Class Piano

A message from Tony Caramia,

Coordinator of the Class Piano Program and Professor of Piano

Congratulations Sohee Chung (along with violinist Kit Cheng, and clarinetist James Julian): chosen to receive the fall 2023 Verdehr Trio Award—named after the professional violin, clarinet, and piano trio, the Verdehr Trio.

August 7, 2023:  with profound sadness, we mourn the passing of Dr. James Lyke, principle author of the Class Piano text used at Eastman.  His teaching legacy has had and will continue to impact on countless students in classrooms throughout the country.  My own association with him can be found in this article from Piano Magazine: A Tribute to James Lyke at Ninety.


As always, if you have any questions, please contact me:

For a view of the two labs used at Eastman, as well as short clips from previous piano classes, click on Piano Fun at Eastman

site updated 11/11/23