Class Offerings

There are a number of different ways to study the piano.  In the Young Pianists, the traditional private piano lesson is central to the program of study.  We believe that individualized lessons have significant advantages, not the least of which is that instruction can be tailored to each student’s age, advancement level, learning style and particular needs.  Theory is taught in group format, with class size in the introductory and intermediate levels averaging about 10.

Fall 2015 Semester Private Lesson options:

  • One 60-minute private lesson per week: $540
  • Two 30-minute private lessons per week (for younger children and beginners): $540
  • All lesson times are by arrangement with a private teacher
  • New students should contact Dr. Karen Taylor for a teacher assignment: karmtayl@indiana.edu(812) 336-4465 evenings 9:00-11:30pm
Fall 2015 Theory Classes

These classes meet this Fall beginning tbd.  These classes meet Saturday mornings for one hour per week.

Open to all music students age 7-19, even if not taking piano through Young Pianists or studying another instrument.

Cost:  $85 per semester for 14 hours of instruction, one hour per week*

Class Times

10am:  Elementary Theory
11am:  Introduction to Harmony and Form
12pm:  Advanced Aural Skills
1pm:  Form and Analysis

Classes are held in the Simon Building

Students can enroll in theory class even if not taking piano lessons through the Young Pianists Program. Students with several years of theory study are encouraged to register for both the 12:00 and the 1:00 classes, which will focus on different skill sets. For more information or to request a placement evaluation, contact:
Tony Weinstein anweinst@indiana.edu, phone:  (513) 226-2485

**Courtesy Discounts: For families with 2 or more siblings in the Young Pianists program, with at least one of them enrolled in Theory, the student taking theory is eligible for a $40 discount per class on one or two theory classes.  The second class must be taken by the same child to receive the second discount. To apply for a courtesy discount, please indicate this on your online application. See our "How to Apply" page for more information, or contact the Office of Pre-College and Summer Programs:  (812) 855-6025 or musicsp@indiana.edu