Didn’t we all want to learn some kind of musical instrument when we were kids? And, then many of us even forgot what we wanted to actually do when the pressure of studies, careers, and whatnot, hit us. But, as they say, it’s never late to do things you have been dreaming of for years. So why not start today?
The piano is becoming more and more popular these days because unlike any other musical instrument, it covers all 88 notes of the musical scale. Even I was keen on learning piano back when I was a kid and with all the hustles of life, it just went away.
Recently, while watching videos on YouTube, I came across a few piano covers of top songs including Despacito and my interest in learning piano spiked again but this time I didn’t want to let anything come between me and my love for the piano.
I started with doing thorough research on the web and I came across a course named “Piano for All”. A guide that teaches how to play the piano like a pro. I bought the course immediately.
To be honest, when I started, I was very terrible and I had very less knowledge about the notes, keys, and chords. However, within a few weeks of this program and I started understanding what these are and how they work in conjunction to create a piece of great music.
Read on to know how it helped me learn the piano.
Piano for All: A Brief Overview
Learning piano has never been this easier. Piano for All is a program that provides step-by-step instructions to build a solid foundation of chords and rhythms while still helping you play by ear and sight-reading.
This method blends keyboard diagrams and musical notation with media clips in order to emphasize each point. As you progress, you are presented with the musical staff that shows what you have been playing. So, you have your progress report with you. Isn’t it amazing?
The musical staff is actually printed on a paper in an easily decipherable format, allowing you to understand the notation visually. Once you complete learning how to play songs using chords and improvisation, you will then be learning shapes and patterns in note reading.
Everything in Piano for All is arranged in a way it should be. Completely systematic. I achieved my piano learning goals in 14 weeks. It sounds too much but, trust me, when you work 9-6, five days a week, it is a really short time. I spent only 20-30 minutes daily practicing piano.
If you are someone who thinks learning in person is better than any online or offline tutorial, then let me tell you’re right. But, you know, everything has its pros and cons. With tutorials, you can learn at your own pace, repeat the video lectures as many times as you want. And what I liked most about the tutorial is that I was able to practice at my convenience, unlike in-person coaching where they ask me to come at the same time every day.
Who Created this Couse?
Robin Hall, the mind behind Piano for All, started his career as a cartoonist but he was more interested in the teaching profession. Hence, he left his job as a cartoonist and started writing about how to draw cartoons. Meanwhile, he used to give piano lessons.
Eventually, he realized that his interest lies in teaching how to play the piano and keyboard. He then used his years of experience of teaching piano to different types of people and created this course that can make you an expert pianist in no time.
From shortcuts to interesting tips, Robin has included them all in the program, allowing you to learn everything quickly. Additionally, he has also mentioned his contact details (email id) on his website, so you can ask him anything and get your problems solved.
What you will be getting in this program?
To start with, this course consists of 9 eBooks, 200 video lessons, and 500 audio lessons. Basically, it provides a complete piano lesson service. No matter if you’re just starting out to learn piano like me or you already have a good knowledge of piano, these books and lessons are intended for everyone.
The Nine eBooks
- Party time/Play by Ear/Rhythm Piano: This book starts with teaching piano chord ballad, keyboard diagrams, tricks, bluffs, and formulas. Additionally, you will learn 10 party rhythms.
- Blues and Rock ‘N’ Roll: Now that you have learned the basics of piano, it’s time to play some great Blues and Rock ‘N’ Roll music on your piano. You will learn to play the sounds of Fat’s Domino, Jerry Jee Lewis, and other great pianists.
- Chord Magic: This book completely focuses on teaching piano chords using amazing memory tricks. You will learn how to change chords quickly using inversions. It contains a piano chord chart and a few speed learning exercises that can help you master your chords instantly.
- Advanced Chords Made Easy: Now that you have learned the basics of chords, it’s time to skill up. This book contains a rhythm chart for 80 Beatle songs along with some great Beatles piano stylings.
- Ballad Style: Once you have grasped a good hand in chords, you are now ready to create a ballad style in 3 easy steps. Now you’re ready to create and improvise your own melodies.
- Jazz Piano Made Easy: Jazz is the most popular piano genre. This book teaches you everything about jazz music and how you can play jazz tone on your piano easily and quickly.
- Advanced Blues and Fake Stride: This is an extended version of the second book which taught you the basics of Blues.
- Taming the Classics: After reading this book, you will be able to combine your chord knowledge with sight-reading to master the traditional classic tones.
- Speed Learning: Did you know, it can speed up the learning process? This book contains a lot of fun exercises and memory tricks that can improve your skills furthermore.
It is because of these videos that I was able to achieve my piano learning goals. I am not much of a reading type of person and that’s why I liked these video tutorials even more.
It contains a set of 200 videos which is great for both beginners and experts. In fact, most people learn faster when they see a video when compared to reading. These videos explain all the techniques you need to play the piano.
Robin shows where each cord is on the keyboard and how you can play and master each chord. The only problem here is that you will need to fix your smartphone or laptop in front of your piano or keyboard.
“Piano for All” Pros
There are a few things that I liked the most about this course.
- Available both online and offline: If you stay in an area with a good internet connection then you would not want to spend on shipping charges so an online copy is great for you. However, if you stay in an area with a poor internet connection then I can completely understand the pain of a buffering video. And, losing internet connection is much worse. But, don’t worry Robin’s got you covered, both online and offline.
- A very descriptive course: As mentioned above, you get 9 eBooks, 200 video courses, and 500 audio lessons that are described in a way that even beginners can understand it easily.
- Compatible with every device: No matter which device you use, Piano for All is compatible with every device. You can easily transfer this course to any device you want.
- You are entitled to get free updates: All the updates to the course are free once you buy this program. Improvements are better right?
- Great After Sales Support: Unlike any other course, Robin and his team provide great after-sales support. He has mentioned his email address on his website where you can shoot and get answers for your queries.
“Piano for All” Cons
Personally, I didn’t feel that there’s anything wrong with the course. But yeah, there’s one thing that I didn’t like.
- Audio stops when you flip pages: When you’re playing the audio and you flip the pages, the audio stops. I feel it should keep playing until we want to stop it.
Final Thoughts: Does it Work or not?
Long answer short, Yes, it does work. At least for me, it did. In fact, when you visit Piano for All’s website, you can go through the testimonials. It did work for a lot of people. So, I’m pretty sure it’ll do for you as well. So, why not try it?