Crescendo for Piano

Enrichment Opportunity for Individual Instruction and Suzuki Talent Education Piano Students

Italian for “growing,” Crescendo encourages and promotes students’ growth at all stages of musical development. The program aims to develop well-rounded musicians, recognize students’ progress, and set benchmarks for advancing musical skills.

The Crescendo Program runs from September – May. Students may opt to register for the summer session from June – August.

The program guides students through graded repertoire levels, theory questions, and technical work. Crescendo also encourages the development of musicianship, motivates students by tracking and rewarding progress, develops performance skills, provides an opportunity outside the private studio for professional feedback, and helps develop the student into a well-rounded musician.

Student benefits include: Crescendo Labs, Juries, Gala Recitals, Award Ceremonies, and Play-a-Thons.

Preparatory Level through Artist Diploma: $132 per year

Pilot Track for Adult Students: $66 per year

Summer Crescendo: $40

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Contact Dr. Irina Elkina, Crescendo for Piano Manager and Co-Founder.

Performance Opportunities

Play-a-Thon 2023-2024 SCHEDULE

Fall: Sunday, December 10, 2023, 1 and 2:30 pm

Spring: Sunday, May 5, 2024, 1 and 2:30 pm

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Crescendo Student Resources

Crescendo for Piano 2023-24* (pdf)

Crescendo Information Meeting

  •  Informational Meeting on September 24, 12:00 -12:30 PM (right before the Music Lab)

Crescendo Music Labs:


  • December 10, 2023, 1:00 & 2:30 PM
  • May 5, 2024, 1:00 & 2:30 PM

Fall Juries:

  • Technical Juries – December 3, 2023
  • Juries – January 20 & 21, 2024

Spring Juries:

  • Technical Juries – April 29, 2024
  • Juries – May 18 & 19, 2024

Summer Juries

August 6, 7, 8 – Juries can be scheduled on additional dates if families are unable to attend juries on the posted dates. Contact Irina Elkina to schedule an alternate time for your jury, [email protected]

Crescendo Galas:

  • Fall Semester Gala – February 3, 2024, 3:00 PM
  • Spring Semester Gala – June 1, 2024, 1:30 PM

*Times and dates are subject to change.

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