The Music Clubhouse is not offering Kindermusik classes at this time.

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The Piano Detectives Club is a program for children, ages 4½ to 8 years old, designed to give beginners a positive first experience at the piano. The program offers both group and private instruction and has received national acclaim.

Summer Start Program
Piano Detectives Club students begin as either a Junior Detective (ages 4 1/2 to 6) or a Senior Detective (ages 6 to 8) in our Summer Start program. The Summer Start course has six group classes (one hour each) and two private lessons (one-half hour each). Through age-appropriate activities, children investigate musical concepts including rhythm, keyboard orientation, music reading readiness and listening. Access to a piano outside of class is helpful. Depending on readiness, students may continue in Piano Detectives Club for the academic year following completion of the Summer Start program.

Students who have not completed the Summer Start program but would like to participate in the academic year program must be evaluated for piano ability by the program director prior to acceptance. Additional private lessons may be required to admit these students. Fees for these private lessons are not included in the Piano Detectives Club tuition and will be paid at the private teacher's half-hour rate.

After the first year, private summer study is available for detectives through June and July. The schedule can be flexible, allowing for family vacations and other events.

Need more information? Please contact us and we'll answer any questions you may have or send you additional details about our programs.

See also: Piano Detectives academic year program

Summer Start Program

Group classes for kids ages 5 to 7 are held Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. from July 10 to August 2.

Individual private lessons replace group sessions on two dates.

Class length:
6 Group classes (60 minutes each)
2 Private lessons (30 minutes)

$145 tuition per summer session
+ $35 materials fee
The materials fee is due at enrollment to reserve a spot in the class.

Registration includes a piano notebook, printed music, activity pages, educational craft supplies and a personalized carry bag

Please contact Janet at or 785-865-0884

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The policies stated below have been carefully constructed to ensure a quality relationship between the student and the instructor. The intent is to provide a sound educational environment for the student.

An academic year of study includes 35 classes. It is very important that students arrive promptly for each class. Late arrivals are disruptive and cause lost class time.

No make-up classes will be given to compensate for a student’s absence, and no refund of fees will be made. However, you may request a make-up private lesson at the instructor’s half-hour rate. The fee will be due at the time of the make-up lesson. Any class canceled by the instructor will be rescheduled. Students who need to withdraw permanently from classes are obligated to pay tuition for 2 classes following notification of the instructor.

Inclement Weather
If Lawrence Public Schools close due to inclement weather, then the Music Clubhouse will be closed as well. Our website will also be updated in the event of a weather closing. All classes and lessons cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled.

Parents' Class
At the end of the first semester, a class period is set aside for parents to attend with their student (see calendar). Students will perform pieces for you and will want you to participate with them in the types of activities we do from week to week in class. Please find an alternative plan for younger siblings during this time so you can be fully attentive to your Piano Detective during this special time.

Music Clubhouse Recitals
There are several student recital opportunities offered each year. Typically, first-year Piano Detectives do not perform on these programs until the end of the first year of study at the Spring Recital in May. Students beyond the first year of study are welcome to perform throughout the year in as many recitals as they choose. Although we make our students aware of performance opportunities, no student is ever required to perform.

Summer Study
Piano Detectives who have completed at least the first year of study can enroll in private lessons through the summer months and still return to Piano Detectives Club in the fall (provided the class continues). The schedule can be flexible, allowing for family vacations and other events.

About the Music Clubhouse
For 16 years, The Music Clubhouse has been full of music making!
We provide developmentally appropriate instruction to more than 150 currently enrolled students. Go inside the Music Clubhouse to learn more!

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