Piano and Keyboard
Learn the Berklee Piano Method
Develop your piano technique and gain a greater command of the keyboard in a variety of musical styles including blues, rock, and jazz.
Courses are best for students who are looking to meet a specific need, or simply want to get started with Berklee Online. No application necessary.
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.
Learn the art of Jazz improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world. Learn different types and styles of compositions from the perspective of the improviser, and take an in-depth look at how mental, harmonic, and melodic processes contribute to the instinctive skills that an improviser puts to use when taking a solo.
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.
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 inflexions, feel, and nuances of the masters into your own playing!
Strengthen your command of the melodies, harmonies, and rhythms that make up the rich art form of jazz on the piano or keyboard.
Learn to play authentic keyboard parts in a wide range of pop/rock styles, including rock 'n roll, R&B, dance pop, classic rock, country, heartland/alt-country, and jam band.
In this beginner level course, you'll build skills that will help you write, produce, and perform music using keyboards ranging from acoustic piano to modern controllers with virtual instruments.
Certificate programs are 3-18 months in duration and are designed for students who want to gain a deeper proficiency in a chosen area. No application necessary.
Programs marked with " Degree Path Certificate" allow you to earn credits that transfer directly into the online Bachelor of Professional Studies degree program. Upon successful completion of a degree path certificate, you'll be awarded provisional acceptance into the certificate's correlating degree major. Learn More About Degree Path Certificates
Master Certificates (8-12 Courses)
Maximize your performance, writing, arranging, improvisation, and music comprehension skills by developing your foundational knowledge in music theory, arranging, harmony, and ear training.
Professional Certificates (4-6 Courses)
Specialist Certificates (3 Courses)
The courses in this music theory certificate program will help you gain the foundational knowledge necessary to read, write, and understand music's inner workings, and deepen your understanding of rhythm, scales, chord progressions, and harmony.
Become a versatile and accomplished keyboard player by developing your technique, learning the signature riffs and licks of the masters, and advancing your improvisation skills
Develop a wide array of tools and the knowledge necessary to develop your own technique, become comfortable in different musical situations, and gain a greater command on the keyboard.
In this music theory program, you'll learn how to turn your musical impulses into concise information that you can share with anyone. Gain a concrete musical foundation in rhythm, chords, scales, and progressions, and the musical tools ready at your disposal to create your next music project with ease.
Degree programs are the most affordable and flexible option for earning your music degree from Berklee College of Music. They are the best option for students who want a music education degree and the full Berklee experience.
“Build your own” music major by selecting coursework from a number of disciplines that align with your personal career goals.
This major is geared specifically for new and entering students who are not yet ready to declare their major.
Degree Path Certificates
What is a Degree Path Certificate?
Unlike our traditional multi-course certificate programs, all credits earned in a degree path certificate transfer directly into the certificate's correlating degree major.
Students who successfully complete a degree path certificate with a 2.7 GPA or higher are provisionally accepted into the certificate’s correlating degree major in the online Bachelor of Professional Studies program, pending the student's completion of a degree application and application review by Berklee Online’s Dean of Continuing Education.
Can I enroll in a Degree Path Certificate even if I am not interested in pursuing an online degree?
Yes. All students are eligible to enroll in a degree path certificate, regardless of whether or not they plan to continue into a degree program upon completion of the certificate.
Who are Degree Path Certificates best suited for?
Degree path certificates are best suited for students who aren't yet ready to pursue a robust online degree program, but who would like to begin completing credits that will transfer into Berklee Online’s degree program in the future.
Do I need to complete an application before I can enroll in a Degree Path Certificate?
No, there is no admissions process to enroll in a degree path certificate. Students who wish to enroll in a degree path certificate should simply navigate to the certificate they would like to register for and click “Enroll in this Certificate” to get started.
Note: If you are preparing to enter the online Bachelor of Professional Studies degree program after completing a degree path certificate, you will be required to fill out an online degree application.
Can I receive federal financial aid for a Degree Path Certificate?
No, federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs.
I just completed a Degree Path Certificate and am interested in pursuing an online Bachelor of Professional Studies degree at Berklee Online. What do I do next?
When you are ready to enter the online Bachelor of Professional Studies degree program, complete an online degree application. In your application, be sure to select the major that corresponds with the certificate you completed. If you have any questions about applying, please contact an Academic Advisor at 1-866-BERKLEE (U.S.), 1-617-747-2146 (INT'L), or firstname.lastname@example.org.