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Terrie Manno, DMA

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  • Class Piano I-II

    Class Piano I - 2 is a year-long course in which beginning piano students develop basic piano skills. This course is only open to music majors and music minors.

    Frequently asked questions:

    I already play the piano. Can I skip this course and go directly to Applied Piano lessons?

    All piano students will be screened to determine placement in either Class Piano 1, 2, 3, 4, or Applied Piano. See Dr. Manno (CA #104) as soon as possible at the beginning of the semester for evaluation and placement.

    I took lessons when I was young but I don’t remember very much. What should I do?

    See Dr. Manno (CA #104). Sometimes students with previous playing experience are directed to enroll in Applied Piano instead of Class Piano.

    Do I have to take both semesters?

    Yes. This is a continuing course and Class Piano 1 - 2 (Mus 150A and Mus 150B) must be taken consecutively. If a student does not pass the first semester course, he/she will begin again the following year and retake 150A.

    Can I wait and take Class Piano in a year or so?

    This course is designed to coordinate with the first-year music theory courses. Students are advised to take Class Piano concurrently with first-year music theory/aural skills courses.

    How much will I be expected to practice for this course?

    Students are required to practice one-half hour each day to ensure successful completion of this course. Practice rooms are available (Center for the Arts) daily from early morning until late at night.

    How many people will be in this class?

    This course is limited to an enrollment of twelve students. The classroom is setup with 12 electronic pianos. There are several sections offered each term to accommodate student schedules.

    For more information contact Dr. Manno.