Young Pianists Program

Young Pianists Program

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 2020 Semester
Dates: January 13 - May 3, 2020

*Spring recitals will be held May 8th and May 9th

Private Lesson options:
  • One 60-minute private lesson per week: $603 (plus $15 non-refundable registration fee)
  • Two 30-minute private lessons per week (for younger children and beginners): $603 (plus registration fee)
  • All lesson times are by arrangement with a private teacher
  • New students should contact Dr. Karen Taylor for a teacher assignment: 336-4465 evenings 9:00-11:30pm
  • In the case of insufficient openings, students will be placed on a wait list

Spring 2020 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. Fall theory classes will begin tbd. The Program reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment.

Theory classes are open to all music students age 8-19, even if not studying piano through Young Pianists or if 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:  $90 total 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 (subject to change)

10:00 a.m. Theory Fundamentals (for beginners and students with a little knowledge of theory)
11:00 a.m. Intermediate Written Theory and Aural Skills
12:00 p.m. Form and Analysis

*New students:  before registering online for theory, contact Dr. Tony Weinstein for a placement evaluation and information about the class levels offered:  (513) 226-2485 

Theory Class Discounts:  In order to encourage students learning piano or another instrument to enrich their musical education by taking Theory classes, Young Pianists offers substantial discounts to most families enrolling 2 or more children in Theory classes. Individual students taking 2 Theory classes concurrently are also eligible for a discount on the second class. Theory discounts are in units of $40. The number of Theory discounts a family can claim depends on how many siblings study piano through the Young Pianists, as well as how many Theory classes each child takes. Classes must be taken in the same semester to qualify for the discount. See the Table of Theory Class Discounts under "Courtesy Discounts" to see if you qualify.