Classes

We believe in developing a sense of community to foster creativity and joy in our families and students.

Imagine offers several supplementary group classes to complement your individual study. Read more about the private lesson and group class opportunities below and feel free to come try one!

Music Play Early Childhood Class

Music Play provides an opportunity for children to be immersed in a rich music environment. They will interact with music through chanting and singing in a wide variety of styles, along with age-appropriate movement.

Classes will include a variety of tonal and rhythm patterns that will be adjusted based on age and readiness. Children will also have some opportunity to explore simple percussion instruments.

Next Session: Fall 2021!

Class times: Tuesdays 5:30-6:15pm and Saturdays 10:00-10:45am

Join us at any time!

Tuition:

Now Offering a “Pay-by-Class” Option at $15 per class

$13 per class if you buy a package of 5 or more classes!

$12 per class if you pay for the entire session!

5% sibling discount off your total tuition.

“I can’t say enough good things about the Music Play classes. Little ones under five years old can be a mercurial bunch at best and incredibly frustrating at worst, and my kids are no exception. Every time we attended, Jared and Kristen were welcoming, enthusiastic, and attentive to their moods and feelings. As a mom, I was so impressed by their patience and enthusiasm; it moved me deeply to see them so willing to make sure my children always felt included.”

Jordan M.

The Imagine Piano Process

Intro to Piano Classes

We are excited to offer ONLINE and IN-PERSON classes for Fall 2021!*

These classes are for parents and their young children wanting to build a strong foundation in piano. The purpose of this class is twofold: to prepare both parents and students for private lessons. Students will be taught the basics of the piano keyboard, note and rhythm reading, music terms, rote songs, and beginning Suzuki Piano technique!

The class setting is fun and motivating, contributing to a positive first experience with the piano. Parents are required to attend in order to learn along with and to aid their child during the class. A weekly Parent Class is included via Zoom, in which parents can ask questions, discuss Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s book Nurtured by Love, and understand what their child is learning in class.

Details:

  • Intro to Piano Class (age 4-6) – $640 or $169/month for 4 months
    • 12 Weekly Group Classes Online
    • 12 Weekly Parent Classes Online
    • Includes 4 Private Sessions
  • Beginning Piano Class (age 6-8) – $640 or $169/month for 4 months
    • 12 Weekly Group Classes Online
    • 12 Weekly Parent Classes Online
    • Includes 4 Private Sessions
  • $50 Deposit required to hold your spot

Classes Begin August 23rd

Meeting Times: 

  • Intro to Piano
    • Mondays, 6:00-6:45pm
    • Thursdays, 6:00-6:45pm
    • Saturdays, 10:00-10:45am
  • Beginning Piano
    • Wednesdays, 6:30-7:15pm

Books and Materials (included in class fee): 

  • Suzuki Piano Volume 1 – New International Edition + CD
  • Nurtured by Love – Shinichi Suzuki  (one per family – for parent)
  • The Music Tree, A Time to Begin
  • Alfred Complete Color-Coded Flashcards

REGISTER Intro to Piano Classes

teachers

Jessica Witt

Jessica Witt fell in love with the piano at the age of four, knowing just a few years later that she wanted to become a teacher. She was able to achieve this goal in 2014 and has worked since then with both children and adults guiding them in

discovering their own unique styles of learning. Recently, she has become the holder of a Collegiate Music Diploma from the International Program of The National Guild of Piano Teachers; she also plans to further her studies with the Suzuki Association. For Jessica, music is a beautiful language and her goal is to divulge its secrets to whomever is willing to listen and learn.

Emily Stocker

Emily Stocker is an active performer, accompanist, and teacher. Most recently, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy under the direction of Dr. Jane Magrath

and Dr. Barbara Fast. Previously, she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at Baylor University where she studied with Dr. Bradley Bolen and Dr. Lesley McAllister.

