Certificate in Piano

Improve your keyboard or piano skills and expand your knowledge of many musical genres.

Learn a variety of piano techniques! Piano lessons with a twist!


Esom School of Music is Uganda's best source of expertise in piano keyboard lessons and technology. We inspire you by providing you with hands-on training in piano or keyboard! If you are a beginner, an adult, or a parent who wishes to teach his or her child to play the piano or keyboard, you will find our classes to be very convenient and reasonably priced. These classes are also beneficial to people who already know how to play the piano or keyboard but would like to improve their abilities and knowledge in the area.

We are committed to maintaining the classical traditions of piano education. Also, we recognize that the piano is a versatile and expressive instrument that can be used effectively in any musical style, and we understand how the piano's potential can be applied in today's musical environment. Studying at a school of music that provides you with this comprehensive breadth of information is the most crucial step you can take toward turning your hobby into a profession.


  • No Prerequisite

Entry Requirements

Our Piano Program does not have any requirements for enrollment. Your educational background is not a concern for us.

If you are a complete newbie, our tutorials in the preparation section will assist you in getting up and running. You will master fundamental skills such as how to read music notation and how to grasp the piano or keyboard layout. Following that, you will learn about chords, music theory, improvisation, and piano technique, among other things.

We are here to provide you with the resources you need to pursue your musical passion or even just to discover music out of pure curiosity. In order to learn to play the piano or keyboard, as well as to understand piano theory, ESOM is the best institution.

“We strive to cultivate and maintain an inclusive environment at Esom School that actively affirms and is respectful of the identities of all people, regardless of gender, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or ideological perspective – and one in which self-reflection, honesty, and accountability are practiced and modeled.”

— Agatha Nansubuga, Academic Registrar, Esom School of Music

If you've always wanted to learn how to play the piano or keyboard, ESOM has designed the most convenient approach for you to get started. You'll be able to perform popular tunes in your first few lessons with relative ease. You are most likely here because you are eager to dive into the amazing hobby of playing the piano, or because you took piano lessons as a child and want to get back into it, or because you want to jumpstart your career in music by taking piano lessons.


In their own words, students describe how helpful it was for them to come and learn at Esom School of Music

We at Esom School of Music strive to create a vibrant, warm, and welcoming campus environment that extends beyond the classroom walls.

Instructor Joel Ssali demonstrates a piano cover of the song I lay my life on you by West life.

Performing a piano rendition of the song Perfect by Ed Sheeran with instructor Nduga Robert

The Piano Department makes every effort to cater to the specific desires and requirements of each student. We offer training and encourage participation in a wide range of musical forms, beginning with an emphasis on well-grounded basic technical skills. The music we perform ranges from conventional classical literature to the most contemporary jazz, rock, and pop, gospel, and fusion music, as well as practically anything in between.

Course Duration 9 Months (3 Terms)
Duration Per Term 3 Months
Lesson Frequency Once a Week
Free Guided Practice Once a week
Personal Practice Mon – Sun
Group Intakes Feb and Aug
Private Intake Open

Learn a variety of piano techniques! Piano lessons with a twist!

A comprehensive piano education is provided by the ESOM Piano Department, which is unrivaled in the country. Our training is tailored to each individual student's needs. With skilled instructors who are specialists in each discipline, course work that is specifically designed to improve your abilities, and an abundance of playing opportunities, we provide you with the best possible learning environment. When you arrive at ESOM, you will be fully prepared to meet you at your current stage of musical development and guide you as far as is possible.
  • Accompanist
  • Adaptive Arts Teacher
  • Bandleader
  • Church Musician
  • Concertmaster
  • Cover Band Musician
  • Cruise Ship Musician
  • Music Director (Theater and Opera)
  • Performing Songwriter
  • Private Music Instructor
  • Repetiteur
  • Piano Tuner

Private Tuition Per Term (30 Minutes Lesson) UGX 288,000
Private Tuition Per Term (45 Minutes Lesson) UGX 354,000
Private Tuition Per Term (60 Minutes Lesson) UGX 486,000
Group Tuition (Per Term) UGX 180,000 (Full payment)
Requirements UGX 105,000
Term of Payment: Full Payment or First installment – 60% of Tuition
Payment Modes: Bank, Mobile Money, Cash


