1. How are the classes/sessions structured?
Some classes are held weekly, others may be "camp style" classes that run over consecutive days. A class series may consist of anywhere between 2 - 4 sessions, depending on the song. The duration of each session is between 30 - 45 mins.
3. How do I sign up for classes?
Check out the Sign Up page to see class schedules and sign up. Once you sign up, you will receive an email confirmation and a zoom link 24 hours before the class.
4. How many classes can I sign up for?
As many as you like! All we ask is that you be respectful of the teacher's time and other students and show up to the class or cancel at least 24 hours in advance.
5. Can I volunteer to teach?
We would love that! We are always looking to add more teachers and lessons to our class schedule. Please fill out this short form and we will be in touch shortly.
6. Are there any pre-requisites to signing up?
If you are singing up for an instrumental class, you need to have that instrument and know the basics. Since our lessons are performance/ song based, basic comfort with the instrument would be great. For vocal and song writing lessons, there are no prerequisites, just a love for singing is needed!
7. What does the name MicroPlanes mean?
In geometry, a plane is a flat surface that extends infinitely far. When it comes to music, there are many categories or "planes" of learning that extend infinitely far, like geometric planes. We offer song-based "micro" lessons in many "planes" of music - singing, playing an instrument like the guitar, piano, violin, ukulele, and songwriting and composing - that's where the name MicroPlanes comes from. Clever, huh? We thought so! :)
2. How much is the fee?
All our classes are free. Our teachers volunteer their time because we all believe in accessibility. If you enjoy the class and find it valuable, please support our fundraising goal and donate to AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is program designed to help underachieving students with high academic potential prepare for entrance to colleges and universities.