Central High School

Piano Lab

Piano LabThrough generous community donations, the Central High School Piano Lab was installed in August of 2020.  The lab is equipped with 20 Kawai digital student pianos and 1 teacher piano, as well as a piano lab system that provides headphones for each student.  


Piano Class is open to students with NO piano experience through advanced piano students.  Students in the piano lab use headphones while they practice at the Kawai digital pianos so that they are able to work independently.  Mrs. Katheron Latham, Piano/Choral teacher, is able to demonstrate from the teacher piano and then help students individually with their personal study.  


Students who recently completed the first semester of piano class have been amazed about the level of pianistic skill they are able to acquire in just one semester of class.  Xander Akins, one of the students in the first piano class stated his favorite part of the class was “learning how to read the notes and play just about anything if I took long enough to practice it.”   Tongun Gore, another piano student, stated this class “truly was enjoyable.”  Students are NOT required to have a piano or keyboard at home if they are “in person” students, because they will be able to practice every school day in the piano lab.  


Mrs. Latham, CHS Piano and Choral Teacher, began taking piano lessons at the age of 7.  Mrs. Latham studied piano from 2nd through 12th grade, and even was a guest soloist pianist with the Huntsville (AL) Symphony in her high school years.  Mrs. Latham went on to study piano in college, receiving her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Alabama. While studying at the university, Mrs. Latham was chosen as a soloist with the University Symphony and appeared several times on the Alabama Public Television production, “Pianist At Work.”  Mrs. Latham went on to receive her Master of Arts in Music Education (Vocal/Choral) from the University of Alabama as well.  Mrs. Latham began teaching piano while in college and has now been teaching piano and voice lessons for 31 years.  Mrs. Latham is excited to offer the opportunity for piano instruction to the students of Central High School!


Please Contact Mrs. Latham if you have any questions about Piano Class.  


Mrs. Katheron Latham

latham_katheron@hcde.org

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