Music Theory #1- Circle of 5ths Master Class 12 Keys

Secret Tips fully revealed - Circle of 5ths - Major Keys, Chord Progressions - Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Violin etc
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Published 10/2014 English

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Review from Sam: Revolutionary way to learn chord progression!

Already knew circle of 5ths when I first learned theory, but didn't know that it also can be used to chord progression for every key.

Rosa structured the whole course in such a detail where it takes you from a player who can't play without score to a player who can start playing simple songs by ear. But what is more important is that you can advance further from there by playing in different keys, exploring more advanced chords using her concept.

Even if you are an advanced player, I think this course still can help you build a solid foundation in understanding the chord progression in more details.

Highly recommended!


Review from Ángel Candelaria: Very Useful

A great resource for both students and music teachers. HIghly recommended!


Review from Barbara: Circle of 5th's really is magic for learning!

This course is so full of information it will keep you busy for awhile. The Magic Circle has helped me learn Key Signatures, the order of Sharps and Flats, Roman Numerals & Chord progressions. There is a Chart in the course that is helpful also. I loved the exercises which helped me retain the information. Best course on the Circle of Fifths I have ever encountered. Quality course.


The Circle of 5ths is a fascinating music tool for students studying piano, guitar, ukulele ... and as a matter of fact, all instruments studies!

  • Have you ever wondered what the letters mean?
  • Do you know how to make the Circle of 5ths come alive for you?
  • What is the difference between Circle of 5ths & Circle of 4ths?
  • How about learning a simple formula to find all the scale tones of all 12 Keys!
  • Use my trick to quickly identify the sharps & keys of 12 keys w/o calculation!
  • Learn to know the Circle of 5ths like reading the time on the clock!
  • Learn the 2 Circles Trick to find Chords I, IV, V7 of all 12 Keys!
  • Learn a visual concept to find out the 7 diatonic chords of all 12 Keys!
  • Learn all 5 Secondary Dominant Chords of all 12 Keys!
  • Learn the great value of 6 Dominant Chords in a song!
  • Quick way to see all the 12 Important Chords to harmonize any songs!
  • Follow simple formulas to play by ear using the Circle of 5ths to guide you.
  • You will learn many of the chord progressions of popular / standard songs
  • You will eventually learn to write your own songs using the Circle in any Key you wish.

Here's the Secret: Turn the Static Circle of 5ths into a Dynamic Moving Circle. When you watch your circles move, you know exactly what I am talking about!

Learn how to let the 12 tones interact with each so that they can dance together and run harmoniously.

Learn all my Magic Circle Tips (from my 35 years of music journey) so that you can make full use of the Circle regarding music harmony in the next 5 HOURS.

In this course, I will even show you how to make a DIY Circle of 5ths so that you can use this musical tool to practice all your piano techniques.


This is a Comprehensive Course covering Music Harmony - Basic to Advanced!

Even Advanced Music is made EZ for you to understand in the presentation!

You are going to see PATTERNS & Music Harmony in ONE FLASH!

147 Lectures + 4 Hours of Video

  • 28 Topics Covered
  • 12 Songs Analysis using Circle of 5ths
  • 7 Key Exercises on the Circle of 5ths
  • 15 Chord Progressions from the Circle of 5ths
  • 47Magic Circle Tips
  • 14 Bonus Videos


The Following Main Topics are covered in the Circle of 5ths Course with Music Theory & Music Fundamentals fully explained:

1. The Magic Moving Circle

2. Know the 12 o' clock position

3. How will you write the 12 Tones?

4. Pattern of Magic Circle Movement

5. Circle Reveals all 12 Key Signatures

6. Circle Gives The Order of Sharps and Flats in Key Signatures

7. Magic Formula to Get 7 Scale Tones of all 12 Keys

8. Magic Circle Numerals: Basic Chords for all 12 Keys - I, IV, V7

9. Magic Circle Reveals 7 Diatonic Chords - 7th Chords

10. Roman Numerals for 7 Diatonic Chords

11. Minor 7 Chords Movement - ii7, iii7, vi7

12. Create your Own Musical Tool: Circle of 5ths

13. Magic Circle - Significance of Dominant 7th Chords

14. One primary dominant chord in each key

15. 5 secondary dominant chords in each key

16. A total of 12 dominant chords in music

17. Songs have both primary & secondary dominants in chord progressions

18. How Secondary Dominant Chords are derived from

19. 2 Roman Numerals for Secondary Dominant Chords

20. Learn the Trick to only One Roman numeral notation for secondary dominants

21. Roman Numeral Template for Secondary Dominants

22. Capital vs Small letters

23. Secondary Dominant Chords in all 12 Keys

24. Create 2 Circles to see everything in ONE Flash


Application: 12 Songs Analysis using Circle of 5ths:

1. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

2. You are My Sunshine

3. Amazing Grace

4. Hey Jude

5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

6. Heart and Soul

7. Try to Remember

8. Tennessee Waltz

9. We Wish You A Merry Christmas

10. Home On the Range

11. Five Foot Two

12. My Way


7 Exercises in the Circle of 5ths:

1. Find all 12 Scale Tones of 12 Keys in One Flash

2. Find all Sharps & Flats of 12 Keys In One Flash

3. Find all Basic Chords in One Flash

4. Find all 7 Diatonic Chords in all 12 Keys in One Flash

5. Find all Dominant Chord movement in One Flash

6. Find all V7 to I Chord Progression in One Flash

7. Find all 5 Secondary Dominant Chords in all 12 Keys in One Flash


15 Chord Progressions:

1. I - IV

2. IV - I

3. I - V7

4. V7 - I

5. I - V7 - I

6. I - V7 - I - IV - I

7. I - IV - I - V7- I

8. ii7 V7 I

9. vi7 ii7 V7 I

10. iii7 vi7 ii7 V7 I

11. II7 V7 I

12. VI7 II7 V7 I

13. III7 VI7 II7 V7 I

14. VII7 III7 VI7 V7 I

15. I - I7 - IV


52 Magic Circle Tips

Magic Circle Tip 1: 12 Unique Tones

Magic Circle Tip 2: Make Your Circle Run

Magic Circle Tip 3: Home Chord at 12 o' clock

Magic Circle Tip 4: 12 Tones Correspond to 1 Octave

Magic Circle Tip 5: Circle does not move alphabetically

Magic Circle Tip 6: Chord Tones like to Move up in Perfect 5ths

Magic Circle Tip 7: Chord Tones like to Move up in Perfect 4ths

Magic Circle Tip 8: Up in 5ths and Down in 4ths at the piano

Magic Circle Tip 9: Easy to Identify the Sharps & Flats

Magic Circle Tip 10: Right Side - Sharps

Magic Circle Tip 11: Left Side - Flats

Magic Circle Tip 12: Add 1 More

Magic Circle Tip 13: Order of Sharps - Start at F

Magic Circle Tip 14: Order of Flats - Start at B

Magic Circle Tip 15: Clockwise for Sharps & counter clockwise for Flats

Magic Circle Tip 16: Add one Extra

Magic Circle Tip 17: Slash at 11 & 5 o'clock

Magic Circle Tip 18: No need to use charts anymore

Magic Circle Tip 19. Basic Chords (I, IV, V7 ) are together as a family

Magic Circle Tip 20: Chord 1 alternates between Chord IV & V7

Magic Circle Tip 21: Chord V7 resolves to I - Final Cadence

Magic Circle Tip 22: Amazing Grace Chord movement

Magic Circle Tip 23: Can predict chord progressions - Hey Jude

Magic Circle Tip 24: 7th Chords: IM7, ii7, iii7, IVM7, V7, vi7 vii dim 7

Magic Circle Tip 25: Minor 7 Chords - ii7, iii7, vi7 are side by side together

Magic Circle Tip 26: Use Template and no need to use charts

Magic Circle Tip 27: 1625 Minor Chord Movement

Magic Circle Tip 28: 1625 Repeating in Heart and Soul

Magic Circle Tip 29: 36251 in Try To Remember

Magic Circle Tip 30: Create Your Own Circle

Magic Circle Tip 31: Only One primary dominant chord in each key

Magic Circle Tip 32: New inner template for V7 to *

Magic Circle Tip 33: Only 12 V7 Chords in music

Magic Circle Tip 34: Secondary Dominant V7/V7

Magic Circle Tip 35: Secondary Dominant V7/ii7

Magic Circle Tip 36. Secondary Dominant V7/vi7

Magic Circle Tip 37. Secondary Dominant V7/iii7

Magic Circle Tip 38. Secondary Dominant V7/IV

Magic Circle Tip 39: 2 Roman Numerals for each secondary dominant chords

Magic Circle Tip 40: Primary Dominant vs Secondary Dominants

Magic Circle Tip 41: Secondary Dominant Chords Resolve Back to Diatonic Chords

Magic Circle Tip 42: Inner Template with Simplified One Roman Numeral

Magic Circle Tip 43: Difference in Capitals and small letters

Magic Circle Tip 44: All Secondary Dominants in Capital Letters

Magic Circle Tip 45: Template to see all secondary dominants in ONE flash

