Piano-Keyboard Classes Available at CAC
By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing
This fall, Central Arizona College will offer a Piano class (MUP110) and private piano lessons (MUP109P) with Professor Arlene Ratz. Students will learn how to read music, music theory, how to “play by ear,” and various folk, classic and blues songs.
Private Piano Lessons will begin on Monday, Aug. 22. Lessons are 50 minutes in length and students may earn one credit.
The Piano Class will begin Tuesday, Aug. 23 and meets on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:20 p.m. This two credit class is designed for up to eight beginners.
All Piano classes will be held in the Yamaha Clavinova Piano lab (P building, room 129) at the Don. P. Pence Center for the Visual and Performing Arts (8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ.)
Three piano practice rooms are available in the Pence Center. It is important for students to have their own piano or keyboard to allow for continuous practicing at home.
Professor Ratz has a Master of Arts in Music from Eastern New Mexico University and a Master of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis on academic learning from Austin College.
Beginners and pianists returning to lessons will use the Piano Keyboard-Mastering Music Basics and Piano Keyboard – Skills, Concepts and Repertoire books written by Ratz. These can be purchased at the CAC Bookstore.
For more information regarding the piano class and private piano lesson opportunities at CAC, please contact Professor Arlene Ratz at 520-723-5384. For registration information contact 520-494-5444.