Piano Laboratory Classes


The mission of the Piano Laboratory at First Lutheran Church is to offer group piano lessons to students who would not otherwise be able to afford private piano instruction. The Lab is equipped with eight Roland keyboards with touch-sensitive weighted keys (simulating the action of the modern grand piano), a teaching station, and a large flat-screen television. The studio can accommodate up to eight students at a time for group piano lessons. The Piano Lab curriculum is designed to take students from pre-music reading to fluency in both bass and treble clefs.


Applications will be accepted from new prospective students July 25 – Aug. 31. Classes for new beginners are open to anyone entering third or fourth grade in fall 2018. Students do not need to be First Lutheran members to apply. Basic music reading is not a requirement for admission. 

2018-19 classes

2018-19 new beginner classes will be offered on Tuesdays from 5 – 5:45 p.m. and  5:45 – 6:30 p.m. To sustain the program, a tuition contribution of $75 per term is requested. Three nine-week terms are offered beginning the week of Sept. 10. Students do not need to be members of First Lutheran Church to apply to the piano lab program; it is open to the community. Click the Apply button above.

Call for Interview

To assess each prospective student’s readiness for group piano instruction, each prospective student is required to have a brief (ten minute) interview with the piano lab faculty prior to admission. Interview dates/times are Wednesday, Sept. 5, 5 – 6:15 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 6, 5 – 6:15 p.m. After submitting an application, please call the church office, 336-3734, to request an interview time.

Questions regarding the Piano Lab may be directed to Shirley Barlow,  339-1983 ext. 261 or sbarlow@flcsf.org.

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