We’ve all been there, whether in our younger years or the present. We’ve wanted to learn piano fast, and instead of playing what you were forced to practice piano scales, and songs that nobody could recognize. What was the problem? You weren’t playing songs you wanted to. Instead, you were playing to someone else’s tune.
The beauty of online piano lessons via Piano in 21 days, is that you don’t have to play to someone else’s tune, as you get to choose the course that Jacques provides, rather than being forced to play something that a teacher has decided you should do.
The Purpose of Playing
So, what is the purpose of playing piano, or more specifically why do “you” want to learn to play the piano? As with anything in life, once you know the purpose of doing something, you’ll find that it’s easier to do it. Maybe it’s because you wanted to learn your favorite pop song, or perhaps it’s a life goal to be a pianist in a band and go on world tour. Either way, your purpose is to learn to play what you want to, and how you want to. So, your mission would be for the skill of it.
Or maybe playing piano makes you happy, and every time your fingers touch the keys, it brings a smile to your face, and warmth to your heart. If that’s the case, then happiness is your purpose for wanting to learn how to play the piano.
Whatever the reason may be, it’s something that you’ll need to discover for yourself, and only you can find it. However, Piano In 21 Days can help you on your road to discovery, through our wide range of courses covering topics from improvisation, to specific songs, as well as technique videos too.
So, what’s the benefit of learning online then? Surely you could get a piano teacher to help you learn how to play along with Billy Joel, Nicky Minaj, and 21 Pilots? Well, this is true, you could. However, not many piano teachers are firm advocates of improvisation and semi-informal lessons. They believe that more rigid lesson plans and skill development are in order. For the layperson, this means scales, arpeggios, and finger exercises.
However, online piano lessons don’t always follow the natural course of piano syllabuses. On Piano in 21 Days, Jacques’ lessons not only cover the technical side of piano (such as the scales as mentioned earlier and arpeggios), but he also has lessons on how to improvise, how to follow the lead of another player, and which chords to use when writing your own songs.
How then is it different to a real-life lesson? There’s a few reasons why. Some of those are repetition, and convenience.