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Shepherd to offer free lessons

By Staff | Jan 20, 2012

The Shepherd University Department of Music will be offering free piano lessons to a select number of beginning piano students this spring semester. As part of their Piano Pedagogy class, Shepherd music majors receiving their training in the art of teaching the piano will teach the beginning piano students under the supervision of Gary Mullenax. Local students will receive group and private piano lessons and perform in a recital.

Students will have access to the latest technology, taking group lessons in an electronic piano lab, with most lessons being taught on Yamaha Diskclavier pianos. Online learning centers will also be used as instructive tools. The only cost to students and parents will be a nominal amount to cover the cost of materials at $25 per student. All lessons and recitals are free.

Students interested in taking lessons should be beginners between the ages of 6 and 11. No previous keyboard or musical experience is required. Lessons will be from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday beginning on Feb. 16. The final recital will be held April 26.

For more information or to set up an interview, please contact professor Gary Mullenax at gmullena@shepherd.edu.