Student playing piano in PEP

Piano Extension Program (PEP) - 13 weeks

Since 1996, the UNH's Piano Extension Program (PEP) has been providing piano lessons and music education to area students of all ages and levels.

Lessons are taught by advanced UNH piano students and recent graduates of the UNH music department. The instructors have a demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for teaching piano, and have completed an intensive course in piano teaching methods.

In addition, performance classes led by experienced PEP teachers and Dr. Christopher Kies, director of the PEP and piano faculty at UNH, are scheduled twice per semester. These performance classes give students a chance to play in front of their peers, which increases their motivation and sense of comradery, and allows Dr. Kies the opportunity to give them useful pointers and monitor their progress.

A student recital is scheduled at the end of each semester for students to share their musical gift in a formal setting. The recital is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Finally, students and families in the program also receive the most up to date information about concerts in the UNH Piano Department and surrounding areas, as well as occasional used piano giveaways.

A 10% discount is available for families enrolling multiple students - check the "Apply a discount" box from your cart during check out and select the 'pepsib' code from the drop down box. The discount is available only for subsequent family members and must be applied upon initial enrollment.

Click the '+' sign on the blocks on the right to register for the desired lesson type and time frame (i.e. 30 min or 45 min).

Welcome Letter/Important Dates

PEP Policies

New for 2020 – Family Accounts! Families can create one account for all family members and enrollments can be done together.

Set up your family account today – instructions online at:

Online Registration Instructions

For the program website:  PEP

If section is unavailable or if you have any questions please reach out to Dr. Christopher Kies at christopher.kies@unh.edu.

Travel Information


Piano Extension Program (PEP) - 13 weeks

PEP lessons and events are held at the Paul Creative Arts Center at 30 Academic Way, Durham, NH.

This course is currently unavailable.