NPM Basic Piano Certificate


For Pianists Serving Roman Catholic Parishes

The NPM Steering Committee for Pianists has developed this process for attaining a Basic Pianist Certificate for members of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians as a way to recognize a musician’s achievement of the fundamentals of service piano playing expected of musicians serving Roman Catholic parishes. A certificate presumes an understanding of a spirituality of ministry.

Application and Requirements



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