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Reviews, Views, News & All That Jazz!

Posted by Jazz47 on April 24, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Django's Selmer Guitar

Django’s Selmer Guitar

I play Jazz Guitar (yes, with capital letters!) myself and it’s generally got a bad press over the past few decades. It was characterized and associated with sandal wearing beatniks in the 50s and ever since has been considered a high brow musical genre made for people with have sophisticated tastes for their music. The idea that it isn’t for the masses is just ludicrous.

Jazz is a form of exploration and expression, as all music should be. Within the genre there are huge variations in style, from New Orleans to modern progressive. Admittedly, some progressive Jazz hardly seems like music at all, because it’s at the front end of musical exploration.

I’ll probably concentrate more on guitar, but also review some exciting music created by duos, combos of other instruments. Youtube videos will be plastered all over the place, so expect some diversity and many oldies, but goodies. Look around, click around and discover some jazz!

 

Piano Lessons Saint Petersburg FL33712

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Saint Petersburg FL33712 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

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by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Saint Petersburg FL33712

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Saint Petersburg FL33712 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Saint Petersburg FL33712  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Saint Petersburg FL33712

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Who Were The ‘Great’ Jazz Piano Players?

Posted by Jazz47 on May 25, 2016 in Uncategorized with Comments closed |

Cat on Jazz Piano KeyboardThe top three jazz music instruments are probably saxophone, trumpet and piano, each one having several greats, rather than just the one. It depends on you level of passion and of course your upbringing which voice speaks to you most. Are you mostly trad or rather progressive? Do you like lots of notes in your jazz, or a sparse collection charged with emotional darkness? These are the kind of criteria that drives your tastes. It’s great fun to follow a general history of the instruments and innovators to get a flavor of how the music developed over the years, and the history of jazz piano if particularly rich.

Nobody know how the piano sound evolved from the European classical music sounds through blues and jazz, but evolve it did and can now be classified into many musical sub-genres, one of which is pure jazz baby. I’ve said it more than once, so I’ll say it again for good luck – most modern music came from the American blues tradition. Without the that early soulful sound, the face of pop, rock and almost every other stye would (could) have been completely different. One day a son of an African slave was running his left hand up and down the keys in a rhythmic fashion and boogie woogie was born, later to become ‘stride’ piano.

Boogie woogie itself has a rich history and is a niche filled with great and outstanding players, from Ray Charles (oh yes, great boogie and stride pianist) to Doctor John. Doctor John himself is steeped in the New Orleans tradition which was instrumental in the crossover from boogie to full blown jazz – must have been the French influence!

 

 

Doctor John is an interesting figure – a numerous Grammy Award winner, he was instrumental in single handedly creating New Orlean blues-funk and R & B for the piano, influencing many artists along the way. He also worked as a guitarist, but after a bar room incident with a gun, he injured a finger and turned to the piano.

Oscar Peterson was the epitome of the smoke filled room laid back cool kind of jazz, and with his trio, paved the way for this kind of piano music. Of course, there were many, many trios featuring piano, drums and bass that tried to emulate the sound and feel, with varying amounts of success. It’s hard to be as original as the original, don’t you think?

Thelonius Monk had an unorthodox approach to his music, even for jazz pianist who are known for their innovation, but for sheer virtuosity, Art Tatum is widely regarded as the King of the genre.

Piano Lessons Tallahassee FL 32312

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Tallahassee FL 32312 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

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by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Tallahassee FL 32312

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Tallahassee FL 32312 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Tallahassee FL 32312  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Tallahassee FL 32312

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Django Reinhardt – Jazz Guitarist Extraordinaire

Posted by Jazz47 on May 21, 2016 in Uncategorized with Comments closed |

Django Reinhardt - Jazz Guitar (Gottlieb 07301)When I was a kid I would listen to jazz, no not exactly listen, but rather ‘come into contact with’ jazz and it always baffled me. The traditional New Orleans band style is great fun and you can warp your head around the format – it’s predictable and it has a set structure within which the individual musicians can explore their own place within the whole sound.

Modern progressive jazz was, and in some cases, still is, tough to listen to because our ears have been tuned to simpler structures that we are comfortable with, and feel ‘safe’ with. We don’t like too many surprises in our lives or our music, so any musical exploration is preferable done within a framework that we already know.

