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

SFCM and Opus 3 alliance
SFCM changed global music education in 2020 by acquiring management company Opus3 Artists, home to over 250 top musicians. Masterclasses, recording sessions, and side-by-sides with members of the Opus 3 roster are only the beginning of our work together to invent the future of performances.
SFCM student studying in library in 50 Oak building


We’re waiting to show you around.

We look forward to your visit! Contact the Office of Admissions 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


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


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