Rebecca Penneys to Host Master Class

Rebecca Penneys

Renowned pianist Rebecca Penneys will teach a free master class in piano on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the St. Petersburg College Music Center on the Gibbs campus, 6605 5th Avenue N, St. Petersburg. This event is open to the public.

Penneys is Professor Emerita of Piano at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. She is a Steinway Artist, Artist-in-Residence at SPC and Courtesy Steinway Artist in Residence at USF.

In the summertime, she leads the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, a three-week international festival that is tuition-free for all and held every July at USF Tampa. It is for serious aspiring college-aged pianists between the ages of 18 and 30 from all over the world. RPPF-Mini, also tuition-free and at USF, is a Boot Camp focusing on strategies in career development for pianists aged 21-31. All RPPF events are supported by her non-profit organization, Rebecca Penneys Friends of Piano.

A renowned pedagogue, Penneys has received extensive recognition for her ability to teach keyboard technique (Motion and Emotion) that allows pianists to achieve individual performance goals without physical strain or injury. She is delighted to hear students and teachers of all ages and levels in performance and is also happy to have discussions and answer questions without performance. Auditors are welcome.

Please email Penneys directly for questions or to reserve a time in this event at For more information, call 727-341-4360.


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