Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

March 7, 2013

Improved playing, no cost

NECC offers two free piano workshops


The Andover Townsman

---- — Piano players have the opportunity to become better performers for free at ongoing events led by a college music professor.

The music program at Northern Essex Community College is in the midst of offering two workshops and master classes in the art of piano playing by music faculty member Christina Dietrich.

The first was this past Sunday, March 3 and the next will be Sunday, April 7 at 4 p.m. in the technology center on the college’s Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott St.

“The purpose of these free workshops is to give piano players of all abilities the chance to perform and learn in a cooperative group setting,” according to a release from the school. “Solo piano works and instrumental and vocal works with piano accompaniment of various levels of difficulty will be explored. Various aspects of piano performance and preparation will also be discussed.”

The college states that program is created so that students at all levels will benefit from attending these workshops.

Northern Essex offers an associate degree in general studies with a music option and a certificate in music technology.

For more information about these workshops or about the music program at Northern Essex, contact Christina Dietrich at cdietrich@necc.mass.edu, Joyce Brody at 978-556-3321 or visit the college’s website at necc.mass.edu.

Northern Essex is the only state college located in the lower Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts. It has campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, and extension sites in Methuen and Groveland.