Does eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method Work?
I find that after just a few lessons, you play and read
notes pretty comfortably. With just a little time each day you can actually
learn to play the piano and read notes.
So all in all, the course is a good
introduction to piano playing and note reading.
The cons are that I find that although many lessons have a
video that shows different aspects of playing with a nice piano teacher showing
how to do it, basic piano technique is not well represented at all. For example the lesson about the correct hand position shows
the fingers to be a bit «over curved», and the hand doesn’t look relaxed. This would
need to be explained more to avoid tension.
I would have liked to see more examples in the videos about
basic arm and hand movements, how to press down the notes first non-legato then
legato, arm weight, wrist movement, weight transfer and so on. This is very
important basic technique to learn early so students don’t develop bad habits
from the start.
So, What's The Verdict?
For a price that is less than two regular piano lessons
(with me :), with eMedia's Piano and Keyboard Method for Beginners you actually get to learn from scratch how to read notes, play with both hands
some well-known pieces, and there is even some chord piano practice with basic
You will learn simplified arrangements like Bach’s Minuet in
G, The Entertainer by Scott Joplin, Brahms’ Lullaby, and many more well-known
pieces. The course finishes with a ‘tour’ in different styles from Baroque to Jazz,
with small simple arrangements that are easy to play and sound really great.
I find eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method is good
quality piano learning software at a great price. Plus- you can download it immediately and start learning today!