by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
After reading my ebook, Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning, percussionist and composer, Joshua Sohn, of Salt Lake City, Utah, said my ebook includes "everything you need to know before starting piano."
I appreciated getting this feedback from a fellow composer/musician because this is exactly what I intended with my ebook!
Through my 30-year piano teaching career, I have taught countless students who initially came to me with no clue about what is necessary for piano success. They did not know how to prepare for their lessons, much less what kind of instrument they need, or how to practice piano for developing their musical skills.
Fortunately, as their piano teacher, I guided them on all these points. My students created a healthy physical and instrumental setup, practice routine, and strategy.
The majority of my students acquired consistent musical improvement. They developed the confidence for regular performance in recitals and group classes. More importantly, they gained great confidence through understanding how to effectively practice the piano and create a healthy physical and instrumental setup. This foundation gave them tremendous joy.
Unfortunately, I have seen the initial excitement of these potential piano players fade. They developed poor piano technique, and their perpetuating hand and finger weaknesses only increased their frustration. They lacked guidance from a qualified piano instructor.
They also typically had a keyboard setup that is inadequate for their development of quality piano skills. They did not know how to practice the piano effectively.
Regrettably, some folks claim to be piano teachers, whether online or locally, but do not actually offer a solid foundation for piano beginners. The lack of a solid foundation is why many adults quit the piano too soon.
Many adults return to piano study much later in life, wishing to start again. Those adults I taught were confused about the absolute basics necessary for steady piano progress. This lack of basics is also why many young teens give up too soon, thinking they are not capable or lack musical ability. That is false.
Whether you want to try learning piano for the first time in your life, return to the piano after a long gap, or explore setting up piano lessons for your child, my new ebook has “everything you need to know before starting piano.”
My ebook covers the things any new or returning piano learner needs to consider for successfully starting piano:
My ebook, Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning, offers you practical guidance on what and how to take action toward getting your piano journey started successfully.
Everything in my ebook comes from my experience as a piano teacher and my journey as a professional pianist and composer of piano-based music. I put “everything you need to know before starting piano” in my ebook to take all the guesswork and mystery out of the process for you.
I wrote this ebook so that people like you can start your piano learning story with confidence. When you read my ebook, you will know how to properly get everything set up as a solid foundation of support for you to enjoy achieving success as a piano player.
GET Everything You Need For Success At Piano! 👇
by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
Do you want to know what to do next if you’re interested in learning the piano? Even without getting my ebook, Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning—you can take three actionable steps toward your dream of playing the piano:
Before the appointment, find their website and read through their policy and any blogs or other free content offered. This bit of research will give you a good assessment of their general style.
During this first meeting, pay attention to whether or not you feel comfortable with the interaction. Look for good, clear signs that you (or your child) could be comfortable learning from this particular piano teacher.
My ebook gives you loads more insight to help you find a qualified educator and ask the right questions. My ebook will help you determine whether a piano teacher is a good fit for your learning style, budget, musical goals, and personality.
In my ebook, I break down multiple ways to find a quality piano teacher and what specifics to look for and assess before deciding to move forward with piano lessons. Having that knowledge will save you time, money, and possibly disappointment.
Alternately, you could spend some time surfing the internet, searching through YouTube tutorials, or looking for Amazon books on the topic of piano learning for beginners.
But there is so much information to sift through, and it may take a good chunk of time to find anything that will help you learn the best way to play the piano.
It is still rarer to find quality instruction, an effective learning method, and a foundation for consistent piano progress and proper technique. Sadly, lots of things available online are gimmicks that don’t work for anything but lining the pockets of those promoting them.
Do you want to save your time and energy plus get the answers to your questions in one handy download from a qualified piano educator, pianist, and piano composer?
Get my ebook, Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning
by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
Through my years as a pianist and piano teacher, I met so many people looking to start piano lessons for themselves, a friend, or a child, but didn’t know how to start or even what basics are truly essential for successful piano education.
After my piano or vocal/piano performances, I met many adults who expressed that they were so intimidated by various perceived obstacles to learning piano that they wanted to give up—even though they really want to play the piano!
I’m not saying that some things available online or elsewhere aren’t offering any value. Sure, it’s nice to learn a few tricks!
But the truth is that these gimmicks or tricks for fast piano learning don’t work in the long run—or at least not as a foundation—for those who want to be successful at playing piano and continue musical progress.
My ebook, "Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning!", is meant to dispel the myth—that piano-playing happens with a fast, easy trick or gimmick—through straight-talk from someone who has taught and played piano for 30 years. But my ebook also offers answers to every question or doubt new or returning piano learners may have about starting piano lessons.
I no longer offer one-on-one piano teaching. But I offer value to those who want to learn piano for themselves, get a child started with piano lessons, or introduce a friend to the piano. I provide clear answers to common questions from new and returning piano learners through my online content and ebook, "Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning!"
I also have a new Facebook Group, For New & Returning Piano Learners, my second upcoming ebook, and courses on what you need for successful piano-learning and effective practice piano.
