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Meet Tony Lee (Broken Ankle and Learned Piano Instead of Binging Netflix)

Time for another student success story! Piano In 21 Days student Tony Lee and I had a chance to catch up over video chat recently, and it was a great conversation. Funnily enough, his piano journey started with a hiking accident that made him stay off his ankle and forced him to look for ways… Read More

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What is Piano In 21 Days?

If you’re new here, you’re probably wondering: What is Piano In 21 Days? A piano course? An app? A scam? And you also might be thinking something like this: “Come on Jacques, really? Learning piano takes way longer than Piano In 21 Days.” I know, I know, I’m bringing these questions upon myself by naming… Read More

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Learn Piano In 4 Minutes (2021 Update)

I’m keeping this post pretty simple in the spirit of my “Learn Piano In 4 Minutes (2021 Update)” video. Maybe you’ve seen the original? Four years ago I posted it on my little ol’ YouTube channel, and now over 2 million people have watched it there. Amazing! But even a classic needs a little polishing… Read More

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Simple 4-Step Process for the SUSTAIN PEDAL on the Piano or Keyboard

It’s time to take a look at the sustain pedal! So many people have asked me if they really need one, and the answer is a resounding yes: the sustain pedal is a must if you want to play piano or keyboard. It’s pretty easy to use and has a big payoff. Everything just sounds… Read More

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Alesis PRESTIGE Keyboard – The new KING of Digital Keyboards?

If you’ve been around here for a while you probably know that my instrument of choice isn’t a baby grand piano, or even a fully tricked-out digital piano. I’ve been using an Alesis Recital as my go-to for years. It’s a great, affordable option that works well for my purposes and is something I feel… Read More

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The Difference between MAJOR and MINOR Chords

I do live Q&A sessions with students several times per month, and last week one of them asked me a simple question: “What is the difference between major and minor chords?” Simple, but so important! Chord types are essential to understand. But that doesn’t mean that major vs. minor chords are hard to comprehend or… Read More

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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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