At the undergraduate level, pianists may choose to concentrate their studies in the areas of performance or piano pedagogy. Chamber music is an important part of the graduate piano program. A nationally and internationally renowned faculty of performers and pedagogues brings a wealth of experience to the School of Music's pianists. In addition, the School of Music presents an extensive master class series in which students are encouraged to participate. Recent visiting artists have included Leon Fleisher, Gilbert Kalish, Anton Kuerti, André Laplante, Jon Kimura Parker, Stephen Hough, Marc Durand, Louis Lortie, Angela Hewitt, Nelson Delle Vigne, Philippe Entremont and Malcolm Bilson.
The piano sector at the University of Ottawa provides instruction to develop the full pianistic and musical potential of its students.