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The Piano Program at UALR provides lessons in classical and jazz techniques, MIDI ensemble, and also offers a special course for senior citizens, the 3rd-Age Piano Class. For concert use, the Music Department owns two Steinway concert grand pianos and a Boesendorfer Imperial grand. A Hubbard French double-manual harpsichord is also available for study and performance. Our keyboard lab features Roland digital pianos, Macintosh computers, and the latest sequencing software. The MIDI ensemble performs on Korg X5D keyboards, with a Roland Fantom.Piano

In addition to teaching individual lessons, keyboard faculty at UALR offer a wide range of courses, including Techniques of Accompanying, Piano Ensemble (duet & duo repertoire), Jazz Combo, MIDI, Piano Pedagogy, and Piano Literature. Class Piano is the program for beginners, and Piano Skills offers music majors preparation for the Piano Functional Exam, a graduation requirement for all music majors.

Students may earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in music as piano principals. Study opportunities are also available to those who wish to pursue piano training as music minors or for elective credit. Scholarship aid is available to qualified music majors and minors in piano.

Prospective students:  further information may also be obtained by contacting

Dr. Linda Holzer (Coordinator of Classical Piano Studies) at, or

Dr. Naoki Hakutani (Coordinator of Group Piano Studies) at, or

For a summary of degree requirements in classical piano, please consult the Guidelines for Piano Principals.

Updated 5.8.2014