When first hearing Django Reinhardt play guitar, the complete style of the music was extremely powerful. Even when picking old standards, his improvisations were impeccable and exciting – we knew where he was going, but how he got there was new, exciting and often unexpected. This article sums up the man quite nicely, if such a thing is possible at all, but at least it gives a primer to his life. The best way to learn more is to go through his recorded repertoire, particularly his partnership with Stefan Grapelli.

The Jazz Manouche Style Guitar Of Django Reinhardt

 

Django Reinhardt was a jazz guitarist who became one of the first important soloists in the genre.

Synopsis

Born in Belgium on January 23, 1910, Django Reinhardt learned guitar at an early age, adapting his technique to accommodate the loss of the use of two fingers burned in a caravan fire in 1928. Reinhardt toured the United States with Duke Ellington in 1946. He was one of the first important guitar soloists in jazz; his blend of swing and the Roma musical tradition, as well as his unconventional technique, made him a unique and legendary figure. Reinhardt died in France in 1953.

Early Life

Born on January 23, 1910, in Liberchies, Belgium, Django Reinhardt became famous for his unique musical sound, which blended elements of American jazz with traditional European and Roma music. Reinhardt’s father was a musician and entertainer and his mother was a dancer, according to some reports; they were Manouches, or French gypsies, and they eventually settled in a camp near Paris. Raised without any formal schooling, Reinhardt was practically illiterate.

In his youth, Reinhardt learned to play an interesting instrument—a hybrid of a guitar and a banjo. He was largely self-taught, never learning how to write or read music. Later on, Reinhardt had to depend on others to transcribe his compositions. He was already playing in clubs in Paris by his early teens. Reinhardt started out playing popular French music, but he became interested in American jazz in the mid-1920s. He especially liked the works of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Joe Venuti. His promising career, however, was almost ended by a terrible accident in 1928.

Tragic Fire

In 1928, Reinhardt was injured in a fire in his caravan. A lit candle fell into some paper, or celluloid, flowers that his wife had made to sell, and the flames quickly spread throughout their home. Both Reinhardt and his wife made it out of the fire, but Reinhardt suffered bad burns to his right leg and left hand. Perhaps worst of all for this talented musician, he permanently lost the use of two fingers on his damaged hand. He would spend the next 18 months to two years recuperating.

During this time, Reinhardt taught himself how to play music again. It was a slow, painful process, but he devised an innovative style of guitar playing. With his two fingers and thumb, Reinhardt handled his instrument with remarkable speed and agility. He was back to dazzling audiences in the Paris nightclubs by 1930.
Famous Quintet

By the mid-1930s, Reinhardt had joined forces with violinist Stephane Grappelli to form the Quintet of the Hot Club of France (Quintette du Hot Club de France). Their group, which grew to include Reinhardt’s brother Joseph and others, became the first major European jazz band. Some of the band’s early recordings included covers of American songs like “Dinah” and “Lady Be Good,” and these tracks helped win them a following on both sides of the Atlantic.

Reinhardt also produced original music, which fused his musical heritage with the latest jazz and swing sounds. Some of his most famous works with the quintet are “Djangology,” “Bricktop” and “Swing 39.” His style from this period has been called “gypsy swing” and “le jazz hot.”
World War II

According to some reports, Reinhardt was in England touring with Grappelli in 1939 when World War II began in Europe. He decided to return to France, but his cohort remained abroad. The following year, the Nazis took control of France, a move that put Reinhardt in jeopardy. The Roma, or gypsies, were among those considered undesirable by the Nazis, and thousands and thousands of them perished in concentration camps during the war.

Remarkably, Reinhardt was allowed to play freely in the clubs of Paris during much of the war. It seemed that the Nazis viewed this famed city as their playground to some degree, and their military personnel enjoyed frequenting its nightclubs. Reinhardt expressed his melancholy over the occupation in one of his most famous compositions: “Nuages,” which means “clouds.” According to Contemporary Musicians, the musician made two attempts to flee France for Switzerland, but both of these efforts proved to be unsuccessful.
Final Years

After the war, Reinhardt became interested in electric guitar and experimenting with other styles of jazz. He toured the United States with Duke Ellington in 1946, but he failed to win over American audiences and critics. Reinhardt also started recording with a new version of his beloved quintet, but rarely gave public performances. Instead, he spent much of his time in the South of France.

