2 new lessons every week! 8 new lessons every month, and all for just $12/month!
Plain and Simple: Our online lessons eliminate the 2 biggest reasons why students quit piano within the first 18 to 24 months of starting lessons. By eliminating the 2 biggest obstacles to your success, our online piano lessons will help you reach your playing goals faster and easier!
With EZ Read Music Notes, you will be up and running from your very first lesson. If you haven't taken our 7 free online lessons, then click the yellow "Try It Free" button below to get started today!
Of course, if you have taken advantage of our 7 free lessons, then you already know how much easier it is, because you've experienced it for yourself.
And just so there's no doubt or confusion, we use EZ Read Music Notes exclusively, in every one of our online video lessons.
The sheet music illustration directly below shows the first 4 measures of "Carriage Ride", which are Lesson's 4, 5 and 6 from the 7 free video lessons.
I should point out, the letters are not being displayed inside each note head like they are in the free lessons -- which is definitely what I would call, "Learning Piano The Hard Way", and I would know since I spent 13 years trying to learn this method.
Like I mentioned earlier, it takes most piano students a good 5 years to learn how to read traditional sheet music. I'm sure that I don't have to convince anyone that 5 years is a long time, but the inability to read sheet music slows down everything else that you could be learning about music.
But imagine if you could shorten the time it takes to learn how to read sheet music. So instead of it taking 5 years, you could become very fluent in reading sheet music in less than 6 months.
Now if I asked you to name all of the notes in the sheet music example directly below, it's fairly obvious that you'd be able to do it instantly, because each music note has the letter name displayed inside each individual note head.
So instead of having to excruciatingly pick through each note for the next 5 years and play the guessing game that most piano students have to endure as they learn how to read traditional sheet music, you'll be able to instantly read every piece of sheet music that you ever decide to learn.
The 5 sheet music examples above are just short excerpts from songs that I have taught to some of my private students over the years. If you know where to look and what to look for, you'll be able to find just about any song in this easy to read format.
Do you want to take 5 years to learn how to read traditional sheet music, or are you beginning to see the exciting possibilities of learning how to read music in 6 months or less?
What I'm about to explain to you is NOT how you will learn rhythm in our Online Video Piano Lessons, but it will be helpful for you to know and understand how most piano students learn this skill in traditional piano lessons - this way you can decide for yourself if you want to learn rhythm the easy way, or the hard way.
What is rhythm? Rhythm in its simplest terms is how long you hold a music note. Rhythm is measured in counts, also referred to as beats, (see illustration #1 below)
In Illustration #2 above, the 8th notes in the purple circle each get a half a beat, and the 16th notes in the orange circle each get a quarter of a beat. Notice that the 8th notes are all connected by a single bar, while the 16th notes are connected by a double bar. The double bar means that 16th notes get played twice as fast as 8th notes.
In fact, if you're learning how to read sheet music using the 5-year plan, then it's going to take you even longer to learn rhythm. After all, how can you focus on counting beats if you're focused on trying to figure out the letter names of the notes.
I'm not saying it can't be done - I'm just saying that there's an easier, more enjoyable way of learning how to read sheet music and play complex rhythms.
At the bottom of every lesson page, I have a section called, "For Best Results". In this section I like to gently remind my online students that watching and listening to each video multiple times is the key to learning.
As you watch and listen to each video lesson, your mind is gradually absorbing the rhythms that you're hearing. At the same time, your mind is matching the rhythms that you're hearing, to the notes you're seeing in the written sheet music.
This is why the video lessons are so important. You will learn more from a professionally prepared video lesson, then you will with private piano lessons and a live instructor.
As a private piano teacher it's hard to admit this, but if today's technology is used correctly, you can learn how to play the piano much faster than if you were to sign up for traditional piano lessons. And $12 per month for online lessons is much more affordable than $140 per month for a private instructor.
I remember when the light bulb clicked on for me. It was the day I realized that chords were the center of music - but since that day, I've had other light bulb moments. The day that I realized that I didn't need the left hand music staff anymore.
That was a great day - because I discovered that I could learn a song in less than 15 minutes with a simple R.H. melody line and chord symbols, (see illustration #4 below). Before I learned chords, it took me weeks to learn a simple pop song.
And when I started remembering the notes that made up each chord, without having to see those notes written on the bottom music staff - that was the day when I saw music in a different light. It was like I was transported to a whole new world.
I took 13 years of traditional piano lessons as a kid. In other words, I learned to play the hard way. But I really didn't learn to play, because I didn't understand anything about music - so I quit.
Within a year of quitting piano, I met a musician who never had a single lesson in his life who played the piano better than I did - and he understood more about music, as well.
He taught me how to play the piano using chords, broken chords and by listening to the recording of the song - and it changed my life forever. I actually started to enjoy playing the piano! This is the method that I will teach to you!
2 New Lessons Every Week.
8 New Lessons Every Month.
And all for just $12/month!