Piano Lessons At Centre For the Arts

Pianist and composer Robert Baker brings over 20 years of professional experience to the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council beginning in May. Students may sign up now for a four week session of thirty-minute piano lessons. The first session begins Thursday, May 10 and continues through Thursday, May 31. Individual lessons are scheduled on the half hour from 3 to 7 p.m. and are first come, first served.

Ages 6 and older and all levels from beginner to advanced are welcome. All styles are encouraged, with priority given to developing and improving reading skills, fundamentals of technique and preparation for season-ending recital or Guild auditions or Carnegie Hall/Royal Conservatory Assessments.

Baker’s compositions have been performed by orchestras, ensembles and soloists across North America and Europe. He has received recognition in international competitions and his music has been recorded by artists and ensembles including Danielle Cumming, toneART ensemble of Canada, the University Choir of Pardubice in the Czech Republic and Chiasmus Ensemble of England. He holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and also attended The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. Between 2008 and 2011 Baker taught various music courses as an adjunct lecturer and accompanist at Salisbury University and has been on the faculty at Towson University since 2011.

Cost for the four week session is $140 for members and $155 for non-members. Register by May 4 by calling 410-758-2520, on-line at www.arts4u.info or by sending a check to QACAC, 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, MD 21617.

The Arts Council is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.