In 1953, the famed improviser jammed with another jazz legend, Dizzie Gillespie and made some of his final recordings. The music world lost a great talent that May. Reinhardt died from a massive stroke on May 16, 1953, in Fontainebleau, France. He is regarded among the most prominent European performers to have heavily influenced American jazz. Additionally, his work has had a lasting impact on other guitarists in different musical styles, influencing such diverse artists as B.B. King and Carlos Santana.

Article Source: http://www.biography.com/people/django-reinhardt-9454889


The video above demonstrates the effortless control and mastery over the guitar with a style that even influence musicians proficient in other musical styles such as rock, folk and acoustic blues guitar – Jim’s got another great site with good info here – http://masterbluesguitar.com. It was reported (although it may be an Urban Myth), that he and the legendary classical guitarist Andrea Segovia were at a party in Paris and Django sat down to play Nuage. Segovia thought it was particularly beautiful and asked him for the music. “There isn’t any”, Django replied, “I just made it up.” Genius at work indeed!

Piano Lessons Apalachicola FL 32320

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Apalachicola FL 32320 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Apalachicola FL 32320

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Apalachicola FL 32320 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Apalachicola FL 32320  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Apalachicola FL 32320

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Piano Lessons Bristol FL 32321

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Bristol FL 32321 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Bristol FL 32321

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Bristol FL 32321 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Bristol FL 32321  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Bristol FL 32321

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Piano Lessons Carrabelle FL 32322

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Carrabelle FL 32322 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Carrabelle FL 32322

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Carrabelle FL 32322 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Carrabelle FL 32322  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Carrabelle FL 32322

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Piano Lessons Chattahoochee FL 32324

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Chattahoochee FL 32324 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Chattahoochee FL 32324

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Chattahoochee FL 32324 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Chattahoochee FL 32324  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Chattahoochee FL 32324

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Piano Lessons Crawfordville FL 32327

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Crawfordville FL 32327 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Crawfordville FL 32327

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Crawfordville FL 32327 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Crawfordville FL 32327  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Crawfordville FL 32327

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Piano Lessons Saint George Isl FL 32328

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Saint George Isl FL 32328 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Saint George Isl FL 32328

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Saint George Isl FL 32328 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Saint George Isl FL 32328  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Saint George Isl FL 32328

piano lessons

Piano Lessons Greenville FL 32331

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Greenville FL 32331 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Greenville FL 32331

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Greenville FL 32331 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

piano lessons

Piano Lessons Greenville FL 32331  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Greenville FL 32331

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Piano Lessons Havana FL 32333

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Havana FL 32333 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Havana FL 32333

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Havana FL 32333 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Havana FL 32333  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Havana FL 32333

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Piano Lessons Hosford FL 32334

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Hosford FL 32334 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Hosford FL 32334

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Hosford FL 32334 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Hosford FL 32334  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Hosford FL 32334

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Piano Lessons Lamont FL 32336

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Lamont FL 32336 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Lamont FL 32336

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Lamont FL 32336 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

piano lessons

Piano Lessons Lamont FL 32336  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Lamont FL 32336

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Piano Lessons Madison FL 32340

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Madison FL 32340 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Madison FL 32340

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Madison FL 32340 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Madison FL 32340  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Madison FL 32340

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Piano Lessons Monticello FL 32344

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Monticello FL 32344 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Monticello FL 32344

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Monticello FL 32344 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Monticello FL 32344  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Monticello FL 32344

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Piano Lessons Panacea FL 32346

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Panacea FL 32346 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Panacea FL 32346

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Panacea FL 32346 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Panacea FL 32346  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Panacea FL 32346

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Piano Lessons Perry FL 32347

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Perry FL 32347 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

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by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Perry FL 32347

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Perry FL 32347 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Perry FL 32347  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Perry FL 32347

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Piano Lessons Pinetta FL 32350

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Pinetta FL 32350 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

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by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Pinetta FL 32350

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Pinetta FL 32350 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Pinetta FL 32350  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Pinetta FL 32350

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Piano Lessons Quincy FL 32351

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Quincy FL 32351 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

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by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Quincy FL 32351

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Quincy FL 32351 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Quincy FL 32351  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Quincy FL 32351

piano lessons

Piano Lessons Salem FL 32356

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Salem FL 32356 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Salem FL 32356

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Salem FL 32356 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Salem FL 32356  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Salem FL 32356

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Piano Lessons Sopchoppy FL 32358

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Sopchoppy FL 32358 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Sopchoppy FL 32358

