2016 Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival

Welcome to our 4th season!   

July 12-30, 2016

Tuition-Free at University of South Florida, Tampa


2016 Application Deadline March 11th


RPPF 2015 Video Vignette 1

more videos coming soon....


 RPPF 2015 - click for names


"It was a wonderful experience to work in such a stimulating environment and a superb facility. I take my hat off to Rebecca for her leadership and vision. It is a great opportunity for the fortunate students chosen to participate with full tuition sholarship."


                                                ----Yong Hi Moon, Artist Faculty, Peabody Conservatory



 I am so pleased that our thrid season was so wonderful! With the help of terrific colleagues, our new USF home whcih includes a strong Tampa Bay community of inspiration, energy and dedication has made RPPF into a remarkable, glorious and unique festival. RPPF, the sequel to my NY program, is for serious pianists with big aspirations. Our 2015 videos (above) will give you a feel for what we do in this paradise. I invite you to apply to RPPF where you can explore your identity as a pianist, get your questions answered, and freely and truly find the space to develop your artistic dreams. Come to Florida, join us, immerse yourself in piano, and enjoy our spectacular location and facility. RPPF is tuition-free. It is my gift to all young outstanding pianists.

----Rebecca Penneys




Attending the Rebecca Penneys Piano festival was an amazing experience. The faculty was incredibly knowledgeable and skilled, and all the students were provided with as much instruction as we all needed. The faculty really wanted the students to succeed and the atmosphere among the students was very supportive. There were ample performance opportunities and classes that addressed important topics for all pianists to learn. I feel like I learned a lifetime of knowledge and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to be a participant in this high level tuition-free festival.”  


……Jean Huang Park, Stony Brook University Taiwan-USA




is unique in the world of piano instruction. A multi-generational international and renowned faculty teaches technique and musicianship in a traditional and innovative context while embracing creative and holistic concepts in learning, health and human potential. We are a tuition-free festival!  In our new, intimate and spectacular environment, with all new Steinway pianos, you have the luxury of a dazzling array of lessons, classes and performance opportunities. Age range is approximately 18-28. Sign up for our e-list. If you are a teacher and would like to attend, we welcome you. Contact us



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is a non-profit 501c3. Donations fund the festival, the Ambassador Series, and also cover expenses for students, faculty and guests. Donations are our only source of income; they are tax deductible. I want to thank each one of you for your support. We hope you will stay involved with these remarkable young pianists! DONATE or VOLUNTEER and join our e-list.



Where pianists and piano lovers....

.........unlock keys to their dreams.







The family of Steinway pianos was made possible by the kind assistance of the Music Gallery, Clearwater, Florida


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