Online Piano and Keyboard Courses

Our 12-week online piano and keyboard courses are authored and taught by industry experts and the same renowned instructors that teach at Berklee College of Music's Boston campus.


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    OPIAN-400
    Advanced Jazz Piano
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    In Advanced Jazz Piano, you will be able to analyze, curiously reimagine, and perform songs in the advanced jazz piano styles covered in this course. A special emphasis will be placed on aspects of solo piano performance, group performance, chord voicings, creating lines, left hand/right hand independence, and Afro-Latin influence on jazz improvisation.
    OPERF-110
    Basic Improvisation
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    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.
    OPIAN-100
    Berklee Keyboard Method
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    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.
    OPIAN-220
    Blues and Rock Keyboard Techniques
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    Explore the piano and keyboard techniques and improvisation styles associated with common blues and rock styles. Explore theory, harmonic concepts, patterns, and more.
    OPERF-312
    Gary Burton: Jazz Improvisation
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    Learn the art of jazz improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world.
    OPIAN-410
    Gospel Music for Keyboard
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    This course will demonstrate and teach students the history, styles, and techniques of the gospel keyboard.
    OPIAN-210
    Intermediate Keyboard
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    This keyboard course is designed for students who have some previous experience with this instrument, but want to take their skills to the next level. The course bridges the gap between entry-level keyboard courses and more advanced and challenging ones, covering a wide range of skill sets.
    OPIAN-315
    Jazz Piano
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    Learn jazz piano by strengthening your command of the melodies, harmonies, and rhythms that make up this rich art form.
    OPIAN-150
    Keyboard for the Electronic Musician
    Level 1

    Level 1

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    Build skills that will help you write, produce, and perform music using keyboards ranging from acoustic piano to modern controllers with virtual instruments.
    OPIAN-405
    Keyboards for Live Performance: Techniques and Technology
    Level 4

    Level 4

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    The focus of this keyboard course is on live performance, providing students with software and hardware tools to achieve professional results in this particular setup. We will discuss different keyboard artists and their techniques, and keyboardist’s best practices for a successful professional career.
    OPIAN-300
    Latin Piano Styles
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    This course will explore the wide variety of styles in Latin American music, from the perspective of the piano. We will focus intensely on rhythmic elements, but also explore harmonic and melodic elements, as well as the historical and social context that led these styles to be developed and become popular.
    OPIAN-245
    Piano Chords 101
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    Learn how to construct, recognize, and musically use essential chords at the keyboard.
    OPIAN-240
    Piano Scales 101
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    Piano Scales 101 will teach the working knowledge of the most essential scales for the piano.
    OPIAN-200
    Piano Technique 101
    Level 2

    Level 2

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    This course focuses on the basic tools for the piano player to be able to perform powerfully and confidently. We will discuss physical and technical practices that will reinforce and improve your performance skills.
    OPIAN-305
    Piano Technique 201
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    This course is the continuation of the material presented in Piano Technique 101, and will give you the opportunity to apply techniques and concepts you explored previously, along with new and deeper material to develop a more powerful proficiency on the piano.
    OPIAN-310
    Piano and Keyboard Techniques for Session Musicians
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,245
    Non-credit: $1,090
    The role of keyboards in recorded music is vast and diverse; from acoustic piano ballad playing to synthesis, sound design and beat making in modern pop music. This course will focus on the role of “piano-based” keyboards in various styles of music through the lens of recording and technology.
    OPIAN-230
    Pop/Rock Keyboard
    Level 3

    Level 3

    Credit: $1,545
    Non-credit: $1,290
    Learn to play authentic keyboard parts in a wide range of pop/rock styles, including rock, R&B, dance pop, classic rock, country, and more.
    OPLPN-101
    Private Piano Lesson Level 1
    Private Piano Lesson Level 1 is an introduction to formal keyboard study and performance. The instructor will assess your skill level. Additionally, the instructor will assess the history of your piano training and technique in order to appropriately plan a course of study that will support your learning trajectory and goals.
    OPLPN-102
    Private Piano Lesson Level 2
    Private Piano Lesson Level 2 builds upon the skills developed in Level 1. You will learn major scales and major root-position triad arpeggios in the keys of F, B♭, E♭, and A♭, as well as triadic chord progressions in those keys. You will continue to work on new technique exercises and focus on hand position and posture. You will be introduced to the concept and application of tensions, which are additional notes added to chords to add harmonic richness.
    OPLPN-201
    Private Piano Lesson Level 3
    Private Piano Lesson Level 3 builds upon the skills developed in Level 2. You will be introduced to major scales and major root-position triad arpeggios in the keys of B, F♯, and C♯, as well as triadic chord progressions in those keys. You will continue to work on technique exercises as well as hand position and posture. You will be introduced to the concept and application of altered tensions, which are additional notes added to chords to add harmonic richness.
    OPLPN-202
    Private Piano Lesson Level 4
    Private Piano Lesson Level 4 builds upon the skills developed in Level 3. Previously covered major scales will now be performed in four octaves in rhythmic groupings of 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, and 4:1 at 72 BPM. Previously covered major root-position triad arpeggios will now be performed in four octaves in rhythmic groupings of 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, and 4:1.
    OPLPN-203
    Private Piano Lesson Level 5
    Private Piano Lesson Level 5 builds upon the skills developed in Level 4. You will be introduced to natural, harmonic, traditional, and real melodic minor scales and arpeggios in the keys of G♭, B, E, A, D, and G hands together, four octaves at 72 BPM, in several rhythmic groupings. You will also be introduced to minor triadic chord progressions in those minor keys.
    OPLPN-301
    Private Piano Lesson Level 6
    Private Piano Lesson Level 6 builds upon the skills developed in Level 5. You will be introduced to major and minor pentatonic scales and root position dominant 7th arpeggios in 12 keys, hands together, four octaves at 72 BPM, in rhythmic groupings of 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, and 4:1, as well as diatonic 7th chord progression in 12 keys.
    OPLPN-302
    Private Piano Lesson Level 7
    Private Piano Lesson Level 7 builds upon the skills developed in Level 6. You will be introduced to blues scales in 12 keys performed hands together, four octaves at 72 BPM, in rhythmic groupings of 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1. You will be introduced to root position diminished 7th chord arpeggios in 12 keys hands together, four octaves at 72 BPM in rhythmic groupings of 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, and 4:1, as well as secondary dominant 7th chord progression in 12 keys.
    OPLPN-401
    Private Piano Lesson Level 8
    Private Piano Lesson Level 8 builds upon the skills developed in Level 7. You will be introduced to diminished and whole-tone scales in 12 keys performed hands together, four octaves at 72 BPM, in rhythmic groupings of 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, and 4:1. You will also work on major scales in 3rds or 10ths and 6ths in 12 keys performed hands together, four octaves at 72 BPM, in rhythmic groupings of 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, and 4:1.
    OPLPN-402
    Private Piano Lesson Level 9
    Private Piano Lesson Level 9 is an opportunity for you to demonstrate the depth and breadth of the skills you have developed in the piano program.