This week’s Piano Made Easy Personal Development class got off to a great start. The students began by learning how to read music and count rhythms. Instructors Carol and Melanie Rist work to build confidence right away, in an effort to break through any hesitation. This brought them to playing Elvis’ “Love Me Tender” and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” from the 9th Symphony, among others, with the students on this first class session.


It was good beginning to the 6 week Art, Music and Culture class. The students were eager and engaged. They were able to spend time asking questions and discussing their individual experiences.


Instructors Carol and Melanie Rist teach each class at their multi-piano digital and acoustic studio in West Knoxville.