HomeSchoolPiano is designed to help you unlock the pianist inside of you. It starts with the very basics and progresses through several levels. The method follows a six-step cycle that includes technique, rhythm, ear training, reading, song, and improvisation. Also, each level has advanced techniques to further challenge the learning. The lessons are available through online. Each level also comes with printables to be used with the lessons. The student will watch the video lessons, following along with the worksheet if applicable, and then practice for themselves. The lessons can be viewed on a PC or using a tablet device.
It is recommended that use a full keyboard for the lessons. Currently we have 49-key midi piano and I emailed the company about using it. They were quick to respond and reassured me that since my daughter was in the very beginning stages we would be able to work with what we had until we could gain access to something more advanced. I was impressed with how quickly they responded. Also, you can use any type of keyboard from a plug-in midi board to a regular piano. Since the students playing isn’t being judged by the software you aren’t tied to the computer. That way if you are using a piano you can watch the lesson on your tablet and then practice all in one spot.
Complete Set of Books – Success Package Provides All You Need
We reviewed the Complete Set of Books that provides a complete system for learning to play the piano. There are three books in the program. Each book is divided into 6 units. The units include lessons that cover the six-step cycle so students are constantly challenged without being overwhelmed. The Complete System also includes the CorePiano which is for very basic beginners, the ability to download the video lessons to be viewed when you are offline. Which is another advantage of the actually playing not being tied to the software, and a Jam Track which is a downloadable CD to enhance your music practice.
The six-step cycle is interesting because it includes so many different elements to the learning experience. Technique helps with the how-to’s so that the student can increase their skill level. Rhythm will help ensure that even you can stay keep up with the beat. Ear Training helps you to really hear the music. Reading helps the student learn to read the music and apply the written page to actually playing. Song helps the student be able to learn and practice the technique of playing and singing along. And finally, improvisation helps the student really have fun with the music and make it their own.
CorePiano contains over 30 lessons that are designed for those just starting out with piano training or those who have been away for while. It is also a great introduction to their learning methods of HomeSchoolPiano. Book 1 is for the beginning student and includes six original compositions the help the student learn a variety of techniques. There are quizzes at the end of each unit to further enhance the learning experience. Book 2 continues the students training and if you have previous piano training this can be a good starting point. Book 3 helps the student become well-rounded and encourages their own creativeness.
The complete package offers 2-3 years worth of piano instruction while working at your own pace. The Success Package – Complete Set of Books is available for $299. There is also an optional payment plan that offers 3-monthly payments of $99.97. The package includes:
- Online, unlimited, lifetime access to HomeSchoolPiano.com
- Tracking and Quizzes for up to five students
- Unlimited lesson streaming to any device
- Unlimited music downloads
- Unlimited lesson video downloads
- Downloadable Jam Track CD
Learning Piano at our house
Hannah has never really gotten very far with other music programs so she started at the CorePiano level. She is working through the lessons slowly to make sure she is understanding and retaining what she is learning. Because of everything going on this summer she has been doing one lesson a week. Working through the lesson one day and doing some practicing two or more other days.
We Enjoyed HomeSchoolPiano
This is the first time I’ve really seen Hannah put so much effort into learning the piano. In the past she has gotten frustrated with learning software that was tied to the playing. When it didn’t exactly match the computers requirement it was discouraging for her. With HomeSchoolPiano she can play and practice in a way that makes it a lot more fun for her. I love the fact that we have unlimited and lifetime access to the learning program. This way I don’t feel that I need to rush through the lessons so that we cover as much as possible. I love the way that we can move through the program at a pace that encourages learning at the students own pace.
The lessons are easy to follow and the additional printable materials helps the student follow along. I really like the six-step cycle that will help the student be well-rounded and ready to play in a variety of ways.
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We are still working on the CorePiano in our house. Check out the graphic below to learn more about other levels as well.