Students will learn correct piano technique. Each student enrolled in this class will receive practice time on a piano during each class. Students then will demonstrate their understanding of rhythm, pitch, and the expressive elements of music by performing short songs for the class. The difficulty of the literature will be based on the progress and the previous musical experience of each individual student. A recital will be held each semester, in which students will perform for guests in the classroom setting. In addition, students will learn basic music theory in order to understand the components of piano performance. (One half-credit, one-semester or one-credit, one-year fine arts elective for grades 9-12.) A maintenance fee of $5 will be charged for instrument maintenance and repair. This course can be repeated with teacher permission.