Welcome to the Piano Project at the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music!
Piano Project is a piano program designed for children ages 6-12. The program’s core mission is to build a healthy, sturdy pianistic foundation to cultivate a lifelong relationship with the instrument and music. We aim to provide an education that instills a solid understanding of both music and the piano that allows for tension-free playing, whilst developing a child’s imagination and, most importantly, their love of music. We facilitate these learning experiences through a two-pronged approach: individual music lessons with a piano teacher, followed by a group musicianship class. The Piano Project meets on Tuesdays between 5 and 7pm in the Music Building of the Butler School of Music.
The Piano Project is open to children who are between the ages of 6 and 12 on September 1st of the application year. We strictly enforce this policy. No prior experience with music or the piano is required.
Our teachers are undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate piano students enrolled in the Piano Project Director’s class, Piano Pedagogy.
The class trains and equips teachers to provide piano lessons to the Piano Project’s students.
Cost of Tuition
The Piano Project is excited to offer two programs of study:
The Mozart track offers one private, 25 min lesson and one 25 min group theory class per week. Tuition for this program costs $450 per academic year.
The Chopin track offers two, 25 min private piano lessons per week in addition to the 25 min group theory class. Tuition for this program costs $1000 per academic year. Second lesson is scheduled in coordination with the private teacher.
Please bear in mind, you might be required to purchase method books for your child, should they require it.
Directions & Parking
Piano Project meets in the Music Building on the UT Campus (MRH). For up to date information on parking, visit our Directions & Parking page.
For a precise schedule of the current year, please click the “Schedule” button in the right navigation bar. Students in the program have to be available Tuesdays from 5-7pm. No accommodations can be made outside that schedule.