Secondary Piano

Important Note: All MUSAP courses in Spring Quarter 2020 are canceled. The courses below are not available until further notice. 

The University of Washington offers piano instruction for non-piano majors in both class and one-on-one (private lessons) settings as well as required music major piano proficiency courses. 

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*Requirements for Spring Quarter 2020 Piano Classes (MUSAP 133, 134, 135, 233, 234, 235, 239, 301)*

Students must have access to a piano or electronic keyboard in order to complete the piano skills required of this course.  

Spring Quarter 2020 Auditions

Auditions for Spring Quarter 2020 piano classes will now take place via VIDEO taped auditions.

  • If you would like to take a MUSAP piano course, send a VIDEO to both TAs in the same email (contact information below).  You must send a short VIDEO clip – For example, you can send a video link from your Google Drive (make sure it is accessible), or you can upload an Unlisted video onto YouTube and email the link. 
  • Videos must be sent by Friday, March 27.  Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • You must attach a Placement Audition Information Sheet (PDF found below) in your email
  • You must attach a Scheduling Form (PDF found below) in your email.
  • For those with minimal experience, but background in piano or music theory, please still send both TA’s your Placement Audition Information Sheet, and we will get back to you whether or not your desired course is suitable.  If able, still send in a short video clip of what you are able to play. 

Proficiency Tests

Students requiring completion of MUSAP 135/235 proficiency tests will now be required to send VIDEO recordings of their test.  Please email both TA’s in the same email(contact information below), and further instructions on completing your test will be emailed back.   

Class Piano Instruction (MUSAP 133/134/135/233/234/235)

A six course sequence of piano classes designed for students seeking to strengthen their keyboard skills.

  • Placement Audition Information Sheet: All prospective class piano students must fill out the Placement Audition Information Sheet (PDF)
  • Scheduling Form: All students must email their schedule form to both TA’s in the same email.  Scheduling forms from continuing students must be emailed by noon on March 30. Students who do not submit the required schedule form on time will not be permitted to register and will have to wait until the following quarter to enroll in a piano course.
  • Registration: Class times and add codes will be emailed to students.
  • Music Students: Most music degrees at the UW have a piano requirement – either MUSAP 135 or MUSAP 235. Your advisor can tell you what your piano requirement is for your specific degree. You may fulfill this requirement by either enrolling in (and passing) the appropriate piano course(s) up until the level that your degree program requires (either MUSAP 135 or MUSAP 235), or you may opt to take the Piano Proficiency Test. For more information on the Piano Proficiency Test please visit the Piano Proficiency Test FAQ page.
  • Class piano courses start the week of April 6, 2020.

Private Piano Instruction (MUSAP 239 / MUSICP 301)

***All students wishing to enroll in MUSAP 239 or MUSICP 301 must audition.***

MUSAP 239: All incoming students, upon successful completion of an audition, are placed into MUSAP 239. 

MUSICP 301: Students may register for a maximum of four quarters of MUSAP 239. Those wishing to continue their piano studies must audition up to MUSICP 301.

Students auditioning to be considered for placement into MUSICP 301 must prepare three solo piano works (memorization required).

Spring Quarter 2020 Auditions

Auditions for Spring Quarter piano classes will now take place via VIDEO taped auditions.

  • If you would like to take a MUSAP piano course, send a VIDEO to both TAs in the same email (contact information below).  You must send a short VIDEO clip – For example, you can send a video link from your Google Drive (make sure it is accessible), or you can upload an Unlisted video onto YouTube and email the link. 
  • Videos must be sent by Friday, March 27.  Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • All prospective class piano students must fill out  the Placement Audition Information Sheet (PDF)
  • All returning and incoming class piano students must fill out and submit a schedule form (PDF) as soon as possible and no later than 12 pm on March 30, 2020. Students who do not submit the required schedule form on time will not be permitted to register and will have to wait until the following quarter to enroll in a piano course.
  • Students with minimal experience but who have a background in piano or music theory should still send both TAs their Placement Audition Information Sheets, and TAs will determine if the desired course is suitable. If able, students should submit a short video clip of what they are able to play.
  • Registration: Instructors will email add codes to MUSAP 239 and MUSICP 301 students on the first day of the quarter.

If you have any questions please email:

  1. Alice Liu: aliu2@uw.edu
    Minsun Kim: minssune@uw.edu

Forms (PDFs)