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Piano duet at the First Congregational Church in Lebanon.

Collaborative Piano at UVMC

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In UVMC’s Collaborative Piano program, UVMC individual lesson students have the opportunity to work with a faculty pianist in a variety of settings. For vocalists and instrumentalists, your part is often only one half or less of the whole piece of music. Working with a collaborative pianist gives you the chance to hear and practice the whole piece of music, while getting coaching supporting your work with your teacher.

Piano Coachings

Work one-on-one with a faculty pianist or have a pianist come to your lesson. Coachings cover the basics of being able to stay with the piano to advanced concepts like hearing where your melody line fits in relation to the piano’s harmonies. With singers, winds and brass, breathing is often integral to the collaboration. Singers will also receive help with diction and poetic interpretation. Instrumentalists will work on musical interpretation. Coachings are meant to enhance your work with your teacher, helping you reach a deeper understanding of your music more quickly. Sign up for one coaching at a time or buy a package of hours which can be used throughout the academic year (Sept 1 – Aug 31).

30 minute coaching $30
5 hour package $250
10 hour package $395

Recording Sessions

One hour with pianist, up to three selections for voice; up to two selections for instrumentalists.

$100 (Additional recording time available at $75 per hour; Rehearsal time prior to recording $40 per hour; fees include pianist’s preparation time; instructor time not included)

Student Recitals

Priced by repertoire

Rehearsals: $40 per hour

Concert fee: $100 ($50 if no pianist or non-UVMC pianist)

Suzuki Book Recitals

A Book Recital is a chance to bring together all of the repertoire learned in one Suzuki book and presented a solo recital for family and friends. Book Recital packages include time with a professional accompanist and your teacher’s recital fee.

Books 1 – 4

One 45-minute rehearsal plus performance with pianist plus teacher’s recital fee.

$110 (Additional rehearsal time available at $20 per 30 minutes; $50 if no pianist)

Books 5 and up

Priced by repertoire. See Student Recitals for fees.