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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: SPRING 2015 (January/February thru May/June)
Group Class Schedule At-A-Glance

About Our Piano Classes for Young Children Ages 6-9:
STUDENTS MUST BE AT LEAST 6 YEARS OLD AND AT LEAST IN 1ST GRADE!
Our piano classes are an excellent introduction to beginner piano and basic musical concepts. Students will become familiar with the keyboard through games and exercises in class, along with some written theory practice for home. They will learn a variety of songs that will be practiced each week in class. Through singing and playing, students will be able to learn music at a comfortable pace. The teacher will do individual assessment for each student throughout the course of the class. At the conclusion of the classes, a small informal recital will be performed for parents and friends. After Level 2, students will be very well prepared with the necessary basics for beginner piano playing, and would easily be able to transition from the group classes to private or shared piano lessons.

Music AdventuresMUSIC ADVENTURES Ages: 4.5 to 6yrs
This is a great musical introductory course 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)

SECTION A:
MONDAYS
, 4:45PM-5:30PM, Feb 16 -Jun 8 (15 classes)
No Class Mar 30th and May 25th
Teacher: Andrew Cote Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $427.50+$20music* (split payment plan available - $10 surcharge)
STATUS: OPEN     REGISTER NOW!

SECTION B: TUESDAYS
, 5:45PM-6:30PM, Feb 17 - Jun 2 (15 classes)
No Class Mar 31st
Teacher: Michelle Richardson Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $427.50+$20music* (split payment plan available - $10 surcharge)
STATUS: OPEN     REGISTER NOW!

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)

SECTION A: MONDAYS, 5:45PM-6:30PM, Feb 16 -Jun 8 (15 classes)
No Class Mar 30th and May 25th
Teacher: Andrew Cote Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $427.50+$20music* (split payment plan available - $10 surcharge)
STATUS: OPEN     REGISTER NOW!

SECTION B: MONDAYS, 6:45PM-7:30PM, Feb 16 -Jun 8 (15 classes)
No Class Mar 30th and May 25th
Teacher: Andrew Cote Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $427.50+$20music* (split payment plan available - $10 surcharge)
STATUS: OPEN     REGISTER NOW!

SECTION C: TUESDAYS
, 4:45PM-5:30PM, Feb 17 - Jun 2 (15 classes)
No Class Mar 31st
Teacher: Michelle Richardson Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $427.50+$20music* (split payment plan available - $10 surcharge)
STATUS: OPEN     REGISTER NOW!

 

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)

THURSDAYS, 6:00PM-7:00PM, Feb 19 - Apr 30 (10 classes)
No Class Apr 2nd
Teacher: David Norfrey Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $285+$12music* (split payment plan available - $10 surcharge)
STATUS: OPEN     REGISTER NOW!

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)


SECTION A: THURSDAYS, 5:00PM-6:00PM, Jan 29 - Apr 23 (12 classes)
No Class Mar 12th
Teacher: David Norfrey Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $342+$12music* (split payment plan available - $10 surcharge)
STATUS: OPEN     REGISTER NOW!

SECTION B: THURSDAYS, 7:00PM-8:00PM, Jan 15 - Apr 9 (12 classes)
No Class Apr 2nd
Teacher: David Norfrey Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $342+$12music* (split payment plan available - $10 surcharge)
STATUS: OPEN     REGISTER NOW!

 

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!

FREE TRIAL CLASS MEETING ON FEBRUARY 17TH - CALL TO RSVP!
TUESDAYS
, 12:30PM-1:30PM, Mar 3 - May 19 (10 classes)
No class on Mar 31st and May 5th
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $255+$12music* (split payment plan available - $10 surcharge)
STATUS: OPEN     REGISTER NOW!

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). Spring 2015 Theme: TBA. 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!

TUESDAYS, 1:30PM-2:30PM, Jan 13 - May 19 (14 classes)
No class on Feb 10th, Feb 24th, Mar 10th, Mar 31st and May 5th
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $357+$12music* (split payment plan available - $10 surcharge)
STATUS: OPEN     REGISTER NOW!

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).
Spring 2015 Theme: TBA.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!


SECTION A: WEDNESDAYS, 10:15AM-11:15AM, Jan 14 - May 20 (14 classes)
No class on Feb 11th, Feb 25th, Mar 11th, Apr 1st and May 6th
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $357+$12music* (split payment plan available - $10 surcharge)
STATUS: OPEN     REGISTER NOW!

SECTION B: WEDNESDAYS, 6:00PM-7:00PM, Jan 14 - May 20 (14 classes)
No class on Feb 11th, Feb 25th, Mar 11th, Apr 1st and May 6th
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $357+$12music* (split payment plan available - $10 surcharge)
STATUS: OPEN     REGISTER NOW!

SECTION C: THURSDAYS, 3:00PM-4:00PM, Jan 15 - May 21 (14 classes)
No class on Feb 12th, Feb 26th, Mar 12th, Apr 2nd and May 7th
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva Location: Potomac Building, Piano Lab
Cost: $357+$12music* (split payment plan available - $10 surcharge)
STATUS: OPEN     REGISTER NOW!

*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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