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Exam registration Details and More News

Dear Golden Key Piano School Community,

We are coming up to exam season as spring rages on and summer approaches.

1. Exam Registration

How to register for exam:

  1. Ask your teacher which week you are going to be ready with all the requirements
  2. Find a time slot based on your teacher’s answer and your availability on the links below. You can not take the exam with your own teacher.
  3. If you started as a beginner in January 2022 or later you will have your exam next year.

If you are taking your lessons on Zoom (Distance learner) please register here

To take your exam in person please register here.

We can not accommodate last minute zoom requests if you register for in person exam.

(NOTE: We cannot accommodate schedule change so please choose your time slots accurately after you discuss it with your teacher.)

Our main goal at Golden Key Piano School is to transmit the life-long love of music to the students. Our examination and certificate is not the goal of taking lessons but it is a way to organize our teaching by following the curriculum guideline and also it is a tangible way to show the students what they have learned during the past year.

For those who are new to school, the exam is really a short lesson with the headteacher Katrin, or our senior teachers Nicole, Gabriel or Blake. All four teachers are very careful to ensure that the exam is an easy and not stressful experience for the children.

2. Summer Package

This summer we have a special package to help the students focus on their piano and improve a lot.

The package includes

  1. Two piano lessons per week, (60 minutes each, in person or online)
  2. One solfeggio group class per week (30 min on zoom, Mondays at 4:00pm PST for ages 5-9 or 4:30pm PST for ages 9 to teenagers)
  3. Monthly informal performances
  4. Monthly “polish up” group class with headteacher.
  5. A Recital at the end of the program

Monthly tuition $780

Space is limited

To register reply to this email now.

To learn more about Solfeggio classes see here

3. Referral System

Many thanks for referrals!

We have been registering students who were referred to us by current or former students of Golden Key Piano School. Believe it or not, we have even had referrals from those who are just starting their own lessons at Golden Key Piano School. We are flattered and grateful for the confidence that our students and their families have in our ability to teach.

To return the favor, for each student that is referred, we will:

  • Add $50 to our scholarship fund to make our quality lessons available to a wider community.
  • Waive the $30 registration fee for your friend as a welcome gift to our school.
  • Send you a thank you gift.

4. All Teachers’ Emergency Link Reminder

Please save your teacher’s zoom link for emergency situations if you need to meet on zoom for your lesson. We might not be able to provide it to you last minute because we simply do not check emails or messages every second.

Teacher Katrin:

Meeting ID: 847 0795 4415 Passcode: 308902

Teacher Ketevan:

Meeting ID: 862 0981 0653 Passcode: HVw5J9

Teacher Nicole:

Meeting ID: 810 7789 1766 Passcode: 814656

Teacher Jin:

Meeting ID: 893 3879 0097 Passcode: jj0X38

Teacher Babak:

Meeting ID: 604 638 8478 Passcode: 0KHZaD

Teacher Chenyi:

Meeting ID: 821 4572 8823 Passcode: H0eLbX

Teacher Gabriel:

Meeting ID: 850 3696 0588 Passcode: Kx2WxU

Teacher Morgan:

Meeting ID:  863 1745 9951 Passcode: f6n8yq

Teacher Blake:

Meeting ID:  827 7003 0378 Passcode:769269

If you have any questions please call the school at (510) 665-5466.

Yours truly,
Katrin Arefy


Katrin Arefy, Head Teacher
1809 University Ave., Berkeley, CA

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