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FGCU Bower School of Music Offers Group Piano Classes for Children

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music offers a beginner group piano class for children currently in first and second grades. Classes will be offered Mondays 4 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. on campus beginning Sept. 8 through Dec. 15. Classes in spring run from January to May.

Previous piano instruction is not required, but students must be evaluated for readiness to study through a 30-minute session with the instructor. Readiness testing will take place in July at the Bower School of Music. A parent or guardian is required to accompany the child. To schedule a test, contact (239) 590-7292.

Students accepted into the program must have access to a full-sized piano with weighted keys for daily practice.

Classes for beginners will be taught by Joanne Smith, Professor Emerita from the University of Michigan School of Music and nationally-renowned children's piano pedagogy specialist.

Cost for the 28 classes is $900, with $450 payable to Florida Gulf Coast University at the beginning of each term.

For more information, media representatives should contact Nancy Cobb-Lippens at (239) 590-7343.

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