Piano Lessons and Courses at UA Little Rock

In July 2022, Dr. Holzer received the honorific promotion to University Professor of Music.  In April 2017, Dr. Holzer received the Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching for the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences at UA Little Rock. She enjoys working with students on musical discovery, and helping them achieve goals to develop their potential and excel. Her mission is to develop independent learners who are equipped for a lifetime of musical involvement. Her students have participated in summer music festivals and competitions such as the Eastern Music Festival, and the MTNA Collegiate Artist Piano Competition. They have gone on to graduate school, and careers as teachers, entrepreneurs, and performers, working in public and private schools and as independent music teachers and church musicians, as well as careers in the fields of law, business, medicine, and information technology. The Arkansas State Music Teachers Association honored Dr. Holzer by naming her College Teacher of the Year in 2001. A well-rounded musician, she engages in interdisciplinary teaching, and seeks out collaborative opportunities, such as partnering with choreographer and professor Stephanie Thibeault as part of the UA Little Rock dance program’s Body Works 2017 production.

Teaching Areas

Piano performance, piano pedagogy & literature; aural skills, music appreciation; music theory; creativity/innovation/entrepreneurship. Web-enhanced, blended, hybrid, and online courses.

Piano Lessons and Courses at UA Little Rock

  • MUPR Classical Piano Lessons, 1 and 2 credit hours
  • MUED 4192 Exercises in Creative Thinking, online interdisciplinary upper-level course.  1 credit hour, Spr
  • SCHL 3310 Creative Arts I, Donaghey Scholars Program, 3 credit hours, Fall
  • MUTH 1162 Aural Skills II — required theory course for music majors, Spr
  • MUTH 2161 Aural Skills III – required theory course for music majors, Fall
  • MUHL 2305-991 Introduction to Music, online. General Studies Core, Fall, Spr
  • MUED 4252 Perspectives on Careers in Music – upper-level music major course, Fall when announced

Courses for Piano Principals (BA) and Piano Majors (BM), offered selected semesters
MUED 3302 Piano Pedagogy, Fall when announced

Questions on piano auditions at UA Little Rock? Please see the link for prospective students, or contact Dr. Holzer via e-mail at lrholzer@ualr.edu. General information about piano study at UA Little Rock is available at the Piano area web site.

Articles from Piano & Keyboard:

Piano Music of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich:  From Somber to Samba https://bit.ly/3nhOUH5 

Piano Music of William Bolcom: From Rags to Riches https://bit.ly/3dIzcS2