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Gain keyboard skills at Point Blank

Piano Keyboard Skills - Level 1

Master basic piano techniques

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Overview

In Point Blank's unique Piano Keyboard Skills - Level 1 course, you’ll learn essential techniques that will help you translate musical ideas to the piano keyboard. Teach your fingers to play rhythms, scales, melodies, and chords before reading lead sheets for popular songs and writing your own chord progressions. This ten-week course meets for two hours per week, and is taught by professional keyboard instructors in small class sizes of 16 students or less. Unlock the keyboard techniques used by professional musicians, composers, and producers to help you take your music to the next level. No previous experience required. 


Join a global alumni community with the likes of PB London graduate Leona Lewis. Get exclusive masterclasses from the likes of Mark de Clive-Lowe, Laura Escude (Jay Z, Kanye West), Daddy Kev (Low End Theory) and Jimmy Mac (Lorde). Our Admissions Advisors will support you through the enrollment process, so please call with any questions.

Space is limited to 16 students maximum, so Enroll Now to save your spot!

Point Blank is proud to offer partner discounts and exclusive features to students in our LA School. Call a college Admissions Advisor now at (323) 594-8740 or Contact Us and take your keyboard skills to the next level.

Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2024 2025
  • July 8 (Limited availability)
  • September 30 (Limited availability)
  • January 13
  • April 14
  • July 14
Weekly timetable One 2-hour class each week for 10 weeks. Daytime, evening & weekend slots open. Contact us for details.
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Expert Instructors

Scott Simons

Acclaimed songwriter, pianist, and music director for America's Got Talent, X Factor, Paw Patrol, and more. 

Chloe O'Brien

AKA Neia Jane, Chloe is an alternative rock/pop singer, songwriter, and producer and graduate of Berklee College of Music, studied Songwriting and Music Business. She released her debut album “Magic & Honey” in 2019 and has been releasing new music ever since.

Daniel Brummel

Multi-instrumentalist producer, recorded & toured with Weezer, Nada Surf, Spain, Ozma, Sanglorians, and more. Bachelor's & master's degrees in music from UCLA & Cal State LA. Composer for Lifetime TV show American Princess.

Nathaniel Nutter

Nathaniel Nutter writes and produces under the name Savah and Lost Triibe, and has performed music for over 10 years. He has accrued millions of streams on his independent releases on Spotify and has over 5 years of music teaching experience.

Linda Good

Composer, songwriter, producer, who co-founded alternative pop band The Twigs. Multi-instrumentalist on keyboard, voice, guitar, bass, uke, and perc. Toured with Jane’s Addiction, The Mars Volta, Lisa Marie Presley, Bitter:Sweet, others.

Jaron Lopez

Multi-instrumentalist composer on guitar, bass, keyboard, and electronics who works in an electro jazz fusion style. Studied at Berklee, U of Maryland, & U of North Texas. Peep his recent record "Odd Times."

Career Opportunities

  • Musician/Performer
  • Pianist
  • Keyboardist

  • Touring Keyboardist
  • Studio Keyboardist
  • Band Member

  • Recording Artist
  • Piano Teacher
  • Rock Pianist

I really enjoy being a student at Point Blank. Everything’s been great so far. The staff is very welcoming, the teachers are experienced and passionate, and the work environment is fantastic. - Justyna, Singing student

Global Alumni

Bryan Dotel

Latin Grammy Award nominee Bryan Dotel has had great success as a Tropical Reggaeton producer after graduating from PBLA, including amassing more than a million views on YouTube.

Cathleen Cher

Cathleen has been dancing all her life & already accomplished a bunch of amazing things while studying at PB. She toured with Kanye West as part of his creative team and is a DJ and classically trained pianist.

Travis Holcombe

PBLA Certificate student Travis is a KCRW DJ spinning lost un-classics, playful electronics, spine-snapping breaks and a quirky selection of mind-melting grooves by the pound. Served fresh weekly.

Gina Cat

PBLA graduate Gina holds residencies in top California night clubs, tours internationally & plays festivals around the world from Rhythm & Vines in New Zealand, to Soundwave Canada & Burning Man.

Kamel Omais

Kamel aka Dead-Tones is Guy Gerber’s protege, personal assistant and tour manager. Over Summer he is based in Ibiza as Rumours' main resident, and has releases on labels including Kindisch, Motek, Dialtones Records.

Nicole Moudaber

Studied DJing at PB. Carl Cox: “I've been following her for years. She's amazing.” Residencies in Ibiza, Ministry & releases on VIVa Music & Plastic City show Nicole’s doing things her way.

Loren Granic

Co-founder of 'A Club Called Rhonda', has organized parties in LA & beyond for the past 8 years. Known for its stylish crowd and underground vibe, Rhonda hosts up-and-coming DJs and artists alike.

Tuition

Fees (US) Saving over monthly installments
$895 payment in full $90
$100 reg fee + balance of $795 $90
$100 reg fee + $295 per month
See details during the enrollment process. Monthly installment plans are subject to a 5% convenience fee which is already included in the price shown above.

FAQs

What equipment do I need to buy?

None at all! Every Point Blank student has access to their own fully-equipped workstation in class and during their practical studio work outside of class time. If you decide to purchase equipment for your own home studio, we will be happy to help you arrange student discounts from our leading industry partners including Apple, Ableton, Pioneer, Native Instruments, Serato, Izotope, Waves, and more.

When are the classes scheduled?

For each 10-week course in musicianship, piano, guitar, or bass, classes normally meet once per week for 2 hours on a weekday in one of the following timeslots:

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm (Morning Session)
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm (Noon Session)
  • 2:30pm – 4:30pm (Afternoon Session)

Class schedules are confirmed and released two weeks prior to the start of each quarter. Please call (323) 594-8740 for the most up-to-date information on scheduling and class availability. Our facilities are also open for student use from six to seven days a week, giving you valuable time in the studio to practice your musicianship or instrumental exercises and reinforce your new skills outside of class sessions.

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