All students at Berklee College of Music enter with a principal instrument. The Piano Department teaches both acoustic piano and the Hammond organ.

No matter what major you end up pursuing, you will complete at least four semesters of private instruction, labs, and ensembles with this instrument. This fulfills your performance core requirement.


Discover Your Voice

As a piano student, you'll be given the tools and knowledge to find your own voice through working with faculty at the forefront of the instrument. Beginning with emphasis on technical proficiency, you'll engage many musical styles, from classical to pop, jazz, rock, fusion, and almost anything in between, and pick up the skills you need to book gigs and become a sought-after player.

Student Spotlight

Kata Kozma B.M. '11

Alumna Kata Kozma’s song for the FINA Swimming World Championships, “We Are the Water,” cowritten by fellow Hungarian songwriters Szandra Iván ‘15 and Áron Sebestyén, and engineered by Jett Galindo B.M. ‘12 at the Bakery in Los Angeles, debuted on YouTube July 13 and already has more than 119,000 views.

Student Spotlight

Keyboardist Tony Ann Shares Stories with Fellow Students about Touring with Chainsmokers

Prior to an evening show at Boston's TD Garden with Grammy-winning electro-pop duo the Chainsmokers, pianist and composer Tony Ann reconnected with his fellow Berklee students to discuss the wonders of a world tour with the chart-topping pair.

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