KEYBOARD PROGRAM

Master of Music in Performance
Bachelor of Music in Performance
Associate of Arts in Music Performance
Certificate of Music in Performance
MI Select
Los Angeles, CA

MI’s Keyboard Education Program take an innovative approach to an instrument that is both deeply traditional and constantly evolving. The unique curriculum combines traditional keyboard performance with cutting-edge keyboard-based technology.

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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.

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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.

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.

DEVELOP PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION SKILLS IN KEYBOARD & PIANO

Earn your Keyboard/Piano Performance Degree with Musicians Institute’s renowned Keyboard/Piano Program, where you can master a diverse range of contemporary styles such as funk, R&B, blues, jazz, country, rock, fusion, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian. Under the expert guidance of LA’s top working professionals, our comprehensive Keyboard and Piano Program are designed to help you excel in your chosen field.

At our Keyboard/Piano Performance School, not only will you develop your skills in playing the piano or keyboard, but you will also gain in-depth knowledge of electronic keyboard technology. Our Keyboard Program 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 prestigious Keyboard Performance Degree from our acclaimed Keyboard/Piano Performance School, and transform into a versatile and accomplished artist in the world of piano and keyboard performance.

KEYBOARD/PIANO DEGREES OFFERED

MASTER OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE (KEYBOARD)

Pursue a Keyboard Performance Degree at our top-rated Keyboard Performance School and enhance your skills with the Master of Music in Performance (Keyboard) program. This comprehensive Keyboard/Piano Program combines advanced training in keyboard/piano performance with studies in traditional and contemporary disciplines such as music history, theory, education, research skills, recording technology, and production. Elevate your career by mastering business relations and online brand management, taking your keyboard/piano skills to unparalleled heights.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE (KEYBOARD)

Obtain a Bachelor of Music in Performance Keyboard/Piano from our top-rated Keyboard Program, where contemporary music training meets traditional disciplines. Our comprehensive Piano Program and Keyboard Program covers sight-reading, music history, arranging, conducting, and recording. Develop stylistic depth, creative maturity, and professional competence for a successful career in today’s music industry.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE (KEYBOARD)

Keyboard/Piano Performance: Performance Track

Join our Keyboard/Piano Performance School and excel in our intensive A.A. curriculum, designed to prepare musicians for professional situations in the music industry. Our Performance Track emphasizes live performance skills and provides training in essential professional development areas like computer use, EPK creation, resume and bio writing, and social media for business networking.

The Associate of Arts Degree in our Piano Program or Keyboard Program equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive as professional performers. Experience comprehensive training that includes Reason software, setting you on the path to success in today’s competitive music industry.

Choosing the Performance Track allows students to receive a heavier emphasis on live performance skills, as well as basic training in using Reason software.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE (KEYBOARD)

Keyboard/Piano Performance: Producer Track

Join our Keyboard/Piano Performance School and immerse yourself in our intensive A.A. curriculum, designed to prepare musicians for professional situations and develop essential skills for today’s music industry. Our Producer Track focuses on studio-based recording and production skills, offering hands-on experience with Logic and Pro Tools software, as well as core courses in Digital Music and Synthesis & Sampling.

The Associate of Arts Degree in our Keyboard/Piano Program equips students with the knowledge and training needed to excel as professional performers and producers. Benefit from professional development training, including computer use, EPK creation, resume and bio writing, and leveraging social media for business networking, setting you on the path to success in the competitive music industry.

Choosing the Producer Track allows students to receive a heavier emphasis in studio-based recording and production skills, including the use of Logic and Pro Tools software; as well as core courses in Digital Music and Synthesis & Sampling.

CERTIFICATE OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE (KEYBOARD)

Keyboard/Piano Performance: Performance Track

Enroll in our Keyboard Program and earn a Certificate in MI’s Performance Studies program for Keyboard Technology. Our innovative 360-degree approach to music education focuses on Harmony, Theory, and Ear Training, with core subjects in Reading, Technique, and Performance.

