Experiencing Piano for Adults


Experiencing Piano for Adults is the only program at Mizzou that provides group keyboard study for adults. Weekly classes are taught on campus by Mizzou graduate piano students, and the program is coordinated by Meghan Speed. Integrating a holistic study of the keyboard — sight-reading, harmony, theory basics, and repertoire — this semester-long non-credit course offers a social, engaging, and low-stress introduction on how to play the piano. Each class has a capacity of 12 students — maximizing the opportunity for group learning. Each student will learn both solo and duet repertoire. As part of Community Music @ Mizzou, this also functions as a teaching internship for our graduate Piano Pedagogy students, who lead the classes.

Instruction

Experiencing Piano for Adults I (online)

  • Weekly lesson videos for beginning adult piano students
  • Students will need their own keyboard for weekly practice and weekly online class
  • Students must purchase their own textbook before the first class (available eBook or hard copy)

Experiencing Piano for Adults II (online)

  • Weekly lesson videos for beginning adults that have completed level I previously
  • Students will need their own keyboard for weekly practice and weekly online class
  • Students must purchase their own textbook before the first class (available eBook or hard copy)

For specific questions about these courses, contact program coordinator Meghan Speed at mksqv9@mail.missouri.edu

Tuition & Payment

Tuition

Fall '20:
Experiencing Piano for Adults I (online) - $200
Experiencing Piano for Adults II (online) - $200

Payment

Link to pay online will be sent to you after filling out an application.

Full payment for experiencing piano for adults level I is due before the first online session on Sept. 14.

Full payment for experiencing piano for adults level II is due before the first online session on Sept. 15.

Schedule

Fall '20:

Experiencing Piano for Adults I (online)
Dates: September 14 - November 16 (10 sessions)
Time:  Mondays, 7:00-7:45 pm synchronous online class (no class on Nov. 23)

Experiencing Piano for Adults II (online)
Dates: September 15 - November 17 (10 sessions)
Time:  Tuesdays, 7:00-7:45 pm synchronous online class (no class on Nov. 24)

Registration

Deadline to register extended to September 4!
ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Policies

  • Students will be expected to practice regularly throughout the week. Practice length is generally between 15-30 minutes per practice session.
  • An acoustic or digital piano with 88 weighted keys is required for practice at home. Experiencing Piano does not provide practice instruments for rental or purchase.

The instructor will not make up the time missed in a situation where a student is absent for any reason.

  • If the class is cancelled due to inclement weather, or a different emergency situation, the class will be made up at a time that is convenient for the instructor and the class.
  • If a student is late for a class the missed time will not be made up.
Contact: 

Meghan Speed

Experiencing Piano Program Coordinator
meghanspeed@mail.missouri.edu