Q1. I'm a complete beginner, am I able for this course?
Yes, this course is designed to take complete beginners who have never played a piano before to playing their favourite songs from the beginning. In the welcome module I have two before you begin videos which gets you ready for the course ahead.
Q 2. I played a bit of piano when I was younger. Is this course right for me?
Yes, this course teaches a specific skill of learning songs through playing chords and some melody with chord and lyric sheets You might not have learned this if you had traditional classical lessons.
Q 3. What songs or artists will we be learning in the course?
A wide range of artists and songs will be covered including Adele, John Legend, Alanis Morissette, Billy Joel, The Beatles, Coldplay, Billy Eilish, ABBA, Alicia Keys, Bob Dylan, Bruno Mars, Lewis Capaldi, Christina Perri, The Cranberries, U2, Ed Sheeran, Guns 'N Roses, REM, The Eagles, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Cash, Lady Gaga, The Lumineers, Neil Young, Ella Fitzgerald, Oasis, The Foo Fighters, Passenger, Rihanna, Sam Smith, Sara Bareilles, Sarah McLachlan, Sting, Taylor Swift, Ray, Charles, Tom Petty, Tracy Chapman, Vance Joy, Snow Patrol, Pink, Prince, Nirvana, Kodaline, Katy Perry, Joni Mitchell, Jewel, Hozier, Green Day, popular songs from musicals and more.
Q 4. Do I need to have a piano to take this course or will a keyboard do?
A keyboard is perfect. You don't need to have a real acoustic piano. Either is good. You will need something to practice and play on. If you don't have one, borrow one for a while!
Q 5. Do I have to show up live to classes online?
No, you don't have to attend or watch the live Q&As or masterclasses that run the first 6 weeks of the course but they will be archived for you in the course to watch if you wish at anytime.
Q 6. Do I need to be able to read music to do this course?
No, this course is designed for beginners and will be using a different method of playing and learning the piano than sight reading.
Q 7. I don't have that much time to practice during the week, I am worried I won't be able to keep up or finish the course. Will there be a lot of work to do with each module?
The course is initially dripped weekly when first launched but it can be a completely self directed course to pick up and learn piano playing whenever you want. If following along weekly, there will be small manageable goals and video tutorials that are short and to the point. There is no time limit to this course though. Everyone learns differently and at different speeds. You can take as much time as you need to complete each module.