This Week at Keylab

Upcoming Events & Important Dates (details below)

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  • Upcoming Event Details

  • Keylab's After School Program: Week 25 - Songwriting: Binary Form (LINKS TO SHEET MUSIC DOWNLOADS INCLUDED)

  • Student Interview: Aoife from the I Heart Jungle Band

  • Student Interview: Roya from The Beat

  • Featured Band - The Golden Argentina Rock Star Band

  • Meet Our Teachers - Music production & guitar lessons, and lead teacher for our after school program Matthew Ryals

  • Inspiring Site of the Week - Brainpickings.Org articles on music, art, life and more

  • Deal Of The Week - sign up for 3 months of lessons 50% off first month LAST WEEK!



If you are interested in participating in our April Open Labs Camp, registration closes on Monday April 1st at 11:59pm! Camps are $550 for the full week. Go to for details. AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: END OF THE YEAR PERFORMANCE PARTIES! We will be holding performance parties for kids on their last day of class in June, dates below. Kids will be playing live band versions of songs they have worked on this year, and willing participants will be able to show off their piano skills at an informal piano performance portion of the afternoon. We will cap things off by listening to kids digital masterpieces while having pizza and snacks in our lobby area. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend, and we will be filming all performances so you can share with family and friends. Kids can wear whatever they want, and will not need to bring anything. We will update info on pieces and practice suggestions in a future post. PERFORMANCE PARTY DATES - please arrive at 4pm on your child’s last day of class for the year: Monday 6/17 Tuesday 6/18 Wednesday 6/19 Thursday 6/20 Friday 6/21


Click here to reserve your recital segment We will be holding our official recital for private students right next door at 92 Luquer St!. The recital is open to ALL private students (including in-home students) who want to participate, but is not mandatory. The day will be planned in 2-3 phases and we will be sending out details and an invitation to fill out a time request form soon so we can do our best to fit you into the most convenient part of the day for you and your family. The recital will be filmed and individual performances will be available by request at no charge. We also be posting performances to our website and youtube channel. There will be a modest registration fee of $15 per student to participate in the recital.

Inside Keylab's After School Program:

Week 25 - Songwriting: Binary Form

Binary form is a two part form with an 'A' section and a 'B' section. We have been using binary form to teach the basics of song structure and composition, and the kids have been exploring this idea from several different angles: Composing, producing, reading music notation, and performing.