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Piano Studio

Class piano is designed to train beginning piano students with no previous piano background. This class is held in our Piano Lab using electronic keyboards and headphones. Emphasis is placed on reading music, developing technique, and performing piano repertoire.

Piano for Non-Keyboard Majors is individual piano instruction emphasizing keyboard skills and musicianship through appropriate repertoire, technique, and sight reading.

Piano Majors participate in individual piano instruction emphasizing development in piano performance with appropriate technique and repertoire.

​Audition Requirements for Piano Majors
  • Submit a Music Major application
  • 2 memorized pieces from different periods in contrasting styles
  • Evidence of scales proficiency
  • Sight Reading
Students who wish to major in piano or take piano lessons should contact Jane Joseph or Alice Ballard to schedule an audition appointment. Please keep in mind that instructors may not be available for summer appointments. Please call when scheduling appointments outside the regular fall and spring semesters.

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Organ Studio

Private lessons are offered for Non Majors and Organ Majors in Music Education at Hinds Community College. Two organs are located on the Raymond campus – a pipe organ for daily practice, and an Allen electronic organ in Reeves Recital Hall.

Organ lessons are designed to develop students’ musical skills and musicianship through repertoire, technique, sight-reading and functional skills. Non Major organ students must be able to read and play bass and treble clefs simultaneously.

Organ Major lessons are for students pursuing organ as their major instrument. The primary emphasis is performance through the study of repertoire and technique. 

Organ Auditions

Students who wish to major in organ or take organ lessons should contact Alice Ballard to schedule an audition appointment. Please keep in mind that instructors may not be available for summer appointments. Please call when scheduling appointments outside the regular fall and spring semesters.

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