The Dr. Christie Sowby Piano Studio offers online and in-person private lessons, group master classes, and summer camps in American Fork, Utah. The studio includes a 9-foot gorgeous Hamburg Steinway. Studio members are consistent winners in local, state, and national competitions—solo, ensemble, and concerto—and perform throughout the world. They have been recipients of music scholarships in college. Students participate in recitals, competitions, festivals, and ensembles. Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of practice and consistent preparation.
All students are assigned the following: technique, technique exercises (Schmitt, Hanon, Czerny, Rachmaninoff, Dohnanyi), sight-reading, four-part playing (hymns and Bach Chorales), harmonization, transposition, composition, ear training, dictation, analysis, and theory. Weekly assignments also include listening, rhythm, and reading excerpts. The main emphasis will be on the best piano repertoire written–solo, ensemble, and concerto.
Auditions and interviews are held prior to acceptance in the studio for potential students and their parents. Students of all levels can audition and interview. Please contact Dr. Sowby for specific audition and interview information.