MI ONLINE

ONLINE KEYBOARD course

| Program Overview

MI Online’s Keyboard degree program takes an innovative approach to an instrument that is both deeply traditional and constantly evolving, with a curriculum combining keyboard performance with contemporary keyboard-based technology.

Earn your Keyboard certification with MI Online and master the styles that move you: Funk, R&B, blues, jazz, country, rock, fusion, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian – you name it, we got it. Our Keyboard instructors are some of the industry’s top working pros, and they’ll serve as your guides in sharing their secrets and helping you hone your skills in your chosen career path.

Our Keyboard Course also provides lessons in advanced capabilities such as sampling, drum programming, production, digital recording, and arranging, all while offering certified Apple Logic training.

Elevate your musical career with a Keyboard Performance certification from MIO, and transform into a versatile and accomplished artist in the world of piano and keyboard performance.

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

KEYBD-073E – Funk Keyboards

KEYBD-350/450 – Commercial Composition 1-2

KEYBD-360/460 – Project Recording: Keyboard 1-2

> VIEW COURSE CATALOG

DEGREE BY THE NUMBERS

From 1 to 4 years, there’s an option for you!

MASTER OF MUSIC – 4 Quarters

BACHELOR OF ARTS – 12 Quarters

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS – 6 Quarters

CERTIFICATE – 4 Quarters

MI SELECT (Individual Courses) – 10 Weeks

| Program Overview


MI Online’s Keyboard degree program takes an innovative approach to an instrument that is both deeply traditional and constantly evolving, with a curriculum combining keyboard performance with contemporary keyboard-based technology.

Earn your Keyboard degree with MI Online and master the styles that move you: Funk, R&B, blues, jazz, country, rock, fusion, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian – you name it, we got it. Our Keyboard instructors are some of the industry’s top working pros, and they’ll serve as your guides in sharing their secrets and helping you hone your skills in your chosen career path.

Our Keyboard Program also provides training in advanced capabilities such as sampling, drum programming, production, digital recording, and arranging, all while offering certified Apple Logic training.

Elevate your musical career with a Keyboard Performance degree from MIO, and transform into a versatile and accomplished artist in the world of piano and keyboard performance.

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

KEYBD-073E – Funk Keyboards

KEYBD-350/450 – Commercial Composition 1-2

KEYBD-360/460 – Project Recording: Keyboard 1-2

> VIEW COURSE CATALOG

 

 

DEGREE BY THE NUMBERS


From 1 to 4 years, there’s an option for you!

MASTER OF MUSIC – 4 Quarters

BACHELOR OF ARTS – 12 Quarters

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS – 6 Quarters

CERTIFICATE – 4 Quarters

MI SELECT (Individual Courses) – 10 Weeks

| The MI Online Difference

| The MI Online Difference

Partnerships

As an MIO student, you become part of a global network of arts, entertainment and educational companies. These partnerships and affiliates can offer students direct access to the music industry and help with their careers after graduation, including but not limited to internships, job placements, gear discounts, and more.

For a full list of our industry partnerships, please visit our ARTIST & CAREER SERVICES page.

Tuition Savings

MIO tuition is 18% cheaper than our on-campus tuition, as the online students do not have access to our Hollywood facilities. Students also save because they will not incur any relocation costs, which means more flexibility and cost savings to work from and build their own home studio.

Learning Community From Anywhere

MI Online students will receive MI’s unique and innovative curriculum taught in an online environment that is designed to be flexible and engaging, and allows students to study, practice, and learn while managing their work and family obligations.

Private Lessons with Instructors

MI Online instructors are also successful musicians and working professionals, bringing their experience into the classroom every day. Students have the unique opportunity to have one-hour private lessons with instructors, who can offer more personalized instruction and advice on their classwork and beyond.

IMMERSIVE CURRICULUM

Keyboard students will be taught by our industry-experienced instructors, where they’ll learn how to demonstrate stylistic depth, creative maturity and professional competence in preparation for careers in today’s music industry.

Partnerships

As an MIO student, you become part of a global network of arts, entertainment and educational companies. These partnerships and affiliates can offer students direct access to the music industry and help with their careers after graduation, including but not limited to internships, job placements, gear discounts, and more.

For a full list of our industry partnerships, please visit our ARTIST & CAREER SERVICES page.

