Keyboard Studies

SCF keyboard studies are open to all SCF degree-seeking students. Instruction is offered both through one-on-one lessons (Applied Piano/Organ) and through classroom instruction (Class Piano). Applied Piano and Applied Organ are offered at both SCF Bradenton and SCF Venice; Class Piano is offered at SCF Bradenton.

Class Piano I (MVK 1111A) is group class instruction offered to beginning piano students pursuing music degrees. Emphasis is placed on music reading and basic keyboard skills. Class Piano II (MVK 1111B), III (MVK 2121A), and IV (MVK 2121B) are part of the four-semester sequence recommended for all music pre-majors with primary instruments other than piano or organ.

Applied piano and applied organ lessons are open to all SCF degree-seeking students at all levels of instruction from beginning to advanced. An applied lesson consists of weekly one-on-one instruction with one of our highly qualified teachers. To see the list of distinguished piano faculty, visit our Music Faculty webpage.

Piano majors and principals are required to attend the piano repertory class, scheduled throughout the semester. The main purpose of the class is to provide a positive, encouraging environment for the development of performance skills. The piano repertory class is not for credit.

SCF students who are pursuing a degree other than music may take Applied Piano and Organ as an elective for personal enrichment. Non-degree seeking students may take non-credit instruction as SCF through the Lifelong Learning Center.  More information for registration can be found on the Lifelong Learning section of this website or by calling 941-752-5290 .

The SCF Music Program offers a state-of-the-art music technology lab equipped with 11 Clavinova keyboards, 19 Mac computers, Sibelius, Finale, and Piano Marvel software programs. The SCF Music Program offers practice rooms equipped with pianos.

The SCF Keyboard Program often features guest artists as recitalists and master class teachers. Check the SCF Upcoming Events for this year's offerings.

Scholarships are available to all full-time SCF students; you do not need to be a music major to be awarded a keyboard scholarship. Contact Don Bryn, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, to schedule an audition.


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