On a sunny day in New Orleans, Louisiana, I make my entrance into the world. My full name is Gregory Jacques Hopkins. Jacques was my great-grandfather’s name, who was Cajun-French. It’s a great name for a piano teacher, don’t you think?
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Jacques & Piano In 21 Days
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I start taking piano lessons. I hate it. It’s boring. The songs are lame. It doesn’t help that all my friends are playing outside while I’m in my living room doing the same drills over and over.
I have my first piano recital. Hours of practice for months on end and I can finally plunk out “Three Blind Mice”. Being a typical 6 year-old, I’m not fond of the piano part – but I absolutely love the cake!
I’ve taken piano lessons for 12 years, but when anyone asks me to play I can only play a grand total of 2 songs. And unfortunately, they’re kind of lame songs and not ones I’m proud to play in front of my friends. I quit piano lessons… but deep down I still wish there was another way to play.
I find a different approach to playing piano. I’m extremely impressed by how much simpler this way is, and soon I’m learning new songs in minutes. Best of all, they’re songs I actually like! I decide it’s time to make my debut on YouTube, so I post a cover of the classic “Lips of an Angel” by Hinder for all the world to see.
I graduate from college and start working as an engineer, despite my desire to be an online entrepreneur (uh-oh!).
I get married. Miracles do happen!
I try a few entrepreneurial ventures without success. I find myself procrastinating by playing my piano when I should be working on my side-business. Later, I realize my side-business should involve piano. Bingo! I create the very first version of my Piano In 21 Days online course.
My first daughter is born. We name her Annecy, after the city in France where my wife and I got engaged.
Fingers crossed and pretty nervous, I quit my job after 8 years of work as an engineer. It’s official: I’m a full-time course creator and online piano teacher.
We like our first daughter so much that we decide to have another! Zoë joins the family and fits right in. I’m still doing Piano In 21 Days full-time. My 1,000th student enrolls in my full 21-day program. I feel very blessed for all the growth in my family and my business.
About Piano In 21 Days
Research says that it takes twenty-one days to form a habit, and when I decided to teach piano online I knew the main selling point of my approach was going to be efficiency. So I named my course Piano in 21 Days.
I worked hard to put together a curriculum that gets people real results in twenty-one days, AND motivates them to follow through with their lessons on each consecutive day. This framework gives people the knowledge and habits to enjoy piano for the rest of their lives.
I quickly realized, though, that people are busy. Some of my only students who complete the course in 21 consecutive days are retired or have a lot of time on their hands. I also learned that not going through the course in 21 consecutive days is not a problem. The only requirement to be successful with this curriculum is to make sure you don’t move on to a different lesson until you have mastered the concepts in the lessons before it..
So, can you learn to play real songs of your choice on the piano in 21 days? YES! Can you learn piano in 21 lessons spread out over several months? Also, yes. It all depends on your goals and how much room you have in your schedule.
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