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Center for Piano Studies

The Center for Piano Studies provides members of the Columbia area with excellent musical instruction at the piano. There is a place for all learners, from age 5 to all ages of adults, and at any level, from beginners to advanced players.

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Our programs of study include a combination of private and group study and a variety of performance opportunities. The instructors are highly qualified pianists and teachers, each seeking an advanced degree in piano pedagogy or performance.

*The Center for Piano Studies will resume customary operations in Fall 2021, with classes and lessons occurring in-person at the School of Music. The CPS will follow University procedures and decisions regarding cancellations and closures, and will continue required safety measures (COVID-19 related). To request continuation of online lessons, please write to the director, Dr. Sara Ernst. See policies for more details.

The Center for Piano Studies is directed by Dr. Sara Ernst.
For more information, email piano@mozart.sc.edu or call 803-777-4414.


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