Coastal Carolina University's Lifelong Learning offers music courses by veteran instructor David Haynes at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center on July 25 and at the Conway campus on July 26. Learn to read music in two hours and to play the piano in three and a half hours. For more information, course schedules, or registration, call 349-4030 or 349-4001, or visit the Web site at www.coastal.edu/outreach.
Music Reading for Total Beginners: Quickly learn the basic reading skills needed for playing and reading music in this introductory music theory class that also teaches the fundamentals of the piano keyboard. Designed for the beginner, this course is a requirement for the "Instant Piano" workshop later. It's also a great jump start if you wish to continue with traditional music lessons some day. This workshop is designed by David Haynes, the creator of the highly acclaimed "Instant Piano" workshop, which has taught thousands to play piano in one day since 1981. The instructor will collect an additional $15 for booklet and CD in class. Held at CCU-Waccamaw on Tuesday, July 25 and at the Conway campus on Wednesday, July 26, 2 to 4 p.m., $30 plus materials.
Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People: If you'd like to learn the piano, but don't want years of weekly lessons, try this beginners' class in chord piano techniques. David Haynes, a musician with more than 30 years' teaching experience, will let you in on enough secrets of the trade to make piano playing a part of your life. You'll learn all the chords needed to play any pop song, any style and any key. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a free pamphlet to Music Masters, 90 Molly Lane, Ringgold, GA 30736. The instructor will collect an additional $25 for booklet and CD in class. Held at CCU-Waccamaw on Tuesday, July 25 and at the Conway campus on Wednesday, July 26, 6 to 9:30 p.m., $50 plus the materials.