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I posted this on the Pianist -Non-Classical forum. Since I have not received a response I am copying it here.

I would like to revive this thread as I have just joined PopJazzonline. Is anyone else on PW enrolled or following Gjermund Sivertsen on YouTube?

So far I am impressed. There is a lot covered in each lesson. That is why you need 10 days to complete it. There is a practice section where you play what you learned with the (virtual) teacher. All to insure you have absorbed the information before moving on to the next lesson. Compared to other lesson programs I have used, including both online and in person teachers, this seems better structured. One thing that attracted me is his theory that you should spend your time learning what YOU want to play at the piano. At my age, I don't want to spend a lot of time learning to play with a bass player. Or how to play BeBop. Anyway, that's my take on it. I'm interested in yours.


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Well, no one replied to my post. But, anyway, I joined Open Studio instead.


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Sounds interesting but I totally have my hands full trying to keep up with my lessons. Have fun with Open Studio.


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Always interested in Jazz, but being a (very) beginner player it will take many years before I can approach it.
Is Piano Studio suitable for beginners? I checked out the free lesson of the Jazz for Beginners course but it’ lesson #9 on improv and it seems the teacher goes through concepts very quickly.

So many online courses lately, with talented musicians, but not much structure, even though Open Studio seems well organized. no free trial though...

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No it is not for beginners. Try Piano with Willy. He has a Course called Home School Piano.


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I agree that Piano with Willie is probably a good choice for you.

He also has an option for coaching where he will talk with you periodically and makes observations about your progress and suggestions for future direction.

Pretty reasonable cost for all of that.

Here is a link …

https://pianowithwillie.com/

Here is the link to Home School ,,,

https://homeschoolpiano.com/


That is probably where you should go as a beginner.


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Download the 30 day Playbook. You can go from there.

This is me after two years on PWW on a Kawai CN35:

https://soundcloud.com/tom-lacroix-70785936/myrom-tlcmp3/s-hljcy

And after three years with PWW on a Kawai CA97:

https://soundcloud.com/tom-lacroix-70785936/sets/stardust-complete/s-3tdVa


From scratch. Although I was a pretty good jazz drummer in high school.


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Originally Posted by Stopparde
Always interested in Jazz, but being a (very) beginner player it will take many years before I can approach it.
Is Piano Studio suitable for beginners? I checked out the free lesson of the Jazz for Beginners course but it’ lesson #9 on improv and it seems the teacher goes through concepts very quickly.

So many online courses lately, with talented musicians, but not much structure, even though Open Studio seems well organized. no free trial though...


I was wondering if you looked at the PWW website. After five years now, I still think it's the best overall.


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Hi TomLC ,
yes I wa looking at the homeschoolpiano site and subscribed for a few free lessons to get a sense of the content.
Thanks for the pointer.

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Originally Posted by Stopparde
Hi TomLC ,
yes I wa looking at the homeschoolpiano site and subscribed for a few free lessons to get a sense of the content.
Thanks for the pointer.


In my opinion, you will not find anything better than that … other than a live teacher ….

Especially, for the money ….. 17 dollars a month …. are you kidding me …. that is cheap.

I would leap at that and get started.


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Originally Posted by Stopparde
Hi TomLC ,
yes I wa looking at the homeschoolpiano site and subscribed for a few free lessons to get a sense of the content.
Thanks for the pointer.


In my opinion, you will not find anything better than that … other than a live teacher ….

Especially, for the money ….. 17 dollars a month …. are you kidding me …. that is cheap.

I would leap at that and get started.



I need to correct myself here ….

I looked back at your (Stoppard) history of posts and you have been working with Duane Shinn's Crash course for quite a while now (Lesson 19) so you are far from a very beginner as you stated …. unless you are not really doing those lessons until you can perform them very well.

You probably would not benefit with the homeschool site at this point.

Then, I would suggest the PianoWithWillie combined with coaching would be more appropriate for you.


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Originally Posted by Stopparde
Hi TomLC ,
yes I wa looking at the homeschoolpiano site and subscribed for a few free lessons to get a sense of the content.
Thanks for the pointer.

Why don't you just finish the Duane Shinn course? You seem to be almost halfway through.


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Gjermund Sivertsen has a beginners piano course as well.
Perhaps it is comparable to the Home School Piano course with Willie Myette?


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