Become the pianist you want to be.
Our pianists study in a focused, energized, and supportive environment. Artist-teachers with a wealth of international performing experience provide close instruction and mentorship to an exclusive group of fewer than 50 students. Performance opportunities within the Conservatory and around San Francisco will help prepare you for a career at the highest professional level. In addition to state-of-the-art practice facilities, we provide pianos for home use at no charge. You’ll also have a chance to enter an annual concerto competition, the winner of which performs with the Conservatory Orchestra. Interdepartmental collaboration, guest artist residencies, and master classes round out a transformative piano education. Recent guest artists include Leon Fleisher, Garrick Ohlsson, Sergei Babayan, Stephen Hough, Richard Goode, Menahem Pressler, and Emanuel Ax.