South Shore Conservatory announces new piano scholarship
The South Shore Conservatory announces the establishment of The Foundation for Creative Achievement Piano Scholarship to provide an opportunity for a serious piano student to study at the Conservatory. The merit and need-based scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who exhibits the motivation and musical interest to pursue the study of piano, as well as the need for financial assistance. The scholarship underwrites a full year of weekly 45-minute private piano lessons. The application process will include an interview and audition, and applicants will be asked to submit a financial aid application, which may be downloaded from the Conservatory website, www.sscmusic.org. For information, call Mary O'Connor at 781-749-7565 ext. 27, or email@example.com. Read more:
Piano Department - Core Philosophy
|Piano Department Chair - Mark Goodman|
The Conservatory’s Piano Department offers a comprehensive piano education. Our staff of professional educator/musicians provides individualized piano lessons, and specializes in bringing out the best in every piano student – from beginner through advanced. Our department respects the classical traditions of piano instruction, and offers instruction in a variety of music styles. Understanding that while the piano is a versatile and expressive instrument, it can also be a solitary instrument, we offer a number of opportunities throughout the year for piano students to perform with other musicians in a variety of ensembles.
Mark Goodman presents a recital on Sunday, April 15, at 7 pm in Hingham. The program features the music of Bach and Beethoven, as well as the world premiere of As We Remember... by Los Angeles-based composer, Mark Koval. Goodman's association with Mark Koval began with a 2011 performance with the Hingham Woodwind Quintet of Koval's Sextet for Piano and Winds, commissioned by the group's founder, Eric Oddleifson. After Eric's untimely death last spring, Goodman asked Mr. Koval to write a piano piece for him in the spirit of a memorial to Eric. As We Remember... is the result of that request. Admission is free and the public is invited to a reception following the concert.
Most students start private piano lessons at age 6. During each 17-week semester, each private lesson student receives an evaluation from the teacher to keep the student and the parent apprised of the student’s progress. Private and semi-private lessons are 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 60 minutes in length. Group instruction (for three or more students) is 60 minutes in length. Click here for complete pricing.
Our lesson prices are based on two 17-week semesters. Students choosing to pay for a full year receive 34 lessons at the 32-week price.
Piano Department - Class Offerings
Basic Musicianship Workshops
Vartan Aghababian, Edwina Li, Margaret Li
Basic Musicianship is offered to all private lesson and Suzuki students to supplement their music literacy. These one hour classes review and teach basic elements of music.
Piano/Keyboard Class for Adult Beginners
Piano Department Special Events
Piano Solo Competition
Piano students compete. Click for details
Piano Department Festival
Sunday, March 17, 2013, 4 pm, Hingham
An annual concert in which students and faculty perform around a common theme. This years theme is Nationalitic Music.
Students compete. Click for details
Conservatory Concert Series - Flying Fingers: SSC Piano Faculty in Concert Sunday, February 3, 4 pm
Financial aid is available for those who can document financial need.
Financial Aid deadlines and application.