It is normal to be nervous to participate in coaching. So, let me put your mind at ease.
Coaching is easy-going and fun. Students on the coaching session are really helpful and supportive of one another. If a student wasn't, they would get booted off the session by me.
I've never had to remove a student from coaching. Everyone is supportive!
If you're nervous to begin coaching, try joining a session and just watch the first few times to get a feel for the session.
Remember, you do not need to share your camera or audio during the session if you don't want to. Sometimes students join in while doing other things so they turn off their camera and just watch and listen to the session.
Having worked with hundreds of students in coaching, I have the unique perspective of being able to see just how much online, real time coaching helps students to improve their playing.
Group Coaching is held most Thursdays* and is the place for HomeSchoolPiano members to ask for advice on their playing. During coaching, students submit a video of their playing via chat.
Am I at the right level for coaching?
How do I submit my video for feedback?
Video submission details:
Is there a replay of coaching?
Do I need to join every session? What happens if I miss a session?
*schedule subject to change, please always check the calendar for updated dates and times.
I want to welcome you to HomeSchoolPiano.
A common question I get almost daily is "Where do I start?" Sometimes students write in and tell me their piano history and ask which lessons would be best for them to take and in what order.
HomeSchoolPiano has been designed to be extremely user friendly, and the program is structured as such:
Levels - there are 3 levels, sometimes referred to as "books"
Units - each unit contains 6 lessons
Lessons - are broken down into technique, rhythm, music reading, songs, improvisation and bonus sections
Quizzes - are at the end of each unit and passing the quiz earns you a certificate of completion
Every week I hold my Group Coaching sessions where you and other students can share their playing in a supportive environment and I give feedback and suggestions.
Coaching is really the best way for me to suggest a course of practice for you. If you prefer a more private, 1-on-1 setting, I do offer private lessons.
See you in the lessons!
I want to welcome you to HomeSchoolPiano. The lessons are broken into 4 courses: CorePiano and Levels 1, 2, and 3.
In these lessons you'll learn fun songs that will teach you how to read music, improve your ear, learn chords, rhythm, improvisation and even how to arrange and compose your own music.
While you'll learn a bunch of fun songs (listen to some on our main HomeSchoolPiano page) the focus of the site is to teach you not only how to play the piano, but how to tap into your creativity and unleash the musician inside.
Be patient. It takes most students a couple of years to complete HomeSchoolPiano. If you get stuck, join me each week in coaching and I'll be happy to help!
To get started, I would suggest:
The following PDF file is a great summary of what you'll learn in each book and unit.