2017 Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival



Welcome to our 5th season!   

July 10-29, 2017

Tuition-Free at University of South Florida, Tampa


2017 Application Deadline March 4th - apply here


Enjoy our whimsical 2-Minute RPPF 2017 Preview





 RPPF 2016 - 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




is unique in the world of piano instruction. A multi-generation 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 intimate and spectacular environment with all new Steinway pianos, everyone has the luxury of a dazzling array of daily lessons, classes and performance opportunities. RPPF is for aspiring pianists enrolled in high school or college. Our age range is approximately 17-29. Sign up for our e-list. If you are a teacher and would like to attend, we welcome you. Contact us



   See the penny? Use it or or lose!




is a non-profit 501c3. Donations fund the festival, the Ambassador Performance Series, and also cover expenses for students, faculty and guests. Your gifts 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.






I am so pleased with the success of our festival! With the help of terrific colleagues, our beautiful home at the University of South Florida, and strong support from the Tampa Bay community, fabulous 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 memory and legacy videos 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






"The Rebecca Penneys Piano festival is a unique and amazing experience that I have had the privilege to participate in twice! The festival has a great, knowledgeable and skilled faculty, and all the students are provided with as much instruction as we all need. There are ample performance opportunities, interesting classes that address important topics, and wonderful and engaging concerts. I have learned so much, and I wanted to say a huge thank you to RPPF for offering this high-level tuition-free festival!"


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







Where pianists and piano lovers....

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





The Steinway pianos at USF are made possible by the kind assistance of the Music Gallery, Clearwater, Florida. THANK YOU!


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