Piano Program

Diller-Quaile offers a program of piano study for the early beginner through the advanced high school student, beginning at age five or older. The inclusive philosophy of Angela Diller and Elizabeth Quaile, as well as various piano pedagogies, informs an approach that assures teaching tailored to the needs of the individual student, with a strong emphasis on building confident solo performing, fluent music reading, and skillful ensemble participation.


Class Instruction for Beginners

These small classes provide an introduction to study in an engaging and supportive group setting. Students learn the fundamentals of first-year study, including instrument technique and music reading. Classes explore a variety of music styles through group and solo playing and participate in Diller-Quaile concerts. Teachers facilitate the transition to individual study in the second year.

Guitar Mondays
3:45-4:30 p.m.
8 sessions
January 7-March 11
$410
Guitar Thursdays
5:30-6:15 p.m.
9 sessions
January 11-March 15
$460
Guitar Fridays
3:45-4:30 p.m.
8 sessions
January 10-March 14
$460
Harp Thursdays
4:00-4:45 p.m.
9 sessions
January 10-March 14
$460
Harp Saturdays
9:30-10:15 a.m.
9 sessions
January 12-March 16
$460
Piano Wednesdays
6:00-6:45 p.m.
9 sessions
January 9-March 13
$460

Repertoire Class

Advanced instrumental & vocal students focus on the interpretation and performance of compositions from the standard repertoire. Students are coached on solo works and learn from observing the work of their peers. Repertoire classes provide a venue for students to perform each week and to discuss the various stylistic periods, genres, and performance practices relevant to their repertoire.

Tuesday 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.

Piano Improvisation

Intermediate and advanced piano students explore a range of contemporary classical and non-classical genres, including jazz, folk, rock, and funk. Through studying works from these styles, students develop improvisation skills and techniques.

Monday 6:15-7:00 p.m.

Secondary Piano Instruction

Students who wish to take piano as a second instrument learn the fundamentals of piano study in this engaging and supportive group setting. Students develop piano technique through the study of scales, keyboard harmony, and repertoire. This class is designed to enhance students’ understanding of the structure and processes of music, thereby supporting their comprehensive music education.

Wednesday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Thursday 5:15-6:00 p.m.

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