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Lessons in Music – Winter 2019



NEW: Private Piano Lessons at the MAC | Beginner and Intermediate-level | Ages 6 through Adult


Sunday afternoons in the Patsy Francis Gallery (upstairs) 
Beginning January 13, 2019 | Exact times and scheduling will be determined on an individual basis

8 weeks of classes (option for an additional day of instruction on a weekday afternoon for lessons twice per week)
$280 MAC members | $295 non-members

Frances Belcher, Instructor

The Marion Art Center is pleased to present one-on-one piano lessons for beginning through intermediate-level students, ages six through adult.  Half-hour lessons will include music theory and improvisation, and students will have preparation and opportunities to perform.  Parents are welcome to observe lessons.  Students must have an instrument to practice on (either traditional piano or keyboard with full-size keys).  

About the Instructor:  Frances Belcher has been teaching piano students for many years and has experience with both private and group instruction.  Her education includes a degree in Music Education in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Tennessee with further study at the University of Memphis and at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD.

Frances recently retired from 20 years in Arts Administration where her commitment to the value of music education for all students led her to found and manage a program for after-school string instruction in Baltimore City.  The Bridges Program continues, having served over 1500 students to date, providing lessons, use of an instrument, and orchestral experiences for elementary-aged children.



NEW: Winter Songwriting Series with Colin Bradley (with performance) | Ages 10-17


Saturdays, 10AM to 11AM at the MAC
January 19 – March 2 (7 classes with a performance on the evening of March 2 at 4:30pm)
$175 MAC members | $200 non-members
Colin Bradley, Instructor

Class Description:  A chance for aspiring songwriters to share their original music, meet other musicians, and gain confidence in their craft. Classes will focus on elements of structure, how to make a lead sheet, how to lead a group, and record using garage band.  Each student will arrange one song and show the others how to play it.  A final concert will be held on the last Saturday of the series, where everyone’s song will be heard.

Prerequisite: A completed song or “shell” of a song you would like to develop, perform and share.  Every student will be playing percussion and singing.



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