But it doesn’t have to put a damper on your creativity. At least that’s according to pianist/composer Edward Weiss. Weiss is also the webmaster and creator of NewAgePianoLessons.com - a website that teaches beginning adults how to play piano in the New Age style.
New Age music was extremely popular in the mid 1980’s and is making a big comeback now. When asked why this may be so, Weiss comments:
“I think people always used music to reduce stress. The great thing about New Age piano is that it’s also easy to create on your own. By actually making music, students get the additional benefit of getting their creative juices flowing at the same time. It’s just a beautiful genre of music.”
The piano course offered at the website includes over 100 piano lessons and comes with a free workbook. Students sign up via paypal and pay a small monthly fee of $19 to access the lessons. The course has been going strong for over a decade now has been praised by Grammy nominated pianist David Lanz.
Weiss, who also has written a book ‘Free to be Creative at the Piano’ offers his own unique philosophy on playing piano:
“I think many adults want to be able to go to the piano, sit down, and just play what they feel. But there aren’t many (if any) courses or lessons that teach this. Once I could easily do it myself, I wanted to share this beautiful style of music with the world by teaching others how to do it as well.”
A free piano lesson ‘Summer Morning’ and a free copy of Weiss’s bestselling book ‘Free to be Creative at the Piano’ are both available at his website http://www.NewAgePianoLessons.com