CIM’s esteemed Piano Department is committed to nurturing each student, helping the student to grow and learn technically and artistically in an environment of camaraderie. In addition to lessons and master classes, the department offers keyboard literature, piano pedagogy, piano four-hands and duo repertoire, chamber music, collaborative performance with singers and other instrumentalists and harpsichord training. The programs are designed to develop skilled performers familiar with the vast piano repertoire, performance practices and interpretive traditions; and integrate the great traditions of the past with the demands of the music profession in the 21st century.
An All-Steinway School with over 100 Steinways, CIM provides a limited number of Student Apartment Pianos for at-home practice use.
CIM students have unique access to The Cleveland Orchestra - able to attend both rehearsals and performances.