I have easily & quickly learned to play the piano using David's methods.
"When I was 5, my Mama tried to teach me to play the piano. But it was hopeless. It seemed so complicated; I just didn't get it. The years passed, and I could only admire & envy others as they sat at the piano & played beautiful music.
Now at 65, I have easily & quickly learned to play the piano using David's methods. It's amazing! I was thrilled when my first efforts produced recognizable songs!
Within minutes I have fulfilled my lifelong dream of making music!
I've always dreamed of having my family gathered around me playing carols as they joined in song. I was so excited about the "Great Piano Christmas Hits" e-Books because my dream could come true!
My dear Mama passed away 3 years ago, but I know she'll be smiling down on me from heaven on Christmas Eve as my family & friends gather around to hear me play Christmas carols.
Thanks & blessings!"
Sherri Michaels,65, Mississippi, U.S.A
"I absolutely LOVE the Christmas E-Books. I bought all 3 levels, and they each have something for everyone in my family.
I am 46 years old and I took piano lessons when I was about 8 yrs old for about a year. So my knowledge was limited. But then my kids (ages 12 and 13 now) started taking lessons and I felt like I needed to study and learn more so I could keep up with them.
Piano Play It has helped me do just that and more. I have learned so much and it helped my sight reading without being boring. I love all of the tutorials... no more yucky songs that are in my old piano lesson books.
I've committed to knowing some carols for the family to sing at Christmas, so I sat down with the Christmas E-book 2nd level and was able to play them ALL!
Now, they were kind of jumpy and not so fast, but it gave me hope! The way the songs are laid out with the left hand positions and finger numbering helps so much!
My daughter and son will be playing out of Book 3 and between the 3 of us we ought to bring some joy to our Christmas celebration! Thanks Piano-Play-It.com"
Michelle Helms, 46, Atlanta, GA USA
What's really neat about the E-book is that you can watch embedded video tutorials of the songs as you follow the sheet music without having to be connected to the Internet.
I am 67 years old and have always loved piano music. But it wasn't until a few years ago, while I was nearing retirement that I started to study the piano and play it regularly. Piano-Play-It.com was the first online learning resource that I used, and I have learned a great deal from it, giving me a solid foundation to continue to learn and improve.
The Great Christmas Piano Hits e-Books embody the best of what this website offers - it contains systematic instruction that progresses from total beginner to being able to play pleasing two-handed melodies and chord harmonies. It is also a lot of fun.
What's really neat about the E-book is that you can watch embedded video tutorials of the songs as you follow the sheet music without having to be connected to the Internet. And of course you can pause, rewind and replay the video to your heart's content until you have learned every measure well. You can also slide the video screen out of the way so it does not interfere with the sheet music.
I would actually describe Level 3 as more of an "intermediate", well within the reach of most students, including, with time, a complete beginner willing to put in the effort to gradually get better. The arrangements, I should add, all sound very nice.
All in all, I can heartily recommend this e-book.
Humberto Cruz, 67, Vero Beach, Florida
the videos work fabulously, as I can visualize the music a lot better
"I learned the piano for a short while as a child, and was never really able to pursue it seriously, but have always loved the instrument.
Now, as my daughter learns, I find myself drawn back to the instrument again, and I love the way you combine video-tutorials as well as sheet music.
For someone like me, who has done a bit of sight reading, the videos work fabulously, as I can visualize the music a lot better, without having to necessarily struggle with the sheet music.
I can work at my pace, when I find time - and the best part is, my daughter automatically ends up picking up the sheet music and trying new music out herself! Thanks so much !!"
Ashwati Franklin, 39, Banglore, India
"This series from David is awesome for those who have never played piano/keyboard before and to those who are interested in improving what they already know.
You can actually see the music being played which aids in learning finger placement and how loud or soft to play the piece.
After many years of lessons as a child, coming back to the piano as an adult has shown me how little I remember (if indeed I ever knew) about finger placement and dynamics - this is one of the things I like best about David's tutorials.
He truly cares about sharing his love for music with those of us who may not be able to afford private lessons. I highly recommend this wonderful website and the Great Piano Christmas Hits. Enjoy!"
"Learning from your site for me is by far the easiest and most enjoyable, and I've tried them all. I really like that you play the song through once before the teaching begins to get an idea of what it should sound like. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks."
Jonny Young,24, Manchester