The piano program at SMC has a sequence of classes that covers the spectrum, from rudimentary to advanced. The elementary levels are taught in a piano laboratory with 25 electronic pianos with full length keyboards and 2 grand pianos.

The upper levels are presented in a master class format, with students performing individually for a critique by the instructor.

There are specialty classes also: in piano ensemble (with public performances), in keyboard improvisation (including pop and jazz) and in sight reading at the keyboard.