A Year's Worth of Piano Lessons in One Weekend
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A Year's Worth of Piano Lessons in One Weekend

Learn Music easily and quickly with accelerated learning techniques. Learn the notes and the basics of music!
4.5 (25 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
249 students enrolled
Created by Donna Cercone
Last updated 4/2014
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  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course, you will know all of the notes on the staff and keyboard and have a solid foundation in the basics of Music!
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  • There are no course requirements except a desire to learn. A keyboard is not required but helpful. After this course one can decided whether they wish to go further in music and then purchase a keyboard.

Learn Music Easily.

* Learn all the keys on the keyboard.

* Learn all the notes through stories and color.

* Learn to play songs.

* Learn the language of Music!

This course includes all of the downloads needed, including the music flash cards that are

colored coded with the keyboard.

If you have always wanted to play, this is a most wonderful way to learn. Over 35 years

of research and development have been put in, always looking for the results of learning

music with ease and grace.

This course builds a most solid foundation and then you can continue with music

on skype if you wish.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone from the ages of 8- 88. Parents may wish to work with the younger ages.
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
1 Lecture 03:17

Welcome to fulfilling your dream of learning music! All downloads for this course are available at the very bottom of this course. You can download them all at once or as you need them. Enjoy! There is much more information regarding the Cercone Music Method on www.musicsuccessnow.com. Donna Cercone

Preview 03:17
29 Lectures 06:07:45

Chapter 2: Learning Room Story

Learn all of the keys on the keyboard through a story. Easy to remember!

Chapter 3: Learning the Keyboard

Learning the first 7 notes on the staff. An easy way to remember the names of the notes when first learning them.

Chapter 4: Learning the first seven notes

Seeing how the notes fit on the keyboard. Just turn the keyboard sideways.

Chapter 5: Seeing how the notes fit on the piano

Learning the next 4 notes with stories and color.

Chapter 6: Learning the next four notes

Learning to play the first song.

Chapter 7: Playing the first Song

Understanding how the brain takes pictures and the importance of color and stories.

Chapter 8: This is picture-taking time

Beginning flash card review.

Chapter 9: Beginning Flash Card Review

Understanding the different octaves (8 keys) on the piano.

Chapter 10: Understanding the keyboard and how the notes relate

Learning the "FACE" notes on both the bass and treble clefs.

Chapter 11: Learning the Face Notes

Playing the "Face" Song.

Chapter 12: Playing the "Face" Songs

Creating the rhythm foundation.

Chapter 13: Rhythm Foundation

Building the rhythm foundation.

Chapter 14: Building the Foundation

Learning the notes that "live" on the lines.

Chapter 15: Learning the Line notes

Playing the "line" notes on the piano.

Chapter 16: Playing the Line Notes on the Piano

Finishing the rest of the notes.

Chapter 17: Finishing the Staff Notes

Understanding leger line notes.

Chapter 18: Leger Line Notes

Learning one more song.

Chapter 19: Learning one more Song

What is the myelin sheath and why is it important in music?

Chapter 20: What is the Myelin Sheath Process?

Working with the flash cards and learning the notes easily.

Chapter 21: Learning the Flash Cards

Learning some musical terms.

Chapter 22: Learning some musical terms

Continuing Lessons are available and see how it works.

Chapter 23: Continuing Lessons

Learning Intervals - a distance between 2 notes.

Chapter 24: Learning Intervals

Setting the foundation for intervals.

Chapter 25: Setting the foundation for Intervals

Playing the song "Aura Lee."

Chapter 26: The Song "Aura Lee"

Understanding chords and their basic "root" position.

Chapter 27: How to Find, Play, Read Root Position Chords

The G7 chord and its importance.

Chapter 28: The G7 Chord

How to color music by chords.

Chapter 29: How to Color by Chords
1 Lecture 01:57

Thank you and if you wish to continue music, contact us at musicdc@qwestoffice.net. Donna Cercone

Thank You!
Downloads and Flashcards
2 Lectures 00:15

Here are the downloads that you need for this course.

Here you will find all Downloads for this course

These flash cards are 2 sided. Make sure that the note on the front matches the note on the back.

Here you will find all Flashcards for this course
About the Instructor
Donna Cercone
4.6 Average rating
72 Reviews
791 Students
2 Courses
Learning How to Learn

Donna Cercone has been in the Education and Corporate arena for over 40 years and has taught thousands of students from ages 5-80.

Her unique classroom-tested "whole brain teaching" approach (Cercone"s Mega Learning) has been described as an innovative revolution in teaching with phenomenal results.

The Cercone Mega Learning program (Learning How to Learn) enables students to absorb and retain information at a much faster and sustainable rate.

"This is truly a wonderful approach for processing and applying new information at accelerated speeds."

Dr. R. Lawrence, University of Massachusetts

She is an author with Nightingale Conant, the composer of Hearts of Peace CD and has done many corporate workshops utilizing these techniques plus continually experimenting with them in classrooms and in teaching music.

This method was first tested by Donna in a self-contained classroom of 45 seventh graders whose IQ's ranged from 80-140. It had such great success that at the end of the school year, the 7th grade boys approached her and said:

"We don't want school to end this year!"

Over the years, she researched and used these methods with classes of disadvantaged, troubled and educationally challenged students, always achieving outstanding results. Students obtained high scores who previously had given up on even obtaining a "passing" grade.

With great success, Donna continues to adapt and refine the Learning How to learn - Mega Learning program.

She has worked with color in the educational arena for over 35 years, working with colored filters, colored paper and glasses, finding the colors that would help students read easier, comprehend, understand math and remember better.

Through these methods, her piano students are able to learn to play the songs 500% faster than reading note by note while utilizing the complete Cercone Method. She has found a way to teach the reading of music as we read books.

She enjoys helping people accomplish their dream and make learning easier for she believes that we really are a genius if we can learn how to access the potential in our brain, if we can learn to be "Brain Mechanics" - who know what the brain needs in order to achieve the true potential.