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Sopchoppy FL 32358 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Sopchoppy FL 32358  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Sopchoppy FL 32358

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Piano Lessons Steinhatchee FL 32359

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Steinhatchee FL 32359 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Steinhatchee FL 32359

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Steinhatchee FL 32359 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Steinhatchee FL 32359  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Steinhatchee FL 32359

piano lessons

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32401

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32401 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32401

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32401 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32401  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32401

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Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32403

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32403 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32403

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32403 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32403  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32403

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Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32404

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32404 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32404

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32404 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32404  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32404

piano lessons

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32405

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32405 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32405

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32405 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

piano lessons

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32405  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Panama City FL 32405

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Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32407

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32407 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32407

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32407 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32407  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32407

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Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32408

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32408 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32408

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32408 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32408  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32408

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Piano Lessons Southport FL 32409

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Southport FL 32409 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Southport FL 32409

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Southport FL 32409 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Southport FL 32409  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Southport FL 32409

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Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32413

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32413 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32413

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32413 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32413  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Panama City Beac FL 32413

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Piano Lessons Alford FL 32420

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Alford FL 32420 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

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by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Alford FL 32420

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Alford FL 32420 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Alford FL 32420  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Alford FL 32420

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Piano Lessons Altha FL 32421

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Altha FL 32421 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Altha FL 32421

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Altha FL 32421 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Altha FL 32421  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

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Piano Lessons Bascom FL 32423

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Bascom FL 32423 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Bascom FL 32423

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Bascom FL 32423 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Bascom FL 32423  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Bascom FL 32423

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Piano Lessons Blountstown FL 32424

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Blountstown FL 32424 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Blountstown FL 32424

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Blountstown FL 32424 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Blountstown FL 32424  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Blountstown FL 32424

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Piano Lessons Bonifay FL 32425

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Bonifay FL 32425 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Bonifay FL 32425

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Bonifay FL 32425 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Bonifay FL 32425  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Bonifay FL 32425

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Piano Lessons Campbellton FL 32426

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Campbellton FL 32426 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Campbellton FL 32426

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Campbellton FL 32426 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Campbellton FL 32426  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Campbellton FL 32426

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Piano Lessons Caryville FL 32427

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Caryville FL 32427 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Caryville FL 32427

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Caryville FL 32427 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Caryville FL 32427  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Caryville FL 32427

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Piano Lessons Chipley FL 32428

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Chipley FL 32428 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Chipley FL 32428

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Chipley FL 32428 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Chipley FL 32428  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Chipley FL 32428

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Piano Lessons Clarksville FL 32430

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Clarksville FL 32430 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Clarksville FL 32430

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Clarksville FL 32430 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Clarksville FL 32430  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Clarksville FL 32430

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Piano Lessons Cottondale FL 32431

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Cottondale FL 32431 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Cottondale FL 32431

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Cottondale FL 32431 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Cottondale FL 32431  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Cottondale FL 32431

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Piano Lessons De Funiak Spring FL 32433

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons De Funiak Spring FL 32433 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons De Funiak Spring FL 32433

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons De Funiak Spring FL 32433 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons De Funiak Spring FL 32433  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons De Funiak Spring FL 32433

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Piano Lessons Ebro FL 32437

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Ebro FL 32437 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Ebro FL 32437

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Ebro FL 32437 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

piano lessons

Piano Lessons Ebro FL 32437  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

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Piano Lessons Fountain FL 32438

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Fountain FL 32438 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Fountain FL 32438

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Fountain FL 32438 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Fountain FL 32438  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Fountain FL 32438

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Piano Lessons Freeport FL 32439

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Freeport FL 32439 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Freeport FL 32439

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Freeport FL 32439 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Freeport FL 32439  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Freeport FL 32439

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Piano Lessons Graceville FL 32440

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Graceville FL 32440 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Graceville FL 32440

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Graceville FL 32440 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Graceville FL 32440  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Graceville FL 32440

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Piano Lessons Grand Ridge FL 32442

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Grand Ridge FL 32442 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Grand Ridge FL 32442

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Grand Ridge FL 32442 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Grand Ridge FL 32442  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Grand Ridge FL 32442

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Piano Lessons Greenwood FL 32443

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Greenwood FL 32443 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Greenwood FL 32443

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Greenwood FL 32443 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Greenwood FL 32443  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

Piano Lessons Greenwood FL 32443

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Piano Lessons Lynn Haven FL 32444

Posted by Jazz47 on July 29, 2016 in with Comments closed |

There are many ways to learn how to play piano,

and the very best tuition online ensures that all methods are used so that students can being playing the music they love as soon as possible. A local piano teacher simply cannot provide the huge range of material and methods available today. Learning piano online is easy and much cheaper:

Piano Lessons Lynn Haven FL 32444 – Is it Too Late To Learn Piano?

pianowithbutton-250x250-m

by Shannon Price

A friend called me recently and asked, “I’m 35—isn’t that too old to start music lessons?” I told her there is no such thing as too old to start anything, especially music lessons.

