Course updated 02/01/17 (UK date format)
Have these three things prevented you achieving your dream of playing Piano?
That kind of thinking stops here. We can remove, at a stroke, all three of those problems and, like Sue who thinks that “I would have been playing piano for years by now if I'd realised how easy it would be...." or Greg below, none of these issues can now stop you achieving your dream of playing piano today, in an hour..literally! Just like the thousands that already have online.
"For years I've been wanting to learn the piano, but always postponed it as it seemed so difficult. Half way through this course I was already trying all kind of things out on my piano, and was in shock that it all worked out." Gregory, One of our students.
This innovative technique uses shapes and patterns as a much more intuitive way to get people playing, rather than a reading music based approach or tedious scales that tends to only work for a few. Most of the worlds music doesn't rely on notation you don't need to either. I certainly didn't as a professional musician touring the world - everything can be done by ear and I can show you how. Enrol now to get playing
But why a short hour and a half course rather than a really really long one?
In my academic experience (Cambridge University post grad in Education) it's clear to me what works when explaining things to people. Long courses that offer endless hours of instruction gather digital dust and remain unwatched however good your intention is to finally get around to watching.
What works for most people are short practical courses that scaffold knowledge so you help learners discover for themselves the joy of playing the piano as quickly as possible. Those words joy and fun are really important in learning!
This course is designed to be just long enough (1 hour and a half) to give you exactly the knowledge and confidence in themselves beginners need to play what they want to play, yet it is short enough that you can actually complete it (no filler or rote learning). Just think for a second about being able to play the songs you love on the piano after just an hours practical demonstration and just how cool that would be. Thousands of online students have discovered it really is possible, in just one hour, to learn enough to have a lifetime of fun and enjoyment actually playing. And you can do it using a completely different approach using shapes and patterns rather than notes and theory.
"I'm more of a pick up and play sorta guy! This course has literally taken me from knowing a few chords (and not remembering them!) to opening up a whole new world of musical possibilities" Adam, one of our students
You don't actually have to suffer the tyranny of theory or reading to enjoy getting started on the Piano - Want to be like Adam or Gerry - Enrol now
"Making something that appears extremely complicated into something simple and understandable is an art. This course is the first I have ever done that had me hooked from the first minute and Simon is a superb instructor" Gerry
Don't take our word for it though, check out our video where we are featured by the BBC News team and read the reviews below!
Best of all we are so confident in the effectiveness of our method that there is a guaranteed 30-day refund if you're not satisfied. Doesn't work then you get your money back no questions asked - I guarantee you'll be too busy playing that song you've always wanted to be able to though
Enrol now and get playing!
It looks really complicated doesn’t it the keyboard. But if it’s broken down it’s actually really really simple. We’ll show you in five minutes how to work out which note is which. We will use shapes and patterns to do this so it's something you know and understand not something theoretical. That basic foundation will be vital in your journey to playing the songs you want in less than an hour.
Knowing where the notes are is the key to this method - lets check what you remembered from the video.
Here it is the bit you've been waiting for! In this lecture I will give you the formula or rule that will enable you to work out how to construct a chord. This is the building block on which everything else sits. Get this right and you are well on your way to playing chords on the piano and unlocking it as an instrument.
here are some questions to help you consolidate what you've learnt
OK we've got 7 chords down. If you listen carefully in this lecture we will show you how just by making one simple change to all those chords you have already learned you can access another seven chords - making 14 in total
Theres a rule for remembering their name. Here it is
Here is a pdf with the chords for a song clearly mapped out and a walkthrough of how you interpret how to translate chords written on a page to a recognisable song.
I have 20 years experience as a professional touring musician, playing by ear. 4 record contracts, Millions of youtube hits and appearances at major music festivals around the world. I'm currently doing a post grad in Education (Cambridge University) and I have 15 years experience of working with music and young people in very challenging circumstances - I know how to explain this stuff to people so they understand it :)
I'm a specialist in music technology, a sound engineer and producer as well as educator and musician. I've lectured on my methodology at a number of major UK university's including Cambridge University.
Playing an instrument has so many wonderful plus points. I've helped thousands of people to realise that actually even when they thought they couldn't that they can play an instrument. It's not an impossibility and the benefits of that on peoples sense of self and wellbeing, enjoyment, confidence and identity are enormous - be a musician it's a wonderful world of fun to be a part of.