Cost-Effective Ways to Learn to Play the Piano

 

The traditional way to learn to play the piano is to find an instructor, schedule lessons at an hourly rate, and travel to and from the lessons. That costs a lot of time and money, and can feel more like a chore than a pleasure. Travel time cuts into practice time, and can be difficult to fit into a hectic schedule. Add in the cost of gas and parking, and taking lessons gets even more expensive. A one hour lesson per week can easily cost between two and three thousand dollars each year. That is a lot of money to learn how to play “Ode to Spring” and “Chopsticks”.

Another issue with traditional lessons is that players have access to the instructor just once every week. If there are questions or problems with one particular section of music, players have to wait until the scheduled lesson for any answers, reference, or support. That can lead to discouragement, lack of motivation, and less practice time. The behavior can be frustrating, and lead to slow progress. Lessons stop being fun, and players may decide to give up the pursuit. There are other ways to learn to play the piano that are more cost-effective, offer 24/7 access to information, and utilize preferences to make learning fun, fast, and easier. The development of piano learning software has changed the way people learn the piano.

Learning with Innovative Piano Software

There are a few types of software programs that will provide instructions and videos to help people learn to play the piano, so comparing some is a wise idea before selecting one. Some programs are complete packages that consist of a collection of videos, tips, and detailed instructions. People can use the software to learn at their own pace, refer to sections that prove difficult, and hear how songs are supposed to sound when played correctly. That helps with eliminating travel time, and excessive costs, but does not address all the challenges that can make learning difficult for kids and adults.

The most challenging things, at any learning level, is to have feedback, make significant progress, and stay motivated. That requires an interactive program that provides ways to visualize progress, keep track of practice time and learning new skills, and make learning interesting. One software program, co-created by Quincy Jones, provides innovative delivery of instructions and utilizes different music categories based on the preference of each subscriber. Players can select their favorite style of music, and learn their favorite songs. Real-time feedback, scores, and engaging tutorials by David Sides make the process fun and easy. The subscription can be billed at a quarterly, annually, or lifetime rate and songs and instructions are updated regularly.

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