POP-ROCK PIANO AND KEYBOARDS

FOUNDATION COURSE

Intensive foundation course in Piano and Keyboards, preparing the students to the admission to first cycle academic courses.

Individual pop-rock piano and keyboard lessons, study of technique and classical repertoire, ensemble music workshops from trio to medium ensembles with performances in clubs in the Capital, multi-stylistic rhythm section, Pop-rock harmony and Ear training, Music Technology for pre-production of own original projects.

Duration 1 to 3 years

Frequency 6 to 10 hours per week, in ordinary or long-distance mode

Where Rome

Language Italian/English

The pre-academic course has a duration ranging from 1 to 3 years, depending on the student’s entry level and study ability.

Skills are acquired in the following areas:

  • One-to-one piano and keyboard classes with a teacher of the student’s choice.
  • Formations from trio to quintet led by professional musicians to practice Italian and international pop-rock repertoire in the hall and live.
  • Study of classical piano repertoire for the development of proper performance technique, correct setting and presence of sound.
  • Pop-rock harmony from tradition to fusions with jazz harmony, ethnic music, nu-soul.
  • Study of various styles of Popular Music in rhythm section: rock, swing, reggae, shuffle, blues, Caribbean and South American rhythm patterns.
  • Approach to music technology, sequencing software, miking, sound synthesis.

Once the foundation course/pre-academic course has been successfully completed you automatically access the three-year first cycle of academic courses of Popular music (aut. Ministry of Education, University and Research)

Job opportunities that the three-year first cycle academic courses of Popular Music opens:

  • artist and band leader of original projects
  • pianist and keyboard player for live performance and recording session
  • arranger for small and medium ensembles
  • music producer
  • music author for sonorizations and music applied to images

The pre-academic paths do not start from scratch, they presuppose a previous practice on the instrument / singing of at least two-three years.

It is possible to access the first year of the course or to enter directly the second or third pre-academic year. For each subject you will be placed at the appropriate level based on the admission tests: for example, you can be admitted to the 3rd level of vocals, the second level of harmony and the first level of ear training, based on your knowledge. Each subject will therefore follow its own path at its own level.

Admission tests are usually held in June and, for places remaining available, in September. International students can sit the admission tests online from February of the previous year until June the latest.

  1. Piano test, performance of one or more pieces/exercises of the student’s choice, in-depth study required by the committee (go to “Admission Info and Study Plan” click on “Download Study Plan”)
  2. Harmony knowledge test see mock test for access to the 2nd and 3rd level
  3. Ear training test see mock test for access to the 2nd and 3rd level
  4. Aptitude test and motivational interview

Gianluca Massetti

Pierpaolo Principato

Michele Papadia

Dario Zeno

Stefano Sabatini

Carlo Mezzanotte

Marco Ravallese

Alberto Tafuri Lupinacci

Margherita Flore

Fabio Rogoli

Domenico Labanca

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INSIGHTS

The pre-academic course offers a choice of four different attendance modes:

  • Ordinary Attendance: Weekly attendance, with classes ranging from 6 to 10 hours, concentrated over 2-4 days each week. This mode allows for guided learning at every step, with continuous monitoring of progress. An average study commitment of 6 hours daily is required. Certain subjects offer both in-person and fully online attendance options.
  • Long-distance Attendance: The pre-academic long-distance course entails 6 to 8 hours of classes concentrated on Saturdays, alternating between in-person and online sessions each week. Ideal for students residing outside of Rome or those with busy schedules, including working professionals. The long-distance mode with Saturday classes is exclusive to the pre-academic course.
  • Teen Music Academy Attendance: Tailored for high school students, this personalized course engages students for 1 or 2 afternoons per week, with the aim of preparing them for academic courses upon high school graduation. Exceptionally talented students may be admitted to academic courses even before graduation. Some subjects offer both in-person and fully online attendance options.
  • DAD Attendance: Fully remote education option, suitable for students worldwide.

INSIGHTS

The pre-academic course offers a choice of four different attendance modes:

  • Ordinary Attendance: Weekly attendance, with classes ranging from 6 to 10 hours, concentrated over 2-4 days each week. This mode allows for guided learning at every step, with continuous monitoring of progress. An average study commitment of 6 hours daily is required. Certain subjects offer both in-person and fully online attendance options.
  • Long-distance Attendance: The pre-academic long-distance course entails 6 to 8 hours of classes concentrated on Saturdays, alternating between in-person and online sessions each week. Ideal for students residing outside of Rome or those with busy schedules, including working professionals. The long-distance mode with Saturday classes is exclusive to the pre-academic course.
  • Teen Music Academy Attendance: Tailored for high school students, this personalized course engages students for 1 or 2 afternoons per week, with the aim of preparing them for academic courses upon high school graduation. Exceptionally talented students may be admitted to academic courses even before graduation. Some subjects offer both in-person and fully online attendance options.
  • DAD Attendance: Fully remote education option, suitable for students worldwide.

INSIGHTS

  • Full-time attendance: Classes are mostly scheduled on a weekly basis, for a total of 350hours per year
  • Online attendance: Classes are held online; a weekly lesson in presence is scheduled in February, as the exams in June.

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