Keyboard Studies

Keyboard Student

Keyboard studies are an essential part of the curriculum for every music student at SPU. Music majors, Music minors, and students who have been awarded keyboard scholarships have the opportunity to receive individual instruction with a superb faculty of artist teachers in the areas of piano, jazz piano, organ, and harpsichord.

The Keyboard Performance emphasis helps students develop the skills for performing a public junior and senior solo recital. It also provides preparation for graduate studies or for a career as a private studio instructor, accompanist, or a ministry in church music.

More information on the Music Performance Emphasis.

An excellent group piano program meets the needs of nonmusic majors through classes in our modern Yamaha electronic piano lab. These classes also assist vocal and instrumental music majors in meeting the basic keyboard proficiency expectations required of all Music majors.

Opportunities for keyboard performance while at SPU include Junior and Senior Recitals, weekly Music Practicum, participation in chamber music groups, accompanying, and participation in Keyboard Ensemble or other SPU ensembles.

Keyboard Faculty

Dainius Vaičekonis
Piano, Keyboard Literature; Chair of Keyboard Studies.

Myrna Capp
Piano, Piano Pedagogy, and Keyboard Class Instruction

Robert Swan
Piano and Keyboard Class Instruction

Les Martin
Organ, Harpsichord and Keyboard Class Instruction

Dan Kramlich
Jazz Piano

Wayne Johnson

Why I Teach at SPU

Wayne Johnson, Director of Keyboard Studies; Professor of Music

"Being a professor of music at Seattle Pacific University allows me to share my love for music with students who are also passionate about it. It also allows me opportunities to fulfill my calling as a performing artist. Teaching is a great way of giving back, encouraging, and nurturing the God-given talent in the wonderful young people we serve at SPU."