Piano Skills Classes

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“Nothing but good to say, the classes have been instrumental in moving me forward in my music production career. Everyone at Pyramind has been a great help, as well. So, thanks again for the blessings.” "

– — Kim B. (Pyramind Graduate)

Piano 101

These workshop classes follow the music theory curriculum and put the theory knowledge into your fingers. These classes are designed to accelerate your skills on the piano as well as reinforce your understanding of music theory and accelerate your songwriting and creative work flow.

  • Establishment of practice regimens.

  • Recognizing sharps and flats in all major scales.

  • Circle of 5th practice routines.

  • Building rhythms to practice to.

  • One and two-hand techniques.

  • Hand forms for Major and Minor scales.

  • LH bass, RH chord practice routines.

  • Recognizing music theory intervals within scales.

Piano 110

This class is a continuation of Piano 101 and students will continue to build their foundations in piano skills in sync with the Music Theory 101 and 110 classes.

  • InDepth LH / RH practice techniques.

  • Improvisation techniques while playing progressions.

  • Practicing suspension within chord progressions.

  • The 12-bar blues form and performing it in different scales.

  • 3 and 4-chord progression practice routines.

  • Triads, triad inversions and chord “spelling” practice.

  • Key signatures and its relationship to the Circle of 5ths.

  • 2, 3 and 4-chord progressions through the circle of 5ths.

"What a great place to meet people who are like-minded and share similar goals. There’s a lot of creation happening here besides education, that’s really what makes Pyramind so exciting!"

– Wylie L // Pianist and songwriter

Meet your Piano Instructor!

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Ryan Rey - Piano 101, 110

Ryan Rey is a composer, guitarist, and teacher from the San Francisco Bay Area. He writes music for chamber ensembles, symphonic band, orchestra, rock groups, videogames, ringtones, and film.

At the age of 5, Ryan’s first instrument was a bright orange and neon green plastic toy guitar and his first recording setup was a Playschool cassette player with microphone combo. Using this toy tape recorder, he captured the sound of his screaming voice and feedback noises. This was his first exploration into composition. Nowadays, classical chamber music, electronic loops, heavy metal, and a mix of other genres influence his music.

Additional Information about building Custom Programs

  • All courses in the Complete are held at our San Francisco ground campus location.

  • Custom program students can choose from ANY of our existing individual classes based on need and satisfying all prerequisites.

  • Veterans and International students must choose from one of our approved Full Time programs and cannot build custom programs.

  • 13 subject tracks across 3 DAW’s (Pro Tools, Ableton Live and Logic Pro X).

  • Payment plans are available to qualified students with low monthly interest up to 2-years based on the size of a custom program.

  • Discounts on gear are available through our partnerships with Ableton, Mixed in Key and Sweetwater Sound!

  • All Access Studio Pass is granted FREE with enrollment of a custom program over $10,000 in tuition.

  • Tuition - variable based on the choice of classes in the Custom Program.

Need More Information?

Contact us directly:
(888) 378-MIND Extension 202 or