...and most of the music that is written down is Classical music.
Learning to read music is a long, slow process. And the best you can hope for is to be able to play simple songs within 1-2 years.
The “play first” philosophy is inspired by guitar playing, where beginners are taught to strum chords and within days are playing and singing along to their favourite songs.
Playing chords is actually the dominant style of piano playing for all modern music (including Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, Folk, Jazz and Gospel).
Let me tell you a secret:
THIS IS HOW THE PROS PLAY!
Professional musicians, like Elton John, Sarah McLachlan, Billy Joel, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Carole King, Jerry Lee Lewis and the Beatles, all play this way on their recordings.
PLAY FIRST PIANO will show you, step-by-step, how quickly you can start playing like the pros. You will be...
- playing your first chords within a day,
- playing familiar songs within a week,
- playing almost any song you can think of within months.
But, honestly, I didn’t start out wanting to do any of those things. I just wanted to learn how to sing and play my favorite songs on the piano. The problem was that piano lessons were boring and I never got to play the songs I wanted to play.
So, inspired by chord-playing on the guitar, I taught myself a new chord-based style of piano playing, only to discover later that every modern recording artist was playing precisely the same way! So, why wasn’t anyone teaching this?
I have spent the past 8 months rethinking and redesigning the way keyboard lessons should be taught, based on the breadth of my 33 years experience as a teacher and performer of both Popular and Classical music. This is how I always wanted to be taught; hopefully it is the same for you.
YOU - if you want to have fun playing music without getting all serious about it.
YOU - if you have ever been a piano student frustrated by traditional lessons.
YOU - if you’re a complete beginner to the piano.
YOU - if you’re a musician (especially guitarist) who wants to quickly learn a second instrument.
YOU - if you’re a singer/songwriter or aspire to become one.
YOU - if you want to learn to play without sheet music.