Magic Circle Tip 46: 5 Secondary Dominants for C Key

Magic Circle Tip 47: Have 2 Circles In Front of You

Magic Circle Tip 48: I - I7 - I Chord Progression

Magic Circle Tip 49 II7- V7 - 1 Chord Progression

Magic Circle Tip 50: VI7 - II7 - V7 - I Chord Progression

Magic Circle Tip 51: III7 - VI7 - II7 - V7 - I

Magic Circle Tip 52: Combining all the chord progressions in one song

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This moving circle such a BRILLIANT tool & worthy of mass production! Thank you Rosa!!You've done a thoroughly "absorbable and penetrating" job with it, as you always do!

Thank you so much for the magic moving wheel, , and for all your work!

Gratefully, JudyRae



Thanks Rosa for the instructions on making the Circle of 5th's.

I am learning in leaps and bounds with your courses. I am more motivated than I have been in the past to keep learning. It's fun now to watch you play and hope to one day be nearly as good.

Thanks Rosa!

You have given us so much information in this course and I see you are still adding more. I feel like I am in college and my Major is Music. :)


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What are the requirements?

  • a love for music
  • everyone ranging from beginners to advanced
  • learn to think rather than have all the answers given to you
  • gain insight into the teaching
  • a simple knowledge of scales will be helpful

What am I going to get from this course?

  • know the difference between a static circle and a moving circle
  • read out all the scale tones of all 12 Keys in one flash
  • find all the 7 diatonic chords in all 12 Keys in one flash
  • learn how the 12 tones intearct with each other
  • predict chord progressions using the Circle
  • understand complex harmony in Rosa's simple and focus presentation
  • love music harmony using Circle of 5ths
  • understand fundamental music theory hidden beneath the Circle of 5ths
  • make full use of the Circle of 5ths for their instruments
  • create their rotary magic circle
  • apply the Circle of 5ths to analyze the chord progressions of songs
  • transpose into different keys using Circle of 5ths
  • analyze compositions of songs with Circle of 5ths
  • understand primary dominant 7 chords in 12 Keys - V7 to I
  • analyze the complexity of secondary dominant chords
  • know the Roman Numerals notation for secondary dominant chords
  • create an inner template to find all 7 diatonic chords in 12 Keys
  • create an inner template to find all the 3 Basic Chords in all 12 Keys
  • create an inner template to find the 5 Secondary Dominant chords in all 12 keys
  • Use the 2 Circles with their templates to harmonize any songs professionally
  • Use the 7 + 5 Chords to compose your own songs
  • predict chord progressions of songs using the Circle
  • understand the dynamics of the movement of chords
  • apply the Circle of 5ths to many songs to understand chord progression

Who is the target audience?

  • all guitar players
  • all ukulele players
  • all piano players
  • those who want to learn about music harmony
  • those who wish to play by ear
  • those who wish to learn about chord progression
  • those who wish to eventually write their own songs

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Section 1: Introduction
Highlights of the Course
Overview of the Course
Section 2: The Pattern of Magic Circle Movement

Why are the letters in the circle written in this way?

Think about this before you go to the next lecture.