Tuition Savings

MIO tuition is 18% cheaper than our on-campus tuition, as the online students do not have access to our Hollywood facilities. Students also save because they will not incur any relocation costs, which means more flexibility and cost savings to work from and build their own home studio.

Learning Community from Anywhere

MI Online students will receive MI’s unique and innovative curriculum taught in an online environment that is designed to be flexible and engaging, and allows students to study, practice, and learn while managing their work and family obligations.

We understand that it is important and beneficial for MIO students to feel like they are part of a learning community. The MIO learning methodology includes students taking part in discussions with their peers each week and critiquing the classmate’s performance. Additionally, students may be placed in groups to collaborate on group projects.

Private Lessons with Instructors

MI Online instructors are also successful musicians and working professionals, bringing their experience into the classroom every day. Students have the unique opportunity to have one-hour private lessons with instructors, who can offer more personalized instruction and advice on their classwork and beyond.

Immersive Curriculum

Keyboard students will be taught by our industry-experienced instructors, where they’ll learn how to demonstrate stylistic depth, creative maturity and professional competence in preparation for careers in today’s music industry. Some highlights include:

  • Develop your technique through a thorough study of traditional keyboard skills, including chords, scales, and arpeggios
  • Acquire voice leading, comping, and improvising skills in a variety of contemporary grooves
  • Master the details of analog and digital synthesizer programming
  • Study keyboard-based approaches to composing, arranging, recording, and producing
  • Take elective classes for scoring for visual media, music directing, electronic music, and more

| Faculty

Musicians Institute hosts a highly skilled faculty with extensive experience in the world of contemporary music.

| Faculty

Musicians Institute hosts a highly skilled faculty with extensive experience in the world of contemporary music.

| Alumni Success Stories

| Alumni Success Stories

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

“The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered.”

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

“The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered.”

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

“The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered.”

KEITH HETRICK /

Charlie Wilson, Boyz II Men, Snoop Dogg, T.I., Pitbull, Fifth Harmony

KEYBOARD PROGRAM

“I think the most important things I took away from my time at MI were the relationships I made with other creatives across all walks of life.”

KEVIN CHO /

Big Sean, Kanye West

KEYBOARD PROGRAM

“I learned…to network, network, network. I can attribute my foundation for my success to the relationships I have built at MI.”

IRVING VICTORIA /

David Bisbal, Chino y Nacho, Netflix

KEYBOARD PROGRAM

“What I learned from labs like Open Counseling and LPW (Live Playing Workshops)… ended up being classes that changed my life and made me the musician I am today.”

International Students

International students make up nearly one-fourth of MI’s total student population, representing more than 50 countries throughout the world. The International Student Office is dedicated to making the transition from each student’s home country to MI’s Hollywood campus as smooth and easy as possible.

| CAREER OPTIONS

| CAREER OPTIONS

“What can I do with a degree in Keyboard Performance?”

Following in the non-traditional spirit of MI, graduates with a Keyboard Certification have found careers in diverse settings across the music industry. We strive to prepare graduates for any opportunities that arise in music, like:

> PERFORMER (PIANO/KEYBOARD EMPHASIS)

As a performer with a focus on piano and keyboards, you can captivate audiences either as a solo pianist or as an integral part of a musical ensemble. Your expertise in these instruments allows you to bring depth and versatility to performances, whether in classical recitals or contemporary music settings.

> PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST

Specializing in piano and keyboards, accompanists play a crucial role in supporting a range of artists, including vocalists, dancers, and actors. Their piano skills add a rich, harmonic layer to performances, making them indispensable in both studio recordings and live shows.

> ARRANGER (PIANO/KEYBOARD SPECIALTY)

Arrangers with a focus on piano and keyboards have the unique ability to transform existing compositions. They adeptly modify melodies and harmonies, tailoring pieces to highlight the strengths and nuances of keyboard-based music, thus giving a new life and perspective to the original work.

> SONGWRITER (FOCUS ON KEYBOARDS)

This role involves composing and crafting songs with a special emphasis on keyboard instruments. These songwriters create intricate melodies and harmonies that are best expressed through pianos and synthesizers, offering a rich tapestry of sounds for either their own projects or for other performing artists.

