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Beginning Piano for Kids

It’s never too early to begin your child’s musical journey!  This unique program focuses on nurturing the musical education of children ages 4 to 5. Using songs, games, and interactive activities, children learn basic finger technique and hand position, keyboard orientation, and basic note reading skills. The goal of the class is to prepare participants to successfully begin private lessons.


Spring 2019

Session 2: 

Ages 4 – 5 years: Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45pm, March 26 – April 30

Ages 5 – 6 years: Thursdays, 4:00-4:45pm, March 28 – May 3

Location: U of A Music Building, Room 110     Click here for map, directions, and parking information.
Fee:  $125 per child, per session

Click here to register and pay online for Tuesday classes for 4-5 year olds.

Click here to register and pay online for Thursday classes for 5-6 year olds.

Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards are accepted.

NOTE: Registration requires establishing an account. Please be sure the account contact is the parent or guardian, and the student is listed as a child on the adult’s account. This will help ensure that the appropriate information (age, school, instrument, etc.) is collected for each participant.


Registration Deadline:

The registration deadline for each session is 1 week prior to the start date for each session.

If the registration deadline has passed, please contact cms@uark.edu to see if space is still available.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Refunds are not available for this program.

For More Information

Registration : David Owens, Operations Coordinator – 479-575-4702 – cms@uark.edu
Curriculum : Nikola Radan, Program Instructor – radan@uark.edu

Nikola Radan is a composer, producer and music educator. He is the founder of the critically acclaimed world music ensemble, BalMus, and cofounder of the awarded music project Clash of Civilizations.  Nikola hails from Belgrade, Serbia where he was educated as a classically trained flutist and composer. He studied, graduated and earned his Master’s Degree at the University of Music Arts in Belgrade, under the tutelage of Professor Miodrag Azanjac, one of the most prominent flutists and artistic figures in the Balkans.

After moving to America in 1991, he started his teaching career and worked for several years developing a unique technique to make conventional flute sound like an ethnical instrument.  As a result of his research, he published his master work “New sounds for flute in contemporary music and modern improvisation based on the sounds of cross-world traditional instruments.”  This particular and unique sound has become a hallmark of Nikola’s music ever since, easily distinguishable in his personal and group projects alike.

Nikola’s music was premiered in the Istanbul Jazz Festival 2004, St. John’s Smith Square Concert Hall in London 2005, Carnegie Hall 2006, and Houston Contemporary Music Society 2009 among many other places across the U.S., Japan and Europe.  His music is also featured in scores for several documentaries and independent films aired on PBS, Sundance and IFC channels.