• 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

    Spring Term 2020

     

    March 9 through June 1, 2020

     

     

    Monday, March 9

    First day of 2020 Spring Term

     

     

    Monday, March 16

    First day of online lessons due to the pandemic

     

                     

    April 20-24

    April School Vacation

    No regular lessons this week

    Make up lessons only

     

     

     

    No public recital is scheduled for the Spring 2020 Term.

     

     

     

    Monday, June 1

    Last day of Spring 2020 Term

     

     

     

    NEW!

    Summer 2020

    10 lesson term between June 15 and August 21

     

    You decide the frequency of lessons that adds up to 10!

    Choose lessons once, twice or three times a week!

    Lessons must take place between June 15 and August 21.

     

     

     

    Fall 2020

    Begins Monday, August 31 through November 23, 2020

     

    Monday, August 31

    First day of Fall Term 2020

     

    Monday, September 7 - Labor Day

    No Monday piano lessons today

    This lesson will be made up on Monday, November 9 during Group Lesson Week.

     

    Monday, October 12 - Columbus Day

    No Monday piano lessons today

    This lesson will be made up on Monday, November 23.

     

    November 9 - 13

    Group Lesson Week & Make Up Lessons

                                                

    Only Monday students have regular private lessons this week.

    Group Lesson dates and times TBA.

                                                

    Please contact Christine to schedule make up lessons.

     

     

    Monday, November 23                         

    Only Monday students have regular lessons this week.

     

    Tuesday and Wednesday, November 24-25

    Fall Term 2020 Make Up Days

     

     

     

    Winter 2020-21

    Begins Monday, November 30 through March 5

     

    Monday, November 30

    First day of Winter Term 2020-21

     

     

     

     

     

  • Swap List

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

  • Contact

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