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Lessons in Music – Spring 2020

AVAILABLE CLASSES:


NEW: Introduction to Music through Playing the Harp

Saturday Afternoons in the Patsy Francis Gallery (upstairs)
Frances Belcher, Instructor
Learn the basics of music reading, including notes and rhythms, using the Harpsicle Harp. Classes will be 45 minutes each with 3 students per class.

Cost: $185 MAC members | $210 non-members

March 21 – May 16 (No classes April 11) Eight 45-minute classes
Children, Grades 1-3: Saturdays, 2:00pm-2:45pm *Saturday, May 2 class will be held 12:30-1:15pm
Adults, high school age and up: Saturdays, 2:45-3:30pm *Saturday, May 2 class will be held 1:15-2:00pm

Class fee includes all materials, however students must either rent a Harpsicle from the teacher or purchase an instrument of his or her own, available at harpsicleharps.com.  Rental fee is $50 for the entire session (to be paid directly to the instructor), which will end with a performance by students with a special guest harpist sharing the program. For more information and details, please contact Frances Belcher, instructor, at francesbelcher@gmail.com.

*Please note: Current MAC membership at the Family level (or above) is required for discounted children’s tuition.  If you are uncertain if your membership is current, please call the MAC at (508)748-1266.*

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

Afternoons in the Patsy Francis Gallery (upstairs) | After school lessons now available!
Exact times and scheduling will be determined on an individual basis
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).  

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

*Please note: Current MAC membership at the Family level (or above) is required for discounted children’s tuition.  If you are uncertain if your membership is current, please call the MAC at (508)748-1266.*

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.