Piano and Organ
PIANO AND ORGAN
INDIVIDUAL and GROUP Classes Available
The piano is the foundational instrument for music study, whether professional, amateur, or hobbyist.
In piano lessons, you will learn how to read music in multiple clefs, gain a solid individual sense of rhythm, develop better coordination, and build a great ear. Pianists can accompany others, play in a band, and lead others in folk, religious, or background music.
Leslie Appleby, NCTM
Her students have won numerous honors in competitions of the Iowa Music Teachers Association (IMTA) and the Private Music Teachers Association (PMTA), as well as the Dubuque Symphony Concerto Competition and the Terrace Hill Piano Competition. She has also worked successfully with students who have a variety of developmental challenges.
Ms. Appleby studied piano performance in New York City with several graduates of the Juilliard School. She then studied at Brooklyn College for three semesters with concert pianist Agustin Anievas.
Ms. Appleby is active in IMTA as the Dubuque Festival Chair and auditions scheduler. She is currently President of PMTA, based in Cedar Rapids. She plays regularly for worship services, has appeared often on St. Luke’s Fabulous Friday Concert Series, and does occasional performances of Dixieland music with the Americana Band, among other community events. She sometimes gives full-length solo recitals, most recently in 2021.
Kendra Leik, NCTM
Luke Tyler, NCTM
Charles Barland is Professor of Music and University Organist at the University of Dubuque.
As an organist, he has performed throughout the United Stated and in Germany, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England, including performances in Armagh, Glasgow, London, Munich, Boston, Orlando, Chicago, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, and Honolulu.
In addition, he is Director of Music for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and Organist/Choir Director at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. He is a member of the Dubuque Symphony Board and is Dean of the River Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.