Music Teachers, have you ever considered this...
Teaching CHORD PIANO will give you an edge
over other piano teachers in your area. It's true!
A FANTASTIC benefit with teaching chord piano is that you will have a "niche" that other teachers in your area may not. When I taught students, I advertised that I taught "chord piano" and that along with this the students learn how to write their own music (included in the book/videos). Parents read my website and told me all the time that they love my approach and wanted me as their child's teacher. Because of this had a waiting list a mile long and I could charge more for lessons in my area.
As a piano teacher for 15 years, I created Chord Piano Is Fun to teach my students how to play chord piano and be able to read chord charts or lead sheets. Many of them wanted to learn how to play popular music, but were still too new in their ability to follow many of the popular music books' left hand line along with the melody line. So, after spending hundreds of dollars on other chord methods to try to find one to teach well and for my students to follow, I realized I had to write my own.
This is a very easy book to follow and use. Chord Piano Is Fun integrates very nicely with methods such as Alfred, Piano Adventures, etc., and gives a deeper insight into the theory of music. Teachers have found that with use of this the students have a greater understanding of what they are learning and tend to progress at a quicker pace. I used this in addition to and along with my other method books and music pieces for my students.
Chord Piano Is Fun is packed full of resources, such as How to Create All Types of Chords, All of the Family Chords for each Key (Major and Minor), All the Major and Minor Scales, Circle of 4ths/5ths, How to Write a Song, How to Play the Blues, etc.
I have found that once the student understands their chords and how they are created, they will understand MUSIC. They will be able to pick chords easily out of their music, thus helping them to learn their pieces easier because they have a "visual" in their mind.
The Songwriting Chart in the book is a great way to get a child starting on writing his/her own song. Once it is written, and with the help of a notation software (I use Capella), it's so exciting to watch a child create their first song, put a name to it, and the copyright on the bottom. They are published! I have each student perform their songs at a recital and with their permission give copies of each student's song to the other students so that they can try them at home.
Check out the videos of my students who composed their own music using the information in Chord Piano Is Fun!
I would recommend that each student receives their own copy of the book, and you can past the cost onto them. It will carry them through their entire life with all the goodies in it! I might also recommend that you purchase the videos yourself personally so that you can visually see the chapters of the book in action.
Please see below or go to my Testimonials page for reviews from other teachers and students.
I hope you decide to give Chord Piano Is Fun a try. I know you won't be sorry!
And, please email me if you have any questions!