Piano

The Piano Department at Manatee School for the Arts offers 7th through 12th grade students the opportunity to develop musical and pianistic skills in a group piano setting. Students are able to develop and hone skills in music theory, sight reading, ear training, musical dictation, transposition, improvisation, in addition to understanding lead sheet notation and traditional musical notation on the grand staff. Advanced keyboard students are also able to participate in projects that develop collaborative piano playing skills and song writing abilities, including projects and performances with vocalists and instrumentalists as well as with the visual arts, creative writing, and dance departments.