by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
My revised ebook, Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning, is available on Amazon from TOMORROW, MAY 16TH!
My revised ebook answers new and returning piano learners' most common and recurring questions. Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning ebook is perfect for:
Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning ebook
goes live on Amazon TOMORROW, MAY 16TH!
SPREAD THE WORD:
Please spread the word to anyone who might want to start or return to the piano.
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Please drop an ebook review within the next few days if you purchase! You can leave a review by purchasing my ebook and leaving your thoughts on the ebook's content on Amazon.
Reviews help boost my ebook's visibility. Even if you have a few reservations about what my ebook covers, your honest review can really help get my ebook in front of more wannabe piano players who need the answers inside the ebook!
Thank you in advance for sharing my ebook with those who will benefit from what I've learned as a piano teacher, performer, and composer in my 30-year music career.
If you have yet to decide whether to start playing the piano--this ebook is what you need to motivate yourself toward the joyful experience of piano playing!
See you on the piano bench!
by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
Wanna know if my upcoming revised book is a good fit for you?
My book is for you if:
Topics Covered In My Book:
Does my book teach you how to play the piano?
My book gives an overview of everything you need to start piano with the best foundation prepared for your piano-playing success. This book does not include the specifics of how to play the piano in a step-by-step lesson format.
However, I do cover critical basics on how to practice piano for the most progress. My upcoming book, How To Effectively Practice Piano, will provide a more detailed strategy for practicing piano effectively.
Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning shows you how to set up everything you need for successful, lasting piano-playing progress.
Through teaching piano for more than 30 years, I found that those who had these elements prepared and maintained throughout piano study enjoyed the most consistent and successful piano progress.
Many people were frustrated by piano lessons before studying with me. They did not yet know about the things I covered in my book. Sharing these helpful ideas with more people is a major motivating factor for writing my book.
Why Should You Buy My Book When You Can Search Online?
There’s a wealth of info available online. Unfortunately, it takes a big chunk of time to sort through to find something applicable to you. Even if you luck upon something that applies to your unique learning situation, the source may not be qualified to help you in the best way.
I have posted blogs about many of the topics I cover in my book. But you can save time and get my organized, more in-depth, all-in-one resource at your fingertips when you buy my book.
🎈I Show You How To Start Piano For Successful Life-Long Learning!
You are getting lessons gleaned from my 30 years of experience in successful piano and music teaching, piano playing, and as a piano-based music composer. My book also contains strategies and information I use within my personal piano practice sessions and musical journey.
By Jenny Leigh Hodgins
This is a poem I wrote from the viewpoint of my piano instrument. My piano is encouraging me to make time for music-making despite my busy schedule. Responsibilities can pile up but regular music-making has tremendous benefits.
I look rusty, dusty, cold and untouched
You’ve been away from me far too much
I have voluminous sounds to reach your ear
A wealth of richness for you to hear
But you have left me in the corner
Covered up, like some kind of mourner
Grieving death with silence
Leaving me in the distance
While you scurry and scamper around
Burying your heart deep underground
Look this way! You'll miss me, friend!
Recall the melodies we have penned!
Rhythms pulsing, drumming, beating
Music flowing, moving, defeating
everything that tried to bring you down
Remember me--our joyful sound!
That's it--I see I've caught your eye--
You know you need me as well as I
So meet me here upon this bench
Sit down, relax, release, unclench
Share with me your hidden story
Tap your creative repertory
at once, when you connect with me
with fingers placed on key to key
Of bliss, of love, and spiritual height
When you release your inner light
to me--I'll feel your every thought,
Kindly untie the angry knot
That's twisted up your soul
And spun you out of control
If you would meet me here again
You'd alleviate your abysmal yen
Immediately and beautifully
Bringing dimensions to life
from experiences inside
to fruition, realization
Just sit with me and feel
The true, authentic, real.
And when you open up to this,
The flow of music's gentle kiss
upon your fragile heart will mend
the broken, then you will transcend
beyond confusion, doubt or fear
illuminating perfectly clear;
Your strength, your power,
Your Treasure Tower--
As you listen
How does your piano speak to you? Share in the comments!
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In my PIANO blogs, you'll find ways to overcome boredom, get past musical and mental blocks, explore the creative process with piano, and improve musical progress through piano teacher recommended best practices and effective piano practice tips.