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Professional Certificate

Keyboard Skills

Next semester starts April 5



3 Courses (9 Credits) or $1,497 Per Course
Only $4,041.90 when paid all at once

There is always a demand for dynamic, expressive, and well-rounded keyboard players, and this program is geared toward enabling you to be comfortable in any number of different musical situations. You’ll begin with the Berklee Keyboard Method, a time-tested approach perfected over more than 40 years by Berklee professor emeritus Paul Schmeling. From there, you’ll explore the keyboard vocabulary common to blues and rock genres then focus on solo improvisation. By the end of the program, you’ll take the stage a more confident and creative keyboardist.

Course Requirements

3 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Berklee Keyboard Method (OPIAN-100)
Paul Schmeling
Level 1 Course
by Paul Schmeling

Learn the Berklee approach to keyboard in this 12-week course. Master the basics of technique and chord voicings, and gain an understanding of more advanced concepts including interpretation of lead sheets and improvisation.

Blues and Rock Keyboard Techniques (OPIAN-220)
Dave Limina
Level 2 Course
by Dave Limina

Study the theory and harmonic concepts common to blues and rock styles, and learn the licks, techniques, patterns, and improvisation styles associated with shuffles, New Orleans piano, rock and roll and modern rock piano, and solo blues piano.

Basic Improvisation (OPERF-110)
Matt Marvuglio Jim Odgren Edward Tomassi
Level 1 Course
by Edward Tomassi, Matt Marvuglio, and Jim Odgren

Learn a step-by-step approach to improvisation that applies to all styles and any instrument. Develop your solos by studying the riffs and licks of legendary players, and learn to incorporate the inflections, feel, and nuances of the masters into your own playing!

Upon Completion of this Certificate Program, You'll Receive:

  • Professional credential from the world leader in music education
  • Credits that may be eligible for transfer toward a Bachelor's degree program
  • A physical certificate from Berklee College of Music
  • A verified, digital certificate that you can share


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