Secondary Piano

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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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: All incoming students wishing to enroll in class piano must take the placement audition so that they may be placed in the appropriate level. For more information on the Placement Audition please visit the Placement Audition FAQ page.
  • Audition dates for Summer quarter 2017 enrollment: Friday, June 2nd 2017 (2pm - 4pm) 
  • Audition Sign-Up: An audition sign-up sheet will be posted on the door of Room 6 (Music Building) one week before the audition date.
  • Placement Audition Information Sheet: All prospective class piano students must fill out and bring to their audition the Placement Audition Information Sheet (PDF)
  • Schedule Form: All returning and incoming class piano students must fill out and submit a schedule form (PDF) to room 6 by 12:00 PM on the first day of the quarter. 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 lists and add codes will be posted on the bulletin board across from the music advising office by 7:00 PM on the second day of the quarter. Students are responsible to check the bulletin board for this information.
  • Music Students: Most music degrees at the UW have a piano requirement – either up to 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 on June 26th 2017.

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.

  • Audition Requirements: Students auditioning to be considered for placement into MUSAP 239 must prepare two works (memorization not required; minimum difficulty level: Clementi Sonatinas, JS Bach 2-Part Inventions)
  • Audition dates for summer quarter 2017 enrollment: 
    Friday, June 2nd 2017 (2pm - 4pm)
  • Audition Sign-Up: An audition sign-up sheet will be posted on the door of Room 6 (Music Building) one week before the audition date. For more information please visit the Placement Audition FAQ page
  • Placement Audition Information Sheet: All prospective class piano students must fill out and bring to their audition the Placement Audition Information Sheet (PDF)

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.

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

Schedule Form: All returning and incoming MUSAP 239 and MUSICP 301 students must fill out and submit a schedule form (PDF) to room 6 by 12:00 PM on the first day of the quarter. 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: 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 Steven Damouni: damouni@uw.edu

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