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Youth Piano

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Youth Piano

Youth Piano Lessons Featuring CU Instructors

The CU Youth Piano Program trains students through weekly group and private lessons. Instructors are experienced teachers from the CU College of Music, and the program is supervised by the CU Piano Pedagogy Chair, Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi. The lessons provide thorough instruction at the highest and most effective pedagogical standards while providing opportunities for fun, motivation, and enjoyment of music.

Youth Piano: Private Lessons

Lessons are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. We offer flexible lesson scheduling, from 6 to 14 lessons throughout the entire Summer semester. Lessons will be located in the College of Music IMIG building (CU campus map).

The lessons include developing skills for:
• Classical and popular pieces
• Reading music
• Healthy techniques
• Ear training and music theory
• Performance opportunities

Lessons target children age 6-17. New students will have a diagnostic lesson and parent interview during the first meeting with the instructor to determine their level and needs.

Cost

Hour one-on-one lessons are $60 per hour.

Half-Hour lessons are $30 per 30-minute lesson.

We will make every effort to accommodate individual times, but exact lesson times will be determined after enrollment based on availability.

Youth Piano Enrollment

To enroll in lessons, call or email Amy Li at 303-492-5950 or yyli@colorado.edu.

Youth Piano Policies

Requirements

  • A piano or keyboard at home is required to complete the practice assignments. Families of beginners who do not currently own a piano or keyboard may want to purchase an inexpensive electronic keyboard.
  • Books and materials for beginners will be provided in the lesson. Intermediate students will be assigned material according to their level.
  • Students and parents are responsible for obtaining those materials
  • Students will have practice and homework. Parents of younger students need to supervise that students practice regularly and finish the required homework.
  • Parents must drop and pick up students in a timely manner.
  • Parents of students younger than 12 must escort their children to the door of the studio where the lessons take place. For the student’s safety, please do not drop children at the door of the building.
  • We suggest that parents of younger students stay in the building during the lesson.
  • No food is allowed in the lesson facilities.

Make-up Lesson Policy

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No refunds are provided for missed lessons. Please contact the instructor 24 hours in advance if you or your child needs to miss a lesson. For lessons missed due to student absences, up to two make-up lesson will be provided per semester. Make-up lessons usually take place at the end of the semester, but may be arranged with the instructor at a different time.

If the instructor must miss a lesson, we will try to contact you in advance if possible. In case of instructor absence, we will make an effort to provide make-up lessons for each missed lesson. If it were not possible to coordinate a convenient make-up time for both the student and instructor, we will provide alternatives so that the student can make-up the lesson(s) with a different instructor at a different time. Please contact the lesson coordinator at Continuing Education for make-up lessons with different instructors.