Piano Seminars & Theory

Fall Semester: September 9, 2019 – January 19, 2020
Spring Semester: January 29, 2020 – May 28, 2020
Tuition Rates

Piano Theory

The Piano Theory classes are for any level of classical piano student after two years of private lesson study.  Students learn ear training and keyboard harmony skills that will enable them to have a deeper understanding of their pieces, both in their practice at home and performances on the stage.  As the skills are applicable and build upon each other over time, students ideally take Piano Theory throughout many years of study in order to achieve a high level of quick and meaningful response to the music.

There is no performance audition.  For more information and placement, contact:
Erin Lindsey, Piano Department Chair

Piano Seminars

The Piano Seminars focus on learning through performance preparation, the study of music history and the lives of composers, understanding musical structures and harmonic thought, and familiarity with the piano repertoire in general. Students will be guided in preparation for the annual Baroque & 20th Century Piano Departmental Recitals. Additionally the Piano Seminars are a wonderful opportunity for pianists to have a sense of community with other students of similar age and level.

Placement is by audition only. For more information and audition appointment, contact:
Erin Lindsey, Piano Department Chair

Elementary Piano Seminar
Deborah Yardley Beers | Saturdays 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Blackwell Room 10
Generally appropriate for late Level I – early Level II of the curriculum, or elementary school.

Intermediate Piano Seminar
Eleanor Perrone, instructor | Saturdays 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Blackwell Room 5
Generally appropriate for Level II of the curriculum, or late elementary through middle school.

Advanced Piano Seminar (Two Sessions)
Erin Lindsey, instructor | Saturdays 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Bradley Hall Room 117
Generally appropriate for Levels III – IV of the curriculum, or late middle through high school.