Play Piano By Ear: Piano Magic Online
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Piano By Ear! If you can hum, whistle or sing, you CAN learn
to Play Piano By Ear, and it will take only a few short lessons
to prove to yourself that YOU can do it. I learned to play
many of my favorite tunes in a day and got my first paid gig
playing those tunes two weeks later. In the blink of an eye,
my life veered onto the musical journey of a lifetime, and
as a result, I've been a professional 'play by ear' musician
for the last 46 years.
Being able to easily play the songs I love was an unbelievable
dream come true for ME, and changed my life in unimaginable
ways. Being able to play the piano by ear has been one of
the happiest experiences of my life...and it will
be for YOU, too!
Just so you know, I also read music, but playing by ear is
far more enjoyable than playing from written notation alone.
The heart-felt excitement it generates IS the reason
I focus exclusively on teaching my students HOW to play by
ear without reading music, and it's the reason my
students stick with me year after year. It is the FUN generated
- not the work - that will keep you playing for a
Why should YOU learn to play piano
by ear? Answer: Because playing by ear is the most
natural way to express yourself through music!
Learning to play before you read is the most logical first
step, yet is completely overlooked in 'traditional' lessons.
Learning to speak before you read, is the very foundation
for understanding any language.
Think about this for a moment:
If children were required to read English before speaking
it, they probably would not speak intelligibly for many years;
if ever! Yet, the majority of music students are taught that
very method; read...then speak.
That's NOT how I learned to speak: That's NOT how I learned
to play: That's NOT how I teach...because it's grossly illogical!
Now, think about this: It often
takes years of lessons before a dedicated student can easily
read and play a piece of written music in its entirety...but
the person who created that same music (for music readers
to 'read') first played it by ear! Weird, huh? There's
Most traditional instructors encourage their students
to memorize their music, in order to perform without
reading music. Unfortunately, because they are memorizing,
instead of comprehending the structure of music that repeats
through ALL tunes, they will soon forget...and THAT
is a SHAME! All that work, and then it simply evaporates.
In my 46 years as a professional pianist, I have
forgotten every piece of music I memorized.
By contrast, I have retained the ability to play every piece
of music I understood and could comprehend, and my repertoire
includes hundreds (if not thousands) of tunes at any moment
For self played music to
be enjoyable for a lifetime, it has to be FUN!
According to a survey by the National Piano Institute, about
90% of 'traditional' piano students drop out of lessons before
the end of the first year. PianoMagic students often comment
that 'traditional' lessons were too hard, didn't show how
to play the music they wanted to play and were NO FUN! It
doesn't have to be THAT way!
IF IT ISN'T FUN,
IT WON'T BE DONE!
"I am delighted finding I can't wait
to get home to my keyboard!"
- Barbara Albrecht -
"Your personality and enthusiasm
come right out of your materials. Extremely beneficial
and fabulously interesting!"
- Sharon R. Franchini -
"Excellent, Exciting, Useful."
- Buzz Sommers -
"I love it! Your instructions are
clear and it all makes sense!
It is FUN!"
- Susan Johnston -
"Just right to spark my interest
and desire to PLAY!
This should be a TV course"
- Lee Holcomb Jr. -
"This will cause me to neglect
husband, house, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
Tigger the cat and Queenie the dog. Thanks!"
- Trudy Trawick -
I learned more toward understanding
the keyboard in one night, than in 8 years of music
lessons. This is really great. You make it fun, entertaining
and very worthwhile. Good Teacher!"
- Judy Turnell -
Playing music by ear for personal enjoyment can
be one of the easiest and most fulfilling activities you'll
ever experience. It can be learned in a few hours, and practiced
for a lifetime! IT'S CALLED PLAYING FOR A REASON...IT'S
SUPPOSED TO BE FUN!!!
If your hobby is taking lessons, I can't
help you. But if you want to learn how to play SOLO piano
creatively and artistically, playing music for personal enjoyment
AND the entertainment of your audiences, come on in! PIANO
MAGIC is here, and it was created specifically for YOU
to learn how to play the tunes you already know; the tunes
you already can hum, whistle or sing, played on the piano
In general, Free Piano Lessons are like Free
Cheese in a mousetrap! The idea sounds good, but usually comes
with a surprise ending!
Still, the Free Sample Lessons provided in the following pages
are excellent for beginners (catch the Tour Bus below) ...and
are required for ALL STUDENTS, with or without previous
You may have seen this info before, but if you
really learned it, you would already be
able to Play By Ear and would NOT be seeking such instruction!
Regardless of your previous experience, if you don't play
by ear, you are a beginner (at 'playing by
Don't skip or skim these lessons...your future
performing success depends on YOU knowing
this BASIC info forwards, backwards and inside out!
The info will seem extremely simple...and that's
just exactly how we want it to seem! If it's simple,
YOU can THINK IT and DO IT well enough to
Once you understand the Basics of Piano
Magic, you'll be able to take your new found playing ability
and musical freedom as far as your FUN can take you!
Keep your thinking SIMPLE and you'll
go farther than you ever dreamed possible, but complicate
it and progress will be slow. Simplify...always Simplify.