Keyboard Studies - Welcome

Dr. Kirill Gliadkovsky

Saddleback has wonderful keyboard facilities and offers classes and concert performances on three major keyboard instruments – piano, organ and harpsichord. See more info about our facilities under RESOURCES.

Our Reflections of the Ocean Classical Keyboard Series (ROCKS) is a rare gem for the music communities of Southern Orange and Northern San Diego Counties. It started just a year ago, and yet it has already introduced many wonderful piano artists from all over the country. Learn more under CONCERTS.

All active concert artists and seasoned pedagogues, whose students win awards and scholarships and get accepted at major music schools, our faculty nurture students by passing on their invaluable performing and teaching experience. Click on the FACULTY tab for more details.

PIANO CLASSES: Conducted as masterclasses, our sessions provide students with numerous performance opportunities, on and off campus, technique studies and in-depth interpretation concepts appropriate to different styles of music. Although students have diverse musical backgrounds and skill levels, their classmates and teachers at Saddleback are friendly and supportive. Saddleback students perform at their own level and progress at their own speed. There is no pressure!

The following NEW CLASSES are open to all students regardless of their major:

  • Piano Ensemble, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30-11:45am.
  • Advanced Piano, Piano Pedagogy and Piano Repertoire combined, Tuesdays Noon-3pm.
  • Advanced Piano, Wednesdays 7-8:50pm (together with optional Organ 6-6:50 and Harpsichord 9-9:50 pm).

We also offer many other wonderful classes: Intermediate Piano I and II, including Favorite Piano Classics, are offered Mondays 3-7pm, Mondays and Wednesdays 1-3pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays Noon-2pm.

Sections of Beginning Piano I and II are offered Monday through Friday at various convenient times. They are very popular and fill up fast.

Our APPLIED PROGRAM is the crown jewel of the Music Department programs. It is best for advanced performers who want to perfect their skills and transfer to universities as music majors. See APPLIED Tab.

Check back for details on special unique offerings such as Haydn’s Piano Music; J.S. Bach's Sons’ Keyboard Music; Piano Music of Romantic Composers -- Schumann, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and others; Baroque and Romantic Interpretation. For further info see CLASSES.

 

Come to our concerts. You no longer need to travel to LA or Costa Mesa to hear great piano performances. They’re right here at Saddleback! Spread the word and bring your family, friends, and neighbors.

Explore our offerings. Register. You can’t get expert piano instruction from professional performers for less than two dollars an hour anywhere else.

Let's make great music together!

Kirill Gliadkovsky, DMA
Music Instructor
Fine Arts Division - Saddleback College