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 (kjos.com)

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

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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.

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Home Studio Voice and Piano

Autumn Schedule 2022

Home studio lessons will take place on Tuesdays, September 6 through December 13, and/or Thursdays, September 8 through December 15. 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 24, 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.

Spring and Summer Schedule 2023

Spring semester home studio lessons are scheduled for January 10/12 through May 16/18, 2023, except for the week of March 14/16. Summer lessons are scheduled for Wednesday mornings and afternoons, for eight weeks, from June 21 through August 9, 2023.

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Home Studio Autumn Fee Structure

Students who register for weekly lessons for 13, 14, or 15 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 13 lessons, the regular rates will apply.

 

The first check is due not later than September 6/8, at the first lesson, in order to reserve a regular time slot in the schedule. The second check is due October 25/27, for the second half of the semester. For fewer lessons, or a sample lesson, at the $35 per half hour rate, please call for availability.

 

Checks may be made payable to Randall Wolfe. You may elect to use your bank’s Zelle pay system by paying Randall Wolfe at ID contact method: rwolfe2@udayton.edu. Make sure to include the “2” in the email address.

30-Minute Lessons

Thirteen 30-minute lessons: $214 due September 6/8, and balance of $215 due October 25/27

 

Fourteen 30-minute lessons: $231 due September 6/8, and balance of $231 due October 25/27

 

Fifteen 30-minute lessons: $247 due September 6/8, and balance of $248 due October 25/27

60-Minute Lessons

 

Thirteen 60-minute lessons: $429 due September 6/8, and balance of $429 due October 25/27

 

Fourteen 60-minute lessons: $462 due September 6/8, and balance of $462 due October 25/27

 

Fifteen 60-minute lessons: $495 due September 6/8, and balance of $495 due October 25/27

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