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Welcome to the Piano Studies program at the UNC Community Music School!

The 12 week semester begins January 21. Please refer to the calendar page for complete semester dates.

All piano classes meet in the Kenan Music Building on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.  Group classes meet in Room 3030 and private lessons meet in Room 2103. 

For more information about the differences between group and private lessons at the UNC Community Music School please visit our Group and Private Lessons page.

To register for courses, visit our Registration Page.

“Put your soul into it, play the way you feel.”

Frederic Chopin

Beginning Group Piano I

  • For young beginners. Introduction to the keyboard, beginning reading skills, rhythm, dexterity, ear training, ensemble, performance. Limited class size.
  • Ages: 1st and 2nd graders
  • Class times: Saturday 9:00–9:40AM; Sunday 1:00–1:40PM
  • Prerequisites: a keyboard/piano for practice at home
  • Tuition: $240

Beginning Group Piano II

  • A fun way for beginners to launch their musical journey. Introduction to the keyboard, beginning reading skills, rhythm, dexterity, ear training, ensemble, performance. Limited class size. 
  • Ages: 3rd, 4th and 5th graders
  • Class times: Saturday 9:45-10:25AM; Sunday 1:45–2:25PM
  • Prerequisites: a keyboard/piano for practice at home
  • Tuition: $240

Advancing Group Piano I

  • A continuing sequence class for students who have completed one semester of Group Piano I. 
  • Class times: Sunday 2:30–3:10PM
  • Prerequisites: Completion of Group Piano I
  • Tuition: $240

Advancing Group Piano II

  • A continuing sequence class for students who have completed one semester of Group Piano II.
  • Class times: Saturday 10:30-11:10AM
  • Prerequisites: Completion of Group Piano II
  • Tuition: $240

Adult Group Piano I

  • A relaxed and fun class for the adult beginner. Introduction to the keyboard, beginning reading skills, notation, rhythm, scales, chords, improvisation. Limited class size.
  • Class time: Monday 5:15-6:05PM
  • Prerequisites: a keyboard/piano for practice at home.
  • Tuition: $295

Private Piano Lessons with UNC Community Music School Teachers

  • Recommended for students with experience studying piano.  Our UNC-CMS faculty are extraordinary artists who will help you design your path of study while providing professional encouragement and support.
  • 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons available
  • Tuition: $65 per hour

Private Piano Lessons with UNC Student-Teachers

  • Recommended for students who wish to continue their musical progression after completing beginner group classes.  Each student and teacher can design a unique pace and scope of study. This is also an excellent choice for students who already play at the later beginner, intermediate, or advanced level. The UNC student-teachers will be mentored by UNC faculty.
  • 5 and up
  • 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons available
  • Prerequisites: a keyboard/piano for practice
  • Tuition: $40 per hour