Want to play piano? Tired of expensive piano tutors and inconvenient lesson times?
Rocket Piano can have you playing within hours!
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Rocket Piano Review And Course Appraisalfrom Alan Moore
Rocket Piano provides comprehensive online teaching materials whatever stage you are at with your piano playing (beginner, intermediate or more advanced):
- 133 MP3 audio clips (hear when it's done correctly) and 57 video lessons
- Games (don't underestimate the importance of entertainment and play when it comes to learning)
- eBooks (theory, guides, practical applications and the actual piano lessons themselves)
All materials can be downloaded or, by paying extra, you can choose to have a physical version of the course shipped to you if this is more convenient.
Cost: $39.95 (seems to be a special offer at the moment).
If you fancy the idea of enrolling for piano lessons but think it might be inconvenient to be tied down to a set time for your lesson (to say nothing of the expense), then an online piano course may just be the ticket. The problem is, there are so many courses available and how do you choose the best one? Well, that's why Lessons For Piano is here!
As a pianist, teacher and composer, I've had the chance to investigate many of the online piano lessons from different companies and most of them have slightly different angles when it comes to piano instruction. You definitely need interactive teaching and clear instruction. Without these two ingredients, you're dead in the water before you even start.
The Rocket Piano course teaches piano playing through learning songs. Ruth Searle (classically trained) is the tutor and she has 15 years experience of playing in all kinds of styles from pop and gospel to jazz.
Playing the piano is only a small part of learning the instrument. You absolutely must develop sight-reading skills, learn to identify chords and improve pitch recognition. Also, on a more practical level, finger exercise are vital - and, yes, I know it sounds boring! The opportunity to learn about music notations is also helpful.
The Rocket course provides this groundwork AND in an engaging manner. Here's what you get:
The Beginner Book
The Intermediate Book
The Advanced Book
Jazz Piano Book
Gospel Piano Book
Fingering Technique and Exercises
Also, there are some useful bonuses included with the rocket piano download package:
Rocket Piano Metronome (helps with your timing and speed)
Jayde Musica Pro (a kind of software game that helps with note-reading and note-recognition)
Chordinator (helps you to identify chords)
Advanced Learning Techniques for Piano (designed for the serious pianist)
Perfect Your Pitch Pro (this helps to train your ear to identify notes with great accuracy)
Songpond (30-day free access to learn all your favourite songs. This is a great resource because you get to choose many popular songs from Elton John and Alicia Keys to Coldplay and learn to play them by following an instructor who breaks down each song and shows you how to play it. Note: after the trial, you will have to subscribe for a fee)
At the time of writing, it retails for $39.95 (including the 6 free bonuses) so it shouldn't break the bank (I charge over $30 for a 1 hour lesson!).
If you want to have a physical product shipped to you (rather than downloaded), then there's a more expensive option to do this.
If you're still unsure, there's even an option to take a free introductory course so you can make a more informed choice before parting with your cash. I find this an honest way to do business and it definitely helps to build trust.
Because you won't be having face-to-face contact with a teacher, it's important to have a reliable online customer support and the award-winning Rocket Piano company can be contacted at any time if you need clarification about any of the teaching materials.
The comprehensive guide shows you how to install the product and is clear and straightforward.
All playing styles are catered for: gospel, jazz, blues, as well as Classical.
Customer testimonials are plentiful on the company's homepage (including positive comments from other online piano companies) and this helps to give you peace of mind:
"Thank you for the free lessons via e-mail. They are excellent. In fact after lesson one, I decided to purchase the rocketpiano package from the online store. It is really excellent and I am at the stage now where I have managed to play "Frere Jacques" with both hands. Great progress in just under 2 weeks! There is still a lot to be learned and I'm relishing the challenge. I'll keep you posted on progress." Christy, (Dublin, Ireland)
If you find that the course is not for you, Rocket Piano offers an 8 week money-back guarantee for peace of mind.
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