Develop a love of the piano, improve your music theory skills, or learn how to teach music to kids.


MUSIC 116A/116B: Piano Class I/II

Learn how to play piano through simple solo and ensemble pieces. Also includes music theory basics.


MUSIC 150A: Basic Musicianship

Study music notation, intervals, scales, key signatures, rhythms and chords. Get comfortable with musical terms indicating navigation, tempo, and dynamics.


MUSIC 110: Music for Elementary School Teachers 

Learn techniques for teaching music in elementary schools, preschools, and day-care programs.



Our faculty have a wide range of professional experience in the music industry, from recording engineers to concert pianists, entertainment attorneys to record producers.Learn more here.



For more information about the Music and Commercial Music Programs, please contact Associate Professor Bob Kostlan ( or Assistant Professor Mike Espar (