The following is the Gregory’s Academy guide that will answer the most commonly asked questions.
Included in your membership with Gregory’s Academy:
– Access to the learning platform for 26 months from starting date
– 230 on-line video lessons in:
- Easy Piano
- I play piano 1
- I play piano 2
- I play piano 3
- Piano Piano
- Piano Piano 2
- I play piano kids
- I’m in the chorus
- I play guitar
- I play guitar 2
– 75 on-line video lessons in:
- musIQ 101
– 30 bonus capsules with complementary material (with the exception of musIQ 101)
– Virtual meetings where you can ask your written questions directly to Gregory
– Sheet music or didactical material
– A concert with Gregory (with the exception of musIQ 101 and I’m in the chorus)
– A recording session with Gregory for the course I’m in the chorus
– 12 additional videos to maintain your new skills (with the exception of musIQ 101)
– Access our e-learning platform and all its content for an additional 18 months
COURSE AND PLATFORM OVERVIEW
May I join a course at any time?
Yes, you may join a course at any time and start the next day.
Can I register for several courses?
Upon registration, you will receive an email with the link to access Gregory’s Academy online course platform, which you will be able to access with your username and password created during your registration.
Courses will begin the day after your regsitration and you will be able watch the lessons directly on the platform.
Repeat, practice and learn
The courses have been conceptualized to provide you with an intuitive music learning experience. Do the exercises suggested by Gregory every day. Practice, rehearse, and be patient with yourself!
Progress each week with Gregory
The courses don’t only include pre-recorded lessons. Gregory holds virtual meetings to answer your questions live.
Will I receive lessons by email?
No, lessons will be accessible via the Academy Gregory platform. They will appear on the platform according to the course calendar and will remain there for the duration of your course.
Can I do several lessons in the same day?
It is possible to do as many lessons per day as you want, if the lesson is available online.
Can I save video lessons on my computer?
No, the lessons are not downloadable and it is strickly forbiden to reproduce them.
How long will I have access to the platform and lessons?
You will have access for the duration of the course followed by an additional 18 months.
What happens if I am absent for several days/weeks?
You can go back at any time to view missed lessons upon your return.
What happens if I move to another city / country? Can I continue the lessons?
Lessons are accessible anywhere in the world, provided you have access to the Internet.
How will the virtual meetings take place?
A link will be posted on the platform. From there, you will be able to access the virtual meeting. During this meeting, you will be able to put your questions in writing to Gregory and he will answer you live.
When will the virtual meetings take place?
As these meetings will not always take place at the same time, the schedule will be communicated to you in advance on the platform.
If I am not available at the virtual meeting, will I be able to watch it later?
Yes, these meetings will be recorded and broadcast on the platform in the following days.
At the end of the program, will I do a single concert on the stage with Gregory?
You will be in concert with Gregory, but you will not be alone. You will be with other students from your program (with the exception of musIQ 101).
Am I obligated to participate in the concert?
No, you can participate in the concert only if you feel like it.
When and where will the concert take place?
The details of the concert will be communicated to you during the program.
Why a 10-minute lesson per day?
The classic method offers a long session once a week, while Gregory’s method promotes frequent, brief and effective practices. The advantage of this method is the greater ability to integrate complex concepts for the student.
What is special about the proposed courses?
Thess courses aim to free students from music scores. The teaching method is geared toward an intuitive music learning experience to allow the student to really integrate the concepts learned over the long term.
I have never played a musical instrument, can I register?
Yes. Gregory’s Academy offers a wide variety of courses designed for both people who have never played an instrument, but also for those who have already taken classes several years ago or for more experience musicians.
I cannot read music; will I be able to follow the lessons anyway?
Do I need an instrument for the piano programs and the guitar programs?
Yes. For the piano programs you will need a keyboard or acoustic piano with a minimum of 76 keys. For the guitar programs, you will need an acoustic, electric, or classic guitar. However, a 12-string guitar, ukulele and banjo are not suitable for this kind of lesson.
Is there a minimum age for the course?
For the guitar programs, you must be big enough to hold the instrument properly in your hands!
What hardware is required?
You will need a computer, tablet or smart device capable of accessing the internet. You absolutely need an internet access. Note, for Apple products, you must have a version greater than 9.3.5.
I am not very comfortable with technology. Can I register anyway?
The platform is simple and easy to use. We recommend that you read the “Student Guide”, as you will find several tips on how to navigate on the platform. If you have technical problems or questions, you can write directly to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the available payment methods?
You can pay by credit card.
Which credit cards are accepted?
Visa and MasterCard
What payment terms are available?
You can choose to pay in two equal instalments or eight monthly instalments (except for musIQ 101).
If the course does not meet my expectations, may I cancel?
Yes, you may cancel at any time. Once your cancellation is processed by Gregory’s Academy team, you will receive a confirmation and your refund. You will be refunded directly on the credit card registered in your file.
How is the refund calculated?
You will be reimbursed for the number of days between the date we received your cancellation request and the end of the period you paid for.
If I leave the Academy, can I keep the completed lessons up to the date of my leaving?
No, when you leave Gregory’s Academy, you lose your access to the platform and all its content.