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Adult Music lessons & classes

Awesome adult music courses that are affordable, fun and inspiring! 

For each class you'll receive links to helpful online resources, videos, additional course materials and more. Weekly video and email recaps are sent out each week for adult classes, so even if you  miss a class you'll be able to continue learning!

All classes listed are for both in-person and virtual participants.

We are following all recommended guidance for social distancing & masking, have HEPA filtration in the classroom, and require that in-person students be fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated and wish to enroll, please choose a virtual seat to enroll in class.

If you're more interested in private lessons, or want to book a lesson coaching session to learn how to teach yourself, click below for more info.

Piano & Music Theory Basics

Beginner Level Course

Learn all about the piano, music notation, and other core music concepts using a fun combination of classical, rock and pop music

Piano & Music Theory Level II

Advanced Beginner Level Course

A continuation of Piano & Music Theory Basics. Learn intermediate level chords and music theory concepts, and more advanced piano techniques to take your playing to the next level.

The Songs Of David Bowie

Adv. Beginner / Intermediate Level Course

Take a deep dive into rock piano technique and the specific songwriting techniques of rock icon David Bowie

Songs of the 60's & 70's

Adv. Beginner / Intermediate Level Course

Take a trip back to the early days of modern rock and pop music, and learn to play a bunch of amazing songs from each decade

Playing Piano

Piano & Music Theory Basics

Tuesdays 7:30pm

Beginner Level

4 week course

$199

This course is open to all musicians and skill levels, and no musical knowledge is required to participate.

Please note that adult classes are non-refundable.

With at least 2 weeks notice of cancelation prior to the start of a course, we will offer credit towards another course.

This 4 week adult class is designed to teach basic piano and music theory skills. You will learn to play songs on your own, and to understand the foundational concepts and language of music. 

Some of the topics covered in this course:

Reading music - pitch and rhythm reading

Chords - basic triads

Scales - the major scale

Piano Pieces - Learn piano pieces by various composers such as Czerny, Burgmuller, Bach and more 

Song Form - learning to recognize the different sections of a song, and how to understand basic song form

Music used for this course will consist of a variety of pieces from different styles and eras

 

Piano & Music Theory Basics is a fun entry level adult music class that is perfect for first time beginners or people with some music background looking to firm up their musical foundation. 

 

All students will receive a digital package of sheet music, links to music education resources, and other materials.

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This course is full, but you can still sign up for private lessons or a music coaching session! Click here for more info

 
Playing Piano

Piano & Music Theory Level 2

Thursdays 7:30pm

Advanced Beginner Level

4 week course

$199

This course is open to all musicians and skill levels, but is recommended for beginner/intermediate level musicians.

Please note that adult classes are non-refundable.

With at least 2 weeks notice of cancelation prior to the start of a course, we will offer credit towards another course.

This 4 week adult music class is a continuation of Piano & Music Theory Basics. 

 

In Piano & Music Theory Level 2 you will continue to study music theory concepts and piano technique through learning to play four beginner-intermediate songs in a variety of styles.

 

Some of the topics included are: 

Reading Music - beginning classical pieces and understanding 16th notes

Chords - 6th, 7th, and more advanced chords

Music Theory Concept - intervallic and harmonic ear training

Notating Song Form - understanding how to lay out song sections, and use performance directions like the repeat sign, D.S. al Coda, and D.C. al Coda. 

 

All students will receive a digital package of sheet music, links to music education resources, and other materials.

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This course is full, but you can still sign up for private lessons or a music coaching session! Click here for more info

 

Songs Of The 60's & 70's

Tuesdays 7:30pm

Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Level

4 week course

$199

This course is open to all instruments and skill levels, but primarily uses the piano, and is most appropriate for advanced beginner/intermediate level musicians.

 

Please note that adult classes are non-refundable.

With at least 2 weeks notice of cancelation prior to the start of a course, we will offer credit towards another course.

In this adult music course you will explore several classic songs each week by icons of the 60's and 70's like The Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton John, Marvin Gaye, Carole King, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin and more.

 

The class will greatly increase your understanding of chords, song structure, and how to play more interesting ideas hands together on the piano.

 

It will also give you insight into the musical developments that took place during this incredible time in pop music history.

 

This is the perfect class if you are interested in learning more about how to interpret basic chord charts and sheet music, and how to learn to play basic versions of songs on the piano. 

 

Simple chord charts will be provided, along with links to purchase optional digital sheet music with full piano arrangements. 

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This course is full, but you can still sign up for private lessons or a music coaching session! Click here for more info

 

The Music Of:
David Bowie

Thursdays 7:30pm

Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Level

4 week course

$199

This course is open to all instruments and skill levels, but primarily uses the piano, and is most appropriate for beginner/intermediate level musicians.

Please note that adult classes are non-refundable.

With at least 2 weeks notice of cancelation prior to the start of a course, we will offer credit towards another course.

