EVE EDELHEIT | Times
Rebecca Penneys laughs with students in a technique class Tuesday during the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival at the University of South Florida in Tampa. The festival is tuition-free and is hosted by USF. A mixture of traditional and innovative classes, lessons and concerts, plus reams of practice time, are part of the event that hopes to "encourage the uniqueness of each student's talents and career goals." The piano fest runs through Aug. 1. It includes free concerts by "distinguished guest pedagogues." For all the details, go to rebeccapenneyspianofestival.org.