Friday, October 14, 2011
Piano for Life - review
A few weeks ago Timberdoodle sent me a copy of Piano for Life to review. I was interested in it primarily for the benefit of my younger daughter who loves to pick out tunes on the piano by ear. I have worked with her a little bit on learning the notes, but mostly she plays what she hears. I would love to find a teacher who could work with her special learning style, because I believe she does have a natural gift for music, although she struggles with reading in general. With Piano for Life (and the prequel, Piano for Quitters) I think she and I, together, can learn to play the piano with the natural learning style used by the masters.
I am learning so much myself from the videos. I had several years of piano lessons as well as a music theory class in high school, so I thought I knew a good bit about music already. Apparently I learned the theory and the rote playing without really understanding how theory related to performance. Now, just to find the time to practice what I'm learning...
Piano for Life, a 3-DVD set with 4 1/2 hours of instruction, is available from Timberdoodle for $67.50. I recommend starting with Piano for Quitters, and then progressing on to Piano for Life.