Piano

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.

Spring 2016 Semester Private Lesson options:

  • One 60-minute private lesson per week: $555
  • Two 30-minute private lessons per week (for younger children and beginners): $555
  • 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
Spring 2016 Theory Classes

Theory classes meet on Saturdays for one hour per week during the Fall and Spring semesters. Classes are held in the Simon Building, Room 344. Spring theory classes will begin Sat., January 16th. The Program reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment.

Open to all music students age 10-19, even if not studying piano through Young Pianists or studying another instrument.*  Younger students admitted by permission of the instructor. Students with several years of theory study are encouraged to take both the 11am and 12pm classes, which will focus on different skill sets.

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

Families with two or more siblings enrolled in Theory or one child taking 2 classes per semester may qualify for a discount on Theory tuition. See "Courtesy Discounts for Multiple Siblings or Classes".

Class Times


10am:  Intermediate Written Theory and Aural Skills
11am:  Form and Analysis; College Prep Review
12pm:  Advanced Aural Skills

*New students:  before registering online for theory, contact Dr. Tony Weinstein for a placement evaluation and information about the class levels offered:  anweinst@indiana.edu  (513) 226-2485  Interest warranting, a class for beginners (ca. 7-12 yrs. old) may be offered in the Spring ’16 semester (minimum enrollment required: 6 students).