Are you an 'over and out' musician, never to play much after piano lessons. These adult lessons will give you another chance to play the piano better than ever before and play often for the joy of it.
Now, if "over and out" is that widespread, let's not blame anything or anyone. Why not just look at it this way: what wasn't available for you before could possibly be available now. And it could maybe bring music back into your life in very unpredictable ways!
Adults, 16 and older, are eligible to register for this method. All lessons only use parts of my method, The Cordes Play by Ear and Touch Method. This is not your usual play-by-ear course of study. The method may be applied to any instrument, but it calls for utilizing a keyboard instrument on STEPs I and II. An inexpensive keyboard is available if you check Craigslist. Or we have a to-scale paper keyboard available.
This method was designed for self-study and is adaptable for anyone wanting to improvise with their instrument.
There are four STEPs and one lesson called the Hidden Language of Music, which is studied along with each STEP. Each of these has a specialized diagram and a few directives and is printed in color on cardstock:
STEP I Playing Scales and Melodies in 6 of 12 Major Keys
STEP II Singing and Creating Melodies in Major and Minor Modes
STEP III Playing Three Chords in Six Major Keys
STEP IV The Chord Sequence of Nature - The Spiral of Fifths
Each of four lessons are studied in a strict sequence, each taking about a month to complete. Each brings three new insights into learning to improvise and spontaneously create. Added to the four STEPs, there is a also an ongoing study called THE HIDDEN LANGUAGE OF MUSIC, not found in any other method.
After they see things from a new and exciting perspective, adults naturally want to share with friends and family what they are enjoying. Go right ahead, but registered persons are to be included in any face to face interaction between instructor and student. At the registration for lessons session, children and others are welcome.
If you basically taught yourself typing, you can teach yourself with my method. Sight reading is something you may or may not already know. All the other methods usually incorporate it, but not this method.
Each STEP has only two or three directions, taking about a total of 15 minutes of your day. By following the instructions on faith until they start making full sense, you will begin to be able to create arrangements of things you know and love. You'll also be trying out your own creations by the first completion of the study of the Four Steps.
You may spread the steps over more then four months as your obligations and ambitions permit. You may need extraordinary self discipline to not obsess over any one direction.
Each STEP of the method can be successfully completed in 21 days occurring in the four weeks of a month. That is the time the human brain takes to grow solid new brain cell pathways. Your new brain pathways then begin to strengthen by continuing to act using correct finger muscles. Each STEP has three insights that help you focus on what you are learning.
One face-to-face consultation is required as you pick up each new step, lasting about an hour, at no extra charge. The meeting place is on the St. Paul side of the river, a short distance from the MSP airport.
Call Paul at 651 426 4274 for more info.
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