Keyboard Explorations

NEW! Keyboard Explorations
June 27-July 1, 2022 / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Room: TBD

Howard Spindler and Ke’er Wang, directors

This one-week piano intensive program for grades 5-9 will feature piano solo and ensemble workshops; sessions on great pianists; workshops on practice methods, techniques and performance skills; history and historic instruments; as well as daily Dalcroze musicianship classes. Students will be paired into ensemble groups for two pianos or four hands, which they will be assigned in June. In the morning session, students have a group piano lesson, and students will play for and listen to their peers. The program offers important learning opportunities for young pianists to establish their musicianship. This is a non-residential in-person program. 

Performance: July 1, 2022 4:00 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall

Tuition: $380
Please note that tuition is due within two weeks of registration in order to hold a student’s place in the program. Registration is not complete until tuition is received in full.


  • 10% off for ECMS Students enrolled both semesters of current year
  • 25% tuition waiver for eligible UR employees

Registration deadline: June 1, 2022. After that date, call 274-1400 to verify that space remains. Update: we are no longer accepting registrations for 2022.

Daily Schedule: HERE!

All Summer@ Eastman participants must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (2nd dose of Pfizer, Moderna or 1st dose of J&J/Janssen vaccines). As of April 6, 2022, booster shots are no longer required. Students must submit a scanned copy of their COVID-19 vaccine card which includes the following information: name, date of birth, vaccine manufacturer, lot number, and date each dose was given. We do plan to allow for limited medical exemptions; anyone interested in this option should contact for instructions.

Over the summer, the University moved to a new system in which three COVID-19 tiers—low, medium, and high—both determine and communicate the face mask requirements on University campuses.
Students, faculty, staff, visitors—anyone who plans to be inside a University building or facility—can check the status and know whether face masks are required indoors (high), strongly encouraged (medium), or optional (low). The system directly correlates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID 19 Community Levels for Monroe County and provides a consistent framework upon which to base University masking guidance.
The current University COVID-19 tier can be found on the face mask guidelines page on the COVID-19 Resource Center.

COVID-19 safety policies and protocols are subject to change; we will update this page as new information is received.

Click HERE to register!


Visit Summer@Eastman’s blog for some great articles on the Eastman Experience, interviews with faculty, helpful tips, and much more!