How to learn to play the piano – the quick and easy way
Hey there! Allison here.
So you’ve stopped by my site, which tells me you want to know how to learn to play the piano. You may have already looked into private piano instructors and realize they can be very expensive.
So now you’re considering teaching yourself piano but don’t know which course to consider as there’s tons of stuff on the internet to choose from. Or maybe you already started with a course and find it’s not so easy to follow along.
Well I can definitely relate to you as it wasn’t so long ago that I went researching how to learn to play the piano. You see I had a renewed interest in playing the piano…yes, I said renewed interest. Many moons ago, when I was about 8 years old or so, I wanted to learn to play the piano. So my parents sent me to piano lessons, where I would go to my piano teacher’s house for one-hour sessions two times per week. Back then, there wasn’t that thing called the Internet, and online piano courses didn’t exist.
So I took private piano lessons for a couple of years and would say I was pretty darn good at playing the piano. Then my interest waned…I wanted to do ballet instead. Hey I was a kid, so don’t judge me…Smile!
So after decades of not playing a lick, I decided I want to learn to play the piano again. However I realized I would pretty much need piano lessons for beginners since it’s been decades since I last played. So I went searching the Internet for how to learn to play the piano.
Now that I’m all grown up…smile, I want to learn to play the piano from the comfort of my own home and at my own pace. Plus quite frankly, I don’t want the high costs of private piano lessons. I live in the New York metropolitan area, and you can expect to pay anywhere from $30/hour to $150/hour for private piano lessons. Oh yeah, I also wanted something that was easy to follow along.
So if you’re looking for the same, then you’ve come to the right place. In my research, I came across Pianoforall and it does exactly that…makes piano playing easy, fun and is quite affordable. Plus you do it all from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. Click here if you want to see Pianoforall.
So I think I can save you a lot of time researching how to learn to play the piano. I can tell you what Pianoforall is plus what benefits it has to offer you as well as what I didn’t like about it and my overall opinion of it.
How to learn to play the piano with Pianoforall
Pianoforall is an online piano course and as its name implies, is for just about anyone who wants to learn to play the piano. It covers a wide age group of people and is designed to take complete beginners to an intermediate level of piano playing in a very short amount of time. And you get to do this all from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.
Adult beginners love it because they get to learn quickly and don’t have to spend an enormous amount of time practicing or take years to get good at playing the piano. Teenagers also love it because they find it a cool way to learn to play the piano. However, it really isn’t designed for kids younger than teenagers. Although an eBook for the younger kids is expected soon.
What do you get with Pianoforall?
You get a set of 10 eBooks embedded with 200 video lessons and 500 audio lessons that you will immediately download to your computer or receive on DVD ROM. All designed specifically to take you from the beginner level to the intermediate level of piano playing in a very short amount of time. Quite frankly I was sounding good within just days.
Each lesson comes with verbal piano instructions. So if you don’t quite understand the written instructions, you can simply follow along with the embedded videos. From within each eBook, you’ll click on a video or audio icon and right away see or hear what you were reading. Which means you won’t have to search your computer for a ton of files and have a gazillion windows open. It’s quite simple as Click and Play.
I’m not going to list all the lessons in each eBook here. Click here and you can get all that info at the official Pianoforall website.
How is Pianoforall able to teach you so quickly?
If you were to take traditional piano lessons as I did when I was a kid, you would most likely be taught to play by memorizing pieces of sheet music, or sight reading. Unfortunately this is a lengthy way to learn to play the piano and often people get bored.
Pianoforall does it differently. Pianoforall starts off teaching you basic piano chords and builds upon that with sight reading AND playing by ear which lends itself to a more enjoyable learning experience at a faster pace.
What if you’re not quite a beginner, will Pianoforall still get you playing better?
Say you’re not quite a beginner, but play some and want to improve…or you play another instrument and now want to learn piano…or maybe you read sheet music and can’t play by ear or maybe you want to teach piano…Pianoforall has got something for you too.
Do you need piano or will a keyboard suffice?
Good news! Pianoforall works just as well on keyboard as it does on piano. So if you don’t currently have a piano, there is no need to shell out thousands of dollars to buy one. A keyboard will do just fine. Click here to see the recommended specs for a keyboard.
Do you need to spend a lot of time practicing?
You will only need to practice about 20 to 30 minutes a day to see significant progress. But quite honestly, you will enjoy it so much; you might very well end up practicing much longer.
So what didn’t I like about Pianoforall?
Although this online piano course works well with both piano and keyboard, if you have a piano you will need a laptop as opposed to a desktop computer to put atop your piano so you can follow along with the embedded videos and audio in the eBooks.
If you don’t have a laptop, you can install the course on your IPad or any Android tablet. I don’t recommend installing it on your smartphone, as I feel the screen of a smartphone would be too small to really see the videos and follow along. This is all mute however, if you are on a keyboard as it can go anywhere your desktop computer is.
I would not recommend getting this course for a young child as there is enough instructional reading in the eBooks that a young child may very well get bored in trying to follow along. With that said, teenagers and those older, love the step by step teaching and interactiveness of this course.
The video narrations are very clear and I was able to follow along quite easily. However the narrator, Robin Hall, who is also the designer of Pianoforall, has a distinctive Irish accent. So don’t expect to hear American sounding English in the videos.
My final thoughts
Pianoforall is a comprehensive yet simple system that shows you exactly how to play the piano…as simple as Click and Play. You read the instructions in the well laid out eBooks, and can then click on the embedded videos right there within the books and see Robin Hall demonstrate how your fingers should play the tune. Or you can click on the audio icon and hear exactly how you should sound.
What I like best about this system though, is that it gets you sounding good quickly, all while enjoying the experience of learning to play the piano. You’ll be playing Ballads, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Ragtime and even Classical pieces in months and not years when compared to traditional piano lessons.
As for the price, you can’t beat it. For the cost of maybe an hour of private piano lessons, you get a comprehensive and easy to follow course with Pianoforall. How to learn to play the piano is easy and fun. Click here to check out Pianoforall.