Looking for a place to stay while attending Esom School of Music? It may appear difficult, but it is not as difficult as you might think, especially with our experienced accommodation partners on hand, as well as Esom staff and fellow students who are available to assist you by providing advice, contacts, and information to help you find your perfect place to live as quickly and easily as possible. While we do not organize your accommodation, if you have any queries about the location to choose, the cost of living in Kampala, or any other questions regarding to accommodation, please do feel free to contact us by phone (+256706530317) or email ([email protected])

Frequently Asked Questions- Piano Lessons


Getting started is as simple as ABC. You need only two(2) things to get started with your piano lessons:
  1. Get registered
  2. Pay at least 60% of the tuition


In order to get started with sound engineering lessons, you need to provide us with your details, come to the school and fill the registration form or register online. In this process, you also need to pay for the requirements.

  • Registration and requirements: 105,000 Ugx
  • After paying the requirements, you need to pay at least 60% of the tuition which is,
    1. Total payment: (Requirements + 60% tuition) Private: 277,000 Ugx
    2. Total payment: (Requirements + 60% tuition) Group: 429,000 Ugx


Payments can be made using any of the options below:

  • Cash or cheque at the school reception
  • Airtel Money: 0700132588 (Esom School of Music), MTN mobile money: 0781227712 (Daniel Innocent Kiyega)
  • Centenary Bank: Account name: (Eternity Source of Music Ltd) Account No. 2510301781


  1. Admission Fee: 20,000 Ugx
  2. Development Fee (Per term): 20,000 Ugx
  3. Practical theory book: 20,000 Ugx
  4. Library Fee : 20,000 Ugx
  5. ID Fee : 20,000 Ugx
  6. Assignment Book (Per term): 5,000 Ugx
  7. Total Requirements: 105,000 Ugx

Tuition Per Term:

  • Private: (One on one) :
    1. 30 Minutes Per Lesson: 288,000 Ugx
    2. 60 Minutes Per Lesson: 486,000 Ugx
  • Group: 540,000 Ugx a year. Ugx
Private (one on one) piano students are enrolled throughout the year. Meaning you can enroll anytime you are ready to get started. However, for group lessons, we only have two intakes.      First Intake:        February      Second Intake:    August      Wondering what is the difference between group and private lessons? Click the link below: Difference between group and private piano lessons.
The Piano course lasts for one year, which is divided into three (3) terms and each term takes 3 months or 12 weeks to complete.
No. Lessons are conducted once a week. However, piano students get one guided practice session with an instructor every week and free personal practice throughout the week. Note that one is free to practice from home, provided they have the necessary equipment for practice.
The school does not provide accommodation. However, our long-distance students get affordable accommodation around the school at an average cost of UGX 300,000 per term. Note: Meals are not included in the amount paid for accommodation.
A Piano graduate can be employed in one of the following: 1. Play in a band 2. Play in church 3. Teacher Piano 4. Play piano in recording studios 5. Conduct piano gigs on occasions etc.
Yes. ESOM SCHOOL OF MUSIC is accredited by the ministry of education and sports under the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT). Accreditation number mac/0586
Click the link below for more FAQs. 23 More Frequently Asked Questions.


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Students at Esom are excited about the thought of getting their hands dirty while learning about the piano.

In their future activities, students put the skills they learned at ESOM to practice and find new things they hadn't known about earlier.

Esom's piano lessons are tailored to each student's unique learning style and preferences.

The hands-on piano training students receive at ESOM helps them develop a strong sense of self-assurance.

As a student at Esom, you will gain a wealth of knowledge and skills that will help you become a better pianist.

Esom's piano instructors are wonderful, and they make learning the piano a pleasure.

Esom Graduation

At the Esom School of Music, we believe that music should be a part of every student’s life. The Esom courses are extensive and cater to a diverse range of interests and abilities. At the beginning of August, you can enroll in our Music education Programs. Why not join us so that you can participate in our next graduation ceremony?