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Over the years, many people asked me all the questions featured in my new ebook! I’ve already written several blogs answering a lot of those questions from new or returning piano learners.
But I decided to offer an all-in-one, easy-to-read resource where those interested in starting piano lessons can find all the answers to their questions about how to successfully begin and forge a strong foundation for continued piano progress.
For anyone interested in exploring piano learning, this is THE ebook that gives you everything you need to get started learning piano right.
‘Right’ means with the confidence that you’ve got the right teacher, method, instrument, setup, routine, advice, age, and anything else needed for a successful start to piano-learning!
As with all the adult piano students I’ve taught over 30 years as a piano and music teacher, you can learn piano and enjoy all the benefits of piano study that they did!
by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
If you are interested in starting piano, check out my short video series for quick and easy, actionable piano tips--something you can use immediately to bring you closer to your goal of piano learning. Each video provides you with one nugget of valuable knowledge to apply toward a solid, productive musical learning experience.
My video tips summarize the useful and much more in-depth information from my new ebook,
"Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning!"
My ebook has answers to every question you have about starting piano. But, my ebook is different from what you may typically find available online about learning piano.
I do not offer gimmicks or tricks to play the piano. I know from years of teaching and playing the piano that those don't work in the long run. Instead of false hopes, my ebook gives you practical, straight-forward advice on everything you need for a successful start at the piano.
If you're interested in learning piano, having a quality piano teacher helps you progress faster and further than you would with self-study. My new ebook goes into great detail to help you find a good piano teacher. It also provides you with many other supportive actions and information you'll need for successful piano-learning.
In my video above, What You Need To Know, Have & Do To Start Piano Right! Tip #2, I explain one important thing to look for in a piano teacher. This strategy offers a less intrusive, anonymous way for you to determine whether the prospective teacher is up to snuff. This actionable tip also helps you decide if the piano instructor will be a good match for your learning style and personality.
by Jenny Leigh Hodgins
🎹 I have exciting news for piano learners or those interested in playing the piano! Check out my ebook, Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning.
I am excited my ebook is now available for purchase directly from my website! This is the perfect gift for anyone interested in piano playing!
I created this valuable resource for those who:
My ebook is a practical, down-to-earth, all-in-one resource and easy-to-read guide for anyone interested in getting started or returning to piano lessons.
Want to know if this is the right book for you, your family, or a musical friend?
Here is an excerpt from the introduction of my ebook,
“Throughout my 30-year music and piano teaching career, I have been asked the same questions repeatedly by those interested in playing the piano. Beginner to intermediate piano students asked me these same questions again and again.
Even advanced players, lacking a foundation of good practice habits, and frustrated with how to pierce through a plateau or further progress in piano, exhibited a need to learn piano practice basics. Many of these piano learners did not lack piano skills. They were stumped by repeated mistakes or by their inability to breakthrough musical barriers. They simply did not know how to practice piano effectively for consistent progress.
In my experience with private lessons, small groups, and in-classroom school music classes, all my students and their parents or guardians had the same need for answers to these questions about successful piano learning. I combined their biggest concerns and most recurring inquiries in Start Piano: What You Need For Successful Learning ebook.
As a pianist and composer of piano-based music, I know well the rich benefits and joy of piano playing. The issues piano learners face and their desire to get started, return to, or keep pressing on to reap the rewards of piano progress, motivates me to provide this content. I offer help for piano learners to keep breaking through to new levels of piano performance.
Though I wrote blogs on these topics, many have expressed continued interest in starting piano or more successful piano practice results. My ebook (as well as my upcoming ebook, My Best Tips On How To Practice Piano Effectively) provides answers to these persistent questions in an organized, convenient way. I hope my books are helpful to those seeking successful, consistent momentum for piano progress.
You get all the basics you need about successfully starting piano lessons. You will learn how to find a quality instrument, piano method, whether you need and how to find a good piano teacher, whether online tools for piano learning are valuable, what you need for a successful start to piano-learning, and how to maintain continued piano progress.
I hope this ebook provides the answers you seek and helps you successfully begin or continue your musical journey with enjoyable, confident, forward-moving piano advancement.”
My new ebook is the perfect gift:
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MY EBOOK:
"What a great resource for potential piano parents to have."
~-Krista Schupbach, PIANO TEACHER
"A great book that will inspire many people to take up piano lessons. It inspires me to continue playing and composing. Many people [will want] to start piano studies after reading [this] ebook. Looking forward to [the author's] next ebook."
--Alex Dawson, RETIRED PIANO TEACHER
"Excellent e-book! EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING PIANO. There is just about everything you can think in [this ebook] like a bible of what you should know. I also enjoyed previous articles and links from [YourCreativeChord.com] blog -- which only strengthens [the author] as an authority on piano. Great job!"
--Joshua Sohn, FILM & GAME COMPOSER
"Genuinely, this is a good resource and a reassuring one to someone coming at the piano with some trepidation, intimidation, or wondering, Am I too old to start?"
--Tracie Callahan, COMPOSER, MUSIC EDUCATOR
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.