For questions, please contact Inna Faliks, Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Head.

The piano performance program at the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA is highly selective, inviting a small number of piano majors each year to join its two piano studios.  The organ studio also accepts a limited number of organ majors each year into its organ studio.

The keyboard program is known for its special attention to individual students, an internationally renowned faculty of concert artists, and ample performance opportunities such as a weekly recital series, solo and concerto competitions, Abell Series  guest artist master classes, collaboration with instrumentalists and composers, involvement in chamber music and contemporary music, work with composers, studio classes, and interdisciplinary festivals.

Through an atmosphere that combines nurture, hard work and inspiration, UCLA piano students receive a one-of-a-kind experience.

Keyboard Faculty

Christoph Bull
Adjunct Professor - Organ Performance
Alison Deane
Associate Adjunct Professor
Inna Faliks
Professor - Head of Piano
David Kaplan
Assistant Professor - Piano Performance
Assessing the Impact of the Shapiro Chair
David Kaplan has plans for the Shapiro chair. “The opportunity of a gift like this is that it can create truly big things,” said Kaplan, assistant professor of piano performance. Learn about Professor Kaplan's ambitions for the chair.
$1 million gift endows UCLA faculty chair in piano performance
UCLA has established the Shapiro Family Chair in Piano Performance, made possible by a $1 million gift from alumni Shirley and Ralph Shapiro.

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