She wanted to take piano lessons but was concerned no one would teach a beginner her age. I said I have piano teachers who only want adult students. Then she worried about starting something that requires patience and study, having been out of school so long. After we talked a few more minutes, she became excited about finally playing the piano that had been in her home so long.

Before her brave phone call, she had tinkered on the piano keys, not really knowing what to do, but making music nonetheless. Her mind at ease, we set up lessons, and although nervous, she was quite happy to begin her latest life journey.

Piano Lessons Lynn Haven FL 32444

Her questions are shared by many adults who want to learn an instrument. They are afraid it’s too late to learn piano or any instrument for that matter, but rest assured, it isn’t. Here is a more detailed list of common concerns among adult beginners, along with my observations about what they can actually expect.

piano-banner

Will my teacher drop me if I make a lot of mistakes? 

Most teachers love teaching and are inspired when they see someone who really tries and likes to practice. In fact, good teachers prefer to witness your mistakes so they can help you not only fix the problem but learn how to avoid it in the future. If you have mistakes that you are able to hide during a lesson, the teacher can’t help and the problems will keep occurring. Don’t fear mistakes. That fear will distract you and actually cause the errors you are trying to avoid.

Do I have to study classical music before I can play rock or jazz?

If your goal is to play popular music or jazz, the idea that you have to start with classical music isn’t true. In fact, a good way to begin studying music theory is through popular music! In pop music, chords are presented as symbols (much like a guitar tab for a rock song), so you play without sight reading. Of course, understanding music theory and sight reading eventually will make you better and more able play with others and perform.

We must understand that children are less encumbered by stress and the business of life, which results in better focusing, making it seem as though a child absorbs new material faster. Actually, adults who want to make up for lost time often learn faster than children. Another cause of distraction is self-judgment and impatience. Children usually have never heard the music they’re learning, whereas adults worry too much about sounding like the professional on a record. Relax and give yourself a break, then you’ll improve!

Will I have to practice every day?

Taking two or three days off from practicing during the week will help you progress faster than if you practice every day. The rest periods are when your brain absorbs and organizes your efforts. This time off should be guilt-free so you get the complete benefit from days of rest. If you practice seven days a week and miss a day, don’t practice more the next day to make up. This approach never works, and you make more mistakes and get frustrated because your brain is working overtime.

Should I practice for an hour or more? I just don’t have time

Shorter practice times are perfect! After about 15 minutes of an activity, the average person becomes mentally fatigued, so short bursts repeated frequently are more efficient than one long session. If you only have 10 minutes, go for it. Do another 10 minutes later in the day. By the end of the week, you might have had 15 or 20 mini practice sessions. If you do have lots of time and want to practice for a while, circuit train. Spend 15 or 20 minutes learning a part, then switch to practicing hand and finger techniques. This way, your mind rests while your fingers get a workout.

Piano Lessons Lynn Haven FL 32444 . Improvisation is about creating an intimacy and connection between you, your instrument, and the music. It’s about experimenting with chord combinations, jamming, and making mistakes until music making becomes instinctual. Understanding music theory will not necessarily make you improvise better. I know several talented musicians who have more than one degree in music and cannot improvise at all because they were never encouraged to be OK with that. To improvise you need courage, spontaneity, and freedom to play what you hear in your head.

If I want to play other instruments, DO I have to start with the piano?

This is a myth. Some of the best guitarists, violinists, flute players, and saxophonists never had piano lessons. But since I am a keyboard player first and guitar player second, I know there are certain things that are easier to understand on the piano, but this doesn’t always make learning another instrument easier.

Anxiety about starting anything new is normal, but fear should never stop you from trying. If individual lessons are making you sweat, try group lessons. After some skill is developed, there are community bands and programs such as New Horizons Orchestras and Weekend Warriors for you to hone those skills, have fun, and make music with a group. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play!

