Courses

e.g. AR or AR-211
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PIPN-212

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tony Germain
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Piano principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIPN-211
Department Code: PIANO
Location:

Principal instrument study level 4 piano.

PIPN-311

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tony Germain
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Piano principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIPN-212
Department Code: PIANO
Location:

Principal instrument study level 5 piano.

PIPN-312

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tony Germain
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Piano principals: MUED, PROM, and PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIPN-311
Department Code: PIANO
Location:

Principal instrument study level 6 piano.

PIPN-411

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tony Germain
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Piano principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIPN-312
Department Code: PIANO
Location:

Principal instrument study level 7 piano.

PIPN-412

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Tony Germain
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Piano principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIPN-411
Department Code: PIANO
Location:

Principal instrument study level 8 piano.

PIPN-XXX

Course Chair: Tony German
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of:
Electable by: All piano principals
Prerequisites:
Department Code: PIANO
Location:

Private instruction is part of the performance core for all Berklee students. Through private instruction, students develop proficiency on their principal instrument, synthesize and integrate knowledge of contemporary and traditional styles into musical interpretation, and synthesize and integrate knowledge of posture and instrumental technique into their daily practice routines. All Berklee students take private instruction levels one through four on their principal instruments. Performance majors continue on to do levels five through eight. 

The Piano Department encourages students to find their own voice and develop their own style. Private instruction encourages students to experiment across genres to build skills and challenge themselves. Berklee prepares you for today's music by building on traditional aspects of learning. Piano Department instruction emphasizes a foundation in the standard technical challenges of professional performance—scales, arpeggios, exercises such as Hanon, Czerny, and Pishna—as well as materials designed to help students master the many combinations of classical, jazz, pop, and rock styles common in today's music. The department also provides intensive training in sight-reading and in chord symbol terminology and chord voicing.

  • PIPN-111: Private Instruction 1 – Piano
  • PIPN-112: Private Instruction 2 – Piano
  • PIPN-211: Private Instruction 3 – Piano
  • PIPN-212: Private Instruction 4 – Piano
  • PIPN-311: Private Instruction 5 – Piano
  • PIPN-312: Private Instruction 6 – Piano
  • PIPN-411: Private Instruction 7 – Piano
  • PIPN-412: Private Instruction 8 – Piano

PIST-111

Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All String principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: STRG
Location:

Principal instrument study level 1 string.

PIST-112

Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All String principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIST-111
Department Code: STRG
Location:

Principal instrument study level 2 string.

PIST-211

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All String principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIST-112
Department Code: STRG
Location:

Principal instrument study level 3 string.

PIST-212

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All String principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIST-211
Department Code: STRG
Location:

Principal instrument study level 4 string.

PIST-311

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All String principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIST-212
Department Code: STRG
Location:

Principal instrument study level 5 string.

PIST-312

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: David Wallace
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: String principals: MUED, PROM, and PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIST-311
Department Code: STRG
Location:

Principal instrument study level 6 string.

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