Marilyn Roth, Piano Department Chair

Piano Private Lessons

Private instruction is the foundation of a sound musical education. At NEC Prep, the depth and expertise of our faculty assure a great match for our students' individual needs. A unique feature of our private lesson program is that it includes the opportunity to participate in workshops, recitals, evaluations, and our annual concerto competition, which offer every student valuable performance experience and feedback from a variety of teachers.

Private lessons of 30, 45, and 60 minutes are offered for students of all levels (including beginners!). Prospective piano students must set up an audition or placement interview with Marilyn Roth, Piano Department Chair, who will advise each student personally regarding an appropriate studio teacher placement and path of study. Private lessons can begin at any time during the school year. Please note that in order to study piano through NEC Prep, the student must have access to an acoustic piano to practice on.

Click here to sign up for a Piano Lessons Placement!

Workshops & Recitals
Progress Reports & Evaluations
Concerto Competition
Tuition & Fees


For students interested in jazz piano, please click here for more information.

Piano Tours

Students are invited to audition for summer tours of European music capitals led by Piano Department Chair Marilyn Roth.

Suggested Course Offerings by Age

George Li with Cleveland OrchestraThe following suggested offerings are simply a guideline. For more assistance, please contact the Prep office.

For audition information, please click here.

Piano Ages 4-7

Piano Ages 8-11

Piano Ages 12-15

Piano Ages 16-18

In photo: George Li, a student of Wha Kyung Byun, performing with the Cleveland Orchestra after winning the 2010 Cooper International Competition. A few months later, George won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Photo by Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.