Frequently Asqued Questions

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1. SUBSCRIPTION

1.1 WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY SUBSCRIPTION?

Virtual meetings
Scores for each piece

Piano

  • 100 lessons of 10 minutes each
  • Access to the platform for a period of 17 weeks, starting from the moment of registration
  • 8 months of free access to the platform and its content after the last lesson of the course has been posted online (conditional on the course being paid in full)
  • The chance to participate in a concert with Gregory Charles and other academicians

Guitar

  • 230 lessons of 10 minutes each
  • Access to the platform for a period of 34 weeks, starting at the time of registration
  • 18 months of free access to the platform and its content after the last lesson of the course has been posted online (conditional on the course being paid in full)
  • The chance to participate in a concert with Gregory Charles and other academicians
1.2 CAN I TAKE A LOOK AT A LESSON EXAMPLE AND AT THE LEARNING PLATFORM?
  • Sample piano lesson for beginners:

 

  • Sample guitar lesson for beginners:

 

  • Overview of the learning platform:

2. REGISTRATION

2.1 CAN I JOIN A PROGRAM AT ANY TIME?

Piano

Registration will start on August 9, 2022. Classes begin on August 29, 2022.

Guitar

Yes, you can. Registration is open at all times and you can start your first lesson as soon as you have registered.

2.2 CAN I REGISTER FOR MORE THAN ONE COURSE?

Yes, depending on the amount of time you wish to devote to learning to play the instrument.

2.3 WHAT DO I DO AFTER I REGISTER?

After your registration, you will receive an email containing a link that will allow you to access the Gregory Academy’s teaching platform. You will be able to access your course using the username and password you created when you registered.

3. HOW IT WORKS

3.1 WHEN WILL MY COURSE START?

Piano

The fall session of the course starts on August 29, 2022

Guitar

Your course will start as soon as your registration is completed and you will be able to see the contents of the platform immediately.

3.2 HOW ARE THE LESSONS DELIVERED?

Each 10-minute lesson is made available once a day (usually 6 days a week) starting at the time of your subscription.

3.3 CAN I DOWNLOAD VIDEO CLIPS ON MY COMPUTER?

The video clips are only available through the Gregory Academy teaching platform and cannot be downloaded on your computer.

3.4 WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM ABSENT OR SICK FOR SEVERAL DAYS OR WEEKS?

When you return to practice, you will be able to view all the clips you have missed until the deadline of your access to the course that is mentioned in your account. Thanks to the free additional access, this should not be a problem.

In addition, at the end of this access, you will be able to extend this access for a small fee.

3.5 CAN I DO MORE THAN ONE LESSON IN A DAY?

It is possible to complete as many lessons per day as you wish, if the capsules are unlocked and therefore available online.

3.6 WHAT HAPPENS IF I MOVE TO ANOTHER CITY/ COUNTRY? CAN I CONTINUE THE LESSONS? WILL I BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THE LESSONS?

The lessons can be accessed from anywhere in the world, as long as you have access to the Internet.

4. VIRTUAL MEETINGS

4.1 WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF VIRTUAL MEETINGS?

The virtual meetings are in support of your learning of the instrument.

During these meetings, you will have the opportunity to write to your teacher, Gregory Charles, to ask questions related to the concepts learned in your course.

4.2 WHEN WILL THE VIRTUAL MEETINGS TAKE PLACE?

The schedule of the virtual meetings is available on the teaching platform, directly in your course, under the tab of the same name.

4.3 IF I CANNOT ATTEND THE VIRTUAL MEETING, CAN I ACCESS IT LATER?

Yes, these meetings are recorded and a link to access them is available on the online platform, under Archives in the virtual meeting schedule.

5. THE CONCERT

5.1 DO I HAVE TO ATTEND THE CONCERT?

No, you are not required to. Participation in the concert is at the discretion of the academician.

5.2 AT THE END OF THE COURSE, WILL I PERFORM ALONE ON STAGE WITH GREGORY?

You will be accompanied by other Gregory Academy students.

5.3 WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE CONCERT TAKE PLACE?

Details about the concert will be communicated to you during the program.

6. PREREQUISITES

6.1 IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE FOR TO ATTEND THE GREGORY’S ACADEMY?

For the guitar programs, you must be old enough to hold the instrument.

For the piano programs, we offer courses from 7 to 114 years old.

6.2 I HAVE NEVER PLAYED A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. CAN I REGISTER?

Yes, you can. The Gregory Academy offers a wide range of courses designed for people who have never played an instrument, but also for those who have taken courses in the past, and for more experienced musicians.

6.3 I CAN’T READ MUSIC. CAN I STILL TAKE THE COURSE?

Yes, you can. The G.P.S. method promotes intuitive learning of music.

6.4 DO I NEED A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TO ENROLL AT THE GREGORY ACADEMY?

For piano lessons, you will need a keyboard or an acoustic piano with a minimum of 76 keys.

For the guitar programs, you will need an acoustic, electric or classical guitar. However, the 12-string guitar, ukulele and banjo are not appropriate instruments for this type of course.

6.5 WHAT COMPUTER EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO TAKE THE COURSE?

You must have Internet access and you must have a computer, tablet or smart device with an Internet connection. Here is the list of supported software or operating systems:

On Windows: Windows 10 or Windows 11 only.

On Mac: OS X Sierra (10.12) and newer.

Browsers:
– Chrome: 80 and newer (ideally always the latest version).
– Firefox: 77 and newer (ideally always the latest version).
– Edge: only the version launched in 2020.

Android: 10.0 and newer.
iOS: iOS 13 and newer.

Tablets and phones:
Generally, we support devices that are 5 years old or younger.

Internet connection: 10 mbps minimum

 

6.6 I AM NOT VERY AT EASE WITH TECHNOLOGY. CAN I STILL REGISTER?

The platform is simple and easy to use. If you encounter technical difficulties or if you have a question about the functioning of the courses or the platform, you can contact the Gregory Academy team at the following email address: info@academiegregory.com.

7. PAYMENT METHODS

7.1 WHAT PAYMENT METHODS ARE OFFERED?

You can either pay by Visa or Mastercard.

7.2 WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT TERMS OFFERED?

Details of the various options are available on the registration pages.

8. CANCELLATION

8.1 WHAT IF THE CHOSEN COURSE LEVEL IS NOT SUITABLE?

It is possible to change a subscription to a more or, less advanced course within the first 30 days of the subscription.

8.2 IF THE COURSE DOES NOT MEET MY EXPECTATIONS, CAN I CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION?

Yes, you can. You can cancel your membership at any time. Once your cancellation has been processed by the Gregory Academy team, you will receive a confirmation and your refund (if applicable) on the credit card you used to pay for your membership.

8.3 HOW WILL THE REFUND AMOUNT AMOUNT BE CALCULATED?

We will refund you the number of days between the date of your cancellation request and the end of the period for which you paid your subscription (this does not cover the additional access period offered for free).

8.4 IF I UNSUBSCRIBE FROM MY COURSE, WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO THE LESSONS I HAVE COMPLETED UP TO THE DATE OF MY WITHDRAWAL?

No, you will not. When you decide to unsubscribe, you lose access to the platform and its content.

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