Q. Could you explain more about how online lessons will work?
A. We offer
one-on-one lessons and group
- Students can
take private lessons at home or in a classroom. In either case, an
electric keyboard, headphone pack and webcam accessibility is required.
lessons are tailored to the individual student's needs and musical
taste. Students choose the music they want to learn. Modern teaching
methods encourage and maintain students' interest in music and desire
- Group lessons
are taught in a lab with a projector or other large screen and a
keyboard for each student.
- We follow a
12-week music curriculum we developed to teach the fundamentals of
music and introduction to playing the piano.
Q. Can we schedule lessons every other week, because my son is with his Dad every other week?
A. If you would consider
purchasing a keyboard, your child will not only be able to take lessons
every week, he will be able to practice every day. We recommend
Yamaha or Casio 61-key keyboards. Here are two that are both $129.
1. Guitar Center Yamaha
2. Amazon YAMAHA
YPT260 61-Key Portable Keyboard With Power Adapter (Amazon-Exclusive).
Sometimes you can find them on Craigslist. If you are anywhere near San Diego, we might be able to
provide a used one, if you could pick it up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Q. How much are the lessons?
are $45 for a
half hour. This includes all teaching materials and sheet music, and
lesson is followed-up with a recap, a practice schedule, and a weekly
In other words, students choose the songs
they want to learn and Mr. Cody prepares "kid-friendly" arrangements
of each student's songs, tailored to their ability.
- Classes have a different rate depending on how many
students are enrolled.
Please call us at 619-861-7548 if you would like more information on
classes with a group of students.
- We also
accelerated music program (one-hour lessons
for 12 weeks) that Mr. Cody has taught in the past with great
success. It is
available upon request.
Q. My child
is 4 - is that too young?
Everyone is different. Can your child can focus and follow directions?
Will she or he hold up the correct hand when asked "Do you know which
is your right hand?" Being able to tie their shoe is an indicator that
they have the manual dexterity required to play the piano. Also,
electric keyboards are easier to play than pianos, and all pianos are
different. Some piano's keys take more strength to press than others -
larger pianos have stiffer keys than small ones. Electric pianos and
high end electric keyboards have what are called "weighted keys" which
are designed to be just like acoustic pianos. This is also a factor in
regard to age.
helps as well. We use sheet music
and resources that are intuitive, aka "kid friendly.
afraid my child won't practice. Can you help?
every lesson, we email to the parents a recap and a practice schedule
plus a weekly assignment so what and how to practice isn't left up to
the student's memory. Students choose the songs they want to
learn. If they start out with 5 or 10 minutes a day, practicing isn't
so much a chore as it is an enjoyable break from other activities.
We never impose mundane or arduous exercises on our students. Mr. Cody
even knows how to make practicing scales fun.
A note for peace of mind about practicing.
|While practicing is important, our primary focus in the beginning is
developing a music interest in our students that will help make
practicing more rewarding. It can take a little bit of patience, and
any amount of pushing can work against us. Mr. Cody works with each
student to create a practice schedule that works in their particular
situation. With music education, it is important for students to have
the freedom to progress at their own rate.
Q. What if
someone is already using an online music program?
A. Mr. Cody
would find out what the student
has already learned so as not to be boring and redundant, and blend in
Keyboard Club is an approved vendor for
Charter / National University Academy (NUA)
Academy / Valiant Academy