Summer Piano Institute

Full-Day Registration includes: access to private lessons, coached ensembles, independent practice time, master classes and lecture recitals. 

Half-Day (evenings only) Registration includes: access to nightly master classes and lecture recitals. 

Join us for a week-long piano intensive! The SCE Summer Piano Institute offers adult pianists of all ages and levels the chance to immerse themselves for a week in full-day offerings of practice, performance and topical seminars, workshops and recitals.  Participants will spend each afternoon alternating between private lessons, piano duo rehearsals and coachings, and independent practice time. Following dinner, evenings will include master classes presented by guest and SCE faculty, during which participants will perform their chosen repertoire for both the guest faculty and an audience of piano institute participants. Performers will receive in-depth instruction and advice at a high level of musicianship to further refine and inform their performances.  Audience class members can draw ideas of interpretation and execution for their own edification on a broad range of works and from a diverse artistic community. Audience participation in the form of Q&A is encouraged!

Evenings will also include daily topical offerings presented by our faculty. Offerings may include a seminar on a specific composer, a lecture-recital by guest piano faculty, a workshop on practice tips and techniques, and a performance readiness workshop.  Our last evening will be a final concert presented by participants on the solo and/or duo repertoire refined over the course of the institute. 

Full-day registration gains students access to private lessons, coached ensembles and independent practice time in addition to the evening master classes, lectures and faculty recitals.

Half-day (evening only) registration is available for those who are only interested in the evening master classes, lectures and faculty recitals.

Please note that all participants must adhere to NEC's COVID-19 protocols. For current information please visit

Institute Faculty 
Sam Ou
Konstantinos Papadakis
Roberto Poli
Cara Quinn
Marc Ryser
Yukiko Sekino
Mana Tokuno
Aimee Tsuchiya

Daily Schedule (subject to slight changes)

2:00-5:00 Private Lessons and Cello-Piano Duo Rehearsals (hourly)
5:00 Dinner Break
6:00 Daily Musical Offering
7:30 Masterclass/ Final recital (Friday)
9:00 Finish

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