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University Studio Piano

Intermediate and advanced piano students will find these method books, in ten sequentially progressive volumes, useful.

Essential Piano Repertoire From The 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries (

Advanced students will find a great deal of the standard piano repertoire available for reference at Petrucci Music Library. The purchase of scholarly editions, such as those at Henle Urtext Editions, is highly recommended.

Method books often used for beginning students or music majors preparing for competencies include the following.

Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Course Book 1 | Faber Piano Adventures

Adult Piano Adventures® All-in-One Course Book 2 | Faber Piano Adventures

Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course: Lesson Book 1: Piano Book

Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course: Lesson Book 2: Piano Book

Helpful instructional channels on Youtube for these method books include the following.

Lets Play Piano Methods - YouTube

Faber Piano Adventures - YouTube


Voice Links

Accompaniments for practicing songs may sometimes be found on sites such as YouTube, SoundCloud, and Appcompanist, which includes opera, art song, and Broadway accompaniments; six songs are $3.99 month.

Representative anthologies of songs include The First Book of Soprano Solos, The First Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Solos, The First Book of Tenor Solos, and The First Book of Baritone/Bass Solos.

Anthologies of songs from Broadway are found at The Singers' Musical Theater Anthologies, including teen's editions in all voice parts and renditions of 16-bar auditions.

Home Studio Voice and Piano

Summer 2023

Private lessons will take place in Dr. Wolfe's home studio in Mason, Ohio, on Wednesday mornings and afternoons, for eight weeks, from June 21 through August 9, 2023. Students or parents are asked to e-mail a list of possible times that they might be available.

Summer Fee Structure

Students who register for any 6, 7, or 8 of the weeks above received a discounted rate of $2 off the regular amount of $35 per half hour lesson, or $3 off the regular amount of $52.50 per 45-minute lesson, or $4 off $70 per one-hour lesson. For fewer than 6 lessons, the regular rates will apply.


Autumn Schedule 2023

Autumn lessons are scheduled for Tuesdays (September 5 through December 12), and/or Thursdays (September 7 through December 14).


Dayton area students may be able to schedule a lesson at the University of Dayton, at Fitz Hall, on the fourth floor, in studio 478, on a Monday or Wednesday after school. Students scheduled on Thursdays may elect to re-schedule the Thanksgiving date, November 23, for Tuesday or Wednesday of that week, or elect not to have a lesson that week.


Students are asked to e-mail a list of all times that they are available. While most lessons for youth take place after school, there may be morning times available for home-schooled students and adults.

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