This Certificate program in our Keyboard/Piano Program offers students a comprehensive foundation of knowledge and practical experience, fostering rapid skill development for various professional music performance situations. Advance your career with confidence as a skilled performer in the competitive music industry.

Choosing the Performance Track allows students to receive a heavier emphasis on live performance skills, as well as basic training in using Reason software.

CERTIFICATE OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE (KEYBOARD)

Keyboard/Piano Performance: Producer Track

Enroll in our Keyboard Program and earn a Certificate in MI’s Performance Studies program for Keyboard Technology. Our innovative 360-degree approach to music education focuses on Harmony, Theory, and Ear Training, with core subjects in Reading, Technique, and Performance.

This Certificate program in our Keyboard/Piano Program offers students a comprehensive foundation of knowledge and practical experience, fostering rapid skill development for various professional music performance situations. Further prepare yourself for a successful career in the competitive music industry.

Choosing the Producer Track allows students to receive a heavier emphasis in studio-based recording and production skills, including the use of Logic and Pro Tools software; as well as core courses in Digital Music and Synthesis & Sampling.

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MI SELECT & NON-CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS IN KEYBOARD/PIANO

MI Select are non-certificate programs designed to provide students with “a taste of MI” if they want another option to full-time. Students can create their own customized schedule from available classes and workshops, while enjoying access to the special guest clinics, extra activities and other industry networking opportunities.

CAREERS IN KEYBOARD/PIANO

Graduating as well-rounded musicians and professionals in piano and keyboard, our students enter the work field with a robust skill set – which enables them to handle live or studio gigs, utilize modern technology, publish music and negotiate business deals. Common career paths include:

PERFORMER
ACCOMPANIST
ARRANGER
SOUND DESIGNER
FILM/TV COMPOSER
SONGWRITER

DJ
MULTIMEDIA DEVELOPER
MIXING/MASTERING ENGINEER
KEYBOARD TEACHER
TECH CONSULTANT
MUSIC DIRECTOR

PRODUCT REP
TRANSCRIBER
RECORDING ARTIST
TEACHER
COMPOSER

KEYBOARD/PIANO PROGRAM DETAILS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • Core classes include: Technique, Reading, Digital Music, Keyboard Synthesis, Virtual Instruments, Video Scoring and more
  • Elective offerings help students develop stage-ready live performing skills in the following contemporary styles: pop, hip-hop, blues, jazz, country, rock, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, reggae, funk and R&B
  • Weekly one-hour private lessons
  • Authorized Apple Logic training is available

COURSE CATALOG

For a detailed look at all of MI’s program offerings, you can find the course catalog here.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: BACHELOR

Bachelor of Music Degree requirements include completion of 30 semester-units or 45 quarter-units of coursework in General Studies. For more info, please see the MI Course Catalog.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: CERTIFICATE

Musicians Institute programs are fast paced and certain fundamental musical skills are required before you can begin your program. If you meet entry requirements and are accepted, a one-on-one performance evaluation and placement testing will be held during registration to determine whether you qualify for advanced placement in any area of course work. You are evaluated based on the content of your submission. For more info, please see the MI Course Catalog.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Musicians Institute offers many opportunities for scholarships in all of our programs. Please visit our Scholarship page for more information.

FINANCIAL AID

Please visit MI’s Financial Aid page for all the details on how you can qualify.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students make up nearly one-fourth of MI’s total student population, representing more than 50 countries throughout the world while creating a unique and diverse learning environment, full of endless opportunities in Hollywood and beyond. For more info, please visit the International Students page.

FACILITIES

  • Full production sound stages and recording studios
  • Fully equipped practice facilities and computer labs with the latest industry standard equipment
  • Concert Hall access, with full audio/video recording capabilities
  • Multiple performance and recording studios available for student practice

KEYBOARD PROGRAM SUCCESS STORIES

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Our faculty pool is comprised of dedicated, working processionals in the competitive Los Angeles music scene. These passionate masters offer clear guidance and nurturing designed to make the students get the most out of their time at MI.

