Welcome to Elaine Harriss' website

  • For Prospective UTM Students
  • UTM Degrees with Piano
  • UTM Piano Ensemble 
  • UTM Piano Competition
          Solo Application
          Ensemble Application
  • UTM Piano Workshops
  • 2015 Piano Camp

  • 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

  • Links
  • UTM Department of Music
  • Tennessee Music Teachers Association
  • National Flute Association

  • Piano for prospective UTM students

    Pre-College Studio

    2017-2018 Lesson Schedule

    Week of:
    September 4 First Lesson December 4   March 5 No Lessons
    September 11   December 11   March 12  
    September 18   December 18 No Lessons March 19  
    September 25   December 25 No Lessons March 26 No Lessons
    October 2   January 1 No Lessons April 2  
    October 9   January 8   April 9  
    October 16 No Lessons January 15   April 16  
    October 23   January 22   April 23  
    October 30   January 29   April 30  
    November 6   February 5   May 7  
    November 13   February 12   May 14 Final Lesson
    November 20 No Lessons February 19      
    November 27   February 26      

    2017-2018 Event Schedule

    Nov. 4               (Sat) MAMTA Fall Festival, UTM Fine Arts Building
    Feb. 3               (Sat) MAMTA Monster Concert, UTM Fine Arts Building
    March 17          (Sat) UTM Piano Competition, UTM Fine Arts Building
    April 21             (Sat) MAMTA Auditions, UTM Fine Arts Building
    May 19              (Sat) Spring Recital, 10:00 a.m., Weldon Library, Martin
    May                   (TBA) Piano Guild Auditions, UTM Fine Arts Building
    June 2/3           (S/S) Tennessee Music Teachers Association State Auditions, East TN State Univ.
    June 11-15 (Tentative)          (M-F) UTM Piano Camp

    Studio Policies

    Lessons are 50 minutes in length and extend from the week of September 4 through the week of May 14. 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 $220 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.