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Piano Fun for Everyone

February 7 @ 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

Free

Class Description

This class is for beginners, led by UTC Keyboard Area Coordinator Dr. Lynn Worcester Jones, and will have you playing piano in no time! For eight weeks, you will learn how to read piano music, play chords and simple melodies. Starts January 10, 2019 and meets on Thursdays from 4:00-4:45 pm at the Chattanooga Public Library. Children ages 8 and up are welcome to participate.

This class is brought to you in partnership with the Chattanooga Public Library and UTC

Department of Performing Arts.

Music has the ability to exercise both sides of the brain and soothe the body and soul. This class is an opportunity for children over age 8 to divert their energy from the every-day stresses to learn the fundamentals of playing the piano and potentially relieve stress through music making. This course is intended as a fun music activity, encouraging Chattanooga’s youth to come as they are, ranging anywhere from little to no preparation to active, daily practice outside of class meetings. Participants are not required to own a piano or electric keyboard in their home.

 

Instructor Bio

Dr. Lynn Worcester is Assistant Professor, Keyboard Area Coordinator at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she teaches piano instruction, survey of piano repertoire, piano ensemble, and musicianship lab. She is an award-winning performer-scholar who has performed with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and in numerous international summer festivals including the Atlantic Music Festival, Vienna International Piano Academy, and the Vienna Music Seminar at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria, in addition to solo and collaborative recitals throughout the US. She regularly presents workshops at state, regional, and national conferences, gives masterclasses, and adjudicates competitions and festivals. Dr. Worcester has authored articles for Piano Pedagogy Forum, the MTNA e-journal, Clavier Companion, and the 2017 NCKP Conference Proceedings. Prior to coming to UTC, she served on the faculties of the University of Northern Iowa and Shorter University in Georgia. She holds a DMA in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma, MM in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from Baylor University, and MM and BM in Piano Performance from California State University, Fullerton. Her teachers have included Jane Magrath, Barbara Fast, Krassimira Jordan, Lesley McAllister, Eduardo Delgado, Robert Watson, and Martha Baker-Jordan.

For more information please contact Meredith Levine at mlevine@lib.chattanooga.gov or call 643-7733

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Details

Date:
February 7
Time:
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Cost:
Free

Branch

Downtown
1001 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402 United States
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Phone:
423-643-7700

Other

Age Level
Teens, Tweens
Location
Downtown, -2nd floor