College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Piano lessons for non-music majors

Piano lessons with a faculty member are usually reserved for piano majors and require an audition. There are other options for piano study at CU.

Piano lessons for children

The keyboard department has partnered with the Continuing Education department at CU to offer lessons for children at all levels through the CU Youth Piano Program. These lessons are taught by selected graduate students in piano under the supervision of Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi, chair of the piano pedagogy area at CU. Information at: 

Piano for adults for through the university for credit or no credit

1. Piano class for beginners. We offer MUEL 1115 (FALL and SPRING) and MUEL 1125 (SPRING) for beginners. It is taught in a piano laboratory to a group of up to 12 students. MUEL 1115 is designed for absolute beginners. The offer 1 credit.

2. Piano through Continuing Education: The Applied Music Program in the Continuing Education department offers piano lessons for beginners for credit and non-credit.  Contact the Continuing Education department directly to enroll in this class. There is an extra fee.

Piano for adults, no university credit

In the fall of even years, the Piano Pedagogy program offers lessons for adult absolute beginners. These lessons are taught by undergraduate piano majors taking Elementary Pedagogy. A total of 10 lessons are offered through the semester.    Information at Piano Lessons for Adult Beginners. Contact the class piano coordinator Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi, for information.