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 for the 2017-18 academic year will be accepted from new prospective students August 1–31, 2017. Classes for new beginners are open to anyone entering third or fourth grades in fall 2017. Students do not need to be members of First Lutheran Church to apply; the Piano Lab Program is open to the community. Basic music reading is not a requirement for admission.
Classes are offered on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:15 p.m., and 5:15-6 p.m. To sustain the program, a tuition contribution of $50 per term is requested. Three nine-week terms will begin the week of September 1. 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 and Thursday, Sept. 6 and 7, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. After submitting the application, please call the church office, 336-3734, to request an interview time.
Questions regarding the Piano Lab may be directed to Zachary Rygiel, firstname.lastname@example.org.