Piano Studies

“The piano as a medium for expression is a whole world by itself. No other instrument can fill or replace its own say in the world of emotion, sentiment, poetry, imagery and fancy” – Leopold Godowsky

Students at Emory & Henry have many options for piano study. Music majors whose principal instrument is piano sign up for weekly hour-long lessons (MUSP 411) and have solo performance opportunities on student recitals and in collaborative piano and accompanist settings. If you are a non-major student who has taken lessons in the past but would like to sign up for half-hour lessons (MUSP 211), you can fulfill a creative arts core curriculum requirement. All music majors, whether vocalists or instrumentalists, must pass a keyboard proficiency exam. Four semesters of piano class are designed for this purpose (MUSP 110A&B, MUSP 210A&B). For non-major students who are complete beginners, there is a beginning piano class (MUSP 109) which also fulfills the core curriculum creative arts requirement.