Piano

Piano student and teacher

Individual Lessons

The Community School of Performing Arts offers jazz and classical piano lessons starting for ages five to adult. All experience levels welcome, from beginning to advanced.

To begin the process for piano lessons, please submit an inquiry form.

Group Classes

Group piano classes are ideal for the absolute beginner with no prior experience. Students should have access to a piano or keyboard at home. Due to its popularity, spaces in the Saturday classes are very limited.  

Prospective students should fill out the following form prior to enrolling:

Group Piano Form

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Hui Wu 6yr - 9yr 11mo 09/11 - 05/28 Sa 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm $1090.00
Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Hui Wu 6yr - 9yr 11mo 09/11 - 05/28 Sa 01:00 pm - 01:45 pm $1090.00

Group piano classes are ideal for the absolute beginner with no prior experience. Students should have access to a piano or keyboard at home. Due to its popularity, spaces in the Saturday classes are very limited.  

Prospective students should fill out the following form prior to enrolling:

Group Piano Form

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Hui Wu 6yr - 9yr 11mo 09/11 - 05/28 Sa 09:00 am - 09:45 am $1090.00

Group piano classes are ideal for the absolute beginner with no prior experience. Students should have access to a piano or keyboard at home. Due to its popularity, spaces in the Saturday classes are very limited.  

Prospective students should fill out the following form prior to enrolling:

Group Piano Form

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Hui Wu 6yr - 9yr 11mo 09/10 - 05/27 Fr 04:00 pm - 04:45 pm $1090.00
Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Hui Wu 6yr - 9yr 11mo 09/11 - 05/28 Sa 10:00 am - 10:45 am $1090.00

Group piano classes are ideal for the absolute beginner with no prior experience. Students should have access to a piano or keyboard at home. Due to its popularity, spaces in the Saturday classes are very limited.  

Prospective students should fill out the following form prior to enrolling:

Group Piano Form

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Hui Wu 6yr - 9yr 11mo 09/11 - 05/28 Sa 11:00 am - 11:45 am $1090.00

This class teaches foundational elements of music (Solfége) as well as beginning keyboard technique through singing, sight-reading on pitch, conducting time, ear training, music dictation and playing beginning piano repertoires. 

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Hui Wu 5yr - 7yr 09/08 - 05/29 Fr 05:00 pm - 05:50 pm $1090.00
Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Hui Wu 7yr - 9yr 11mo 09/08 - 05/29 Sa 04:30 pm - 05:20 pm $1090.00

Ensembles

For students seeking performance experience, the Community School offers a variety of ensembles to build performance technique, collaboration, and a sense of community with other players.

The Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute offers one of the most comprehensive and intense pre-college level chamber music learning experiences of any music school in North America. Students are coached weekly by members of Colburn’s acclaimed faculty.

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The Community School has several instrumental ensembles, including small combos and a Big Band each devoted to the performance of jazz repertoire and the development of musical concepts, improvisations, and compositions.

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Colburn’s Adult Jazz Workshops consist of musicians who are proficient on their instruments and have some experience in jazz studies. We will explore the jazz genre through active listening, discussion, and application of specific elements of jazz performance. All group members are encouraged to contribute to exchange of ideas and apply concepts by recording themselves to share with the class. New students welcome, please contact instructor Liz Kinnon for more information at ekinnon@colburnschool.edu

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Liz Kinnon 18yr - 99yr 09/12 - 01/16 Su Varied $480.00
Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Liz Kinnon 18yr - 99yr 09/12 - 01/16 Su 03:30 pm - 05:30 pm $480.00

Honors Piano Seminar

The Honors Piano Seminar is a unique combination of lectures and master classes designed to help students develop an individual style and personality in performances. The seminar will feature presentations and master classes with world renowned pedagogues. Participating students must be age 13 and up.

The 2021–22 Honors Piano Seminar is scheduled for 6–9 pm on the following dates:

  • October 9: Presentation on Piano Pedagogy with Carmina Glicklich and Master Class with Antoinette Perry (USC)
  • November 20: Online presentation on “The Leon Fleisher Legacy” jointly with Peter Takács (Oberlin) and Daniel Shapiro (CIM), followed by a joint master class
  • February 5: Presentation on Competition Preparation with HyeJin Kim and Master Class with Elvin S. Rodriquez (La Sierra University)
  • April 9: Presentation on Concerto Accompanying with Henry Gronnier and Master Class with Eric Le Van
  • May 2: Student Showcase Recital

Registration does not guarantee actual participation as a performer in the master classes. All students must be pre-approved to enroll by Mrs. de Jong Pombo. Please contact instructor prior to enrollment at tdejongpombo@colburnschool.edu.

Summer Camps

For those seeking engaging camps after the school year ends, the Community School offers summer programming to provide high-quality arts training for pianists, including chamber, jazz, and piano camps.