Don't Miss out! Now is the time to enroll in our Music Education Programs, which will give you a head start on enjoying the future of music with Esom. Our programs provides graduates with a competitive edge in the growing music industry.

At Esom, we are most thrilled to see our students succeed, and there is no better way to prove your success than graduating. We congratulate all of our students who graduated in previous years and wish you nothing but the best for your music career path.


Expert Instructors


Robert Nduga is a professional pianist, guitarist, and drummer who has been performing and instructing music for more than a decade. He is a performer who takes part in religious services and bands. He is a mentor to a large number of instrumentalists in the music industry.


Joel Evangel is a competent pianist and guitarist who has been performing and instructing music for many years. Among his many roles as a performer is his participation in religious services, as well as in bands and other ensembles.


Jackson Kawande is a Uganda-based professional pianist, recording artist, performer, and songwriter who has worked in the music industry for a number of years. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Makerere University. In addition, he is the creator of the recording label Wave Records, which was founded in 2019.

Soraya Eve

I got a one on one experience with both my vocal and piano teachers. The courses are tailored to students needs and goals albeit the teachers ensure that you explore more than your expectations so that you get a more professional touch in your course. Keep up the spirit with which you impart skills to the students. I love esom.

Soraya Eve / Piano Student
Niyongabo Davis

To mention but a few, the knowledge and experience am getting From ESOM school of music is really what I expected by the time I was joining the institution. Everything is done professionally.
I love the PIANO lessons and practices

Niyongabo Davis / Piano Student
John Franc

Esom school of music is one of the best music schools in Uganda. With good and friendly teachers..as franc, I joined this school without knowing anything about the piano (keyboard) but at the end of my term three, I was able to play every song that I want on a piano. And I recommend everyone with a heart of music to join Esom music school you will not Regulate in life.

John Franc / Piano Student
Esom School of Music
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14:55 04 Mar 22
I am by the name of Basiima Edward Collins and would like to share a few things I know in Esom School Of Music. I am a term one student but what I have had in this wonderful school is mind blowing because I am learning so fast more than I was before joining Esom School Of Music. The courses I offered are; Audio production and Piano, this is giving me an easy and quicker way to make beats since my desire is to become a best producer in the world and trust me, I am achieving that as I am talking. There are also a variety of other courses you can take e.g Video production, sound engineering, vocal training, saxophone playing, Violin, Guitars (acoustic, solo and bass) Drums, to mention but a few. So if anyone out there is looking for a best music school, simply come to Esom School Of Music because all your music desire will be fully achieved. Thank you and may God bless you.
Johnny KJohnny K
14:22 23 Feb 22
ESOM School of music is a dream come true institution. I enrolled for Audio production and piano lessons and I found the school awesome with qualified and friendly instructos who are ready to deliver at your convenient time.It becomes more easier for you as a student to inculcate ample time for personal practice since all it takes to practice on is readily available as the saying goes "practice makes perfect" whether you're studying in a group or private classesPRACTICE!!
jonah jordanjonah jordan
11:25 23 Feb 22
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A-alvin LegaceA-alvin Legace
09:12 22 Feb 22
Am a student in a video editing class at Esom School of Music and this is my first term there. We've so far covered a few lessons because the term has just started but as far as I had known about video editing, my skills have developed so fast and am grateful for that. Can't wait to graduate 😁👍👍
Hannah MunarHannah Munar
16:40 21 Feb 22
I Personally believe n have had great experience at the school.Teachers and staff are amazing.Thank you. Keep Up the great Work.
Maria A. LarsenMaria A. Larsen
09:38 05 Feb 22
It's a good school with brilliant teachers. However, most of the active teaching focuses on the practical side of music, while the theory side of things is largely left to the student as self-study. A structure for the teaching, assessment and feedback regarding music theory as its own subject should be developed and then the school will really shine and produce knowledgeable musicians with a true mastery of their art. The location is a bit inconvenient, being in the middle of town, but the classes are worth the journey. In general, yes to Esom.
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