Summer Piano Academy

Piano Pairs

Age: Ages 9 - 18 (younger accepted at discretion of Artistic Director)

Cost: Summer 2023 registration fee: $15, Summer 2023 Tuition: $435. Limited financial aid is available - scroll down for instructions.

Piano Pairs 2023 will run the week of July 31 – August 4! Registration will open on January 3 using the button in the purple box below.


As a piano student, you’re learning, practicing, and performing all on your own. This year has been even more challenging than most. How can you stay motivated, try new things, take risks, and feel supported during the summer?

Imagine one week where you could eat, sleep, and breathe piano. You’ll start your mornings with a built-in community of supportive friends, piano students, and teachers who love piano as much as you do. You’ll gain experience with different types of piano duos and ensembles and expand your technical skills with piano lab and masterclasses. And you’ll work on your own solo repertoire during private lessons, practice time, and performances.

Piano Pairs is the perfect place to:

  • go beyond the practice room and gain new skills and repertoire in piano 4-hand and 2-piano ensembles
  • build confidence and experience performing
  • be encouraged by the expert guidance of our piano teaching artists
  • have an incredible fun week with new friends who speak your musical language

Summer 2023 Information:

July 31 – August 4

Monday – Friday

Session 1: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm,
Session 2: 12:30 – 4:00 pm
(Please choose one session, do not register for both.)

Kathryn Rosenbach, Piano Pairs Artistic Director
Elizabeth Chladil, Instructor

Kids and teens can participate in several workshops each day to learn and sharpen their skills and gain new techniques.

Sample Schedule:

  • 8:30 am: Drop-Off and Morning Meeting
  • 9:00 – 9:45 am: Technique is Fun – Learn chords, play 5-finger patterns, and have fun developing your technique.
  • 10:00 – 10:45 am: Dueling Duets – Listen and play along with a pre-recorded 2nd piano part, then perform for the group!
  • 11:00 – 11:45 am: Show and Tell – Share solo pieces in a masterclass setting.
  • 12:00 pm: Pick-Up

Summer 2023 Financial Aid

Thank you to the Agnes M. L:indsay Trust and Watertown Savings Bank for their support of Powers’ financial aid program!

Financial aid applications will be accepted for summer day programs only until all available aid is exhausted – no private lesson or group financial aid is available at this time.

All returning financial aid students should reach out to Tristan Bouchard directly for instructions at Your application will consist of updated financial documents to be submitted via email.

All new financial aid applicants must complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out the Music Scholarship Information Sheet (Google form).
  2. Submit your confidential financial documents to Tristan Bouchard at with secure information blacked out (or mail to Powers Music School, PO Box 398, Belmont, MA 02478). These documents include:
    • Copies of latest Federal Tax Returns and W2s – mandatory for all applicants. If parents are married but filing separately, copies of financial information for both parents must be submitted.• If applicable, records of non-taxable benefits such as veteran, social security, AFDC or ADC, and welfare or non-taxable income from pastoral work.• Documentation of other pertinent financial information you wish to have considered.
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Program Sponsors

Thank you to the Agnes M. L:indsay Trust and Watertown Savings Bank for their support of Powers’ financial aid program!