- We offer online and in-person lessons.
- Continuing students: please contact your instructor before next semester starts.
- New students: please contact Dr. Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition before registration.
- After the audition, you can register here.
Beginner piano lessons are designed for students with little to no piano experience and who want to learn the basics of music theory and keyboard skills.
Intermediate piano lessons are offered to those students who have already been practicing the piano for several years and want to improve their skills
Our advanced piano lessons are for highly skilled pianists wishing to refine their technique or who plan to audition for music schools and competitions.
The ISU Preparatory Piano program was founded in 2000 to serve a dual purpose: to offer quality piano instruction to students at all levels, school-age and above; and provide ISU keyboard majors the necessary and guided teaching internships that will ensure their professional success.
The teachers include experienced keyboard majors at ISU, faculty and staff at ISU, and ISU alumni. This program is nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Dr. Kori Bond, D.M.
Bond is Professor of Piano in the ISU Music Department, where she teaches applied piano and related courses, and directs the Preparatory Piano Program. She performs widely as a solo and collaborative pianist. Learn more.
Director and founder, Dr. Kori Bond, meets privately with each prospective student and at least one parent or guardian (in the case of pre-college students), in order to ensure making a thoughtful and strategic match between student and teacher. To arrange an interview, contact Dr. Bond at 208-282-2551, or email@example.com. Each teacher in the program balances a traditional Classical approach using standard piano methods with other material, which is slightly different with each teacher. For example, some teachers are particularly interested in jazz, church music, popular music, composition, or other interests.
Students receive a private lesson once a week for 13 weeks each semester, with rates starting at $169 per semester. Included in the semester fee are:
- Recital performances every semester in Goranson Hall on a Steinway Concert Grand
- Master classes with visiting piano teachers, Dr. Kori Bond, or Proff. Mark Neiwirth
- Free tickets to piano recitals given by ISU Faculty and guest artists
- Preparation for competitions and festivals
Payments are due first week of each semester. Checks should be made to ISU PPP. Cash should be delivered to Music Department Administrative Assistant, ISU Fine Arts Building, room 204 .
All pre-college students are required to perform by memory in recitals at the end of each semester. Students may also register in the summer, at a more flexible schedule. Each semester, select students are invited to perform in a master class with either Dr. Bond or a visiting teacher. Adult students are provided with an alternative performing venue - a “Playing Party” which occurs at the end of the spring semester each year.