Registration has closed for Group Piano for the 2019-2020 school year. The annual recital will be held in May 2020 and interested families are welcome to attend to learn more about the program in preparation for 2020-2021 registration.

Sponsored by the Diamond ES PTA! Diamond ES is among several elementary schools that participate in the Montgomery County Class Piano program. Our instructor is Dr. Jacob Opper, who has been teaching at Diamond for many years.

Dr. Opper was a piano major at the University of Miami, 1956-58. He received a Ph.D. in Music History and Humanities in 1970 from The Florida State University in 1970. From 1970-1998 he was Professor of Music at Frostburg State University. He has been teaching group piano in elementary schools for the Montgomery County Class Piano Association for over 12 years. He is currently teaching piano at Ronald McNair, Diamond, and Rachel Carson elementary schools.

Classes will be Tuesdays at 4:15-5:15 pm or Fridays at 4:15-5:15 pm in the Diamond ES music room. Generally the classes are divided by skill (beginners vs. advanced), though every effort is made to accommodate requests for a specific day of the week.

Classes will begin on Friday, September 27, 2019.