Piano Department


The Piano Major begins with a series of performance-based technique classes offering introductory experience in, and opportunity for, development and improvement of fundamental skills on the piano.
Topics covered include:
  • piano playing techniques and fundamentals
  • instrument-based music theory
  • identifying music forms, structures, and styles
  • computer-based music recording and editing
  • performing a mixture of different song styles as a soloist, with a partner, in a group, and as an accompanist
These basic-level classes lead to a more advanced-level upperclass program which prepares students for college and conservatory auditions, and for real-world professional applications in the music business.



Full-Time Faculty – Richard Carlos