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Piano at Prep

01. Faculty member Leslie Amper teaches a piano lesson
02. A young pianist studies with department chair Marilyn Roth
03. A Prep piano seminar with A. Ramon Rivera
04. A Prep piano four-hands coaching session.
05. Prep pianists pose for a tour photo

Marilyn Roth, Piano Department Chair

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. Private lessons of 30, 45, and 60 minutes are offered for students of all levels (including beginners!).

A unique feature of our private lesson program is that it includes the opportunity to participate in workshops and recitals, evaluations, and our annual concerto competition, which offer every student valuable performance experience and feedback from a variety of teachers.

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 lesson placement!

    Piano Courses

    The NEC Prep Piano Department offers a number of classroom and performance courses for students to expand their skills in a group setting.

    Piano Tours

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

    Other Opportunities for Piano Students

    Suggested Course Offerings by Age

    The following suggested offerings are simply a guideline. For more assistance, please contact the Prep office.

    Piano Ages 4-7

    Piano Ages 8-11

    Piano Ages 12-15

    Piano Ages 16-18