I discovered in all my years of teaching that what people really want to do from the first time they sit down at a piano - is play a song! Right now, today.
Most people in our busy world don't have the time for traditional weekly lessons - traditional lessons in which scales and exercises come first and the actual playing of a song might take weeks or months. They want the thrill of success in hearing themselves play songs immediately. They want to amaze their friends with their playing prowess. They are looking for a way to quickly master songs and then deal with the how and why of playing later.
So, with those piano players in mind, the rote pentantoic method was created. This method is a really enjoyable and successful way to do just what many people want to do and that is to play a song on the piano today. The pentatonic method would allow that, but the challenge remained of how to get the information to would be piano players quickly and efficiently.
Once I became aware of just how many people want to PLAY the piano without the encumbrances of a teacher and weekly scheduled lesson times, I looked for a solution for those students. I developed the concept of downloadable piano tutorials.
With these tutorials, the student decides when to try the ideas, and better yet, these tutorials can be viewed right in the comfort of the student's home using their own keyboard or piano. Never again does a person have to make sure to block out every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to get to a piano teacher's home studio half-way across town and back.
These pentatonic method tutorials start exactly where would be pianists want to start - with playing songs! They don't start with the "this is a G on the treble clef" stuff. The idea is to play the piano TODAY! Not tomorrow or next week. TODAY.
By the end of the first session students are playing a well-known song with BOTH hands! On the first day! After all, how can you amaze your friends just playing Mary Had a Little Lamb with ONE hand? The series of tutorials allow you the flexibility for each individual to work at their own pace.
The tutorials helps a person learn a song for their first You Tube piano video and be party-performer ready. Again, the student decides how quickly they will move through the tutorials.
People just want to play the piano. They do not want any of the mind-numbing anxiety or stress which can be experienced when preparing for intense one-on-one lessons with a teacher.
Downloadable tutorials give the would-be pianist all the information and skills needed to wow their friends and amaze themselves. The tutorials let the beginner hear how awesome your song will sound and show the student just how to get these mind-blowing skills.
The tutorials can be reviewed time and again until the player is You Tube ready. Besides that, learning to play songs on the piano with the rote pentatonic method really is fabulously FUN!
So start playing the piano using the pentatonic method and play songs on the piano!