1. Areas of Study
  2. Piano / Keyboards

From black and white to a universe of color.

Extend your reach with close instruction and countless performance opportunities.

Made up of a wide-ranging piano department and smaller but equally dynamic harpsichord, organ, and collaborative piano programs, our keyboard department transforms students into accomplished performers. You’ll collaborate across departments, perform within the Conservatory and around San Francisco, and develop your style alongside celebrated faculty and visiting luminaries. Small studio sizes foster personalized instruction and support. Undergraduate and graduate music degrees, as well as professional studies certificates, round out a far-reaching program that offers emphases in historical performance, collaborative piano, chamber music, and general instrument studies.

Instruments and Disciplines

Pick your instrument

Covid-19 By The Numbers*

2,926
Tests administered
to SFCM students, faculty, and staff
0.4%
Positive cases from tests administered
99%
Percent of Students Vaccinated

Learn more about how SFCM has handled COVID-19 for our students.

* Data reported as of 9.15.21

SFCM and Opus 3 alliance
SFCM recently acquired Opus3 Artists, giving conservatory students a direct link to some of the most successful artists worldwide and inviting limitless opportunities for connection and collaboration.
SFCM student studying in library in 50 Oak building

VISITING THE CAMPUS

We’re waiting to show you around.

We look forward to your visit! Contact the Office of Admission to take a tour of our facilities and audit a class. You can also contact the keyboard faculty directly to arrange a consultative lesson.

SFCM students in classroom

AUDIT A CLASS

Get a feel for the curriculum.

We've saved a seat for you. During your visit to SFCM, sit in on a class or two and see what it's like to be a student at the Conservatory.

Keyboard performing on stage

ENSEMBLES

Play well with others.

Performance opportunities abound at SFCM. Ensembles featuring keyboards range from small chamber groups to the Conservatory Orchestra. Whether your interest lies in ensemble or solo repertoire, there’s a place for your unique voice.

SFCM student performing