Registration open for group piano lessons

A UNL program is looking for adults who want to learn to play the piano.

Brenda Wristen, director of piano pedagogy and keyboard skills at UNL, is supervising the Community Piano Experience. The program, now celebrating a decade of piano instruction, offers 11 group piano classes on basic music reading and keyboarding skills. She’s recruiting people from the community to take the classes.

Students who have never played the piano (or have forgotten their lessons from childhood) will be enrolled in the beginning class on Tuesday nights, while students with a basic knowledge of keyboard skills and note reading will be enrolled in the intermediate class on Wednesday nights. Both classes will begin the week of Sept. 12 and continue through Nov. 28 (excluding Nov. 21).

Space is limited. All lessons will be in the Westbrook Music Building. UNL piano pedagogy students will teach the classes under the supervision of professor Wristen.

The class is designed specifically for adults and costs $175. This includes 11 weeks of group lessons, a textbook, and all additional materials.

For more information, go to or contact Laura Abshier at or 402-423-6042.