School of Music

Keyboard Department

Overview

Keyboard study is an essential part of your musical training at ECU. 

That may begin with group piano for those young musicians who are not piano-trained when beginning their studies, and continue into more advanced areas for those who have already had moderate to extensive training.  Students in majors such as music education, music therapy and composition, for example, are expected to develop strong piano skills that are vital to their success and as a preparation for graduate study. Additionally, students in jazz studies receive training in improvisation and jazz piano that can enable them to develop their talent.

It is in the fields of piano performance, accompanying and organ study that the students with the most thorough classical keyboard preparation are encouraged and enabled to develop rigorous standards of study and discipline in order to fulfill their promise as performers and teachers.