Beginning Piano for Kids

It’s never too early to begin your child’s musical journey!  This 6 week group class focuses on nurturing the musical education of children ages 4 to 5. Using songs, games, and interactive activities, children learn basic finger technique and hand position, keyboard orientation, and basic note reading skills. The goal of the class is to prepare participants to successfully begin private lessons.

Fall 2019

Session 2

Ages 4 – 5 years: Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45pm, Oct 29 – Dec 10

Ages 5 – 6: Thursdays, 4:00-4:45pm, Oct 31 – Dec 12

Dec 13 Semester Finale!

Spring 2020

Session 1

Ages 4 – 5 years: Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45pm, Jan 21 – Feb 25

Ages 5 – 6: Thursdays, 4:00-4:45pm, Jan 23 – Feb 27

Registration opens Dec 1, 2019

Location

U of A Music Building, Room 328

Click here for maps and directions.

Fee

$145 per child –  includes 6 weeks of instruction, all materials, plus semester finale performance and reception.

Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards are accepted.

Registration Deadline

The registration deadline for each session is 1 week prior to the start date for each session.

If the registration deadline has passed, please contact cms@uark.edu to see if space is still available.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are not available for this program.

Meet the Director

Director, Nikola Radan

Music Instructor

Biography

Nikola Radan is a composer, producer and music educator. He is the founder of the critically acclaimed world music ensemble, BalMus, and cofounder of the awarded music project Clash of Civilizations.  Nikola hails from Belgrade, Serbia where he was educated as a classically trained flutist and composer. He studied, graduated and earned his Master’s Degree at the University of Music Arts in Belgrade, under the tutelage of Professor Miodrag Azanjac, one of the most prominent flutists and artistic figures in the Balkans.

After moving to America in 1991, he started his teaching career and worked for several years developing a unique technique to make conventional flute sound like an ethnical instrument.  As a result of his research, he published his master work “New sounds for flute in contemporary music and modern improvisation based on the sounds of cross-world traditional instruments.”  This particular and unique sound has become a hallmark of Nikola’s music ever since, easily distinguishable in his personal and group projects alike.

Nikola’s music was premiered in the Istanbul Jazz Festival 2004, St. John’s Smith Square Concert Hall in London 2005, Carnegie Hall 2006, and Houston Contemporary Music Society 2009 among many other places across the U.S., Japan and Europe.  His music is also featured in scores for several documentaries and independent films aired on PBS, Sundance and IFC channels.

For More Information About Registration      David Owens, Operations Coordinator – 479-575-4702 – dlo002@uark.edu

For More Information About Curriculum      Nikola Radan – radan@uark.edu