KEYBOARD PROGRAM

MI’s Keyboard Program takes 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.

KEYBOARD PROGRAM

MI’s Keyboard Program takes 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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COURSE CATALOG

Program requirements, tuition for individual programs, and course information.

DEVELOP PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION SKILLS

As a performer, you develop your keyboard skills and explore a range of contemporary styles including funk, R&B, blues, jazz, country, rock, fusion, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian under the direction of some of LA’s best working professionals.

At the same time, you learn how to use the electronic keyboard’s vast capabilities for sampling, drum programming, production, digital recording and arranging, including certified Apple Logic training.

 

DEGREE OPTIONS

Bachelor of Music

Associate of Arts

Certificate in Music Performance

Non-Certificate

CAREER OPTIONS

Graduating as well-rounded musicians, 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

CURRICULUM

  • 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

FEATURED FACULTY

An outstanding staff of L.A.’s finest keyboard professionals brings practical, real-world experience directly to the classroom. MI hosts regular concerts and clinics with top visiting keyboard performers and electronic musicians.

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

FACILITIES

  • Full production sound stages and recording studios
  • Fully equipped 24/7 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
  • Security on campus 24/7

SUCCESS STORIES

PETER DYER
CREDITS: MARIAH CAREY

KEVIN HASTINGS
CREDITS: RHIANNA AND ADAM LAMBERT

CELESTE KIM
CREDITS: SAVAGE GARDEN

GINNY LUKE
CREDITS: MEATLOAF

WHY MI?

New Technology

MI offers a digital-based BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) curriculum, providing a comprehensive music education with exclusive downloadable eBooks available on any mobile platform.

Professional

Instructors are working professionals, touring and recording with top artists, who bring their experiences back to the classroom.

24-7 Access

Over 75 Private practice labs, 12 performance rehearsal rooms and 30 project recording studios are available for all your needs.

Hollywood Campus

MI’s state-of-the-art campus in the heart of the entertainment industry has a Concert Hall, computer labs, classrooms with full backline and a fully-equipped Music Library.

Personalized

Small class sizes, private lessons and Open Counseling sessions mean you get personalized attention and guidance from a variety of instructors.

All Music

500+ courses are offered every academic Quarter, covering a wide variety of core & elective subjects in music and the entertainment industry.