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Progress Update May 31, 2012

So things have been in a whirlwind.  I didn’t expect Apple to approve the iPad book so fast and so I’m scrambling to get this site together. Thanks to all of you who have already purchased and downloaded the iPad book.

For those who want to learn piano and don’t have an iPad, that’s what this site is for.  I’ve already uploaded some great free content in the Free Piano Lessons area.  It really is free and will give you the first Week of Lessons as shown in the iPad book.  You can also download the entire PDF version of the book, but that doesn’t have the videos embedded.  It will take you less time to register than to say Play Piano For Kids!   And there’s still more to content to come.

I’m also trying to organize the subsequent lessons at a very reasonable price.

Musically yours,

Andrew

 

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An iPad App to Teach Piano to Young Children

Play Piano - Piano For Kids iPadThis is the first volume of what I hope to be a series of interactive book apps for the iPad. Play Piano For Kids, Volume 1 (Penguins Don’t Play Piano, But You Can!) is available for sale in 32 countries via the Apple iTunes bookstore.

After years of teaching music privately to children as young as 3 years old, I’ve created a learning system that uses audio, video, animation and a unique color system that allows for instant playing. It does this while using all ten fingers and building proper technique in an ordered and structured method using original songs and public domain folk songs that are fun and easy to remember.

This system is also ideal for home-schoolers or other music teachers looking for a way to reach the youngest of children. I’m currently developing a teachers guide for this and will announce when it is ready.

The problem I see with many music books, curriculums and instructors is their tendency to present too much information at a time. Because of my background as wide angle creative with experiences as diverse as a writer, graphic designer and composer, I could see much of the learning problem was graphical in nature. Information design for adults needs to be uncluttered and clear.  This is so much more true for young pre-literate children.  By testing my ideas and methods over several years, I’ve created a proven system that works again and again

Here’s the intro video from the iPad book app…

… And here’s a clip from one of my recitals