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Professional Certificate

Keyboard Skills

Next semester starts September 23



3 Courses (9 Credits) or $1,545 Per Course
Only $4,171.50 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 Courses to Complete this Certificate

  • Berklee Keyboard Method (OPIAN-100 • Level 1 Course)

    Master the basics of piano keyboard technique and chord voicings, and gain an understanding of more advanced concepts like interpretation of lead sheets and improv.

  • Blues and Rock Keyboard Techniques (OPIAN-220 • Level 3 Course)

    Explore the piano and keyboard techniques and improvisation styles associated with common blues and rock styles. Explore theory, harmonic concepts, patterns, and more.

  • Basic Improvisation (OPERF-110 • Level 1 Course)

    Learn an approach to improvisation that applies to all styles and instruments by studying legendary players and finding your own style by learning to develop solos on the fly.

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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