Ages 11 – 18

Session: August 5 – 9
Registration Deadline: MAY 1, 2024 

Tuition: $800
Registration fee: $45

Location: Warwick, NY

Registration is on a rolling basis until classes meet their space capacity.
Financial aid is available. Click here to download an application.


For all levels – students will be grouped according to their level.


Overview

Whether you want to improve your piano playing skills or learn something completely new, Summer Piano offers a comprehensive week for pianists at all levels to learn from exceptional faculty members in group classes, individual lessons and practice time. Students will participate in ensembles, engage in improvisation and movement workshops, and learn from enriching lectures and presentations by faculty and guest artists. They’ll also connect with fellow students in fun summer activities throughout the day. Students will receive at least two private lessons per week and will have the opportunity to review their progress and learn the best practice habits. The week will culminate with an informal performance.

Curriculum

The mornings will consist of private lessons and practice time. Later in the day, students will participate in workshops and attend lectures and presentations with faculty and guest artists. Movement classes will incorporate the Dalcroze method, which teaches students innate musicality through rhythmic movement as well as physical, vocal and instrumental improvisation.

Recreation

Get acquainted with fellow piano students (as well as string students who will be in session the same week!) during nature walks, outdoor games, scavenger hunts, ping pong and more!


Camp Hours: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

No audition required. Participants will be asked to provide a video by May 1 for class placement.

A $450 tuition deposit plus the $45 registration fee is due upon registration. The tuition balance, and room and board if applicable, are due July 1.

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SAMPLE SCHEDULE
9:30 AM –
PIANO DUO/PIANO FOUR HANDS
10:15 AM – LESSONS/PRACTICE
11:15 AM – OUTDOOR RECREATION & SNACK
1:15 PM – LUNCH
2 PM – LESSONS/PRACTICE
2:45 PM – MUSICIANSHIP, IMPROVISATION, RECITAL, LECTURE, OR PRESENTATION
3:30 PM – BREAK
3:45 PM – MOVEMENT, SINGING, RECITAL, LECTURE, OR PRESENTATION
4:30 PM – PIANO DUO/PIANO FOUR HANDS
5:15 PM – PACK-UP

 


IGAL KESSELMAN, SESSION DIRECTOR 
A pianist praised by The New York Times, Igal serves as Director of Kaufman’s Lucy Moses School and Music Director of Special Music School. One of today’s most forward-thinking performers and music educators, he also curates Kaufman’s popular Tuesday Matinees series and is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition. Igal holds degrees from S. Rubin Academy of Music and Peabody Conservatory of Music.

 

KYLE WALKER
A strong advocate for social equality, critically-acclaimed pianist, activist and educator Kyle P. Walker is a founding member of the activist orchestra The Dream Unfinished. He’s been featured on NPR and NY Public Radio and has performed at many prestigious venues including the Apollo Theater and the Kennedy Center. Kyle received his MM from Mannes College and teaches at Kaufman Music Center, the Fort Lee School of Music and the Artist Program at Suzuki on the Island.

 


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