Compare Piano Wizard Academy To Other Learn To Play Piano Learning Methods

 The Choice Is Clear

Method

Pros

Cons

Piano Wizard Academy

Traditional LessonsExpert guidance, ready when you are.No feedback; requires lots of self-discipline and still requires pain of decoding traditional music notation to go very far. Can be boring for children as the person is talking “at” them. Expensive.No need to find a qualified teacher, not notation centric, much less expensive that Piano lessons, however, can actually “encourage” future piano lessons. Practice is no challenge as it is a subconscious act by simply playing the game.
Non-Traditional Lessons (i.e. Suzuki)Human interaction, less dogmatic, innovative or at
least novel, focused on making music instead of deciphering code. Can
(because music-making is more concrete) lead to lifelong love of music.
Difficult or even impossible to learn classical or written sheet music, limiting children’s exposure to great musical minds and deeper musical study. Still expensive, especially for multiple children. Practice is again outside of the teacher’s control
and so no feedback until the next lesson. While “sensory learning ” is a valid method, learning to play by ear does nothing towards helping someone understand how to read music.
Also uses sensory learning, but shields students from hieroglyphics of sheet music, while at the same time introducing them to great classical music subconsciously they learn to read music without even realizing it.
Video LessonsExpert guidance, ready when you are, often affordable.No feedback; requires lots of self-discipline and still requires pain of decoding traditional music notation to go very far. Can be boring for children as the person is talking “at” them.Interactive feedback, no boring drills, no need to decode music notation, a FUN video GAME. Don and Delayna's Academy videos are actually geared towards parents or teachers so that they can assist the child in their Piano Wizard studies.
Computer LessonsInteractive, deals well with repetition, good for drilling, can be sequential and good for self study if motivated.Interactivity is often just a variation of normal boring drills, but with a relentless and uncaring master. Cannot teach or model important skills outside of what can be measured by pressing a
key at a particular time. This often starts with drills on music notation and so inherits those shortcomings, confusion and challenges.
Piano Wizard's simple but genius 4 step method incorporates playing real songs into each lesson for instant gratification and often "amazement". This is not to say the music theory and drills are not important, they are - at some point in the learning process.  We introduce all these elements later on - but only AFTER the student is actually playing. MUSIC BEFORE THEORY.

In the end, most methods are based on the same backwards traditional learning process that ends up in frustration and failure for 80% or more of us that may not be so musically gifted. For more details on the "learning process", see: Piano Wizard Methodology Explained.

While above methods may capture a child's interest for a while, choosing the wrong program from the many piano learning methods out there can lead to the same old result of failure as over 80% do within their first year or two of piano lessons. And the longer the student studies before quitting, the more dollars are spend. Are you willing to take that risk to save a few dollars now? Why not invest in a proven method with a natural learning approach that's a whole lot of fun? Give me the opportunity (risk-free of course) to put your children in a position to excel.

Why Do People Quit Piano Lesson?

  • They are boring, uncomfortable, routine, difficult
  • Too expensive
  • Lack of encouragement and/or motivation
  • Turned off by teacher
  • More interested in other subjects
  • Too busy to practice
  • Expectations too high leading to frustration.

That last one is pretty interesting. We read THIS on another web site:

If you think that you’ll be able to play your favorite Billy Joel, Elton John, Cole Porter, or Frederic Chopin without years of concentrated practice, you should lower your expectations.

Really? Well, with Piano Wizard, you can play your favorite Bill Joel, Elton John, Cole Porter, or Chopin songs within minutes, and master them within a few days without ever studying music at all.

  • No sense of rhythm - not naturally gifted.

Piano Wizard is "music learning for the rest of us". Simply play the game and hit the right notes at the right time. If you can play a video game, you can play piano!

How do we stack up?

Compare Piano Wizard Academy vs. the cost of traditional piano lessons

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What They’re Saying

“WE love it.  I just wasn’t confident enough in my ability to teach it to the kids. But once we really watched the videos, read the info in the book, and became familiar with the software, I got really excited about it!  My husband loves it too and is doing very well. Apparently his parents skipped music lessons unfortunately.”
Dana Lou
“It’s the Rosetta stone of music learning!”
CYBERMIDI.com
Piano Wizard, being so intuitive a method, makes it easy to know when to push a key without having to understand spoken (or written) instructions. Thank you for creating such a wonderful product.
May Shamp
My children have been playing Piano Wizard for 10 years now. I have built this into their homeschooling schedule. Megan, now 13 can play 6 instruments. I believe that the early start was crucial.
Peter Jennings - Meganize4life.comAuthorEmpower your child with an education for life
“Piano Wizard eliminates the competition.”
The Toy Man Online
When I was playing at CEO Space I could hardly keep from crying because I know how this is going to bring my girls and I together and teach them the joy and uplifting power that creating music has on their soul.
John C.

“…getting smarter note by note!”

Raising Digital Kids
“An amazing engine that lets virtually anyone take virtually any piece of music and play it.”
Shannon DrakeThe Escapist

“Since children with Asperger’s (or most children under the autism umbrella) are typically visual learners, these kiddos often respond well to learning via a video gaming format. That makes it fun for you too!”

Maggie (customer)

Piano Wizard also ventures where no other music games do – with advancing modes of play taking you from a beginner, all the way to fluently reading the musical scores that previously seemed like hieroglyphics.

GizMag

“…an easier way to get your child from Chopsticks to Chopin.  It was nice to find a computer video game that actually teaches something significant.”

New York Daily News

“How good is it? Our testers could play the songs they had learned on Piano Wizard on a real piano later that same day – without having to be nagged to do so!”

MacLife
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