This course consists of private lessons designed to fit the student’s skill level, from beginning to advance. Course work includes basic piano skills, technique, sight-reading, piano literature, history, and music theory. The student must have access to an instrument for daily practice. An acceptable piano for practice is acoustic or digital, but must have 88 weighted keys and a functional damper pedal. Occasionally, group classes will be held after school or when permitted for students to play for each other and learn to give constructive criticism. Students will also be expected to perform in a recital setting at some point during the term for a major portion of their grade.