Piano Talent Performance Academy
Now Accepting Applications for 2018-2019 Academic Year

The Piano Talent Performance Academy (PTPA) Pre-College program offers an advanced piano education curriculum designed for young gifted pianists who desire to pursue a professional career in music. The curriculum includes weekly lessons, piano literature, music theory and ear training courses, studio classes, master classes taught by visiting artists and performance opportunities throughout the year.

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF…

  • You are a pre-college age gifted pianist who wishes to pursue piano studies in music schools and conservatories.
  • You want to dramatically transform your playing and be ready for your upcoming college auditions, competitions or major performances.
  • You aspire to pursue a professional career in music and would like expert guidance and mentorship to help get you there.
  • You are an international student and would like to increase your chances of getting accepted into U.S. music colleges.
  • You want to be taught and mentored by a master teacher who specializes in cultivating young gifted pianists to their fullest potential.

CURRICULUM (30 weeks*)

Private Lessons with Ory Shihor

  • 1 hour/week

Music Theory

  • 1 hour/week

Ear Training

  • 1 hour/week

Piano Literature

  • 1 hour/week

Studio Classes

  • 1 to 2 classes/month

Student Concerts

  • On selected dates

Master Classes by Visiting Artist Faculty

  • On selected dates

Seminars by Guest Speakers

  • On selected dates

2018-19 ACADEMIC CALENDAR**

Fall Semester:  September 3 to December 22

Spring Semester:  January 14 to June 8

Summer Lessons (optional)

SCHOOL BREAKS

Thanksgiving Break: November 21, 2018 to November 25, 2018

Winter Break:  December 23, 2017 to January 11, 2018

Spring Break:  March 23, 2019 to March 31, 2019

LOCATION

Piano Talent Performance Academy is located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Our piano practice facility is located within walking distance between Piano Talent Performance Academy and American University Preparatory School.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND F1 VISA

We partner with American University Preparatory School (AUP), a boarding high school located in Downtown Los Angeles. Piano Talent Performance Academy international students can obtain their F1 VISA from AUP. For more information on AUP, please visit their website at aupschool.org.

APPLICATION AND AUDITION INFORMATION

An audition video and online interview are required for admission. Click HERE to download an application form. Please submit application form and audition video to admin@oryshihor.com.

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition and extra lessons fees are billed on a semester basis.  Monthly payment plans are available for an additional fee.

Required Fees:

Tuition (per academic year) USD$13,500

Optional Fees:

Practice Piano Fee***

$600 (Fall)

$600 (Spring)

$300 (Summer)

Extra Lessons (sign up in blocks of 15 lessons):

30 min/week x 15 weeks $2,250

60 min/week x 15 weeks $4,500

90 min/week x 15 weeks $6,750

Important Due Dates:

$500 Enrollment Deposit due:  May 30, 2018

$6,500 Fall Semester Tuition due:  July 15, 2018

$6,500 Spring Semester Tuition due:  November 15, 2018

*Extra weeks are included in the Spring Semester to cover make up lessons due to unforeseen absences (e.g., sick, final exam week, competitions, auditions, etc.)

**Program dates align with AUP academic calendar.

***A piano practice facility will be available exclusively for Piano Talent Performance Academy students.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you wish to explore more about this program, please click the button below to schedule a 15-min. free consultation with Mr. Shihor.

 

Questions? Email us at support@oryshihor.com

Testimonials

WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID TO ORY

“I received acceptance letters from all the schools I auditioned at…studying with professor Shihor was an important step in my career and I am very grateful for his guidance.”
Clare Yeo

“Mr. Shihor is a sensitive musician, an attentive teacher, and a compassionate human being who truly cares for every one of his students.”
Victoria Frances Young

“As a pedagogue, Mr. Shihor maintained the same learning-conducive principles with utmost care and diligence. Every lesson with Mr. Shihor was an extraordinary learning experience in every possible way. I can now say with confidence that I have been accepted into the schools and studios of my dreams, and I would not have been able to do so without Mr. Shihor’s tireless guidance, mentorship and belief in me as a student. I am eternally grateful to him for all that he has helped me with.”
Kevin Knowles