Sara M. Ernst, PhD

Associate Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, University of South Carolina


Thank you for visiting my personal website. My areas of interest are piano playing, music learning, and teacher education.  I enjoy researching effective teaching strategies, repertoire for the piano, curriculum for music learning at the piano, and child development.

See my MTNA 2023 Poster and Handout.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my work!
Interested in studying piano with me? 
See the For Piano Students page. 
Interested in my presentations and workshops?  
See the For Teachers page.


Sara M. Ernst


School of Music

University of South Carolina

813 Assembly St / Columbia, SC 29208