Experiencing Piano for Kids

Experiencing Piano is the only program at Mizzou that offers group instruction exclusively to young beginner pianists ages 5-9. Lessons are taught on campus by Mizzou piano majors, and the program is coordinated by Meghan Speed.

Experiencing Piano consists of a one-year curriculum of Group Piano for beginning piano students ages 5-9. Through the group instruction, students learn the fundamentals of music reading and music-making at the piano. The primary goals of the program are to develop creative thinking skills and basic musicianship. Tools used are improvisation, ear training, rhythm training, creative movement and ensemble playing.

Summer '22 Offerings

  • Experiencing Piano for Kids Level 1, ages 5-6* (in-person)
  • Dates: Monday's June 6 - July 18 (6-week session - all in-person!)
  • Location: Sinquefield Music Center - room 380 (1101 University Ave)
  • Students will need an acoustic piano or full-size digital keyboard for daily practice
     
  • Experiencing Piano for Kids level 1, ages 7-9* (in-person)
  • Dates: Monday's June 6 - July 18 (6-week session - all in-person!)
  • Time: 6:00
  • Location: Sinquefield Music Center - room 380 (1101 University Ave)
  • Students will need an acoustic piano or full-size digital keyboard for daily practice

Summer '22 Tuition: $150 (excluding textbook, about $10 - textbook is the same for both age groups)

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

Summer '22 Registration and Payment Deadline: June 2, 2022
 

An acoustic or digital piano with 88 weighted keys is required for practice at home

Students will be required to practice regularly throughout the week. Daily practice at home needs to be as important as completing homework for school.

Practice time will begin at around 15 minutes a day and will lengthen to around 30 minutes by the end of the semester.

Parents are encouraged to attend the lessons/classes. This will equip parents to monitor practice at home.

Parents are asked to facilitate, encourage, and aid in practice at home. Any concerns or issues should be immediately brought to Ms. Speed's attention. 

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.

Contact

Meghan Speed
Experiencing Piano Program Coordinator
meghanspeed@mail.missouri.edu