Community School offers piano classes

Published: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts offers two piano classes for age 13 through adult this fall. The classes begin Monday and meet for 12 Mondays. Teacher Carly Gorman brings a wealth of teaching experience to the classes. In addition to many years of private teaching, she also is a music instructor at Kishwaukee College.

Square One Piano is a class for beginners. Students learn the basics of piano playing, including reading music, developing piano technique, and understanding scales and chords. Students collaborate on duets and small ensembles.

Piano Forte is a class for advanced beginners and intermediate players and is recommended for students who took piano lessons at one time or have had at least one semester of the Square One class. Piano Forte includes a more in-depth study of piano technique and scales and chords. Students collaborate with one another on more advanced duets and small ensembles.

In both classes, students have the opportunity to arrange/compose music of their choice. The classes may end with an open house for family and friends at the last class.

For more information, visit or call 815-753-1450. The NIU Community School of the Arts is located in Room 132 of the Music Building.

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