The Piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument, in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys (small levers) that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings. Invented in about 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), the piano is widely employed in classical, jazz, traditional and popular music for solo and ensemble performances, accompaniment, and for composing, songwriting and rehearsals.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano


Piano for Beginners: In this course, you will be exposed to piano keyboard, theory, sight-reading, techniques of rhythm, correct fingering and posture. Through individual and group exercises, you will learn to play will learn to play short pieces using both hands, read treble and bass clef, and play with rhythmic accuracy. Open to adults and teens. Required: You must supply your own headphones. (16 hours) Pre-req: None. $250

Intermediate Piano: Building upon the concepts learning in Piano for Beginners, you will learn independence between the hands, scales and chords in several keys, basic ear training and syncopation. By the end of this course, students will feel comfortable playing short pieces and sight reading music with both hands. Open to adults and teens. Please note: You must provide your own headphones. (16 hours) Pre-req: Piano for Beginners. $250

Instructor:  Mr. Carl Maguire.

Program Accredited by: Not applicable. 

Entry Requirements:   A passion for music and the piano.  Access to a piano/keyboard for independent practice, a plus.  

Full Program Tuition:  Please see individual program descriptions. 


Class Course Code Days Time Date
Piano for Beginners PD-MD106A Sat 930am-1130am Oct 22 – Dec 17 
Intermediate Piano PD-MD106B Sat 12pm-2pm Oct 22 – Dec 17 

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