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Instruction designed for beginners as well as experienced keyboarders. Ideal for those who wish to quickly improve their skills with less fatigue -- through better ergonomics -- and improve productivity by increasing speed and accuracy. Learn about the keyboards options we teach.

“KEYTIME is the best system for learning to type. Nothing else compares!”

—D. Del Castillo, Grad Student

Course Descriptions

Browse These Year-round Scheduled Courses

Basic-Standard-Enhanced Courses

Effective quick start options designed for beginners and experienced typists alike. These courses are suitable for students ages 10 through adult. Choose from 2, 4 or 5 session courses depending upon your needs. During the first KEYTIME® session, students learn the entire keyboard lettering by touch and begin applying their new skill. Students are taught the equivalent of a conventional classroom keyboarding program in less than a semester's time. The most powerful results stem from correctly applying this new skill on a regular daily basis. As with any new skill, practice is required. Practice with our materials yield the fastest results. Be prepared to allot adequate time outside of class for assignment completion; this varies by student. Pick the option that best meets the learning experience you wish to have! Choose Basic, Standard, or Enhanced Course option.

Basic: Cost for two 2-1/2 hour sessions is $265.00. This is an introductory touch-typing course. Students are taught finger paths for letters, capitalization, punctuation, and horizontal numbers. Includes generalized goal setting based on handwriting speed assessment. Designed for students who are adept at self-study. Attend the first 2 sessions only.

Standard: Cost for four 2-1/2 hour sessions is $365.00. Basic Course plus dexterity assessment, personalized goal setting, and an introduction to Speed and Accuracy. Attend the first 4 sessions only. This course meets most student needs.

Enhanced: Cost for five 2-1/2 hour sessions is $399.00. Standard Course with additional exercises emphasizing Speed and Accuracy. Attend all 5 sessions.

Self-starters Course

Ideal for busy adults! Nine hours of instruction. Designed for those who require less in-class training, who are highly motivated and are task-oriented self-starters. This 3 day course, at 3 hours per session, covers finger paths for letters, capitalization, punctuation, and horizontal numbers; dexterity assessment and personalized goal setting. Course focus is on building muscle memory and proficiency. Increased speed comes naturally when practicing with our materials and following our methodology. Practice outside of class is required. Be prepared to allot adequate time outside of class for assignment completion; time required varies by student. Those who see the most powerful results, immediately begin using this new skill correctly and frequently on a daily basis and commit to practice with our materials for at least 30 minutes per day.

Just for 9's

Just for 9's! This 10 hour class is ideal for 9 year olds finishing 3rd grade or currently in 4th grade. Consecutive one week classes are great for younger students who need more time-on-task. Classes are generally 5 consecutive days at 2 hours per day. Cognitively, nine year olds process information differently and benefit from a slower paced class. This class may not be suitable for students younger than 9 or older than 10. It is paced specifically for nine year olds and will most likely be too fast for younger students and too slow for older ones. Those who are cognitively 9 years old or have learning disabilities may also benefit from this slower paced class. This class is based on our Standard Course and teaches the entire keyboard lettering by touch in a much shorter time than traditional programs. By class end, students will be given realistic personalized typing goals based on their individual dexterity and progress. Those who see the most powerful results tend to immediately start using their new skill, correctly and frequently, on a daily basis. As with any new skill, practice is required. Be prepared to allot adequate time outside of class for assignment completion; this varies by student. Students are expected to continue practicing, with our materials, for at least 30 days after class. Materials included in cost.

Kids Academy!

Pre-K through 3rd Grade. Young students learn quickly in our Kids Academy! Two Class Levels: Ages 7-9 and Ages 4-6. Instruction includes our award winning TYPEDancing for Kids©! featuring KEYbird©! Give your child an early advantage, form good keyboarding habits, and let them express their creativity.

Ages 7-9 attend five 90 minute sessions. *Classes start at $255 for payments made by electronic check through our system. Initially, students learn with game cards and songs. Keyboards are gradually introduced based on the individual's progress. Keyboard activities start with keyboards where letters are visible and graduate to keyboards with the letters covered -- depending upon student ability. Students who progress rapidly, through the TYPEDancing for Kids© program, may be required to obtain additional materials (additional costs apply). Practice, practice, practice! Students will need to practice at home. Please allow adequate time for this activity; varies by student.

Younger students, ages 4-6, learn to use all of their fingers to prevent developing bad habits. TYPEDancing for Kids©! is a fun way for young kids to learn. Students build dexterity while learning with songs and games on game cards. Keyboard activities are introduced based on individual progress. Classes are five sessions for an hour each. Base cost is $195.00 per student. Parents/nannies attend this class along with the student. This class is scheduled as a Form Your Own group with a 5 student minimum. At home practice will be done with the TYPEDancing© video and game cards.