As an active member of Music Teachers National Association, Emily has presented on topics such as including diversity in the group piano classroom.
During her time in Texas, Emily has enjoyed adjudicating for the Texas Music Teachers Association All-Star Festival. She has held the position of Vice President in collegiate chapters of MTNA at both Baylor University and The University of Oklahoma.

all of the Suzuki Piano Books with Mary Craig Powell, Rita Hauck, and Fay Adams. She aspires to become a Suzuki Teacher Trainer. She has taught masterclasses and group piano classes at the DFW-WOW Suzuki Institute, and group classes at the Preucil School of Music Spring Workshop.

Mrs. Walschap has presented at numerous locations, including the Music Teachers National Association Conference, the National Conference for Keyboard Pedagogy, the Colorado Springs Music Teachers Association, and the University of Oklahoma. She also regularly adjudicates auditions and competitions around the state of Oklahoma.

Jennifer currently serves as the Treasurer for the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association (OMTA), as well as accompanist for the OYSing Da Capo Choir. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her cats, gardening, studying Spanish, and doing crafts. Jennifer believes that music can enrich our lives in countless ways, and that every child can, should, and deserves to learn and experience music!

Jennifer Walschap

Jennifer Walschap, NCTM, is the Founder and Director of Imagine Music and Arts, where she also teaches piano using the Suzuki Method. She received a Bachelors in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from

Shorter College and a Masters of Music Education with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy from OU.

Jennifer has completed training in all of the Suzuki Piano Books with Mary Craig Powell, Rita Hauck, and Fay Adams. She aspires to become a Suzuki Teacher Trainer. She has taught masterclasses and group piano classes at the DFW-WOW Suzuki Institute, and group classes at the Preucil School of Music Spring Workshop.

Mrs. Walschap has presented at numerous locations, including the Music Teachers National Association Conference, the National Conference for Keyboard Pedagogy, the Colorado Springs Music Teachers Association, and the University of Oklahoma. She also regularly adjudicates auditions and competitions around the state of Oklahoma.

Jennifer currently serves as the Treasurer for the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association (OMTA), as well as accompanist for the OYSing Da Capo Choir. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her cats, gardening, studying Spanish, and doing crafts. Jennifer believes that music can enrich our lives in countless ways, and that every child can, should, and deserves to learn and experience music!

These classes are for students who are new to piano. If you have already completed one of these classes or have already studied piano, please visit our Imagine Piano Program and Traditional Piano Program Pages. 

*Depends on enrollment.

Imagine Piano Program

Our Imagine Piano Program follows the philosophy and teachings of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. For FAQ about the Suzuki Method, visit here.

It is highly recommended that young students take either Intro to Piano (ages 4-6) or Beginning Piano (ages 6-8) before entering our Imagine Piano Program. 

The program includes weekly private lessons (30, 45, or 60 minutes), weekly group classes, and parent classes/workshops.

A parent is required to attend every lesson with their child, but is not required to attend group class unless the teacher feels there is a need to.

Students participate in Winter and Spring Recitals yearly, as well as have the opportunity to participate in monthly Student Showcases during the school year. 

Beginning Fall 2021, new Imagine piano students are required to sign-up for weekly Group Classes. Group Classes are an integral part of this method, helping foster a musical environment, reinforce concepts, and create community with peersIf a parent registering their child beginning Fall 2021 has not already taken the Parent Class in which we read Nurtured by Love, this class will need to be completed before or at the same time the student is beginning lessons.

Rates for Fall Semester 2021:*

30 Minute

45 minute

60 minute

MONTHLY

$140

$200

$260

Monthly (w/ Parent Class)

$165

Beginners usually take 30-minute lessons

Rates for Fall Semester 2021:*

MONTHLY

30 Minute – $140

45 Minute – $200

60 Minute – $265

Monthly (w/ Parent Class)

30 Minute – $165

Beginners usually take 30-minute lessons

Summer Lesson pricing is on a package-basis and will be available as the summer approaches.

