Who is Jacques Hopkins?
And how is his approach to piano different?
My parents put me in traditional piano lessons when I was just 5 years old. I stuck with these lessons for 12 years, not because I enjoyed it or because I was getting great results, but just because I knew that’s what my parents wanted. After 12 years of lessons I realized I literally only knew how to play two songs on the piano, and so enough was enough. Rather than giving up entirely, I made it my mission to figure out a better way to learn and play the piano.
Piano In 21 Days is the result of my quest to completely transform how regular people (not aspiring concert pianists) should learn piano.
Why I do what I do
If you would have told me 20 years ago, 10 years ago, even 5 years ago that my “job” or main source of income would be “piano teacher” I would have completely laughed in your face. Piano has always been a hobby of mine, but a career? Please! (as the old me would have said)
I grew up in a great family and for as long as I remember wanted to be an engineer. I got my degree from Louisiana State University in Electrical Engineering in 2008. After that I went on to be a Electrical Engineer and later Engineering Manager for the same firm for nearly 8 years.
Along the way I created Piano In 21 Days in my spare time. After hundreds of success stories, I knew I had found my particular way to make my mark on the world and in 2016 I left the corporate world to focus on Piano In 21 Days full-time.
It brings me great joy to help people like you reach their goals and am humbled to think this is now my “job”. I’m here to help.