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Meet Ken Richard (from Beginner to Releasing Piano Albums)

Recently, I was checking my email and saw a message from a student of mine named Ken Richard. Here’s how his email started: Hey Jacques…. not sure if you will get this…. but my piano journey started with you about 2 years ago….   Never knew what a middle C was prior to that.  No… Read More

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How to Play “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele with my 5-Step Song-Learning Process

Since I’m an online piano teacher, here’s a fact that might surprise you: I don’t often teach individual song tutorials. Especially not on YouTube, where piano tutorials seem to be all the rage! Why not? Because like the proverb about teaching a person to fish goes, I’d much rather teach my students the skills they… Read More

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How to Play “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran with my 5-Step Song-Learning Process

In this blog post I’m going to teach you to play “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran: but not the traditional way with sheet music or just memorizing notes on your keyboard. Instead, I’ll use my 5-step song-learning process to go through this song exactly the way I would learn it if I’d never played it before…. Read More

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What Piano Chords are in Every Song?

According to Google, lots of people want to know: what piano chords are in every song? If you’re here, you’re probably one of those people. Maybe you’ve just bought your first keyboard. Maybe you’ve been taking lessons for a while and are still confused about how to play chords. Or maybe you are looking for… Read More

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Smooth Chord Transitions

There’s a mistake I see new students making all the time. They go through the process of learning the 12 repeating notes on their keyboards, and they begin to get familiar with chord formulas. But then when they have to put that knowledge together, they start having trouble with chord transitions. Moving between the chords… Read More

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How Long Does It Take To Learn Piano Online?

Time – we never have enough of it. No matter what’s going on in the world, your family, or your day-to-day routine, it’s likely that you’ve been putting some things off because you feel you don’t have enough time for them. In fact, that’s the number one issue I hear about from people who are… Read More

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Is it Possible to Learn Piano Online?

Once upon a time, if you wanted to learn piano you had very few options. You could take a class, hire a tutor, or try to muddle through the process on your own. Those were your only choices… and then the internet was invented! (And eventually YouTube!) Amazing! Suddenly, you could find tutorials and blogs… Read More

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What is the Best Way to Learn Piano Online?

You probably already know this: music makes life better. If you’ve ever been stuck in car with no stereo or tried to clean up your house in complete silence, you know what I mean. And not everyone is content to just listen to music. If you’re here, you’re probably thinking about how to play tunes… Read More

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Do I Need 88 Keys to Learn Piano?

When you’re just getting started on the piano or keyboard, you have a lot of questions. Most of them are probably about how to actually learn to play. Another common question I hear is about the instrument itself. After all, not everyone has an acoustic piano or a baby grand sitting in their living room…. Read More

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