Frequently Asked Questions
More What will I do in class piano (not necessarily CFPA Piano)?
You will build piano skills you can use your whole life. We will help each student get better at reading music, piano technique, performance, improvisation, making original music, and other real-world music skills. For more details, check out the Course Syllabus.
If I take class piano, will I have to perform in front of other people?
Yes, and your teachers will make sure you are ready. Every student will play an appropriate level piece at both the Winter and Spring Piano Recitals. More difficult music to sight read can be found here. More difficult music to sight read can be found here.
When are auditions for the CFPA Piano program?
January 15th, 2022
How do I sign up for a CFPA Piano audition time?
Sign up on the CFPA website.
What do I need to do for my audition?
What does "contrasting styles" mean?
This means that the two pieces should sound pretty different. For example, if one of your pieces is very fast with a lot of fast passages, the other might be slower and smoother. Or, if one is classical (Beethoven, Mozart, etc.), the other could be more modern (broadway, pop, jazz, etc.).
What will the sight reading be like and how can I practice this skill?
Here are 3 sight reading samples in increasing difficulty.
You will be allowed to choose from 3 DIFFERENT examples of similar difficulty to those above. Practice sight reading at least once a week. Choose music that is much easier than what you are currently playing. Here is a website that offers some free examples for sight reading at various difficulty levels. More difficult music for sight reading can be found here.
How many students are accepted into the CFPA Piano program?
This will change every year depending on available space in our program.
Who are the piano teachers?
Dr. Klontz and Mr. Mills teach class piano and supervise the CFPA Piano program.
What if I have more questions?
Ask them using the form below. We will get back to you as quickly as possible!