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This class is not being offered in Summer 2021.

Register Now for Summer!


Click here to download and print a registration form.

For more information, call 585-454-4596.

Click here for the 2020 Summer Session Calendar and enrollment policies.

Summer lesson appointments begin on April 1, 2020.

The Well-Rounded Pianist: The Art of Improvisation – NEW and ONLINE!

Yoshiko Arahata, Instructor
6 Tuesdays, July 7-August 11, 2020
2:30-3:30 pm, plus three, 30-minute lessons scheduled individually with the instructor
ages 13-adult, intermediate and advanced levels
Participants should be able to play 2-octave scales in most keys, have a basic knowledge of harmony, and have an open mind!


NOTE: This class is being offered virtually. Online instruction with Hochstein is easy! To find out more about the technical requirements, click here.


Have you always wanted to learn how to improvise but never had the opportunity? The Well-Rounded Pianist is your key to discovering ways to utilize your existing piano “chops” in new and exciting ways of creating music.

This class will explore ideas used by classical composers such as Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin, as well as delving into jazz and popular music styles. Students will learn methods for approaching improvisation and engage in guided practice.

In addition to the weekly hour-long class, each student will have three, 30-minute lessons with Dr. Arahata throughout the course of the six-week session. The session will conclude with an informal virtual recital where students can share their improvisations. 

Fee: $10 registration fee; $195* tuition. (Fees are as of Summer 2020.)


* Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.