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WIU Community Music School - Piano Lessons

Welcome to the WIU Community Music School Piano Program! Students will have weekly lessons in Browne Hall (in our state-of-the-art digital piano lab and/or on one of our many beautiful grand pianos), and will present a formal recital at the end of the semester in WIU’s stunning Recital Hall. Piano training is a daily commitment, and we look forward to watching the students grow and mature as the semester progresses.
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Supervisor

Dr. Tammie Walker 
Professor of Piano 
Email: TL-Walker4@wiu.edu 
Phone: (309) 298-1237

Piano Program Administrative Assistant

Matthew Nall  
Email: MJ-Nall2@wiu.edu

Teachers
Amy Broadbent   Email: AA-Broadbent@wiu.edu
Emma Hartzell   Email: EJ-Hartzell@wiu.edu
Matt Nall   Email: MJ-Nall2@wiu.edu
Aritta Oh*   Email: A-Oh@wiu.edu
(*Classical and Jazz)
Jayme Soule   Email: JE-Soule@wiu.edu

Purpose

The WIU Community Music School Piano Program was created to offer students of all ages in the Macomb area a formal, organized, exciting and engaging piano experience. Students will have the opportunity to take lessons from some of the finest WIU students, and will benefit from their teachers’ enthusiasm, up-to-date pedagogical methods, and the camaraderie that exists within the piano student body.

Lesson Time

Students will take one private lesson per week (30, 45 or 60 minutes). Students will meet their teacher in Browne 213 each week (the digital piano lab) or the Browne Hall lobby and will be directed to their lesson location from there. Parents may make special arrangements with the teachers directly, if they would like their child met in an alternate location (the Browne parking lot, bus stop, etc.).

Lessons will be held from Monday 1/13/14 through Friday 5/2/14. There will be no lessons on 1/20/14 (MLK Day), no lessons on 2/12/14 (Lincoln’s Birthday), and no lessons the week of 3/10/14-3/14/14 (Spring Break).

Register now!

New and returning students must register for lessons via the Community Music School website in January (for spring lessons) and in August (for fall lessons). No registration is necessary for summer lessons, but if the student's regular teacher is not available, a different teacher will be assigned for the summer interim.
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All checks made out to "WIU Community Music School"

Fees

Lessons are prorated at $30/hour

  • 30 minute lessons - $15
  • 45 minute lessons - $22.50
  • 60 minute lessons - $30

Payment is due monthly, at the first lesson of each month, and is payable by check only, written to the WIU Community Music School . Students should bring their monthly check to their teacher at the first lesson of each month. If payment is not received by the second lesson of any given month, the teacher has the right to cancel lessons until payment is received.

Typical tuition example: Joey's Thursday afternoon piano lessons in September will be held on September 3, 10, 17 & 24. Joey takes 30-minute lessons from his teacher each week. Joey should bring a check for $60 to his September 3 piano lesson (4 lessons x $15), and his tuition will be considered current for the month of September.