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Adult / Children
Group Piano Lessons & Private Lessons
Group Class Sizes of Up To 5 Adults
1 Class Session Per Week
45~50 Minutes Per Session
Information & Questions
1. This will be Fun!!!!!
2. You do not need a piano or keyboard to start these classes.
3. Books and Materials are included.
Classes held at:
The Piano Gallery
4640 N Brandywine Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
Al Murpy received his Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Music from North Central College in Naperville, IL.
He completed his degree with a double major in piano and organ and a minor in voice.
Al has studied organ and piano extensively after graduating from college, including master classes with Paul Manz, Marianne Webb and
other distinguished concert performers.
Al has taught, as the time allowed, most of his adult life. He has held various teaching positions with Byerly Music in Peoria, Samuel Music in Springfield, and Wisniewski Bros. Music in Salem, IL.
Al has held many church related positions, including; organist and associate director of music at the 1st United Methodist Church in Peoria; organist and youth choir director at the 1st United Methodist Church of East Peoria; and most recently he was the organist and choir director at Temple B'Rith Shalom in Springfield and organist for the Federated Church in Carlinville and pianist for the informal worship services at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Springfield.
For Al, what's the most important part of teaching piano?...Making sure that my students are having fun while learning to enjoy making music.
Mr. Murphy is excited to be back in Peoria and teaching full time as well as working with Matt and Larry Waldhoff at the Piano Gallery of Peoria.
The Waldhoff''s are longtime friends and business associates of Mr. Murphy. At the Piano Gallery of Peoria Al will be offering group lessons for all ages, and he particularly enjoys working with beginning students for both private and group lessons. For more info 309-966-0434
Other Important Information
For your children's safety we ask that you drop off and pick-up your children as close to lesson times as possible.
Parents of younger students are always welcome to observe the lessons
Group lesson fees - are $105 per 2-month semester, for a 45min group lesson, once per week
Private lesson fees - are $80 per month for a 30 minute lesson once per week
Late Charge - there is a $10 late fee if payment is made after the 15th of the starting month.
Attendance & Punctuality
- a 24 hr notice is required for all absences
- teacher may not be available for students who are more than 10 minutes late,
unless you have called notifying the teacher you are on the way
If Peoria schools are closed due to weather conditions, lessons may be cancelled. In case of inclement weather please
call Mr Murphy direct @ 309-868-4403