Piano Wizard Academy is an amazingly simple video game system that can teach anyone how to play piano.
But did you know that anyone can TEACH piano too? While our piano learning software is cool, the real key in learning is in our 50 DVD lessons taught by Don & Delayna Beattie. With Piano Wizard, the parents become the teachers and the children become the masters.
That is the the simple genius of the Beatties and the Academy system. Parents, Grandparents, Guardians, Caretakers, or even experienced music teachers can easily teach the method.
Yes, ZERO musical experience is required. Parents, simply watch the video lesson and guide your children through each lesson.
Piano Wizard Academy IS DESIGNED SO PEOPLE WITH NO MUSIC EXPERIENCE CAN BOTH TEACH IT AND PLAY. Parental “coaching” assures that children will excel with your encouragement and support.
Many parents overlook a music curriculum, not because they don’t believe it is important, but because they feel ill-equipped to teach such a large (and seemingly daunting) subject. With Piano Wizard Academy, problem solved. You CAN have your cake and eat it too!
We also assume zero previous musical experience for either the parent or child. The game does the heavy lifting, i.e., they learn by doing, and the game keeps them focused and moving through the song without effort on your part.
You (parent/teacher) do need to set it up, and then set them up with the process, so that they know they are to not just stay in the game, but graduate to playing the piano. This happens in minutes with the game, literally if you follow the guidelines carefully they are reading sheet music on a song they did not know 15 minutes ago. With kids these days though, they figure out the software faster than we do, and then race ahead.
You mainly need to slow them down so that they go through each level and song or they quickly load songs they like that are still beyond them. The key is like anything else, they will pay attention to what you pay attention to.
If you reward their successes with star stickers on every level, they will move through the levels to get the star stickers. If you make a big deal about them playing from the sheet music (level 5) they will strive to please you and perform from the sheet music at the piano. If you praise every completed song, they will move through the curriculum with pride.
Of course, teachers and music educators can use Academy to supplement their own curriculum. Teachers benefit by helping out struggling students, and retaining them.