The Piano Studio of Marci Pittman is offering a 6-week introductory Piano Class for homeschooled 6 to 8-yr-old beginners! A fee of $110 will cover all materials and tuition fees for the class.
This Piano Class will begin with a minimum of three to a maximum of five students. Classes are 50-minutes in length. The instructor may not be able to accommodate every student interested. Special needs students should request one-on-one piano lessons.
Classes are taught at the Piano Studio of Marci Pittman in NE Chico near Pleasant Valley High School and will take place on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 to 2:50 p.m. Classes begin on Tuesday, March 5, and have six scheduled sessions through April 23 (class dates are March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 16, 23). Each student needs daily access to a piano or an appropriate keyboard to make progress.
If interested or for more information, contact Marci Pittman by email through the website or by phone (345-6361) to get on the class list or ask specific questions. I am an approved vendor for CORE Butte Charter School.
 
Instructor has a BA in Music, is a member of the Music Teachers’ National Association, National Guild of Piano Teachers and is a board member of the Butte County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California and has been teaching piano lessons and classes for almost 30 years. I have been the director of the annual Monster Piano Concert here in Chico. I have taught classes and piano lessons for Rosedale Elementary School, summer CARD classes & camps, Hearthstone School and CORE Butte Charter School. I also homeschooled my own children for many years.
 
In my experience, motivation for consistent progress and excellence is the greatest challenge for students today. Working in small groups, students learn not only from the teacher but also from each other. I have observed that student enjoyment and enthusiasm is enhanced, interaction and positive peer pressure provide positive motivation for accurate playing, playing in groups may significantly improve rhythmic ability, and students see others working to master the same skills and feel less isolated as they play at home. Learning to play the piano is truly like learning another language with some Italian thrown in!