Piano Project

A big group of students proudly display their earned certificates on a recital stage
Piano instruction for children 6-12

Welcome!

Welcome to the Piano Project at the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music!

Piano Project is a program designed for children ages 6-12. The program’s core mission is to build a healthy, strong pianistic foundation to cultivate a lifelong relationship with the instrument and music. The most important time in a young musician’s life is at the very beginning, so it’s crucial to provide them with a piano education that builds a solid foundation, allows for stress-free playing and developes their imagination and love for music.

Each week our students meet for two different class sessions. Each lesson is 30 minutes long.  Individual piano lessons are taught one-on-one by undergraduate and graduate piano performance students. All our teachers undergo intensive pedagogical training and are enrolled in a piano pedagogy course. The second class reinforces what was learned in the individual lesson. Our Theory classes are conducted in a group setting and are taught by the Piano Project graduate teaching assistants. Both classes are closely supervised and monitored by Dr. Margarita Denenburg, the associate professor of practice in piano pedagogy and the director of Piano Project.

Each semester Piano Project culminates in the Honors Recital where students play in front of an audience. Prior to that performance students participate in a dress rehearsal where Dr. Denenburg and Piano Project teachers recommend students for the end of the semester Honors Recital.

Willem DeBeer Headshot

CONTACT

Willem DeBeer
Piano Project Coordinator 

To Contact the Piano Project, email Willem.

Note: The Piano Project operates regularly during the Fall and Spring semester. During the Summer and university holidays, response times may be longer.


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.