Moving up in Perfect 5ths

In Clockwise Position:

C to G

G to D

D to A

A to E

E to B

B to F#

Gb to Db

Db to Ab

Ab to Eb

Eb to Bb

Bb to F

F to C


Circle of 5ths Movement

Moving up in Perfect 4ths

Counter Clockwise Movement:

C to F

F to Bb

Bb to Eb

Eb to Ab

Ab to Db

Db to Gb

F# to B

B to E

E to A

A to D

D to G

G to C


Circle of 5ths At the Piano:

Moving Up in 5ths and Down in 4ths Clockwise position:

C to G

G to D

D to A

A to E

E to B

B to F#

Gb to Db

Db to Ab

Ab to Eb

Eb to Bb

Bb to F

F to C

Section 3: Magic Circle Reveals all 12 Key Signatures

Magic Circle of 5ths

Key Signatures:

Tip: Look at it like a face of a clock!

Right side: All Sharp Keys

G Key - 1 Sharp

D Key - 2 Sharps

A Key - 3 Sharps

E Key - 4 Sharps

B Key - 5 Sharps

F# Key - 6 Sharps

Left Side: All Flat Keys

F Key - 1 Flat

Bb Key - 2 Flats

Eb Key - 3 Flats

Ab Key - 4 Flats

Db Key - 5 Flats

Gb Key - 6 Flats


Magic Circle Tip to find the Key Signatures:

Right side: All Sharp Keys

G Key - F#

D Key - F# C#

A Key - F# C# G#

E Key - F# C# G# D#

B Key - F# C# G# D# A#

F# Key - F# C# G# D# A# E#


Magic Circle of 5ths

Left Side - All Flats

F Key - Bb

Bb Key - Bb Eb

Eb Key - Bb Eb Ab

Ab Key - Bb Eb Ab Db

Db Key - Bb Eb Ab Db Gb

Gb Key - Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Cb


The Magic Trick: Just ADD One More as you move along

In the order of sharps: Just add one extra sharp as you move to the right

G Key - 1 Sharp

D Key - 2 Sharps

A Key - 3 Sharps

E Key - 4 Sharps

B Key - 5 Sharps

F# Key - 6 Sharps

In the order of flats: just add one extra flat as you move counter clockwise on the left

F Key - 1 Flat

Bb Key - 2 Flats

Eb Key - 3 Flats

Ab Key - 4 Flats

Db Key - 5 Flats

Gb Key - 6 Flats

Section 4: The Order of Sharps & Flats - Key Signature

Circle of 5ths

To add the Sharps in the Key Signature:

Start at F, and then move forward:


F# C#

F# C# G#

F# C# G# D#

F# C# G# D# A#

F# C# G# D# A# E#


Circle of 5ths

To add the Flats in the Key Signature:

Start at B, and then move counter clockwise:


Bb Eb

Bb Eb Ab

Bb Eb Ab Db

Bb Eb Ab Db Gb

Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Cb


Circle Movement to Find Sharps & Flats for Key Signature:

1. Set C at 12 o clock position

2. The order of sharps: 7 Sharps








3. The order of flats: 7 flats









Circle of 5ths Movement


Add Flats in this order: B E A D G C F


Add Sharps in the reverse order: F C G D A E B

Section 5: Magic Formula to Get the Scale Tones of all 12 Keys

7 Tones of C Major Scale:


7 White Keys


7 Tones of G Major Scale:

G A B C D E F#

6 White Keys & 1 Black Key


7 Tones of D Major Scale:

D E F# G A B C#

5 White Keys & 2 Black Keys


7 Tones of A Major Scale:

A B C# D E F# G#

4 White Keys & 3 Black Keys


7 Tones of F Major Scale:

F G A Bb C D E

6 White Keys & 1 Black Key


7 Tones of B Major Scale:

B C# D# E F# G# A#

5 Black Keys & 2 White Keys

Exercise: Scale of E Key
Exercise: Scale of Bb Key
Exercise: Scale of Eb Key
Exercise: Scale of Ab Key
Exercise: Scale of Gb Key
Exercise: Scale of Db Key
Answer: Chart to check the 7 Scale Tones of the 12 Keys
Explanation of the Gb scale
Magic Circle Tip 14: Use the Magic Circle & No need to use the Charts
Section 6: Magic Circle Roman Numerals: Basic Chords for all 12 Keys - I IV V7

Basic Chords for C Key: C, F, G7

Use Roman Numerals:

Chord C = Chord I

Chord F = Chord IV

Chord G7 = Chord V7


C Key:

