UST Invites Students to Make Music at Piano Camp
The University of St. Thomas invites piano students to the campus for five mornings of musical activities including individual and group piano instruction for the 22nd year. Students will gain hands-on experience with the harpsichord, organ and other keyboard instruments. They increase understanding through classes on music theory, music history, and composers. The camp offers experienced piano instruction at a competitive price to students of all skill levels in grades three through 12.
The camp will be held Monday-Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon, June 21 to 25, in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon. The camp is priced at $125, with a required deposit of $25.
“According to studies, the benefits of learning a musical instrument can be grouped into four categories: success in society, success in school, success in developing intelligence and success in life. That’s a lot of success,” said camp founder and director, Paul Krystofiak. “This gets the students out of the house and motivates them to experience music in a new way with new friends who have the same interests.”
Krystofiak has served on the faculty of the University of St. Thomas since 1986 and holds degrees in piano performance and piano pedagogy on the graduate level. He also brings to the camp expertise from his studies abroad. Krystofiak has served seven terms as president of the Houston Music Teachers Association and was honored by HMTA, receiving its Service Award and “Teacher of the Year” in 1993. He was also recognized as “Faculty Advisor of the Year” for his guidance with the UST chapter of the music fraternity, Mu Phi Epislon, Gamma Tau chapter.
“For me the best reward is watching my students continue to do well in life after they are no longer under my direction,” said Krystofiak.
To register for camp, or for more information on UST Piano Camp, contact Paul Krystofiak at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-525-3566.
Shown above, students in the 2009 UST Piano Camp.