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Welcome to the Keyboard area of the Gretsch School of Music!

If you want to hone your skills as a soloist, collaborative performer, accompanist, private or group teacher, clinician or composer –– with piano as your primary instrument ––  you’ve come to the place to let your talent soar. 

You may want to pursue the Bachelor of Music or Master of Music degree in Performance, Music Education, or Composition. Or perhaps you’re a student seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry or Minor in Music, then you’ve come to the right place! You may also fulfill degree requirements in part through private piano instruction at the Gretsch School of Music.

You’ll study a well-rounded curriculum. Studies in accompanying, piano literature, and piano pedagogy round out the student pianist’s experiences. 

Music majors who choose piano as their primary instrument will develop collaborative playing skills in a supervised setting, both by performing with other pianists and by serving as accompanists for other music majors.

Piano literature courses offer students the opportunity to explore the wealth of music written for the instrument while gaining understanding about various performance practices, styles and composers. 

Courses in piano pedagogy prepare students for careers in piano teaching—both privately and in group settings—by providing you with the ability to work with students of various age groups, backgrounds and levels of difficulty.

Keyboard and Piano Faculty

Members of the piano faculty are specialists that have performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall and European venues, won numerous awards and recorded widely. They have expertise in performance, pedagogy, collaborative performance and much more. 

Jonathan Murphy
Jonathan Murphy
Collaborative Piano
Dr. David Murray
Dr. David Murray
Professor of Music, Keyboard Area Head
Tom Pearsall
Dr. Tom Pearsall
Piano/Piano Pedagogy
Dr. Karla Rocker
Dr. Karla Rocker
Coordinator, Collaborative Piano
Benjamin Warsaw
Dr. Benjamin Warsaw
Piano/Piano Pedagogy

Questions? Contact Us!

Dr. David Murray

Dr. David Murray
Professor of Music
Keyboard Area Head
Phone: 912-478-5019

Last updated: 3/30/2022