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Piano Extension Program (PEP) - Half semester

The Piano Extension Program (PEP) has been providing piano lessons and music education to area students ages 5-adult and at all levels at an affordable and attractive rate since 1996. Founded by the late Arlene Kies, piano lessons at the PEP are taught by a wonderful roster of teachers comprised of students and recent graduates of the UNH Music Department.

Important dates Winter/Spring 2022:

  • Online registration opens on Monday, Jan. 31 and closes on Sunday, Feb. 27 unless full earlier
  • Lessons begin the week of March 7 and end by May 15 (including 2 weeks for make up sessions, if needed)
  • There will be one performance class that will occur mid-semester
  • A Spring Recital will be held around May 8-15
  • Lessons are held at the Paul Creative Arts Center (PCAC)

PEP Spring 2022

Lesson length & instructor

Half Session – 7 weeks


30 min – Current music major


45 min – Current music major


30 min – Music major graduate


45 min – Music major graduate


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 time frame and type of instructor.

Family Accounts: Families can create one account for all family members and enrollments can be done together: Online Registration Instructions

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and following UNH and CDC guidance, participants are required to wear face coverings while indoors. Click here for Additional COVID-19 health measures

Welcome Letter/Important Dates

PEP Policies - please review the policies before you enroll.

For the program website: PEP

For questions and more information: mathilde.handelsman@unh.edu


Travel Information


Piano Extension Program (PEP) - Half semester

The PEP (Piano Extension Program) is held at the Durham campus in the Paul Creative Arts Center (PCAC), 30 Academic Way, Durham, NH

This course is currently unavailable.