Mind the Music! – Senior Piano Lessons

Mind the Music!

The next class session will be for five weeks, starting the week of Nov. 6.  Call 828-452-0594 to sign up. Space is limited.

The Haywood County Arts Council is sponsoring a class for older adults, age 55 and older, wishing to learn to play the piano. The class will run for five weeks during each session. If classes fill or students wish to continue after five weeks, additional class sessions will be scheduled. Studies show that older adults who actively participate in music benefit in many areas of life, including physical, mental, psychological, and social.

These lessons will be ideal for older adults that may have taken (or wished they had taken) piano lessons as children. Students are invited to learn in a no-stress environment, with small classes of 2-4 people only. The cost for the five classes is $60, plus a materials fee for a music book (less than $20).

Classes are taught by Susan Huckaby, who moved to Waynesville from Nashville, TN, four years ago. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music, as well as a Ph.D. in worship studies. She has taught piano lessons for over 30 years, as well as elementary, middle school, high school, and college-level music classes, in addition directing church choirs for many years. She currently teaches undergraduate-level music appreciation courses online.

If you are interested in signing up for classes, please email director@haywoodarts.org. Class sizes are limited, but additional courses may be offered if there is a demand.