01. Faculty member Leslie Amper teaches a piano lesson
02. A young pianist studies with department chair Marilyn Roth
03. A Prep piano seminar with A. Ramon Rivera
04. A Prep piano four-hands chamber music coaching session.
05. Prep pianists pose for a tour photo

Hitomi Koyama, Piano Department Chair

Faculty Directory: Piano

Private Lessons

Private instruction is the foundation of a sound musical education. At NEC Prep, the depth and expertise of our faculty assure a great match for our students' individual needs. Private lessons of 30, 45, and 60 minutes are offered for students of all levels (including beginners!).

A unique feature of our private lesson program is that it includes the opportunity to participate in workshops and recitals, evaluations, and our annual concerto competition, which gives every student valuable performance experience and feedback from a variety of teachers.

Prospective piano students will be placed by Hitomi Koyama, Piano Department Chair, who will advise each student regarding an appropriate studio teacher and path of study. Private lessons can begin at any time during the school year.  Please email prepplacements@necmusic.edu for more information.

    Piano Classes

    The NEC Prep Piano Department offers a number of classroom and performance classes, including seminars, sight-reading, and more.

    Explore piano classes

    Piano Tours

    Students are invited to audition for summer tours of European music capitals led by former Piano Department Chair Marilyn Roth.

    Explore summer piano tours

    Other Opportunities for Piano Students

    Suggested Course Offerings by Age

    The following suggested courses are a guideline. Because our program are à la carte, your student can choose to enroll in one activity or any combination of activities. For more assistance, please contact the Prep office.

    Piano Ages 4-7


    Piano Ages 8-11


    Piano Ages 12-15


    Piano Ages 16-18