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

The Community School also offers group classes for piano. To register for group classes, please visit the registration site.

For pianists seeking greater depth and insight to their playing and to the instrument, the Community School offers the Honors Piano Seminar. This class combines lectures and master classes to help students develop an individual style and personality in performances. Each semester features presentations and master classes with world-renowned pedagogues.


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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This ensemble consists of musicians who are proficient on their instruments and experienced in jazz studies. Various styles of jazz repertoire are explored and learned aurally along with some discussion of jazz theory and approaches to improvisation. All instruments (including strings) are welcome.

Audition required for new students. Please submit an inquiry form to set up your audition.

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Summer Camps

The Chamber Music Intensive provides serious chamber music students with the opportunity for focused ensemble playing. Students are grouped into a trio, quartet, or quintet and learn an entire piece. The weeklong intensive culminates in a final concert.

The Colburn Jazz Workshop’s Big Band instructors, Lee Secard and Walter Simonsen, give students a unique summer experience featuring daily playing and improvisation; jazz theory and ear training; practicing and learning strategies; and more.

Explore all that the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts has to offer with an experience that will allow your child to sing, act, and discover their talents.

The Piano Camp Intensive provides serious young pianists with a diverse and comprehensive arts experience. The camp’s nurturing and social environment promotes high standards of performance so each student’s musical potential can be achieved.