Discounts:
Sibling/Family Member: 5% off tuition of each additional student.
Multi-Instrument: 5% off tuition for each additional instrument.

Traditional Piano Program

Our Traditional Piano Program offers private lessons using one of several traditional piano methods, such as Faber, Alfred Premier, or Frances Clark. Students will begin pre-reading and/or reading music right away and follow the path set forth by the chosen lesson book(s). The teacher will choose the method books based on the needs of the students, and may supplement with other materials as well.

It is suggested, but not required, that young students take either Intro to Piano (ages 4-6) or Beginning Piano (ages 6-8) before entering our Traditional Piano Program.

The program includes weekly private lessons (30, 45, or 60 minutes).

Students participate in Winter and Spring Recitals yearly, as well as have the opportunity to participate in monthly Student Showcases during the school year.

Parents are welcome to attend lessons with their child, but are not required to. This program is appropriate for adult students as well!

Rates for 2021-2022:*

30 Minute

45 minute

60 minute

MONTHLY

$120

$180

$240

Fall Semester

$480

$720

$960

Spring Semester

$600

$900

$1,200

Rates for Fall Semester 2021-2022:*

MONTHLY

30 Minute – $120

45 Minute – $180

60 Minute – $240

Fall Semester

30 Minute – $480

45 Minute – $720

60 Minute – $960

Spring Semester

30 Minute – $600

45 Minute – $900

60 Minute – $1,200

Summer Lesson pricing is on a package-basis and will be available as the summer approaches.

Discounts: 

  • Sibling/Family Member: 5% off tuition of each additional student.
  • Multi-Instrument: 5% off tuition for each additional instrument.

Looking for Online Piano Classes?

In addition to piano, Imagine offers lessons in the following instruments:

Brass

(Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Low Brass)

Guitar

Ukulele

Woodwinds

(Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon)

Percussion

(Drum set)

Strings

(Cello, Viola, Violin)

Voice

*If you do not see the instrument listed that you are looking for, please contact us as we can often find a teacher.

Lessons are once-weekly and can be scheduled for 30, 45, or 60 minutes each.

Frequently Asked Questions

We can teach children at age 0 in our Music Play Early Childhood class, and children ages 4 and up can enroll in private lessons. We offer adult lessons too!

Lessons are available on weekdays and Saturdays. Times will depend on the teachers schedule. We are closed on Sundays.

Yes! All new students receive one free trial lesson to see if the teacher is the right fit for them.

Visit our Tuition Page for more information.

All students are enrolled in auto-pay for tuition. When you register, you enter your payment information and choose the frequency of billing (monthly or semesterly).

In-person lessons take place at our 8-classroom studio at 800 W Rock Creek Rd., Suite #121 in Norman, OK.


Virtual lessons will be arranged with your teacher via Zoom.

Visit our All the Details page for the Registration Form and more!

We value your feedback and use it to help us continually improve! Please contact admin@imaginemusicandarts.com if you have any concerns or questions.

As of October 2021, we are requiring everyone 5 years of age and older to wear a mask the entire time they are in the studio.
We ask that teachers, students, and parents stay home and follow CDC guidelines if they have been exposed to and/or exhibit symptoms of Covid-19.
We ask that anyone who tests positive for Covid-19 to follow current CDC guidelines for returning to in-person activities.
Teachers will sanitize pianos and other surfaces in-between lessons.

Sign up for a FREE trial lesson

Ready to meet one of our fabulous teachers? We offer all new students a trial lesson so they can get to know the teacher, ask questions, discuss schedules, and make sure they are comfortable before committing to lessons.

Supplementary Classes

Group Piano

Group piano classes are a beneficial addition to private piano lessons because they fill in the gaps missing with one-on-one lessons. Music is, after all, a social activity!

Group classes foster the sense of community and supplement the musical environment that is so important to early development as a musician. Just like team sports, working with peers in a group is motivating…not to mention a little healthy competition never hurt anyone!