Course Extension

Exclusive offerings for former students who have completed a standard KEYTIME® course. Eligibility varies from 30 days to 1 year depending upon which option is chosen. Current materials are required. Most classes are held during our regularly scheduled sessions.
Four options to support your progress:
1) Tutoring: Students who completed the course within the last 30 days are eligible to have one-on-one tutoring. By appointment only. Detailed description below.
2) Finger Path Refresher: This is a one session course for those needing to retrain their fingers. Must have completed the course within the last 2 months. Detailed description below.
3) Complete Refresher: This option allows for a repeat of our full standard course. Must have completed the course within the last 6 months. Detailed description below.
4) Speed & Accuracy Improvement: This class is for those who already know how to touch-type using the KEYTIME® Method, but wish to improve speed & accuracy. Must have completed the course within the last 1-12 months. Detailed description below.

Exclusive Course Extension Offerings to Former Students!

Online Registration

Tutoring: Tutoring is available only to students who have taken a KEYTIME® class within the last 30 days and need supervised practice to improve speed and accuracy.  Sessions must be scheduled in advance with the instructor. 
Prerequisites: Must have taken a KEYTIME® class within the last 30 days. You will need the Skillbuilder book and KEYfinder chart for these sessions (additional costs apply if materials are needed). 
Cost: $50.00 per hour

Finger Path Refresher: This one day class (1st session of any available standard class only) is for those who just need to retrain their fingers and will practice on their own. 
Prerequisites: Must have taken a KEYTIME® course within the last 2 months.  Must have KEYfinder color-coded chart and Skillbuilder Book.
Cost: $125 if you have our current materials or $175 if you need materials.
Need more than just the finger paths? Take our Complete Refresher.

Complete Refresher: This is a repeat of our full course options. You can sign-up for any available Self-starters, Standard (4 sessions), or Just for 9’s! course shown on our schedule. 
Prerequisites: Must have taken a KEYTIME® course within the last 6 months. Must have Skillbuilder Book and KEYfinder color-coded chart.
Cost: $205.00 if you have our current materials or $255.00 if you need new materials.
Would you also like to learn to 10 Key? You can add it for $45.00 and one additional half hour of training. Must be scheduled with instructor.

Speed & Accuracy Improvement: This course is only for students who have taken a KEYTIME course and have a full grasp of the proper finger paths and the keyboard. Choose between 2 sessions in a Self-starters Course (days 2-3), 3 sessions in a Standard Course (days 2-4), or 4 sessions in an Enhanced Course (days 2-5).
Prerequisites: Must have completed a KEYTIME course within the last 1-12 months. Must use the correct finger paths without looking. Must have the current Skillbuilder book and KEYfinder chart. Must have completed Lessons 1-6 twice before the first session. If you no longer have the Skillbuilder Learning Kit, you will need to order it and complete the assignments before attending the first session.
Cost: $225.00
Do you feel like you’re struggling with the Qwerty layout, but need to type more accurately and quicker? Try learning the Dvorak keyboard layout instead!  You can add it for $55.00 and an additional hour of training.  Additional session must be taken prior to attending the Speed & Accuracy Improvement course.

WPM Certification

Need a WPM certification for your job application? KEYTIME® does testing in a half hour and provides a certified record. Testing must be scheduled in advance. $45 fee includes copies of the tests and a certified record.

Private Instruction

Want to rocket boost your start on touch typing? In person or SKYPE™ gets quick results! Rates start at $150.00 per hour (2-hour minimum on first day) plus cost of materials. Classes are tailored to your needs. A minimum of four hours is required for complete instruction of the KEYTIME®  program. Six hours is recommended within a two week period. For best results, it is important to practice after each session. Session 1: $350.00 includes 2 hours of instruction and materials. Each additional hour: $150.00. Sessions must be scheduled in advance and coordinated with your instructor. Contact us to learn more.

Form Your Own Class

If our posted schedules do not meet your needs, you can form your own class of five or more students at our location. Materials included in cost. Classes must be pre-arranged and pre-paid. Formed groups are non-refundable. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more. To prevent scheduling conflicts, please review our calendar before requesting a class.

Standard classes formed at our location have a five student minimum with a setup fee of $1,775.00. Each additional participant pays $355.00 for the 4th grade and older class. Pay 5 Student Setup via PayPal

Kids Academy classes formed at our location have a five student minimum and a setup fee is required. Ages 7-9 years old setup fee is $1,250.00. Each additional student at our location is $250.00. Pay Setup Fee via PayPal
Setup fee is $925.00 for ages 4-6. Each additional student is $185.00. Setup Fee Payment via PayPal

Classes will not be confirmed without the setup fee payment. Please review the KEYTIME Cancellation Policy before paying.

10 Key Instruction

10 Key Instruction is invaluable for use with keyboards, cash registers, calculators, and adding machines. Quickly learn the secret to successful use of the 10 Key pad. Private instruction and practice takes about 30 minutes. Cost: $45.00