Fall 2021 Adult Class Offerings


Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Thornton
Day/Time: Sundays, 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
October 3rd–December 5th (no class on October 31st or November 28th)
Room: Digital Studio

Recommended prior knowledge: For students interested in this class, it will be helpful to be fluent with reading music and to have an understanding of some basic music theory, such as major and minor scales, key signatures, intervals, and basic chords.

This course will focus on developing a composer’s toolkit. Students will be guided through listening to repertoire and studying techniques from great composers throughout history. These techniques will be put to use by creating several very short compositions.

Since the class sizes will be small, there will be plenty of opportunity for personalizing the experience to individuals. Have composers you would love to know more about? An interest in film or video game music? Let us know and we can include a number of composers and genres in our study of techniques.

Music Appreciation

Instructor: Dr. Zachary Preucil
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 7:15 PM–8:15 PM
October 6th–December 8th (no class on November 10th or November 24th)
Room: Group Room

Recommended prior knowledge: A basic knowledge of classical music history is helpful.

In this class we will explore a variety of genres and composers, and their relevance to cultures past and present. Classes will consist of lectures, group listening, and discussions in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. While the listening list will be available in advance of the semester, there are no required assignments between classes—participants will have the freedom to determine their degree of engagement with the material.

Tuition: $175.00
Registration and Payment Deadline: Friday, September 24th.

To register, please print, complete, and return the form below via postal mail along with your payment. We cannot accept registrations via email. Check or credit card is accepted. Checks should be made out to “Farley’s House of Pianos”.

Farley's Fall 2021 Adult Class Registration Form

Please direct any questions to Renée Farley at (608) 271-2626 ext. 4 or renee@farleyspianos.com.