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.

Fall 2021

Level 1, beginners aged 13 +

  • 12-week, in-person group classes
  • Students will need an acoustic piano or full-size digital keyboard for class and daily practice

Fall '21 Tuition: $230 including textbook

Payment: A link to pay online will be sent to you after filling out an application. 

Fall '21 Registration & Payment Deadline: Friday, September 3, 2021

Fall '21 Schedule:

  • Dates: Tuesdays, September 7 - November 30 (12 sessions - no class on 11/22 the week of Thanksgiving break)
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Location: Sinquefield Music Center - room 380 (1101 University Ave)

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. 

Refund Policy

In the event that Experiencing Piano group classes need to transition to online classes/rehearsals, no refunds will be offered. The student will have the option to continue with online instruction or continue with the course once in-person instruction resumes.


Meghan Speed
Experiencing Piano Program Coordinator