Aloha International Piano Festival & Competition

Academy for adult students

eAcademy for Amateurs

At the Aloha International Piano Festival, our mission is to foster and inspire the natural abilities of students of all ages.  The Aloha International Piano Academy is a program that includes private lessons by world-renowned pianists, opportunities to perform in the artist’s masterclass, free entry to the competition and access to all Festival events. 

In conjunction with the 2021 virtual Aloha International Piano Competition, we are excited to establish the AIPF eAcademy.  The AIPF eAcademy is open to applicants who have applied to the 2021 virtual Aloha International Piano Competition and we encourage amateur pianists to apply.  Admitted applicants will have the opportunity to receive live feedback on your competition performance from our world-renowned judges.  Think of it as an online ‘mini’ masterclass where you will receive constructive critique as well as tips on improving your performance by our distinguished judges.

The session will be held via Zoom on October 10, 2021 and amateur applicants admitted to the eAcademy will each receive 15 minutes with the judges.  Cost to participate is $50.  For interested applicants:  Please check the box indicated in the competition application form.

As we anticipate a large demand with limited slots, candidates will be pre-screened and notified upon acceptance.  Payment will be due once the candidate confirms participation in the eAcademy.

The 2021 eAcademy faculty includes internationally acclaimed concert pianists Jon Nakamatsu (Gold medalist, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition/Faculty, San Francisco Conservatory of Music), Thomas Sauer (Faculty, Mannes College of Music and Vassar College), and John Bayless (artistic director, Waring International Piano Competition).