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Our keyboard lessons for adults are suitable for students who want to learn the casual (express) way of playing music on a keyboard as suppose to piano playing. You will learn a wide range of keyboard playing techniques and functions of the keyboard such as automated bass and drum pattern rhythms and emulating different lead instruments (.e.g. saxophone, organ, strings, etc) in different genres. Keyboarding is used mainly in ‘one-man band’ setting’. The term ‘keyboard’ is vaguely used in Singapore, most people actually meant Pop Piano instead. Click here to learn more about our Pop Piano Course instead.
Course title: P.B.E.S™ Pop Keyboard Course (for adults)
Mode of coaching: one-on-one lessons (individual)
Age group: for Adults and Teens
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Lessons frequency: 1 lesson per week
Prerequisite: Zero music background
Available levels: P.B.E.S™ Pop Keyboard
Monthly fees: $180
The entire course can also be fully customized upon request (without following the P.B.E.Syllabus™) In addition, when you enroll for the Pop Keyboard, you will receive the following incentives, exclusive to PBE students:
a) P.B.E.S™ Student Edition Textbook
b) P.B.E.S™ Song Excerpts Black Booklet
c) Login ID and Password for P.B.E.I.S™ Online Student Portal
d) Whatsapp Newsfeed & admission to PBE Club where you can enjoy free usage our practice studios, free scores transcribing, discounts on musical instruments & more
P.B.E.S™ Pop Keyboard I
Syllabus content for Pop Keyboard I
(in conjunction with P.B.E.Syllabus™)
Subject K:1 | Single note melody playing
Subject K:2 | Basic music theory
Subject: K:3 | Note reading
Subject: K:4 | Keys and scales
Subject: K:5 | Posture & fingerings
Subject: K:6 | Chord formation
Subject K:7 | Sustain pedaling
Subject K:8 | Basic coordination skills
Subject K:9 | Finger independence
Subject K:10 | 2 hands playing with root note
Subject K:11 | 2 hands playing with block chord
Subject K:12 | Basic rhythm training
Subject K:13 | Common Pop chord progressions
Objectives for P.B.E.S™ Pop Keyboard:
Prerequisite for P.B.E.S™ Pop Keyboard:
P.B.E.S™ Pop Keyboard II
Syllabus content for Pop Keyboard II
(in conjunction with P.B.E.Syllabus™)
Subject K:14 | Introduction to keyboards
Subject K:15 | Key transposing
Subject: K:16 | Layering and splitting
Subject: K:17 | Movable Doh technique
Subject: K:18 | Using styles (drum rhythms)
Subject: K:19 | Drum fills
Subject K:20 | Voice and style editing
Subject K:21 | Pitch bend and modulation wheel
Subject K:22 | Auto accompaniment
Subject K:23 | Finger mode - Single finger
Subject K:24 | Finger mode - Multi finger
Subject K:25 | Editing finger mode
Subject K:26 | Real time recording
Duration for P.B.E.S™ Pop Keyboard:
Between 12-24 months (depending on individual's progress)
Keyboard lessons VS piano lessons?
The term musical keyboard is used to describe practically any object that is in-corp orated with the typical black and white musical keys. Technically, a keyboard instrument can be an acoustic piano, an organ, a synthesizer, a harpsichord, a digital or electronic piano, etc. However, when you use the term ‘keyboard’ solely, it usually refers to the portable range digital keyboards with in-built speakers and functions for massive accompaniment styles and instruments (voices).
The following product series are examples of keyboard:
Yamaha PSR-273 / PSR-373 / PSR-EW300 / PSR-EW310 / PSR-E463 / PSR-I400 / PSR-EW410 / EZ-300 / PSR-SX600 / PSR-SX700 / PSR-SX900
Casio CT-X800/ CT-X700 / CTK-240 / WK-240 / CTK-3500 / CTK-2550 / CTK-2500 / CTK-1550 / CTK-1500 / CT-X5000 / LK-280 / LK-265 / LK-190 / LK-136 / LK-135
CT-S300 / CT-S200 / CT-S100 / LK-S250 / CT-S300 / CT-S200 / CT-S100 / LK-S250
Roland E-X30 / E-X20A / E-X20 / E-A7 / E-09 / BK-5 / BK-3
Our Keyboard lessons:
1) You will learn mainly how to play with single right hand melody emulating different instruments on the keyboard such as saxophone, strings, organ, lead sounds, etc.
2) You will learn mainly how to use the auto accompaniment styles (one-man band function) – with single left hand playing to simulate different chords.
Our Piano lessons:
1) You will learn how to play and improvise on the piano with 2 hands. Your left hand will play chord patterns while your right hand will either play the melody with harmonies or fill-ins (in a solo playing context). All of which are ‘actual playing’ instead of pressing buttons to execute auto-simulations such as the auto rhythm and the auto fill-in functions in a keyboard.
2) You will learn a wide wide of pop genres (usually beginning with pop ballads)
Our library contains 2000 over fake sheets which are suitable for learning. If there is a song unlisted in our library, you can request and we can transcribe for you with no fee. All songs are strictly for educational purposes only. Learn more
Please whatsapp us at 91798110, as our schedule changes every other day.
1130am & 83opm for weekdays and 11am & 415pm for weekends
When you postpone a lesson, you gain a makeup lesson which has a 1 year expiry. In brief, you need to give 3 days advanced notice and 1 day advanced notice for peak and off peak lessons respectively.
You may sign up online or at our school physically or via whatsapp at 91798110.
Send us an email, we should be able to work out something for you.
Per month $180. Based on 4 lessons (per month) Each lesson is 1to1. 45mins.
You may purchase a one-time lesson of $65 (trial lesson)
For the most part, yes it is OK. In fact, once you are a registered student, you are able to use our practice rooms (with pianos) for free.
Our materials are not for sale to the general public.
In brief, yes. Half the student population of our school are adults with zero music background.
It does not matter which part of the month you register and commence your first lesson, as school fees will be fairly prorated accordingly.
During keyboard lessons, you learn more about the technical aspects of the music keyboard. Whereas for pop piano, you learn the ‘proper’ way to play and improvise on the piano. To understand better, click here to learn more about our Pop Piano course
Yes, you can purchase a one-time lesson at $65 (45mins duration)