After 10 years with an excellent private teacher, I was reluctant to try "group" lessons. I was initially put off by the electric keyboards as well. Both of my concerns turned out to be unfounded. My 15-year old son thrives on the group dynamic ; he gets along with all the students and loves learning to "depend on them while they depend on me and how much I've practiced." Ms. Grace gives lots of personal attention and positive feedback to individual students. The keyboards have headphones that allow for "silent" practice and fine-tuning. I also appreciate the extremely professional recitals and opportunity to participate in the Guild where students show off what they've learned. All levels of students feel proud to share their gift of music, and that's what matters. Worth every penny! - Deirdre O