Here is what you get: a LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION for up to five students to: HomeSchoolPiano – Complete Set of Books.
There are 4 levels that are included: Core Piano, Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3.
We focused mostly on Core Piano since the child using it (my 5-year-old daughter) had never taken music lessons before. The teacher goes through each lesson (which is about 10 minutes long) with teaching a specific important subject– how to sit at the piano, the G clef (treble clef), skips and steps, major and minor triads, etc. It’s really basic music theory that can be used with any instrument, but with a few lessons specifically about the piano and using correct technique (grab technique, posture). Most of the first lessons in Core Piano (the ones we watched) don’t have much piano playing involved. But there is a downloadable book that shows the staff/music/notes, etc. that are being taught.
The teacher is very interesting and likable. He’s also a great pianist–you get to see him demonstrate even on these early lessons. He has a great jazz feel. I’m especially excited to spend some time working on the improvisation lessons that he teaches. That is definitely my weak spot in piano!
HomeSchoolPiano is for use with all ages.
One thing that’s really great about the filming is that you see the teacher’s face, see him playing the notes on the piano, and see the graphics of the exact keys and pedals being played. It’s so helpful, especially since you can watch the lessons over and over if you need to. We watched them on our computer, but they also work on a tablet or other device.
I did check out some of the lessons in Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3 to see what’s offered there. I really like his method of teaching piano.
See the graphic below? Each lesson includes teaching in each of these 6 areas: technique, rhythm, ear training, improvisation, song (learning to play a song), and reading. The lesson pages are downloadable, so it’s easy to just print them out and put them in a notebook. You can watch the lessons at your computer or take your device over to the piano to watch it. You can use a piano or an electronic keyboard–just make sure it has full-sized keys. (I highly recommend you click on the graphic at the bottom of the post to read more reviews. Other families reviewed the other books; whereas I focused our review on Core Piano. You can get a better idea of what the future lessons are like by reading the other reviews.)
My husband and oldest son are really excited about this program! I’m excited, too, because it’s a lifetime subscription. That means we don’t have to feel like we need to rush through it before our time runs out. You can check out a video over at the HomeSchoolPiano website to see if it will work for your family. It’s really easy to learn piano at home!
- There are two payment solutions:
- One-time payment of $299 – no monthly commitment or recurring charges (this is not a subscription!)
- (3) easy payments of $99.97 per month for three months
- Here is what you get:
- All Online Access benefits (unlimited, lifetime access to HomeSchoolPiano.com)
- Tracking and quizzes for up to 5 students
- Unlimited lesson streaming to any device
- Unlimited music downloads
- Unlimited lesson video downloads
- Jam Track CD (download version)