Piano group classes are offered by level, and will cover such topics as (but not limited to): music theory, music history, ensemble playing, sight-reading, functional musicianship, and more.

Check the calendar for the current schedule, and email admin@imaginemusicandarts.com to register.

Students in the Imagine Piano Program are required to take Group Classes.

Tuition: $20/month for students currently enrolled in private lessons

Music Theory

At Imagine, we believe in helping musicians to be well-rounded. It is important to understand the theory behind what you are playing, especially as you become more advanced with your instrument. We are happy to offer supplementary Music Theory Classes for all instruments.

These 45-minute weekly classes will be based on your current level, and will delve deeper into how music works, enhancing your music-playing experience. Topics include, but are not limited to: key signatures, scales, chords, harmonizing, transposing, ear-training, and composition.

Tuition: $20/month for students currently enrolled in private lessons

Instructor: Zack Smith

Zack Smith is on the faculty as a Music Theory, Saxophone, and Piano Instructor. He has a Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Oklahoma, and is currently working on his Master’s in Music Theory. He is a member of the local band, Valouch and the Hooch, switching between saxophone, bass guitar, and piano. Zack has 12 years’ experience teaching saxophone and received the Provost’s Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching in 2015-2016 for music theory. He stresses the importance of creativity in the learning process, the importance of lifelong learning, and the importance of naps.

Visual Art

Visual art, in addition to music, can be a great way to express yourself when words cannot. It opens up doors to creativity in the mind and destroys limitations. Whether you want to join us just for group art classes or add them onto your music lessons, Imagine is pleased to offer introductory group art classes for the following age groups:

3rd-5th Grades

Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Grades 6 and up

Mondays at 5:30pm

Cost: $15/class, billed by semester

Class topics include:

Drawing skills, painting skills, weaving, sewing/fiber art, clay, elementary level art history, printmaking, basic animation.

Teacher: Shae Hanke

Shae Hanke holds a degree in Secondary Language Arts Education from Bethel University. She considers herself a self-taught life long artist, and her arts specialties include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting, printmaking, jewelry making, and weaving. Miss Shae has taught art classes at Bryant Elementary in Moore for the past 8 years. She has been married to Matt for 5 years, and in her “spare time,” she is an avid reader and artist, and she runs a shop on Etsy.

We believe in developing a sense of community to foster creativity and joy in our families and students.

Summer Lessons

Summer Session: June 1 – August 18, 2021.

Deadline for Registration: June 1st (For Epic Students – May 20th)

Summer study is highly encouraged to preserve skills and knowledge learned during the semester. Teachers and students can be flexible with scheduling to allow for vacations, camps, etc. To encourage summer study, Imagine has three flexible packages. If you take over the summer, your Registration Fee will be waived for the Fall.

PACKAGES

30 Minute

45 minute

60 minute

Option 1: Take all summer (12 total lessons)

$300

$450

$600

Option 2: Take 3/4 summer (9 total lessons)

$225

$337.50

$450

Option 3: Take half summer (6 total lessons)

$150

$225

$300

*When signing up, do keep in mind that all summer lessons signed-up for must be completed in the Summer Semester. We will not issue credits or carry-overs for lessons not taken. It is advisable to check with your teacher first about their schedule to make sure you will be able to get in all your lessons. Taking from a substitute teacher at Imagine may be an option during the Summer Semester. Lessons can be taken at any time in the summer and do not need to be taken consecutively.

**Students of Jennifer Walschap pay a slightly different price – please inquire if you have any questions.

Summer Camps

Imagine hosts a variety of Summer Camps each year!

Camps are a great way to immerse students in their field of study…or try something new!

Past camps include:

  • Piano Duets, Trios, and Ensembles
  • Suzuki Piano Intensive
  • Strings Workshop
  • Drama Camp

Check back in mid- to late- spring for more information on our camps for summer 2022!