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

The 10 week semester begins Saturday, September 28 and ends Sunday, December 8. Please refer to the calendar page for a complete list of 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 – CLOSED

  • For our youngest piano beginners. Introduction to the keyboard, beginning reading skills, rhythm, dexterity, ear training, ensemble, performance. Limited class size of 6.
  • 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: $225

Beginning Group Piano II – CLOSED

  • A fun way for beginners to continue their musical journey at the piano. Introduction to the keyboard, beginning reading skills, rhythm, dexterity, ear training, ensemble, performance. Limited class size of 6. 
  • Ages: 1st and 2nd graders
  • Class times: Saturday 9:45-10:25AM; Sunday 1:45–2:25PM
  • Prerequisites: completion of Beginning Group Piano I
  • Tuition: $225

Beginning Group Piano III – CLOSED

  • For our slightly older beginners. Introduction to the keyboard, beginning reading skills, rhythm, dexterity, ear training, ensemble, performance. Limited class size of 6.
  • Ages: 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders
  • Class times: Saturday 10:30-11:10am; Sunday 2:30-3:10pm
  • Prerequisites: a keyboard/piano for practice at home
  • Tuition: $225

Beginning Group Piano IV – CLOSED

  • A great way for our slightly older beginners to continue their piano adventures. Limited class size of 6.
  • Ages: 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders
  • Class times: Saturday 11:15am-12:10pm; Sunday 3:15-3:55pm
  • Prerequisites: completion of Beginning Group Piano III
  • Tuition: $225

BEGINNING ADULT GROUP PIANO I CANCELLED

  • This is a fun, relaxed class for the adult interested in learning to play the piano for the first time.
  • Ages: 18 and up
  • Class time: Thursday 5:30-6:20pm
  • Prerequisites: a keyboard/piano for practice at home
  • Tuition: $225

BEGINNING ADULT GROUP PIANO II CANCELLED

  • A continuing sequence class for adults following the completion of Group Piano I
  • Ages: 18 and up
  • Class time: Thursday 6:30-7:20
  • Prerequisites: completion of the Group I class
  • Tuition $225

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 experienced 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: $45 per hour