In this 4 week adult music class you will be given a guided tour of some amazing songs written by rock icon David Bowie. Each week your instructor will give you an overview of a new Bowie classic, section by section, and you'll receive basic sheet music for each song, along with links to purchase optional digital sheet music with full piano arrangements. 

 

You'll also be guided week to week on what to focus on the get the most out of your practice sessions. Even if you can't learn an entire song in one week, you'll learn a lot about Bowie's songwriting and rock chord progressions, and will have all the tools you'll need to continue working on each song at your own pace after the course is over. 

Some songs included in this class are:


Life On Mars

Starman

Changes

Rock and Roll Suicide

Space Oddity

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This course is full, but you can still sign up for private lessons or a music coaching session! Click here for more info

 
 

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Adult Group Class FAQ

Unsure of your skill level?

Use this guide to help you choose your class.

  • Beginner Classes - For complete beginners, or people with some skills but in need of a refresher on basics

  • Advanced Beginner - For people who know the notes on the piano, can play at least a few major/minor chords, have some basic music reading skills. and can play one or two simple songs or short pieces.

  • Intermediate Classes - For people who know all major/minor chords, can understand basic beginner sheet music, and are comfortable playing in tempo confidently.

Still unsure of your skill level? Contact us!

ARE YOU OFFERING IN PERSON ADULT MUSIC CLASSES AND LESSONS?

  • We will begin in person classes again in September 2021, and you can check the course description for details on whether the course is virtual or in person. 

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ADULT MUSIC CLASS?

  • For in person classes, you'll just need to show up on time, and bring any sheet music or other materials required for the course (you can see the individual courses for details).

  • For virtual lessons or classes you will need:

    • An instrument - For most of our classes piano will work best, but you can use any instrument unless the class is specifically geared towards a specific instrument.

    • A Zoom account and the standalone Zoom app will provide the best experience.

    • For lessons you'll need a camera and mic.

    • For classes, you don't need a camera or mic, but your ability to participate will be limited without them.

DO I HAVE TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MUSIC TO TAKE AN ADULT MUSIC COURSE?

  • Most courses are open to all skill levels, including complete beginners, but some courses list recommended skill levels to help you get the most out of each course. Check the specific course you're interested in for details. Contact us if you're unsure if the class is appropriate for you!

  • Even if you don't know much about a subject, or feel that you're not at the recommended skill level the class, you'll have access to videos and course materials after the course is over, so you'll be able to use the course as a way to get started and work your way up quickly even if you aren't at the listed skill level of the course. 

AM I GOING TO HAVE TO PLAY FOR OTHER PEOPLE IN THE CLASS?

  • We will ask students to try playing in class now and then, but one will be asked to perform or play anything for the group unless they are comfortable doing so. 

WHO TEACHES KEYLAB'S ADULT MUSIC CLASSES?

  • Our teachers are located mostly in NYC, but we also offer virtual lessons with creative, intelligent, and experienced educators from all over the world. 

HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I SPEND PRACTICING EACH WEEK?  

  • It is completely up to you how much time you spend practicing. Our courses are designed so that you can spend as much or as little time as you want and you will still be able to learn. 

  • This being said, we do recommend that you try to review the materials as best possible each week so that you can get the most out of each class.

 

HOW MUCH DO ADULT MUSIC CLASSES COST?

  • Most of our classes are 4 week courses and cost around $150-200. See class details for specifics. 

DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS FOR COURSES AND CLASSES?

  • We don't offer credits or refunds for missed or cancelled classes.

  • If you give us at least at least 2 weeks notice before the course starts, we'll offer credit for another course or private lessons.

WHY SHOULD I TAKE AN ADULT MUSIC COURSE?

  • Taking an adult music class can be a profoundly rewarding experience. Learning is the foundation of lifelong growth, and you're never too old to start!

  • At around $35 per class it's an affordable way to get on track with your music ambitions right away!

WHAT ARE KEYLAB'S CLASSES LIKE?

  • Keylab's adult music classes are fun and social, and also highly effective!

  • Our adult music classes designed to help you create a strong and solid foundation for playing piano and understanding basic music theory.

  • We use a variety of music from many styles that is fun to play, and we don't use method books. 

  • With some basic foundational knowledge, and the proper guidance on how to use that knowledge, most people can learn to play at least well enough to have fun and enjoy the experience

WHAT IF I MISS MY ADULT MUSIC CLASS?

  • Each class will be filmed, edited and posted to our site for students to access online, so if you can't make a class, you can still go over the material and be ready for the next week's class. 

I DON'T HAVE AN INSTRUMENT. CAN YOU HELP ME BUY ONE?

 

I'M AFRAID I'LL FAIL AT ADULT MUSIC CLASSES!

  • There is no failing with our classes, and you don't need talent or a PhD to learn to play piano or other instruments.

  • You won't be asked to perform, and you don't have to play anything to take our adult music classes. 

  • You just have to WANT to learn, and be open to trying something new. Who knows? It might just change your life!