Please enable javascript to view this page in its intended format.

Queen's University


The Yamaha method of music education incorporates weekly group lessons designed to give students the best beginning possible for the development of basic music skills at any age level. The Piano Club, taught by Barbara Bolte, is specifically tailored to adult beginners, who will learn keyboard and ensemble skills through active music making in a social environment. Winter and Spring terms build progressively on what is covered in the Fall.


Classes will take place on Mondays from 5-6pm in the Keyboard Lab (Rm 229) of Harrison-LeCaine Hall of Queen’s University, on Bader Lane. The Piano Club runs in 3 progressive terms between September, 2013 – June, 2014. 

  • Fall Term: 16th September – 9th December, 2013 (12 weeks)
(No class on Thanksgiving, Monday 14th October)

  • Winter Term: 6th January – 7th April, 2014 (12 weeks)
(No class on Family Day, Monday 17th February)

  • Spring Term: 14th April – 16th June, 2014 (9 weeks)
(No class on Victoria Day, Monday 19th May)

Students completing the spring term will have the opportunity to participate in the year-end concert in a group class performance on Sunday June 22nd, 2014.  Solo performance opportunities will be available at the QCM student recitals in December 2013, and February and April 2014.  Please check Events for dates.


This course is open to adults. The course will run with a minimum class size of 6 people (please refer to Conservatory Policy for further details regarding procedure if minimum class size is not achieved).


For this beginner level course, there is no knowledge expectation or pre-requisite.

Students wishing to join Piano Club in the Winter or Spring term without having completed the previous term must demonstrate the appropriate knowledge level reached by the rest of the class at the end of the previous term, and have permission of the instructor.


  • Pianoforte 1 textbook and CD
  • Pianoforte 2 textbook and CD

Pianoforte 1 textbook and CD are added to the price of tuition for the Fall Term. Level 2 materials (Pianoforte 2 Textbook and CD: $27) are to be purchased from the QCM office when required by the instructor during the Winter Term.

Students must have access to a keyboard with full size keys for practice. Students interested in purchasing a Yamaha keyboard or piano are eligible for a tuition credit toward Yamaha Music Education System group classes. The tuition credit is processed through the Yamaha Head Office, and the amount of credit varies according to instrument purchased. Further information is available at the QCM office.


Registration fee: $40 per family per year. This fee covers registration for all programs within the Conservatory over the year.

Course fees:

  • Fall Term: tuition + first term materials = $225 + $27 = $252
  • Winter Term: tuition only = $225
(Level 2 materials: $27 to be purchased from QCM office when required by instructor)

  • Spring Term: tuition only = $170

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000