Aloha International Piano Festival & Competition

Academy & eAcademy for Amateur Pianists

Academy & eAcademy for Amateur Pianists

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, and access to all Festival events. 

eAcademy:  In conjunction with the 2024 virtual Aloha International Piano Competition, we are excited to offer the AIPF eAcademy.  The AIPF eAcademy is open to applicants who have applied to the 2024 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 (between June 10 – 15, 2024) 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.

In Person Private Lessons in Honolulu:  Amateur pianists interested in receiving in-person private lessons with our world-renowned faculty are invited to enroll in the AIPF Academy.  Adult amateurs will receive two (2) one hour lessons in the 5 day period as well as performance in the artist’s masterclass.  Adult amateur enrolled in the Academy who is competing in the live amateur competition will receive a 50% discount on the competition application fee.  Cost to enroll in the AIPF Academy is $550. 

Academy Application Deadline:  May 15, 2024

Academy Application Fee:  FREE

Late application fee after May 15, 2024:  $50 (non-refundable)

The 2024 AIPF Academy and eAcademy faculty includes internationally acclaimed concert pianists Jon Nakamatsu (Gold medalist, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition/Faculty, San Francisco Conservatory of Music), Robert Koenig (UC Santa Barbara, Artistic Director, Palm Springs International Piano Competition), and Lisa Nakamichi (artistic director, Aloha International Piano Festival).