> KEYBOARD-ORIENTED MUSIC SUPERVISOR

In film or television, a music supervisor with a strong background in piano and keyboards plays a pivotal role in selecting and overseeing music. Their understanding of keyboard compositions enhances the emotional and thematic elements of the production, ensuring a harmonious blend of visual and musical storytelling.

> TRANSCRIBER (PIANO/KEYBOARD CONCENTRATION)

Focusing on piano and keyboard music, transcribers collaborate with composers to accurately document musical pieces. Their expertise is essential in transcribing complex keyboard compositions, ensuring that these works can be faithfully reproduced and appreciated by other musicians and audiences.

“What can I do with a degree in Keyboard Performance?”

Following in the non-traditional spirit of MI, graduates with a degree in Keyboard have found careers in diverse settings across the music industry. We strive to prepare graduates for any opportunities that arise in music, like:
> PERFORMER (PIANO/KEYBOARD EMPHASIS)

As a performer with a focus on piano and keyboards, you can captivate audiences either as a solo pianist or as an integral part of a musical ensemble. Your expertise in these instruments allows you to bring depth and versatility to performances, whether in classical recitals or contemporary music settings.

> PIANO/KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST

Specializing in piano and keyboards, accompanists play a crucial role in supporting a range of artists, including vocalists, dancers, and actors. Their piano skills add a rich, harmonic layer to performances, making them indispensable in both studio recordings and live shows.

> ARRANGER (PIANO/KEYBOARD SPECIALTY)

Arrangers with a focus on piano and keyboards have the unique ability to transform existing compositions. They adeptly modify melodies and harmonies, tailoring pieces to highlight the strengths and nuances of keyboard-based music, thus giving a new life and perspective to the original work.

> SONGWRITER (FOCUS ON KEYBOARDS)

This role involves composing and crafting songs with a special emphasis on keyboard instruments. These songwriters create intricate melodies and harmonies that are best expressed through pianos and synthesizers, offering a rich tapestry of sounds for either their own projects or for other performing artists.

> KEYBOARD-ORIENTED MUSIC SUPERVISOR

In film or television, a music supervisor with a strong background in piano and keyboards plays a pivotal role in selecting and overseeing music. Their understanding of keyboard compositions enhances the emotional and thematic elements of the production, ensuring a harmonious blend of visual and musical storytelling.

> TRANSCRIBER (PIANO/KEYBOARD CONCENTRATION)

Focusing on piano and keyboard music, transcribers collaborate with composers to accurately document musical pieces. Their expertise is essential in transcribing complex keyboard compositions, ensuring that these works can be faithfully reproduced and appreciated by other musicians and audiences.

i CAREER development

i CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Artist & Career Services

Artist & Career Services (ACS) is an extensive resource center designed to offer students and alumni active professional & personal development to succeed in today’s competitive entertainment industry.

ACS provides help in career development like resume building, workshops, industry mentors, discounted gear, internships and more.

i SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

i FINANCIAL AID

Don’t let finances get in the way of your dreams! MIO has a range of scholarships and financial aid options available for incoming students of all kinds. Scholarships available to Keyboard students include:

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MUSICIANSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Musicianship Scholarships are available to new and current instrumental students enrolling into classes for the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Composition, Associate of Arts, or Certificate in Performance Programs.

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MUSICIANS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Scholarships were created to recognize and support the creative skills, talent, overall musicianship, and dedication of MI Keyboard students.

Ready to start your Keyboard journey?

Ready to start your Keyboard journey?

The first step in applying to our on-ground or online program is to complete an Application for Admission, and get started with the best online keyboard classes at Musicians Institute!

The first step in applying to our on-ground or online program is to complete an Application for Admission, and get started with the best music college!

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Want to study Keyboard in Hollywood? Enroll in our on-campus Keyboard program to get the full college experience!

i UPCOMING EVENTS

i upcoming events

ON-CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE

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Find out for yourself why
thousands of musicians from all
over the world have made MI the
launching pad for their careers.

MIO INFO SESSION

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Meet the MI Online team as they
guide you through the MIO
platform, the diverse program
offerings, and the steps needed to
apply.

FINANCING YOUR
EDUCATION

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You’ll learn about everything from
an overview of the financial aid process,
to key documents you’ll encounter,
and different funding sources that
can help you manage costs.

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

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