Improvisation at the piano is an exciting group class based on the blues. Using a combination of reading music and playing by ear, students in this class receive instruction in improvisation and the music theory behind it. The class fosters creativity and self-expression within the framework of structured music. Classes are taught on acoustic pianos with ample time playing both alone and in ensemble situations. Enrollment for this 8-week class is offered seasonally. $200, includes all books and materials.
An exciting way to truly appreciate music is to be involved in composing your own music. Our composition class is designed to teach the rules of composition in a piano-based setting. Within this theory-based framework, students learn first-hand how to create their own music, as well as how to present it both through performing and written notation. This 8-week class is offered seasonally. $200, includes all books and materials
As a college music major in any discipline, at least a fundamental understanding of the piano is essential. Our college intensive is designed to give entering college freshmen the piano skills they need to become successful music majors. As with any college-level course, work is required outside of class hours, as well as practice on a piano (or at least a full-sized keyboard). Practice time can be scheduled at The Conservatory with advanced notice. 8 weeks, $225, includes all books and materials.
many of our previous participants were able to test out of several quarters of class piano lessons
(a requirement for most music majors), saving valuable time and money.
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