From a very young age I’ve admired those who can play the piano. Seeing people play beautiful songs without sheet music in front of them has always mesmerized me. I remember sitting in church, watching and wanting to be like them- actually, I still do that.
Unfortunately, I was never able to get piano lessons. I played the alto saxophone for a year in middle school, but that’s pretty much the extent of my musical abilities. I figured that at this point I was just too old to learn to play the piano because, come one, who wants to teach a 30-something? My answer to a lifelong interest came in the form of Easy Piano Basics from JazzEdge.
We received lifetime access (a $69.95 value) to the complete program including all downloadable material and video lessons.
Easy Piano Basics Review
Included in the e-course is:
- 32 video lessons that run roughly 5 to 10 minutes in length
- unlimited viewing of the lessons for life
- downloadable PDF sheet music that corresponds with the lessons
The videos are definitely designed with the beginner in mind. He starts at the very beginning with the first five lessons being:
- The Notes of the Piano
- Low and High Notes
- The Musical Alphabet
- Finger Numbers
- How to sit at the Piano
You can view the lessons in any order you like. From the student dashboard you choose which lesson to begin and it takes you to that lesson’s page with the video to be watched and the recommended practice routine.
How We Used the Product
Having no prior experience, this beginner take on piano lessons was exactly what I needed. My 13 year old daughter, having had lessons a few years back, was able to start with lesson 10 as a refresher. She was able to do several lessons in a day due to her having those one-on-one lessons before.
I however, had to take it a little slower with the recommended one video every few days and practice between lessons. They recommend practicing 10 minutes a day, five days a week.
My 16 year old son self-taught himself to play the piano (as well as guitar and bass). He sat down to take a look at the online piano lessons program and liked it. He quite enjoyed Willie’s teaching technique and plans to continue the course to see what else he can glean from it.
Easy Piano Basics is good for any beginner, no matter the age, but I would recommend an adult sitting with a child under 8 or 9 to make sure they are using proper form and posture and to answer any questions they might have. JazzEdge does offer a student forum where kids can post questions. The forum can be used by any student whether they are doing one of the piano or drums courses.
The PDF sheet music was nice to have. I especially liked that the pages tell you to which lesson they correspond. I know that seems like a small thing, but can I tell you how frustrating it can be to have to try and figure that kind of thing out on your own!?
This online piano lessons course was very easy to follow, and Willie is a pleasant and personable teacher. His simplistic, straight-forward way of presenting the lessons are great for both the young and (ahem) not so young. The lifetime access ensure that I will be able to use the same lessons with my 3 and 4 year olds when they are ready. I look forward to that! Thank you JazzEdge!