Piano Classes for Children

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Students in ASU's Piano for Children Class (contributed).

ASU Offers Beginner and Intermediate Piano Classes for Children

By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU

The Department of Music at Alabama State University will offer its popular Piano for Children course, beginning Jan. 29. The nine-week class is designed for children, ages 6-12 years-old, who are interested in learning how to play the piano or increase their ability to play better. All students must be pre-registered.

"The beginning level class will work to develop musical skills related to rhythm and pitch, as well as introduce the students to basic techniques in playing the piano and in reading music," said  Dr. Adonis Gonzalez-Matos, who serves as the program’s director. "The intermediate level students will develop their music skills and move forward into a more challenging repertoire."


The children in this course will be taught by classically trained, college-level instructors, including Grammy Award-nominated pianist and ASU professor of piano, Gonzalez-Matos. Joining him are nationally board certified instructors, including ASU's coordinator of Music Education, Dr. Michael Zelenak; ASU's choir director, Dr. Kristopher Sanchack; and Dr. Brenda Luchsinger. 


Parents may register their children online at music@alasu.eduThe cost for the classes is $99 per student. Participants should bring their payments (checks should be made payable to Alabama State University Foundation) on the first day of class. All classes will take place in the evening at ASU's Tullibody Music Building, which is located on N. University Drive.  

For more details on the program: Contact the ASU Department of Music at (334) 604-9187 or at music@alasu.edu 

News media contact: Kenneth  Mullinax, 334-229-4104.