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Julia Did It (And so can you!) ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Jul 18, 2019

After over 30 years playing piano, Julia had a game-changing experience that happened just last Sunday!

And after 30 years, she learned to do something pretty incredible in only a few weeks after joining our program. 

Julia has been playing for her church for a while now. 

She had just recently started in our Worship Piano: Beginner to Pro course because she really wanted to learn this foundational concept called the Nashville Number System…

This concept is an incredible way to learn to play the worship music you love and learn to do it in a simple, more effective way than you ever thought possible.

Julia had never learned this method of identifying chords before and was brand new at it. 

After just a few weeks in the course, lightbulbs were turning on and things were making sense!

So much so, that just last Sunday, Julia had a monumental moment at church as she was playing!

Julia was playing for her church as she does most Sundays...

However, this Sunday...

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Why Do You Want to Learn Piano? {Hallelujah Here Below Piano Tutorial} ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ™Œ

Jul 12, 2019

Why do you want to learn to play piano?

Are you hoping to better yourself?

Is it something on your bucket list?

Maybe there is something deeper…

Maybe you want to play with other people in a group..

Nothing super formal - just some fun with friends in a hobby you all love.

Or maybe your goals and hopes go even deeper.

Maybe you actually want to learn to play piano because deep down, you would like to be able to provide yourself with more opportunities to worship our Heavenly Father through music. 

There are obviously many ways to worship our Father and the route of music is just one of them. 

But, maybe you would love to provide yourself with more of those opportunities or even lead others in worship through song.

Whatever your reason for learning, I’d love to know what it is! 

Simply hit reply to this email and let me know why you want to learn!

And in the meantime, I have an amazing worship piano tutorial for you because, after all…

You DO want...

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Learn to play one Kari Jobeโ€™s most listened to songs - Revelation Song ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ™Œ

Jul 01, 2019

Chances are you’ve heard the song “Revelation Song” recorded by several artists, namely Kari Jobe! 

I love getting to lead this song and help usher others into the presence of God through it!

Today, we’re going to walk you through learning to play the song top to bottom, and as you learn it, you’ll be learning one of the most listened to songs recorded by Kari Jobe!

AND… What’s even better - you’ll be learning to apply something I call the ONE THING - something that all professional musicians know and use everyday to write music, play music and communicate with their band members.

Every professional musician knows and understands a concept in music called the Nashville Number System, which is this ONE THING that makes such a huge difference in the life of every musician that truly comes to understand it!

Truly understanding the Number System, will allow you to transpose music more effectively than you ever have before,...

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Whatโ€™s Holding You Back from Learning to Play? {"Yes and Amen" Piano Tutorial}

Jun 23, 2019

What’s holding you back from learning to play the worship music you love on piano?

I really want to know!

Simply hit reply and let me know what’s holding you back.

Is it time?

Is it the perceived cost of lessons?

Is it fear of failure?

Whatever is holding you back, I would love to know.

I promise, I’ll be reading and responding to each and every one of your emails that come through.

In the meantime, let me show you how simple it can be to learn to play a worship song you probably already know on piano :)

We’re going to jump in to a tutorial of “Yes and Amen” from Chris Tomlin!

Click the video above and see how our method for helping you learn is better than the rest.



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Hillsong Worship Piano Tutorial ๐ŸŽน {Whole Heart (Hold Me Now)}

Jun 13, 2019

Growing up, learning to play songs like “Whole Heart (Hold Me Now)” really was a struggle.

I had such a hard time understanding the way chords worked…

Understanding that music was broken down into different groups of notes that sound good together called “Keys”...

And especially how someone could improvise on the fly.

All of these things that I understand now, were baffling to me even after I’d had several years of piano lessons.

Do you know what turned it all around for me?

Having the right coach.

Having a coach that understood what I wanted to achieve (my goal was to learn to play music I loved),

And that could give me a simple, easy to understand system to follow,

Helped me truly understand things about music that I never thought I would.

Does playing the music you love seem like it’s way off in the distance for you?

Does it seem like you’ll never be able to improvise, or play worship music using chords?

If so, all it takes is...

