• Piano Learning Center

    Piano Learning Center is the private piano teaching studio of Christine Wilson Kissack in southern Maine offering experienced piano instruction and performance opportunities to

    school age students.

  • Student Piano Recital

    Friday, May 22, 2020

     

    Click on the title of a piece to hear that performance.

     

     

    Can Can

    Composed by Jacques Offenbach

    Performed by

    Johann Sebastian Bark, Primo and

    Roll Over, Beethoven, Secondo

     

     

     

    The Ash Grove

    Traditional Folk Song

    Arranged by Faber & Faber

    Performed by Juliana Kidric

     

     

     

    Fantasy in A Minor

    Composed by Eugene Gayrhos

    Performed by Lydia Rose

     

     

     

    I Just Can't Wait to be King

    Music by Elton John

    Lyrics by Tim Rice

    Performed by Johann Sebastian Bark

     

     

     

    Quadrille

    Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn

    Performed by Brownlow

     

     

     

    Notturno, Op. 54, No. 4

    Composed by Edvard Grieg

    Performed by Coltrane Vitalius

     

     

     

    Sonatina in A Minor

    Composed by Georg Benda

    Performed by Connor Gooch

     

     

     

    Cossack Ride

    Composed by Nancy Faber

    Performed by Isabela Kidric

     

     

     

    Appaloosa

    Composed by Anne Shannon Demarest

    Performed by Julia Young

     

     

     

    Ballade in C Minor, Op. 100, No. 15

    Composed by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller

    Performed by S. E.

     

     

     

    Sonatina in C Major, Op. 36, No. 1

    I. Allegro

    Composed by Muzio Clementi

    Performed by Matt D.

     

     

     

    Connecticut River from Rivers of America

    Composed by Carol Matz

    Performed by Connor Gooch

     

     

     

    Curious Story

    Composed by Stephen Heller

    Performed by Matt W.

     

     

     

    Toccata in D Minor

    Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

    Arranged by James Bastien

    Performed by Matt D.

     

     

     

    Nocturne in Ab Major, Op. 32, No. 2

    Composed by Frédéric Chopin

    Performed by Dennis Pogrebitskiy

     

     

     

    Linus and Lucy

    Composed by Vince Guaraldi

    Performed by Matt D.

     

     

     

    Prelude and Fugue No. 12 in F Minor, WTC - Book 2

    Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

    Performed by A. E.

     

     

     

    Homage to Fauré (abridged)

    Composed by Robert Helps

    Performed by Alexandra A.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • New Students

    Piano Learning Center students benefit from a well-balanced program of musical activities designed to strengthen theory and keyboard knowledge while developing creative and performance skills. Group lessons and recitals are offered each term and provide frequent performance opportunities. The group lesson environment promotes broader understanding and increased motivation not to mention the fun of learning with new friends! Scheduled performances provide goals to strive for and encourage students to share their music with others.

     

    This comprehensive approach provides Piano Learning Center students with a solid musical foundation upon which to build a lifetime of music making.

  • About Christine Kissack

    • Maine native and sole proprietor of Piano Learning Center in Falmouth, ME
    • Teaches courses in piano pedagogy at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, ME
    • 30+ years of professional piano teaching experience with school age students
    • Teaches beginner, intermediate and advanced levels in private and group settings
    • Many students have continued piano study at the university level
    • BA in piano performance from Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
    • Master of Music in piano pedagogy from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX
    • National winner of the D. H. Baldwin Teaching Fellowship Award recognizing excellence in piano teaching
    • Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
    • Service to MTNA on the state, division and national levels
    • MTNA Foundation Fellow for distinguished service to the music teaching community
    • Judges piano competitions and student evaluations 
    • Presents workshops on piano pedagogy to teachers 
    • Faculty member at Plymouth State University’s annual Piano Monster Festivals
  • Calendar

    Fall Term 2020

    Fall 2020

    Begins Tuesday, September 8 through Monday, November 23

     

     

    Monday, September 7

    Labor Day

    No lessons today

    This lesson will be made up on Monday, November 2 during Group Lesson Week

     

    Tuesday, September 8

    First day of Fall Term 2020

     

    Monday, October 12

    Columbus Day

    No regular lessons today

    This lesson will be made up on Monday, November 23

     

    Tuesday through Friday, November 3-6

    "ZOOM" Group Lesson Week & Make Up Lesson Options                         

    Only Monday students have regular lessons this week

    Group Lesson dates and times TBA

    Please contact Christine to schedule make up lessons

     

     

    Saturday, November 21

    A pre-recorded virtual recital will be available for viewing on the PLC website

     

     

    Monday, November 23                         

    Only Monday students have regular lessons this week

     

    Tuesday & Wednesday, November 24-25

    Makeup lesson options

     

    Thursday & Friday, November 26-27

    Thanksgiving Break

     

     

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    Winter 2020-21

    Begins Monday, November 30 through Friday, March 5

     

     

    Monday, November 30

    First day of Winter Term 2020-21

     

    Monday, December 21

    Monday students have lessons today as a makeup for upcoming MLK Day in January

     

    Holiday Break

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021

     

    Monday, January 4

    Lessons resume

     

    Monday, January 18

    Martin Luther King Holiday

    No piano lessons this day

    Monday students have already made up this day on Monday, December 21

     

    Monday through Friday, February 8 - 12

    "ZOOM" Group Lesson Week & Make Up Lessons 

    No regular lessons this week; makeup lessons only

    Group Lesson dates and times TBA

    Please contact Christine to schedule make up lessons

     

    Monday through Friday, February 15-19

    February Break

    No regular piano lessons this week; makeup lessons only

     

     

    Saturday, March 27

    A pre-recorded virtual recital will be available for viewing on the PLC website

     

     

    Friday, March 5

    Last day of Winter Term

     

     

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    Spring 2021

    Begins Monday, March 8 through Monday, May 31

     

     

    Monday, March 8

    First day of Spring 2021 Term

     

    Monday through Friday, April 19-23

    April Break

    No regular piano lessons this week; makeup lessons only

     

    Monday through Friday, May 10-14

    "ZOOM" Group Lesson Week & Make Up Lessons 

    No regular lessons this week; makeup lessons only

    Group Lesson dates and times TBA

    Please contact Christine to schedule make up lessons

     

     

    Weekend of May 29-30

    Some kind of recital will take place!

     

     

    Monday, May 31

    Last day of Spring Term 2021

     

     

  • Swap List

    Click here to see the current Piano Learning Center swap list.

  • Contact

    400 US Route One, Northwest, Suite A
    Falmouth ME 04105