John Matthew Rosenberg

JOHN MATTHEW ROSENBERG
CREDITS: CAB CALLOWAY, CARLOS SANTANA, JERRY GARCIA, BONNIE RAITT

KAREN HAMMACK
CREDITS: MELISSA MANCHESTER, NIKI HARIS, PERLA BATALLA

ALBERTO SALAS
CREDITS: GRAMMY-WINNING PRODUCER, ARRANGER, KEYBOARDIST, PERCUSSIONIST

ELEVATE YOUR PIANO AND KEYBOARD SKILLS AT MUSICIANS INSTITUTE

Enroll in Our Comprehensive Keyboard/Piano Program Today

Are you a passionate pianist or keyboard player looking to enhance your skills and make a mark in the music industry? The Musicians Institute (MI) offers a cutting-edge keyboard/piano program designed to help you achieve your goals. Our curriculum focuses on a range of styles and techniques, providing you with the knowledge and expertise needed for a successful career in music. By choosing MI, you’ll be joining a community of talented musicians, learning from experienced faculty, and accessing state-of-the-art resources that will shape your future as a performer.

Unlock Your Potential with Our Keyboard/Piano Performance Degree

At MI, our piano program offers a comprehensive piano performance degree that covers various genres, including jazz, classical, rock, and pop. This diverse curriculum allows you to explore your interests and develop a unique style that sets you apart from the competition. Our piano performance school is dedicated to helping you excel in your craft, providing you with personalized guidance and mentorship to ensure your success.

Experience the Versatility of Our Keyboard Program

Our keyboard program goes beyond traditional piano instruction, offering a wide range of keyboard performance techniques and styles to expand your musical horizons. As a student at our keyboard performance school, you’ll learn how to adapt to different musical settings and perform with confidence on various keyboard instruments, such as synthesizers, organs, and electric pianos.

Learn from Seasoned Professionals in Our Keyboard Performance Degree

Our expert faculty comprises accomplished musicians and industry veterans who have extensive experience in both piano and keyboard performance. They provide invaluable insights, hands-on training, and personalized mentorship to help you become a versatile and skilled performer. By enrolling in our keyboard performance degree program, you’ll have the unique opportunity to learn from the best in the business.

State-of-the-Art Facilities and Resources

At MI, we believe that practical experience is crucial for nurturing your talents as a musician. Our state-of-the-art facilities, including modern rehearsal studios and performance spaces, enable you to practice and perform in real-world settings. We also provide access to cutting-edge keyboard and piano technology, ensuring that you are well-equipped to excel in today’s music industry.

Collaborative Environment and Networking Opportunities

At MI’s keyboard/piano program, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with fellow students, share ideas, and learn from each other’s experiences. Our vibrant community fosters a spirit of teamwork and creativity, essential for thriving in the competitive music industry. Additionally, we host masterclasses, workshops, and events featuring renowned musicians and industry professionals, offering invaluable networking opportunities to help you build connections and advance your career.

Performance Opportunities and Real-World Experience

Our piano performance and keyboard performance programs provide numerous performance opportunities for students to showcase their talents. By participating in concerts, recitals, and live events, you’ll gain invaluable stage experience, build confidence, and refine your skills as a professional musician.

Invest in Your Musical Future

Choosing to enroll in MI’s keyboard/piano program is an investment in your musical future. Our comprehensive curriculum, experienced faculty, and state-of-the-art resources provide the perfect foundation for a successful career as a pianist or keyboard player. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your skills, grow as a musician, and make a lasting impact in the world of music.

Are you ready to take your piano or keyboard performance skills to new heights? Enroll in the Musicians Institute’s keyboard/piano program today and embark on an exciting and rewarding journey toward a successful career in music.

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