Years ago when I was learning the piano, I was overwhelmed with information. I gave up trying to learn more than once and almost didn't come back to the instrument.
O.K. a little back story...
My dad taught me how to play the piano. He learned music in college and my mom asked him to pass it on to me...which he did.
He wasn't a teacher, but really a student the same as me. But, he had books. Lots and and lots of books.
He had all the jazz books you were supposed to have. David Baker, Jamey Aebersold, John Mehegan, Dan Haerle and Lee Evans to name a few.
I had no shortage of material to learn from, but none of it made any real sense to me.
I'd watch and listen to my dad study these books, scales and patterns endlessly for hours but I never heard anything different. He sounded the same.
I'd ask him "Why don't you play out?" and his response was always the same: "I'm not ready yet."
Years later when I started to gig, his answer was the same. I'll get to that later though.
So, here I was with all these books with tips and tricks on how to learn the piano, but with no real plan to follow.
Sound familiar? Same problem exists today, but those books have been replaced by videos and YouTube.
How many videos have you watched on YouTube with titles like:
"Piano Arpeggios Tutorial, From Beginner to Pro"
"Learn To Play Piano Instantly: #1 Beginning Training (Pro Shortcuts)"
and, my personal favorite: "How to Become a Pianist in Ten Lessons"
Really? 10 lessons is all it takes? Bullsh*t.
Let me make this simple for you...
If you think that you will learn piano with a 10 minute YouTube video, my site and materials are NOT for you.
So let's start with a simple question:
Do you want to ACTUALLY learn how to play the piano, unlock the talent that's within you (and yes we all got some) and impress your family and friends?
Or, do you want to continue to spin your tires and constantly be asking yourself "Why am I not further ahead?"
Maybe you are constantly forgetting songs, have trouble improvising, or if you're like most students, you never really know what to practice next to get better.
No Thanks. I'm happy with my piano playing as is.