEGINNING PIANO LEVEL 1 KIDS
Ages: 6 to 9yrs - and AT LEAST in 1st grade

Level 1 beginner students will learn the musical alphabet at the keyboard in a limited hand position. As students learn the keys they will also begin reading music on the staff right away. Simple rhythms and melodies are practiced in shorter pieces. By the end of the class students will be comfortable reading music and playing their pieces for others. (Class size: 8 max - one student per piano) More about our children's Piano Classes

SECTION A:
MONDAYS
, 4:45PM-5:30PM, Sept 21 -Jan 11 (15 classes)
No Class Dec 21st and Dec 28th (Holiday Break)
Teacher: Ed Knoeckel Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $427.50+$20music* (split payment plan available w/ $10 surcharge)
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SECTION B: MONDAYS, 5:45PM-6:30PM, Sept 21 -Jan 11 (15 classes)
No Class Dec 21st and Dec 28th (Holiday Break)
Teacher: Ed Knoeckel Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $427.50+$20music* (split payment plan available w/ $10 surcharge)
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SECTION C: MONDAYS, 6:45PM-7:30PM, Sept 21 -Jan 11 (15 classes)
No Class Dec 21st and Dec 28th (Holiday Break)
Teacher: Ed Knoeckel Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $427.50+$20music* (split payment plan available w/ $10 surcharge)
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SECTION D: TUESDAYS, 4:45PM-5:30PM, Sept 22 -Jan 12 (15 classes)
No Class Dec 22nd and Dec 29th (Holiday Break)
Teacher:Michelle Richardson Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $427.50+$20music* (split payment plan available w/ $10 surcharge)
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Piano ClassBEGINNING PIANO LEVEL 2 KIDS
Ages: 6 to 9yrs - and AT LEAST in 1st Grade
Level 2 introduces more difficult concepts in music and at the piano. Major and minor tonalities are identified and explored, keyboard harmony is further developed in chords and broken chords, as well as scales and keys are introduced in musical pieces and exercises. Pieces are longer and more difficult, but musical learning and expression are explored through singing, listening, and group playing in class each week. (Class size: 8 max)

TUESDAYS, 5:45PM-6:30PM, Sept 22 -Jan 12 (15 classes)
No Class Dec 22nd and Dec 29th (Holiday Break)
Teacher:Michelle Richardson Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $427.50+$20music* (split payment plan available w/ $10 surcharge)
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Piano ClassBEGINNING PIANO LEVEL 1 ADULTS Ages: 18+ yrs
This Piano Class is designed for adults who are interested in learning the basics of the piano in a stimulating and challenging environment. Participants will be taught the fundamentals of the instrument, basic music theory, and keyboard harmony while enjoying the social aspects of learning and playing in ensembles together. Students will receive one-on-one attention from a highly qualified instructor with regular evaluation and assessment. Each participant will have their own digital piano. If you are one of those people saying "I wish I would have taken piano lessons when I was younger," or if you want to strengthen your composition/ music theory skills, then this course is for you! (Class size: 8 max)

SECTION A: THURSDAYS, 5:00PM-6:00PM, Sept 24 - Dec 3 (10 classes)
No Class Nov 26th (Thanksgiving)
Teacher: David Norfrey Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $285+$20music* (split payment plan available w/ $10 surcharge)
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SECTION B: THURSDAYS, 6:00PM-7:00PM, Sept 24 - Dec 3 (10 classes)
No Class Nov 26th (Thanksgiving)
Teacher: David Norfrey Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $285+$20music* (split payment plan available w/ $10 surcharge)
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Piano ClassBEGINNING PIANO LEVEL 2 ADULTS Ages: 18+ yrs
This Piano Class is designed for adults who have taken Beginning Piano Level 1 and are ready to continue building their skills OR have taken some piano before but need a refresher. Each participant will have their own digital piano. If you are one of those people saying "I wish I would have taken piano lessons when I was younger," or if you want to strengthen your composition/ music theory skills, then this course is for you! (Class size: 8 max)

THURSDAYS, 7:00PM-8:00PM, Sept 24 - Dec 3 (10 classes)
No Class Nov 26th (Thanksgiving)
Teacher: David Norfrey Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $285+$20music* (split payment plan available w/ $10 surcharge)
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Piano ClassBEGINNING PIANO LEVEL 1 FOR OLDER ADULTS
Ages: 55+ yrs

Have you always wanted to play piano? Here's your chance to check it off of your Bucket List. Learn alongside your peers who have similar interests and life experiences. This class is specifically designed to provide a relaxed and stress-free environment. Enjoy making music in this supportive and social setting. 8 per class maximum. Take advantage of the special "Senior Discount" price for this class!

THURSDAYS, 2:30PM-3:30PM, Sept 17 - Nov 19 (10 classes)
No skip dates
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $255+$20music* (split payment plan available w/ $10 surcharge)
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Piano ClassBEGINNING PIANO LEVEL 2 FOR OLDER ADULTS
Ages: 55+ yrs

This class is intended as a review/expansion of your basic piano skills. You should have at least one "semester" of experience or some previous knowledge (you took some lessons a while ago or when you were younger). This class is specifically designed to provide a relaxed and stress-free environment. Enjoy making music in this supportive and social setting. 8 per class maximum. Take advantage of the special "Senior Discount" price for this class!

SECTION A: WEDNESDAYS, 10:15AM-11:15AM, Sept 16 - Nov 18 (10 classes)
No skip dates
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $255+$20music* (split payment plan available w/ $10 surcharge)
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SECTION B: WEDNESDAYS, 11:15AM-12:15N, Sept 16 - Nov 18 (10 classes)
No skip dates
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $255+$20music* (split payment plan available w/ $10 surcharge)
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SECTION C: THURSDAYS, 1:30PM-2:30PM, Sept 17 - Nov 19 (10 classes)
No skip dates
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $255+$20music* (split payment plan available w/ $10 surcharge)
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Piano ClassINTERMEDIATE PIANO FOR OLDER ADULTS
Ages: 55+ yrs

This Piano class is intended for older adults 55+ who have had at least one year of piano lessons (recently).
Learn alongside your peers who have similar interests and life experiences. This class is specifically designed to provide a relaxed and stress-free environment. If you are not sure of your current skill level, our instructor can help you determine where you are at. 8 per class maximum. Take advantage of the special "Senior Discount" price for this class!


WEDNESDAYS, 6:00PM-7:00PM, Sept 16 - Nov 18 (10 classes)
No skip dates
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $255+$20music* (split payment plan available w/ $10 surcharge)
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*Please note: A $3 processing fee is added to all registration transactions
All instructors and schedules are subject to change.

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PIANO CLASSES VS. PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS
Many people are unsure which to choose when it comes to taking a group class versus private lessons. For beginners to advanced beginners, especially children, the group class setting offers numerous benefits:

  • Class interaction with the instructor allows for a more comfortable yet still challenging experience
  • Ideas and instruction are more fully processed through peer observation, shared thoughts, and classroom Q&A
  • The class environment provides a more social and fun experience for both participants and, if they are children, their family members as well.
  • Enjoyable instruction in the beginning prepares and engages participants for more intense one-on-one instruction in the future
  • An important advantage for classes is that they are less expensive than private lessons, which is especially helpful to parents with children just beginning their musical journey and/or who might not be certain which musical path they want to take

In the end, it is your choice to make. If you do choose a class setting, you can rest assured that we keep our enrollment regulated to allow for plenty of personal attention and skill assessment.
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