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Young Artist Piano Study

The Young Artist Program is our most comprehensive. Pianists improve their technique, performance, theory, listening, and creative skills through weekly lessons and classes.

Program Description

Students receive 29 weekly lessons (45 or 60 minutes), 6 repertoire classes, and 20 musicianship classes each year. Students participate in formal performances including one recital per semester, SCMTA state auditions, and the Royal Conservatory Exams All classes and events are included in the tuition cost, making this a high-value lesson package. The private teacher may encourage additional performances and auditions (which may be at additional cost).

Cost with 45-minute lessons: 2 payments of $609 or 6 payments of $203. 
Cost with 60-minute lessons: 2 payments of $783 or 6 payments of $261. 
See Policies & Tuition for details. Register Online.


Students need to be approaching Level 1 repertoire, and/or completing a method book (2, 2A/B). A child may be ready for this program upon the third or fourth year of study. Students with prior study may transfer into the program, pending an interview to ensure correct placement. Enrollment is for the duration of the academic year, September through early May.

Student piano requirement: Acoustic piano
Practice requirement: 45-60 minutes a day, 5-6 days a week
A minimum of 6 lessons must be taken throughout the summer. Students are encouraged to enroll in the Intermediate Piano Camp.

Enrollment and Weekly Schedules

All students will be assigned a numbered class, based upon age and playing level. Classes will be enrolled on a first come, first serve, basis; registration will be available by July 1. Currently, Level I and II has two time options, and Level III has one; see overview below. Private lessons are scheduled in consultation with the private teacher.

Musicianship & Repertoire I

Fridays at 4:30 p.m.

Level B-1

Musicianship & Repertoire I

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

Level B-1

Musicianship & Repertoire II

Fridays at 5:30 p.m.

Level 2-4

Musicianship & Repertoire II

Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Level 2-4

Musicanship & Repertoire III

Fridays at 6:30 p.m.

Level 5-7


Musicianship & Repertoire classes occur on a rotation: musicianship will occur three times, followed by one week of repertoire class. In an academic year, students will receive 20 musicianship classes and 6 repertoire classes. An extra repertoire class is provided in late May for students who are enrolled in Royal Conservatory Exams.