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Gain keyboard skills at Point Blank

Piano Keyboard Skills I

Master basic piano keyboard techniques

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Overview

In Point Blank's unique Piano Keyboard Skills I 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 place!

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.

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Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2023
  • January 9
  • April 10
  • July 10
  • October 2
Weekly timetable 1 class per week. Daytime and evening sessions available. Contact us for details.
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

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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

Expert Instructors

Carol de Leon Singing

Grammy Award winner Carol de Leon has bachelor's and master's degrees in voice performance from UC Riverside and CSU Northridge and deep experience as a recording artist, choir director, and singing instructor.

David Harrow Music Production & Sound Design

Starting out in the '80's, Dave's incredible adventures include Psychic TV, Anne Clark, ONU Sound System, Andy Weatherall, Lee Scratch Perry, Billy Ray Martin, with countless albums and live projects.

Sweatson Klank Music Production

Flying Lotus remixer and Project Mooncircle stalwart Tom Wilson passes his knowledge on to you as a frontline member of Point Blank LA. Watch the video above to find out more about him.

Mecha Music Production & DJing

An Ableton Certified Trainer and Pioneer DJ Battle Championship winner, Mikhail Arce-Ignacio (Mecha) is a versatile producer, engineer, music director, DJ and live electronic performer.

Arabian Prince Music Business

A founding member of world famous rap group N.W.A, Arabian Prince has written, rapped on, and produced some of the most influential tracks in the history of hip hop in an industry career spanning almost four decades.

Sameer Sengupta Mixing & Mastering

Sameer is an electronic music producer, mixer & mastering engineer who has worked with The Crystal Method, Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Amos, Sting, and more on labels including EMI, Atlantic, Universal, and Defected.

Tuition

Fees Saving over monthly installments
$795 payment in full $40
$50 reg fee + balance of $745 $40
$50 reg fee + $262 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.

Alumni

Bryan Dotel

Recently nominated for a Latin Grammy Award, Tropical Reggaeton producer Bryan Dotel has had great success 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.

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 Piano Keyboard Skills course, classes normally meet once per week for 2 hours on:

Fridays 10:00am – 12:00pm (Morning 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 seven days a week, giving you valuable time in the studio to practice your keyboard exercises and reinforce your new skills outside of class sessions.

Do you provide housing accommodations?

Point Blank has partnered with Upstart Housing to provide our students with inexpensive and conveniently-located housing options in Silver Lake, Echo Park, East Hollywood, and more. Most of our housing locations include built-in recording studio spaces. There are many other options for student housing accommodations near Point Blank LA; please visit our Student Accommodation page for more info.

I work full-time. Can I enroll?

Yes. Classes are usually available in the evening and on weekends, and we will be happy to arrange a class schedule that works around your other professional commitments. Please check with an Admissions Officer to see what scheduling options are available by calling (323) 594-8740 or completing this form.

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