Piano and Keyboard

Become a Better Pianist with Berklee

Develop your piano or keyboard technique and gain a greater command of various musical styles including blues, rock, and jazz.

Courses

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.

OPERF-110
Level 1 Level 1
Undergraduate 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.
  • Credit: $1,497
  • Non-Credit: $1,497
OPIAN-100
Level 1 Level 1
Undergraduate 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.
  • Credit: $1,497
  • Non-Credit: $1,497
OPIAN-150
Level 1 Level 1
Undergraduate Course
Build skills that will help you write, produce, and perform music using keyboards ranging from acoustic piano to modern controllers with virtual instruments.
  • Credit: $1,497
  • Non-Credit: $1,497
OPIAN-210
Level 2 Level 2
Undergraduate Course
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.
  • Credit: $1,197
  • Non-Credit: $1,197
OPIAN-220
Level 3 Level 3
Undergraduate Course
Explore the piano and keyboard techniques and improvisation styles associated with common blues and rock styles. Explore theory, harmonic concepts, patterns, and more.
  • Credit: $1,497
  • Non-Credit: $1,497
OPERF-312
Level 3 Level 3
Undergraduate Course
Learn the art of jazz improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world.
  • Credit: $1,497
  • Non-Credit: $1,497
OPIAN-315
Level 3 Level 3
Undergraduate Course
Learn jazz piano by strengthening your command of the melodies, harmonies, and rhythms that make up this rich art form.
  • Credit: $1,497
  • Non-Credit: $1,497
OPIAN-230
Level 3 Level 3
Undergraduate Course
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.
  • Credit: $1,497
  • Non-Credit: $1,497

Certificates

Gain the professional credentials and marketable skills you need to succeed in your specific area of the music industry. Certificates range from foundational-skill building to graduate-level. No application necessary.

Advanced Professional
8 Courses · 24 Credits
This music theory certificate program will help you gain a professional command of the mechanics behind most of the contemporary music that you enjoy.
Advanced Professional
8 Courses · 24 Credits
This customizable program allows you to earn an Advanced Professional Certificate in General Music Studies by choosing eight courses from any interest area.
Professional
3 Courses · 9 Credits
Learn different keyboard performance styles, starting with signature riffs and licks of the masters, and then increase your repertoire and develop your improvisation skills.
Professional
3 Courses · 9 Credits
Gain a concrete foundation in music, from reading and writing music notation to advanced topics such as modal and pentatonic melodies and harmonic tensions.
Professional
3 Courses · 9 Credits
Explore the keyboard vocabulary common to blues and rock genres, then focus on solo improvisation. By the end of the program, you’ll take be a more confident and creative keyboardist.
Professional
4 Courses · 12 Credits
This customizable program allows you to earn a Professional Certificate in General Music Studies by choosing four courses from any interest area.

Degree Programs

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.

120 Credits
“Build your own” music major by selecting coursework from a number of disciplines that align with your personal career goals.
45 of 120 Credits
This major is geared specifically for new and entering students who are not yet ready to declare their major.

Get Access to Free Handbooks

Gain access to real course content from Berklee Online's 12-week, instructor-led online courses. From foundational concepts to advanced techniques, these free handbooks cover a variety of topics, all designed to provide you with marketable skills in music.

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