Frequently Asked Questions:
What's the difference between Solo and Family plans?
Both Solo and Family plans have the same access. This means both plans can access all of the video lessons, sheet music, coaching sessions, replays, etc.
The only difference between Solo and Family plans is the amount of students the system will track.
With a Solo plan, the system will only track the progress of (1) student. Depending on the Family plan you choose, you can track up to 5 students.
Read the next FAQ for information about student tracking...
Can an entire family use a Solo plan?
You can if you don't care about tracking individual student progress.
The only difference between the Solo and Family plans is the number of students the system will keep track of.
For example, with the Family + 2 Student plan, the system will keep individual records for each student (two in this example). Each student logs into the site using their own unique username and password which is setup by the Master account holder. When students take the quizzes and do the lessons, the system will track their progress. This tracking is really important if you are looking to gain credit through your local homeschool organization.
As a 'Master' account holder, you can see each individual student's progress to see what they have completed, their scores and what's left to complete.
If a family uses a Solo plan, the tracking would
Is this program for kids or adults?
HomeSchoolPiano is for beginners...kids or adults. If you're brand new to the piano (been playing less than 6 months) then HomeSchoolPiano will be perfect for you. If you already have some piano skill, check out our main Jazzedge
What is the best age to begin HomeSchoolPiano?
HomeSchoolPiano is for beginners to the piano, regardless of age. Students as young as 6 have been through the program. Of course, the younger the student, the more involvement they will need from their parent to navigate the site, etc.
Many adults start here at HomeSchoolPiano then 'graduate' to my larger Jazzedge
or No Bull Piano
I'm an absolute beginner, never played piano, is HomeSchoolPiano right for me?
Absolutely! In fact, our CorePiano™ program is included with your membership. CorePiano features 4 hours of step-by-step lessons on the notes of the piano, basic rhythms, how to sit at the piano and more fundamentals to get you started the right way.
Do I need special equipment? Do I need a piano or a keyboard?
No special equipment is required. Any basic keyboard will do. Also, nothing connects to your piano or keyboard. There is no special computer equipment that is required. And, if needed, inside the member's area I share with you some different keyboard/piano options if interested.
You do not need an acoustic piano to use HomeSchoolPiano. A digital keyboard is perfectly fine for the lessons.
How is HomeSchoolPiano structured?
HomeSchoolPiano is divided into (3) Books or "Levels."
Within each level you'll find (6) units.
Each unit has 6 lessons along with a quiz. When you pass the quiz you will receive a certificate. Quizzes are timed and you can only take them 2x.Download a PDF Unit Summary
How does HomeSchoolPiano compare to ABRSM or Royal Academy
ABSRM and Royal Academy grades and exams usually test students in 4 areas: Pieces, Sight-reading, Scales and an Aural exam. While HomeSchoolPiano does not teach traditional classical pieces and instead uses a mix of original and traditional songs, you will learn how to read music, play scales, theory, ear training (aural skills) and more importantly...improvisation.
HomeSchoolPiano is different than other methods because improvisation and the student's creativity are developed and focused upon more than traditional piano programs.
See the HomeSchoolPiano Unit Summary
to see what students learn at each level.
Should I start with HomeSchoolPiano or Jazzedge ?
® and No Bull Piano
™ are larger lesson libraries that are for typically for more advanced students.
While students at any level can benefit from Jazzedge/NBP, it is suggested that students that are brand new to the instrument (never played piano before or have less than 6 months of practice) begin with HomeSchoolPiano first.
Can I upgrade to Jazzedge later?
Absolutely. If you want to upgrade to Jazzedge
® or No Bull Piano
™ at a later date, we can prorate your unused HomeSchoolPiano membership toward a Jazzedge membership. Contact us before ordering
as we will do this from our administrative side.
I want to learn ___ style of music. Will HomeSchoolPiano help?
The songs found in HomeSchoolPiano range in style. We have songs that sound like blues or jazz, while other songs have a classical or latin feel. the style of music is less important because the concepts that you are learning are applicable to all styles of music.
How many credits will I earn with HomeSchoolPiano?
You'll earn a certificate for each unit that you complete. You can take these certificates back to your homeschool organization for credit transferral.
What if I need more help?
Every week Willie has live office hours so you can drop in and ask your questions. Using live video-conferencing software (which is free to download) you can interact with Willie several times throughout the month.
There is also a 'help' button at the bottom-right of every page where you can contact us if you need additional help.