Chord I: C

Chord IV: F

Chord V7: G7


F Key:

Chord 1: F

Chord IV: Bb

Chord V7: C7


Bb Key:

Chord I: Bb

Chord IV: Eb

Chord V7: F7


Eb Key:

Chord 1: Eb

Chord IV: Ab

Chord V7: Bb7


Ab Key:

Chord I: Ab

Chord IV: Db

Chord V7: Eb7


Db Key:

Chord I: Db

Chord IV: Gb

Chord V7: Ab7

D Key: I, IV, V7
G Key: I, IV, V7
Exercise: A Key - Chord I, IV, V7

Figure out the Basic Chords for B Key:

What is Chord I?

What is Chord IV?

What is Chord V7?

You can check the answer at the end of the lecture section.

Exercise: E Key - Chord I, IV, V7
Exercise: Gb Key - Chord I, IV, V7
Chord Chart for All 12 Keys
Section 7: Songs Applications to Circle of 5ths - I, IV, V7
Assignment: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

When you play simple nursery rhymes, folk songs, or Christmas songs, you can use just 3 Basic Chords:

Chord I

Chord IV

Chord V7


1. Song usually always begin with Chord I

2. Use the circle to predict the next Basic Chord: Either Chord IV or Chord V7

3. The song usually ends with Chord V7 going to Chord I as the ending Chord.


The above is a general way people play by ear. They just try out the chords to see which chords sound right as the song moves along! :)

Assignment: You are My Sunshine - Key of D

You are My Sunshine - D Key

I moved away from C Key to show you that if you know how to interactively use Circle of 5ths - it is EFFORTLESS to understand chord progressions in ANY Key.


You are My Sunshine uses Basic Chords: I IV V7

1. In general, the song moves between Chord I & Chord IV. It's a mellow song.

2. At the end of the song you see V7 going to I

3. V7 creates a tension in music.

4. V7 wants to resolve to another chord.

5. Most of the time, V7 wants to resolve to Chord I, the Home base chord, the chord the Key is in.

6. V7 resolves to I

7. This is called Plagal Cadence.

8. V7 to I has an ending sound.

9. You feel good hearing V7 going to I

10. This is what you often hear at the end of the song.

After the applause, everyone claps their hands because the song has ended beautifully! It is V7 to I. You didn't know that before? Now you do! :)

Assignment: Amazing Grace - Key of F

Amazing Grace uses 3 Basic Chords - Key of F

1. Take out your circle

2. Move F to 12 o clock position

3. Bb and C7 moves around the F Chord

4. Chord IV & V7 likes to move to Chord 1

Assignment: Hey Jude - Key of F

After these 4 assignments, I am sure you are getting a good idea of how basic chords move in a song.

You can use the Circle of 5ths to predict all basic chords movement.

Find some Christmas songs to work on.

Find some folk songs to work on.

Find some hymns to work on.

Find some Gospel songs to work on.

The more you do, the more confident you will become in using the Circle of 5ths.

Take a Break - Write a Review
Section 8: Magic Circle Roman Numerals for 7 Diatonic Chords - Seventh Chords

4 Types of 7th Chords are formed in the C Diatonic Scale:

1. Major 7 (IM7, IVM7)

2. Minor 7 (ii7, iii7, vi7)

3. Dominant 7 (V7)

4. Half Diminished 7

Section 9: Magic Circle Roman Numerals: Minor 7 Chords for all 12 Keys - ii7, iii7, vi7
Magic Circle Tip 21: Minor 7 Chords - ii7, iii7, vi7 are SIDE BY SIDE together

Put in the minor 7 chords in the inner circle:




Tip: The minor chords are also side by side with each other.

C Key:

ii7 - Dm7

iii7 - Em7

vi7 - Am7


F Key:

ii7 - Gm7

iii7 - Am7

vi7 - Dm7


Eb Key:

ii7 - Fm7

iii7 - Gm7

vi7 - Am7


B Key:

ii7 - C#m7

iii7 - D#m7

vi7 - G#m7


Db Key:

ii7 - Ebm7

iii7 - Fm7

vi7 - Bbm7


Learn all the Tips of the Magic Circle - That's all you need at the piano!

