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New Summer Piano Classes for Adults

History of the Keyboard

For Adults •  Prerequisites: Ability to read music fluently, music theory (two years minimum), being a keyboard player at Suzuki Book 3 level and above.

Day/Time: Tuesday, June 20, 27, & July 11 • 6:30-7:30 pm 

Location: Evanston East Campus, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston     

Tuition: $70  


Devvora Papatheodorou Schreier leads this class which includes the history of the keyboard from beginning (ancient Greece) to modern times, overview of historic instruments, and examination of the mechanism of the modern piano. Classes will include PowerPoint presentations, videos, and hands-on experience with historic instruments.

Piano Repertoire 

For adultsPrerequisites: some knowledge of music theory, piano playing at upper intermediate level (Bach Inventions or above)

Day: Wednesday, June 21, 28, & July 12

Time/Location:  6:00-7:00 pm • St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron Street, Chicago 

                           10:00-11:00 am • Winnetka Campus, 300 Green Bay Road

Tuition: $70  

Devvora Papatheodorou Schreier leads this class which presents staples of the piano repertoire, famous pianists, evolution of the keyboard, compositional forms, and the ability to read piano concerto scores.

Let’s Ask Beethoven!

For adultsPrerequisites: student should be prepared to play all or part of a Beethoven Sonata

Session I:  Sunday, June 18 from 3:00-5:00 pm 

Session II: Sunday, Jun 25 from 3:00-5:00 pm

Location:  Winnetka Campus, 300 Green Bay Road, Winnetka

Tuition: $44 per session

Have you ever wondered what people meant when referring to music as a language? But where are the sentences, and the punctuations, and HOW do you articulate them? Believe it or not, classical-era composers wrote very specific instructions to speak the language of music - right there on the scores, in plain sight! This two-session class will focus on Beethoven Sonatas. Learn how to decipher these simple, yet crucial markings and you will immediately play with more confidence and intention. It's the next best thing to having Beethoven's phone number to ask him how he wanted his piece played! The first three students to enroll will be chosen to participate as performers in each session and their specific Beethoven work will be studied by the entire class. The concepts learned can be applied to ALL standard classical piano pieces. Students can sign up for one session but for optimum results, enrollment in both sessions is encouraged.  Led by MIC piano faculty, Ann Chang.

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