Learn more about the Piano In 8 Weeks course

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Week Description of Lesson

Week 1

Introduction to the piano. Learn all the notes with tips on how to practice for the fastest results.

Week 2

Learn how to build and play chords on the piano using one formula, no memorizing. Plus how to identify chords in music.

Week 3

Learn how to see all of your piano chords as targets so you can see them and play them even faster.

Week 4

Think traditional music notation is hard? Think again. Learn how to read music the Target Method way.

Week 5

A new approach to understanding rhythm and timing. Learn how to identify patterns in all kinds of music.

Week 6

Sound more professional with smooth transitions from chord to chord. Also learn how to play solo piano style.

Week 7

Learn what numbers in chord symbols mean and how to add them to your chords for a fuller, richer sound.

Week 8

Learn techniques to use your knowledge to create a stunning, professional sounding piano part.

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Free Piano Resources

View and Download the End Of Week Tests:

PDF - Right Click To Save

Extended Play Along Backgrounds:

MP3 - Right Click To Save

FREE PIANO TIPS - for beginners

Spicing Up Your Chords
Finger Independence
Better Chord Transitions
Identifying Keys By Key Signature

FREE MASTER CLASSES - for more experienced players

Keys And Major Scales
Real World: Using Major Scales
Minor Scales Explained

FAQs

What is covered in each piano lesson?

Each video lesson covers the same amount of material Brian would teach in a weekly piano lesson. You learn the concept, and then get a detailed map on how to practice throughout the week. A description of each lesson is found on the LESSONS page.

Is it possible to play the piano well in 8 weeks? Even if you're a beginner?

Yes! The Target Method is designed to teach even the complete beginner the fundamentals of piano. From the very first lesson you will have a better understanding of the piano, no matter what you already know or don't know. The 8 week time-frame comes from Brian's private practice, and is based on the average time it takes a weekly student to learn the fundamentals of piano.

How much will I have to practice?

The Target Method uses repetition of ideas to build piano knowledge. Therefore, it's not how much you have to practice but how often you practice that will bring success. You can stay on the eight week track by practicing at least 5-10 minutes a day, as long as you practice every day. Skipping even one day can dramatically slow your progress.

Does this method teach me how to play chords or how to read music notes?

Both! The Target Method uses knowledge of chord theory AND a proven method of sight reading notes to make sure all the bases are covered.

How do you demonstrate the lessons?

There is a combination of multiple camera angles (including overhead) as well as graphics to fully explain each concept.

What if I need to watch a video again?

Since you own the video, you can watch it as many times as you like. Pause, rewind, review. You're in control.

I took piano for 2 years and didn't really get anything out of it. How is this different?

I feel for you. So many people come to me with the same story. Unfortunately many music teachers either aren't qualified to teach piano or use an antique method designed mostly for classical piano. The Target Method is a different approach to teaching music and is designed to help you think like a musician, not just learn a bunch of random theory or go through the pages of some book, playing boring kid-like songs.

My kid wants to learn piano. Is this method good for children?

Absolutely! Although the method isn't recommended for children under 7, the Target Method has been taught to many children as young as 7 years old and has been far more successful than traditional methods. The Target Method allows kids to play the music they like, encouraging them to practice more.

What kind of piano or keyboard do I need to practice on?

You can learn to play piano on any keyboard, but obviously the more keys, the better. A full piano has 88 keys. If you don't have an acoustic piano or keyboard already, you will need at a minimum, a touch-sensitive keyboard with at least 61 keys for the best results. Also weighted keys on a keyboard (heavy, like an acoustic piano) are preferred, even for beginners.

If there's no teacher to guide me, how will I know if I'm doing it right?

Each lesson has specific instructions on how to practice. There are also end of week tests that will help you decide if you are ready to move on to the next week. Although the method is designed to be completed in 8 weeks, some weeks will be easier or harder for you and could take more or less than a week to complete. The test will tell you if you're ready to move on.

How does this whole download thing work?

Once the purchase is complete, you will be immediately directed to a page to download the lessons purchased. Download them to your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can watch them on any device that plays video files.

Contact

If you have any further questions or have any problems, please feel free to contact Brian at:

brian (at) pianoin8weeks (dot) com