HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Back by popular demand at Wallace State Community College’s Continuing Education program will host a one-day workshop entitled “Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People.” This 3-hour workshop will be Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the WSCC campus. The workshop is intended for ages 15 and up. To ensure a seat please register by 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11. Seating is limited.

If you yearn to experience the joy of playing piano, but you don’t want years of weekly lessons, this short course is for you. In just one enjoyable evening, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to make piano playing a part of your life, learning chords, not notes. You’ll learn all the chords needed to play any song, any style, in any key.

“Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People” instructor Mike McMillan teaches the chord approach to playing the piano, which is preferred by many adults. Instead of reading all the notes the traditional way, it teaches students to play by looking at the chord symbols used in the most popular music today. This is literally a musically correct but “shorthand” way of playing that produces instant success in playing popular songs with both hands, even with total beginners. A roomful of people can be taught with just one piano in the room. Each student has a dummy keyboard at his seat, and then takes home a 32-page book and 68-minute practice CD with which a technique can be perfected on the student’s own piano and leisure.

Cost of the class is $60, payable to WSCC. The instructor will collect a mandatory $25 in class for a book and CD in class. If you cannot read music notes, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for a FREE pamphlet to Music Masters, 120 Summer Ln, Covington, GA 30016.

For a registration please contact Mandi Perkins, James C. Bailey Center, Room 909; by phone at 256.352.7826; or by e-mail at mandi.perkins@wallacestate.edu.

For more information about Wallace State and all of its programs, visit www.wallacestate.edu or call 256.352.8000. Registration for Fall 2015 is underway through Aug. 19.