This class is designed for students who have had little or no previous experience with piano lessons. Using the Alfred Piano 101 text, students will start at the very beginning and focus on beginning music notation and staff note reading, basic rhythms, finger exercises, and playing short songs in a variety of styles. Instruction includes group activities and individual attention in our state-of-the-art Yamaha Clavinova keyboard lab. Required text: Piano 101, Book 1 by Lancaster & Refrow, published by Alfred. Tuition does not include books; students are expected to buy their own prior to the beginning of the course.