Article Source: http://makingmusicmag.com/too-late-to-learn-piano/

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Piano Lessons Lynn Haven FL 32444  – Happy users of the Learn Piano in 30 Days program:

 

Learn Piano in 30days - Vince WilsonI wish I had your piano lessons 10 years ago, I’m sure that I’d turn to be another Bach or Liberace with your lessons. I always took piano lessons during summer but much to my dismay, I end up forgetting everything. I’ve learned so much from your piano lessons in just less than 30 days…far more than what I have learned in 5 summers of piano lessons. You put things together so well, your content is fantastic. I am convinced that anyone can learn how to play the piano with your lessons. Kudos to your site!

– Vince Wilson

Learn Piano in 30days - Hannah TaylorAfter many piano teachers that I studied with, your methods prove to be more effective. Studying with your lessons helped improved my piano playing skills. I am finally able to learn and read chords, also my first time to learn scales. Your lessons give superior instruction. Thank you so much!

– Hannah Taylor

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa GriffinHi Katherine! I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your lessons. Your lessons are straightforward, simple and really effective. I never thought that I had the capability to play the piano and be musical. I don’t have enough time to practice as often as I would like. So it’s nice to learn at my convenience and at my own pace. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. Many thanks to your work.

– Melissa Griffin

Learn Piano in 30days - Melissa AndersonI can definitely say that this is a very good piano program. I used to hate reading music written on the staff, I always believed in hearing the music than reading it. My Piano Teacher recommended your program and I eventually tried it. I always played by notes for notes until I started getting your books. I wish I had learned of your methods before. I have developed a black style of playing. Thank you for turning my music around.

– Melissa Anderson

Learn Piano in 30days - Rebecca MartinI’m giving a 10 out 10 for your piano guides. I’ve purchased a number of instructional DVDs in the past and was quite disappointed with them. While the instructors may have been very well know pianists and show some amazing stuff, they had no idea how to get the information across aspiring pianists. But with you, everything is explained thoroughly so you just don’t copy what you see, I actually find myself doing my own style. Keep up the good work!

– Rebecca Martin

Learn Piano in 30days - Chris BennettHi Katherine! I don’t usually write testimonials not even about good things, but your piano guides are beyond good. Believe me, I have bought a lot of books about piano playing, checked a lot of videos on the web and yes, there are many good pianists who are trying hard to help people but unfortunately, they are not very good at explaining things. Some are good but listening and watching your videos gave me motivation and the drive to play. I would recommend your website to anybody who is trying to learn the piano.

– Chris Bennett

Learn Piano in 30days - Cheng ChiongHey Katherine! I just want you to know that your lessons are really really effective. I have improved so much on the piano and I would not have achieved nearly as much without your lessons. Thank you for putting up this piano program!

– Cheng Chiong

Learn Piano in 30days - Bobbie HowardI recently purchased your lessons. It is great, it starts off perfectly and gradually builds. I took piano when I was about 8 and completely forgot how to play. After 7 days of sticking with your lessons, I am beyond where I was. I can’t get enough of the lessons now. Thanks!

 

– Bobbie Howard

Learn Piano in 30days - Georgia PowellThank you for your Jazz lessons, they are the best! I’m a classically trained musician and have tried shifting to Jazz but to no avail, none of the lessons out there would satisfy me. Thanks to your lessons, you have helped me come up with jazz chords and chord progressions. You made everything clear to me. I’m very happy with my Jazz playing now.

– Georgia Powell

Learn Piano in 30days - Sam JonesJust wanted to say thank you for your wonderful piano course. I just started my lessons two weeks ago. I must say that I never thought I would learn to play and now I am grinning from ear to ear as I learn from your piano guides. My schedule is so chaotic that I could never plan on lessons with a teacher – she’ll just quit on me eventually – so having your lessons is very convenient for me. This is a great present for myself.

– Sam Jones

Learn Piano in 30days - Caroline FisherI must admit that I was nervous and skeptical in coming back to piano lessons after 10 years. But Piano in 30 Days has helped get the kind of result I was looking for. Having had numerous teachers, I always felt that my musical knowledge was a bit like Swiss cheese with lots of holes to fill. I can say that I have learned more with your lessons than all the other lessons I’ve taken combined. Thanks!

– Caroline Fisher

Testimonial source: http://www.learnpianoin30days.com/index.php?page=Success-Stories

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