I am not a musical man. Truth be told, I have never been into any musical instrument or singing since childhood.
I usually spent my time on my Nintendo as a kid. And even as an adult, I have been more into video games and books than into music.
But recently I thought about learning the piano (I was absolutely smitten by La La Land). And after doing some thorough research on the web, I came across Piano for All – a comprehensive learning guide about how to play Piano.
After a few weeks of the program, working on my terrible piano skills – totally on me – I have come up with some understanding of the program and some insights that I want to share with you.
So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get started.
Piano for All: A Brief Review / First Impressions
Piano for All is a piano teaching program that comes with 10 eBooks, 500 audios and 200 videos.
Just to be clear, I have NOT gone through to the entirety of it yet to give you a complete overview of the course.
What I have done instead is practice early tutorials for hours – because I am bad at it. So, consider this more like a first impression rather than a comprehensive review.Pros
- Comprehensive and easy learning experience.
- Elaborate and complete package for learning the piano.
- Affordable and refundable, along with offline shipping options.
- The online site is a bit underwhelming.
Piano For All Online Vs. Offline Review
I have to mention right away that Robin Hall, the creator of Piano for All, is a really nice person. I know most tutorial teachers are that way in video lectures but this gentleman right here made me feel welcome with all my lack of skill.
I will have to mention my embarrassing few months as a child when I was signed up for piano classes by my parents.
They spent a couple hundreds of dollars in the entire conundrum of making their kid do something more than just play video games.
Which in my opinion is way more expensive and way less fruitful than what I am doing right now.
Well, you can say that when you learn in person you get powerful insights that you can’t get on any tutorial online. But then sometimes you need to go through lessons again and again and only the comfort of video lectures can make that happen.
Although there can be some drawbacks of online learning, especially given the variety of courses online, in any case, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages always.
I always have been bad at reading notes and understanding music, but now, I can just put it on repeat or slow-motion until I get it.
My childhood piano teacher was not so great at that. Is it a warning sign of the dawn of the new age that I am able to connect with computers more than actual people?
The Visual Reference
So it’s more affordable and more accessible than the real thing? But what else?
Well, one of my more musically savvy friends pointed out that the lessons have been kinder to her because she doesn’t like reading into notes.
She likes the feel of the music more and watching the musician get the feel of the song. And the video lectures are perfect for those kinds of learners.
According to her, online learning program is not a replacement but an alternative for people who learn differently. Conventional school is actually very “conventional”. Some people learn differently and Piano for All is finally an opportunity for them to learn.
Quick Small Lesson From Piano For All
How Much Time Do You Really Need?
Although this program is meant for folks of all ages, let’s talk about adults a bit. Most adults are busy folks who have jobs and families to take care of. They don’t have a couple of hours to spend like most kids get the time for.
Good news for them though, Piano for All recommends only 20 to 30 minutes of practice every day; which is relatively way smaller and most folks get away with even less and irregular practice.
The Offline Shipment
Now even though it’s not the good old’ 80s and most people have stable high-speed internet connections, some people don’t or would like an offline collection instead of an online one so they can fire up some tutorial anytime inspiration hits them like a truck.
Weighing it out
The learning experience has been splendid not just in contrast to the offline options but online tutorials as well. The biggest reason is that it’s complete. Most online tutorials are posted for free and many times the creator would just leave it in between but this is a complete package on the other hand. Also, it’s way more affordable than offline learning and has a DVD collection as well.
However, under certain traffic loads, the website of the course will be unreliable and slow. Well, you can obviously just download the lectures or just order the DVDs but this is the only hole in the entire experience which I think I should point out.
All in all, I believe that Piano for All is a great learning program for anyone who wants to give this art form a shot.
The tutorials are extensive, comprehensive and very informative not only for the gurus and veterans but even for the average Joe or worse, like me.
Robin Hall has done a splendid job and if you are in the market for learning the piano then I’d surely recommend this handy-dandy program to you.
With that, I hope this review was helpful to you and I wish you a happy learning session. Also, do take a look on some of my latest post:
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