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Indiana Conservatory of Music

Young boy named Vivaan sitting at a piano and smiling.
Young girl named Reya sitting at the piano with her hands on the keys and looking at the camera.

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Our Mission

To develop inspired and independent learning at the highest level, by providing an environment for the learning process that is built on trust, patience, and compassion.

Our Vision

To provide a higher and more personable standard for music education at the community level.

Our Founder

Headshot of pianist Nikolaos Pine

My name is Nikolaos Pine, and I am the owner of Indiana Conservatory of Music. I grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana and began playing piano when I was three years old. My family could not afford music instruction when I was a kid, but luckily a family friend was willing to sponsor my early music education. I have performed nationally and internationally, I have taught piano at all levels for over twelve years, and am a graduate from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where I was awarded the prestigious Artistic Excellence Fellowship to study with world renown artists/pedagogues.

This academy is the first step of a multi-level project. Long-term goals include a professional summer music festival that will feature performances of classical music, jazz, and other forms of art music at the highest level. The final step will be to develop scholarship programs designed to give partial to full scholarship opportunities to talented students by means of auditioning, who without the help of such awards would not be able to afford high quality music lessons.

Quality music instruction is expensive, but it is my mission to make excellent instruction as accessible to the community as possible. This is going to be a long and difficult journey, but I am looking forward to serving the community of Columbus to the best of my ability.