Welcome to Elaine Harriss' website

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          Solo Application
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  • UTM Piano Workshops
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  • Chamber Music for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano
  • The University Trio at UTM
  • Performing Trios
  • Works through 1980
  • Works since 1980

    Kindermusik of Martin
  • What is Kindermusik?
  • Kindermusik International

    Harriss Pre-College Studio
  • Studio Policies and Schedule

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  • Tennessee Music Teachers Association
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  • Piano for prospective UTM students

    2015-2016 Pre-College Studio

    Lesson and Event Schedule

    Week of:
    September 7 First Lesson December 7   March 7 No Lessons
    September 14   December 14   March 14  
    September 21   December 21 No Lessons March 21  
    September 28 No Lessons December 28 No Lessons March 28 No Lessons
    October 5   January 4 No Lessons April 4  
    October 12   January 11   April 11  
    October 19   January 18   April 18  
    October 26   January 25   April 25  
    November 2   February 1   May 2  
    November 9   February 8 No Lessons May 9  
    November 16   February 15   May 16  
    November 23 No Lessons February 22   May 23 Final Lesson
    November 30   February 29      

    2014-2015 SPECIAL EVENTS

    Nov. 21            (Sat) MAMTA Fall Festival, UTM Fine Arts Building
    Feb. 6              (Sat) MAMTA Monster Concert, UTM Fine Arts Building
    March 19         (Sat) UTM Piano Competition, UTM Fine Arts Building
    April 23            (Sat) MAMTA Auditions, UTM Fine Arts Building
    May 28            (Sat) Spring Recital, 10:00 a.m., Weldon Library, Martin
    May                 (TBA) Piano Guild Auditions, UTM Fine Arts Building
    June 4/5          (S/S) Tennessee Music Teachers Association State Auditions, Nashville

    Studio Policies

    Lessons are 50 minutes in length and extend from the week of September 7 through the week of May 23. A minimum of 30 lessons will be given; any missed by the teacher will be rescheduled. Lessons are in UTM’s Fine Arts Building, Room 233. Make-ups for private lessons may be offered for absences due to sickness or death in the family, but please give notification before your lesson time. Lessons missed for other reasons will not be made up and no tuition will be refunded. If you must reschedule, please do so in advance. When it snows, lessons go right on. Public school closings are NOT followed. If you are snowed in, please call as soon as possible and make alternate lesson arrangements. Otherwise, you will be expected.

    The year's tuition is divided into 9 equal payments due the first lesson of each month of the academic year, September through May. Payments are $210 per month and cover tuition, all audition and festival fees, subscriptions to Piano Explorer, all print materials (music and theory), and any extra coaching needed.

    A minimum of 5 hours of practice per week including non-lesson weeks but excluding holidays is expected of students in grades 9-12. A minimum of 4 hours of practice per week is expected of students in grades 5-8 and a minimum of 3 hours of practice per week is expected of established students in grade 4 and below. Students who do not practice or progress will be released. All students are expected to participate in all recitals, festivals, competitions, etc., for which they are eligible. Please place these in your calendars now.