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Keyboard Development Program

Summer 2018
May 7-August 10

Dr. Huei Li Chin, Director

Keyboard Development Program
Department of Music
P.O. Box 1771
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1771
(618) 650-2089

The Keyboard Development Program is a comprehensive piano program which provides quality piano instruction to children and adults from the beginning level to the advanced level.  In addition to individual instruction, the student will participate in group classes after three consecutive individual lessons.  These experiences will help develop musicianship as well as performance skills.  Instructors who conduct group instruction are experienced faculty members who excel in and enjoy teaching the various levels.   There will be opportunities for the student to play in recitals at the end of Fall and Spring semesters, and the advanced student may enter competitions as well.

Preparation is given for the Illinois State Music Teachers Association Achievement in Music (A.I.M) Examinations, a twelve-level series of yearly examinations in piano and music theory.  The student learns to transpose and harmonize in addition to developing good auditory skills in playback and identifying musical concepts.  This program is geared toward educating the student to be a rounded musician.

Summer Lessons

Summer 2018 registration will be held April 16-May 11. You may send your completed registration form and check (made payable to SIUE) to the Director at the above address.

There is more flexibility in registering for summer lessons. You may enroll six, nine, or twelve lessons which must be completed by August 10, 2018. There are no group classes during the summer session.


Please be advised that there is no free parking on campus before 8:00p.m. on weekdays. Temporary parking permits (for each semester) can be purchased for $20.00 through the Keyboard Development Program. These temporary parking permits will allow you to park at Lot E (behind the Music building). Paid parking is also available in Lot B.

Payment of Fees

Fees are charged on a semester basis and are due on May 11, 2018. Fees are non-refundable except in cases of extended illness or a move from the area. If necessary, a payment schedule may be arranged with the Director. Discounted rates (10%) are available for families enrolling more than one child/adult in the program.

*Late Fee Payment: An extra fee of $25 will be charged if fees are not paid on time.

6 lessons

9 lessons 12 lessons
Bachelor’s Faculty

Master’s Faculty

Doctorate Faculty Bachelor’s Faculty Master’s Faculty Doctorate Faculty Bachelor’s Faculty Master’s Faculty Doctorate Faculty
30 minutes $135.00 $150.00 $165.00 $202.50 $225.00 $247.50 $270.00 $300.00 $330.00
45 minutes $202.50 $225.00 $247.50 $303.75 $337.50 $371.25 $405.00 $450.00 $495.00
60 minutes $270.00 $300.00 $330.00 $405.00 $450.00 $495.00 $540.00 $600.00 $660.00

Missed Lessons

When a student must miss a regularly scheduled lesson, the teacher or the Director should be notified at least 24 hours in advance. Except for emergencies, a lesson will not be made up unless prior notification has been given. Missed lessons will only be made up at the discretion of the teacher. However, lessons missed by the teacher will definitely be rescheduled. All lessons must be made up by the end of the semester. No refunds will be given for missed lessons. Lessons begin and end at the assigned times; no extensions can be given for late arrivals.


Students are expected to practice on a daily basis and come to lessons prepared. In general, 30 minutes of daily practice is required for students during the first couple of years of piano study. Students should spend 45 minutes to 2 hours on practicing the piano as the level advances. When young children are taking lessons, parental involvement is most important, and parents are expected to supervise practice.


Please click here to register.

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