Piano

We believe using classical music as the basis for piano lessons provides students a strong foundation upon which they can build musicianship. We offer online private lessons to students from age five to adults. Auditions are held three times a year, typically in August, January, and June; however, appointments may be made throughout the year. All experience levels are welcome, from beginners to advanced.

At every level, performance is emphasized. In addition to virtual piano lessons, Colburn piano students are encouraged to attend studio classes, monthly departmental workshops, and school-wide recitals, all of which allow students to exercise performance skills.

Advanced students may have the opportunity to participate in the Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute.

Private Lessons

Private lessons by our accomplished faculty offer students focused instruction so they remain challenged and continuously progressing. Lessons may vary in duration based on an instructor’s determination. Of course, practicing newly acquired skills is mandatory for future success. Therefore, we ask all piano students to secure access to an acoustic piano (minimum 66 keys).

If you’re interested in enrolling in piano lessons, please fill out our online inquiry form. Space is limited.

Group Piano

Group piano classes are offered to students ages 6–12 and are ideal for absolute beginners with no prior experience. Due to its popularity, spaces are very limited. Please contact the Community School Registration Office at cspa@colburnschool.edu to be placed on a waiting list.

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

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 Piano Camp

Two weeks each summer, the Colburn piano faculty works with students ages 9–13 to advance their musicianship in a fun, social atmosphere. Learn more here on our Summer Camps page.