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One Thing Beginning Piano Players Fear the Most {โ€œBigger Than I Thoughtโ€ Piano Tutorial}

Jun 06, 2019

There is one thing that beginning piano players, who are playing in a band, leading worship, etc, have an intense fear of…

You probably have an idea of what it is…

The thing that strikes fear into most every new piano player, is the dreaded question,

“Hey, do you think we could switch this song from the Key of C to the Key of B?”

I see it happen ALL THE TIME.

The keys player has learned his/her songs for the worship set they’re about to play and is feeling great about heading into the rehearsal or the service…

Only to be taken back by that incredibly awful question written above :)

Do you know why this question causes so much anxiety or fear?

It’s not that the Key of B is SO much harder to play in than the Key of C.

Quite honestly, someone could ask,

“Hey, let’s move this song from C to G” (which G, like C, is another very easy key to play in)

And it would still cause confusion and fear.

Which leads back to the question...

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Learn to Play Living Hope from Phil Wickham on Piano!

May 31, 2019

Have you ever had a song that just spoke to you?

Have you ever listened to the lyrics or melody of a song and just been blown away at how much you could relate to it?

Even more, have you ever been struck by how a simple song can usher you into the presence of God over and over again?

This song we’re going to learn today, called Living Hope is one of those songs for me.

The 3rd verse gets me every time…

“Then came the morning that sealed the promise

Your buried body began to breathe

Out of the silence, the Roaring Lion

Declared the grave has no claim on me,

Jesus, Yours is the victory”

Incredible lyrics, right?

Those lyrics in that song, truly bring me to a place of overwhelming gratefulness, awe, humility and worship to God.

What’s even more amazing to me, is that I’ve had the opportunity to lead others to that VERY same place as I’ve been blessed to be able to lead that song at our church several Sundays.

The opportunity to be a catalyst...

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The Easiest Key to Play on the Piano ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป (Piano Tutorial)

May 23, 2019

Maybe you’re like so many of our students who learned to read music when you were younger…

But stopped playing because you lost interest in the music.

You were never allowed to play the music you really loved and wanted to play.

And consequently, now have regret that you did not stick with it.

Well, I have good news for you!

As I said earlier, today is YOUR day!

Today, we’re going to break down the layout of the piano in the simplest form possible…

Today, we’re going to help you understand the easiest, most simple key known to music…

Today, YOU are going to learn to play the song “Come to the Table” from Sidewalk Prophets on piano!!!

You ready??

Now, you may be a little skeptical of my promise to you here.

I can certainly understand how you would feel this way given your past experiences.

However, I’ve helped close to ONE THOUSAND students learn to play their favorite worship songs on piano with this exact same method...

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Why do you want to learn piano? (Tutorial Inside) ๐ŸŽน

May 16, 2019

What is your goal in learning to play the piano?

For some of you, maybe it’s simply a “bucket list” item… You’ve always dreamed of playing fluidly, but just never been able to make it happen.

For others, maybe it’s to have a hobby outside of work… One that can help you relax, decompress and remove yourself from the stressors of the day.

But for some of you, your goal goes even further…
Yes, maybe those things are true of you, but they’re not the biggest reason.

I believe for a lot of you, the biggest reason you’re wanting to learn piano is to eventually be able to lead a congregation, friends, family in worship through music.

I talk to many people who have felt the call of God on their life to do so and just never had the right outlet for it.They’ve felt God impress on them what they need to do and are in the waiting and seeking seasons.

You may even potentially feel you’re ready to dive in, but God has not...

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Learn to Play "No Longer Slaves" on Piano {Bethel Music} ๐ŸŽน

May 09, 2019

Have you ever dreamed of creating moments of musical worship for yourself?

If you’re like most people I talk to,

You would love to be able to freely play any song you wanted, when you wanted to.

To just be able to sit down at the piano and play confidently…

Confidently play songs of worship that maybe you sing at church, or have heard on the radio.

Well, today we’re going to help you begin to do just that with one of the best worship songs out there right now.

Together, we’re going to walk through and learn the song “No Longer Slaves” from Bethel Music.

It’s an incredible song that I’ve had the privilege of leading many times…
And every time I get to lead it, it impacts me in a major way.

If you’ve never heard the song, or are not sure of some of the lyrics, here’s a taste:

“From my mother’s womb

You have chosen me

Love has called my name

I’ve been born again

Into a family

Your blood flows through...

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