Whitney Hale

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College: Fine Arts

Only A Few Spaces Remain in Adult Piano Course

Published: Sep 25, 2013

Information on the mUsiKcare program at UK School of Music

A transcript of this video can be found here. Video by Jenny Wells/UK Public Relations and Marketing

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2013) — A few spots remain for the new recreational music making program mUsiKcare, aimed at enhancing student training, wellness and community engagement through weekly piano classes. Fall classes for this community program presented by University of Kentucky School of Music for older adults will begin Tuesday, Oct. 1.

 

Musical participation has been shown to provide both musical and nonmusical benefits. Studies suggest that music can enhance cognitive functioning, reduce stress and provide valuable social support. Musical participation has also been shown to improve mood and decrease anxiety and even decrease burnout.

 

In light of the health benefits of recreational music making, Lori Gooding, director of UK Music Therapy; Vicki McVay, director of the UK Piano Preparatory Program, and Olivia Yinger, assistant professor of music therapy, have developed mUsiKcare with the financial support of a $35,000 grant from AARP to evaluate the impacts of the piano classes on socialization.

 

The 10-week piano-based workshop emphasizes musical learning, group support and quality of life enhancement. Currently open to individuals ages 50 and over, the program utilizes technology, wellness strategies and learning methods geared specifically toward adult learners. Classes are one hour in length and limited to six people per class based on the piano equipment utilized in the course. Beginners are welcome.

 

The cost to participate in mUsiKcare is $225 per individual (including a $25 non-refundable registration/materials fee). Some partial or full tuition waivers are available to individuals interested in participating in the new program.

 

Beginning group piano classes will be held in the Fine Arts Building. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registrants will be contacted to determine the final schedule. To register or for more info on tuition waiver opportunities related to mUsiKcare, email Vicki McVay at vicki.mcvay@uky.edu or call 859-257-2863.

 

UK School of Music at the UK College of Fine Arts has garnered national recognition for high-caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as well as music education, composition, and theory and music history.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, 859-257-8716whitney.hale@uky.edu

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