Our story is one of heart and family. After the death of his mother, Gregory Charles was looking for a way to immortalize her unique way of teaching music.
In 2017, he paid her the most beautiful tribute by creating the Gregory Academy. An online academy dedicated to teaching music, allowing Gregory to share with the public the pleasure of playing an instrument, thanks to the intuitive and original method of his first piano teacher: his mother.
Understanding the music
10 minutes a day
Playing with and for others
With our proven and enjoyable method, learning to play the piano or guitar is easy and accessible to all ages. Our teaching method, called the Gregory Piano System (G.P.S.), is based primarily on instinct and includes motivating and interactive follow-ups.
Nobody learns to speak and read in one day. That’s why our method starts by teaching the “language” of music, i.e. learning to listen, to locate the notes that make up a chord, and then to assemble the chords into melodic lines as you would put words together to make a sentence and express your thoughts. Once you’ve understood the location of the notes of a chord in a key, you’ll be able to transpose your knowledge to all keys. That means you can start our online piano lessons or guitar lessons even if you can’t read music. Your desire to learn and your ears will be enough to guide you through.
A passionate music lover and multi-faceted artist, Gregory is a musician, host, singer, songwriter and television star. Through 4,000 concerts with 2.5 million tickets sold, he has shared the stage with such artists as Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones, Diana Krall, Michael Bublé, Stevie Wonder, Sade, Michel Legrand, Josh Groban, Claude Nougaro, Charles Aznavour and superstar Céline Dion.
At a young age, Gregory quickly felt in love with music, learning to play what he heard in all keys and styles. He won his first national piano competition at the age of 7 and went on to represent Canada at numerous competitions.
Forty years later, with his impressive experience on the music scene and in teaching, Gregory wishes to share his love of music and his unique learning method with you, through this online platform that allows you to take piano lessons or guitar lessons at your own pace, as you benefit from his invaluable advice.