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Center for Piano Studies

The Center for Piano Studies provides members of the Columbia area with excellent musical instruction at the piano. There is a place for all learners, from age 5 to all ages of adults, and at any level, from beginners to advanced players.

Our programs of study include a combination of private and group study and a variety of performance opportunities. The instructors are highly qualified pianists and teachers, each seeking an advanced degree in piano pedagogy or performance.

The Center for Piano Studies is directed by Dr. Sara Ernst.
For more information, email or call 803-777-4414.

Special Event: Fall Festival for Young Pianists

Storytelling Through Music
Free for children, ages 5 to 12, at any level. Beginners to advanced players are welcome.
Saturday, October 14, 9:30 a.m. – noon
Registration begins in the School of Music lobby at 9:00 a.m. RSVP to Drop-ins welcome as space permits.

Young pianists participate in a variety of fun-filled musical activities, exploring the connection between stories and music by rotating through four classrooms for 30-minutes each: improvisation, composition, listening, and performance. Each participant has an informal performance opportunity; if you wish, bring a piece to share! The final event at 11:30 a.m. is a performance of The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant, music by Francis Poulenc, story by Jean de Brunhoff, performed by Dr. Sara Ernst. This storybook concert is perfect for the whole family!



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