edX: Sharpen Your Piano Artistry

 with  Dr. Michael Shinn

Juilliard's online piano course will help you improve your technique and overall piano playing.

You will learn to play two classical pieces with more artistry, from our curated list of advanced beginner and intermediate level pieces by composers including Beethoven, Mozart, and Clementi.

Through instruction in these specific pieces, the course will help improve your articulation, phrasing, rhythm, passagework, dynamics, and pedaling to enhance your technique and confidence. You'll gain additional insights into your playing, with the final goal of further empowering you in your interpretive decisions.


  • Module 1: Introduction to Juilliard Piano Class
  • Module 2: Articulation and Phrasing
  • Module 3: Dynamic Contrast
  • Module 4: Rhythm, Tempo, and Passagework
  • Module 5: Pedaling
  • Module 6: Final Performance
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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Subject Music
Institution Juilliard
Provider edX
Language English
Certificates $69 Certificate Available
Hours 2-3 hours a week
Calendar 6 weeks long

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