If you know how to practice your techniques, your scales, your chords using the Circle movement (which we will talk about in later lectures), you will know this circle inside out that you can hear how music work harmoniously to one another, how the tones lead from one to the other... and one day, you discover - hey, I can play by ear!

This was my journey.

This will be your journey too! :)

Exercise: Bb Key: ii7, iii7, vi7
Answer to Bb Key: ii7, iii7, vi7
Exercise Ab Key: ii7, iii7, vi7
Answer to Ab Key: ii7, iii7, vi7
Exercise: Gb Key: ii7, iii7, vi7
Answer to Gb Key ii7, iii7, vi7
Exercise: E Key: ii7, iii7, vi7
Answer to E Key: ii7 iii7, vi7
Exercise A Key: ii7, iii7, vi7
Answer to A Key: ii7, iii7, vi7
Exercise: D Key: ii7, iii7, vi7
Answer: D Key ii7, iii7, vi7
Exercise G Key: ii7, iii7, vi7
Answer to G Key: ii7, iii7, vi7
Section 10: Songs Applications to Predicting Minor Chord Progression: 3 6 2 5 1
Assignment: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - 16251

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas:

1. Do you notice that this song has a pattern?

2. Actually a lot of songs have this pattern.

3. How do you identify patterns? You look at the chord progression of the song

4. This song repeats this chord progression: 1 6 2 5

5. 1 6 2 5 repeats in every 2 measures

6. If you know how to play 1 6 2 5 in the first 2 measures, you will be able to play 1 6 2 5 in the rest of the measures.

7. Look at the Circle Movement: The chord progression moves counter clockwise from Am7 to Dm7 to G7 and back to C. It is a 6251 chord progression going back to the Home Chord.

Assignment: Heart and Soul - Key of F - 1625 Progression

Heart and Soul - 1625 Chord Progression

This song is very easy to play!

Learn the following tip to practice using the Circle of 5ths:

1. 1625 follows the Circle movement.

2. The song just repeats 1625.

3. Take out your Circle.

4. Go to the piano and move the Circle to different keys.

5. You can now identify the 1625 chords of all 12 keys just by moving the circle.

6. If you know the chords, then you can play Heart and Soul in all 12 Keys using 1625 Chord Progression.


Assignment: Try To Remember - 6251 + 36251 - F Key

Try to Remember - Uses 6251 + 36251

36251 is a great sounding Chord Progression.

Whenever you can substitute iii7 for Chord I, put in the iii7. It sounds more dreamy!

Take a Break - Take out your instrument and play some of these songs
Section 11: The Fun Part: Project Activity - Make your own DIY Circle of 5ths
Magic Circle Tip 26: Create Your Own Circle of 5ths - It will be your FRIEND
3 Steps to Making your Circle of 5ths
Samples of Students' Cricles in my local workshop
Step 1: Make the Outer Circle
Step 2: Make the Inner Circle
Step 3: Put the 2 Circles Together
Section 12: Magic Circle: Significance of Dominant 7th Chords
Diatonic Chords of Key of C: CM7 Dm7 Em7 FM7 G7 Am7 Bm7b5 One V7 - G7

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Rosa is the Pastor and Church Pianist for a local community church in Hong Kong for over 30 years. She graduated from University of British Columbia and received her teaching certificate specializing in Chemistry and teaching English as a second language. She taught public schools in Canada for a couple of years and then went on to receive her Master's degree in Christian Theological Ministry at Ontario Theological Seminary in Toronto. She started full time ministry with her husband in 1989 and received intensive Pastoral Counselling and Discipleship Training at Christian Disciples Church. They were ordained to become church ministers as Pastors in 1996 in a local church in Tsuen Wan and have been ministering to this same congregation for almost 20 years now.

Over the years, she has gone on church missions to Mongolia, Sydney, Nepal, India and expedition trips to the Holy Lands: Israel, Greece and Turkey. Wherever she went, she found herself taking up the music ministry and became the church pianist for that church.

Many people at church have asked her to teach them to play piano. As a result of her passion in playing piano, she started developing piano courses initially for church pianists online since 2008. The piano courses are very unique because she was finally willing to share her Unique Piano Method: Color Chord Improvisation Method known as CCI. The CCI method works for all types of music: Gospel, Pop and Standards.

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