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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

Spring Semester Schedule 2023

Private lessons will take place in Dr. Wolfe's home studio in Mason, Ohio, on Tuesdays, January 10 through May 16, except for March 14. Dayton area students may be able to schedule a lesson at the University of Dayton, on a Monday or Wednesday after school.

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.

Summer Schedule 2023

Summer lessons are scheduled for Wednesday mornings and afternoons, for eight weeks, from June 21 through August 9.


Spring Semester Fee Structure


Students who register for weekly lessons for 16, 17, or 18 of the weeks above receive 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 16 lessons, the regular rates will apply.


The first check is due at the first lesson in January, in order to reserve a regular time slot in the schedule. The second check is due March 21, for the second half of the semester. An alternative four-payment plan is available. For fewer than 16 lessons, or a sample lesson at the regular rate, please call or e-mail Dr. Wolfe for availability.

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