NEW! Piano Group Classes for Beginners
Amy Champagne, Instructor
Summer 2014 program dates will be announced in October 2013.
Want to explore what playing the piano is all about? This summer at Hartt, Piano Group Classes provide a fun and creative way for beginners to do just that!. As a group, students will explore:
- finding their way around the keyboard
- good habits of basic piano technique
- note-reading and age-appropriate music theory
- a variety of solo repertoire
- the fun of playing in a piano ensemble
- age-appropriate games to foster creativity, expression, and understanding of musical skills
Class Information and Tuition
Meet the Piano
For students entering grades 2-5 in September 2013.
Intro to Piano
For students entering grades 6-8 in September 2013.
Class size is limited to 8 students per class. Register early to make sure you reserve your spot.
About the Instructor
Amy Champagne holds degrees from The University of Michigan School of Music and Williams College, where she studied with Susan Starr, Paula Ennis, and Eckart Sellheim. As concerto soloist, she has appeared with orchestras on more than a dozen occasions, including performances of Mozart's Concerto in E-flat, K. 271; the Symphonic Variations of Cesar Franck; and Saint-Saëns' Concerto No. 5 ("Egyptian"). In master class settings, she has worked with Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio and Ivan Moravec. Her collaborative piano experience includes many opera and musical theater productions, as well as vocal, instrumental, choral, and orchestral performances. She has taught at The Hartt School since 1989, and is a past recipient of the D.H. Baldwin Fellowship, a national award given by the Baldwin Piano and Organ Company for excellence in piano teaching.