The Community Music School piano division faculty are passionate Carolina undergraduate and graduate students studying piano pedagogy or students with prior teaching experience.
Students participate in a master class, scheduled during the spring semester, and a recital held at the end of each semester. Students have the pleasure of performing in the acoustically pristine USC School of Music Recital Hall on a Steinway grand piano.
All lessons are given at the USC School of Music and follow the USC academic calendar. Students may select half-hour or one-hour lessons. Once your registration application and fees have been received, your teacher will contact you to arrange a lesson time.
12 half-hour lessons: $325 ($310 with family/senior/USC discount)
12 45-minute lessons: $450 ($435 with family/senior/USC discount)
12 one-hour lessons: $580 ($565 with family/senior/USC discount)
6 half-hour lessons: $165 ($150 with family/senior/USC discount)
6 45-minute lessons: $245 ($230 with family/senior/USC discount)
6 one-hour lessons: $325 ($310 with family/senior/USC discount)
My First Piano Adventures
Designed for five- and six-year-old beginner piano students, children meet weekly in group classes for 10 weeks and end with a performance in mid-November.
Tuition: $225 or $210 with family/USC discount (includes the required materials)
Adult Piano: Recreational Music Making I (RMMI)
This is a group class for adult beginner piano students or those returning to piano study. Students have opportunities to study repertoire, theory, basic improvisation and ensemble playing. Evening classes meet for 10 weeks with an opportunity for an end of session performance. Textbook required.
Tuition: $175 or $160 with family/senior/USC discount
Adult Piano: Recreational Music Making II (RMMII)
Designed for beginner piano students or those returning to piano study, this 10-week course is held midday for USC faculty and staff. Classes focus on repertoire, theory, basic improvisation and ensemble playing. An opportunity for performance at the end of the session is available. Textbook required.
Tuition: $160 – no additional discounts.
Community Music School Policies
For more information or to register, email Community Music School or call 803-777-5381.