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Enroll now for Unique ASU Youth Piano Program

March 23, 2006

Who: The highly successful Piano Preparatory Program at ASU’s Herberger College of Fine Arts is known throughout the valley for its creative approach to piano study for children. Director Jan Thompson cites the combination of group and individual lessons as one of the keys to the program’s success. 

What: The ASU Piano Prep/Conservatory Program offers quality musical instruction to elementary through high school children in a creative and motivating learning environment. The program offers instruction in a more intense environment than the piano instruction available through Herberger College for Kids and Herberger College at Large. Since the inception of the Piano Prep/Conservatory program in 1988, students have been provided with opportunities for excellent musical instruction from experienced model teachers and ASU performance-pedagogy graduate students. Founding director and Professor of Music Jan Meyer Thompson coordinates the program, linking teachers and preparatory students with university piano pedagogy courses and observers in a laboratory-school setting. Piano Prep Program students enjoy a well-planned and varied curriculum -- emphasizing the development of musicianship skills through piano study and performance. 

When:Saturday, April 8 and Saturday, April 29; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where:ASU Herberger College’s School of Music (Room W255) 40 E. Gammage Parkway, Tempe, Ariz.
Cost:Piano Preparatory: $1,229 per academic year; Piano Conservatory: $1,619 per academic year.
Contact:Professor Jan Thompson, 480-965-3823 or Piano Prep Office, 480-965-1702

The School of Music is a division of The Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts
at Arizona State University. To learn more about the School of Music, visit:

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Media Contact:
Jan Meyer Thompson
Professor of Music and Director, ASU Piano Preparatory Program
(480) 965-3823