Weiss talks about the lesson:
“Rainforest’ is a lesson I designed to get students creating something musical immediately. It uses two chords in the left hand and melody from a specific scale in the right. The student is given guidelines or limits and then it’s off to the wonderful world of music making. The key is giving the right kind of limits that will set a students playing free.”
Not the usual method of instruction to say the least, Weiss’s course has been online for over 10 years and thousands have taken it. The goal, according to this New Age piano teacher is to focus in and enjoy the process of creating while letting go of the outcome or need to produce a finished product. This process oriented approach is intended to ‘free up ‘ the student’s intuition and allow them to express themselves quickly and easily at the piano.
Mr. Weiss talks about his intuitive approach to piano playing:
“Developing and trusting intuition is crucial for being able to move past the critical parent voice that haunts many trying to create. Writers have much help in this area where they learn how to free the writer within. My approach is somewhat similar in that I help students overcome their self-doubt and get them jumping in the musical waters right away. Once students don’t care what’s coming out of them, a major milestone has been reached. They’re now free to create.”
The lesson ‘Rainforest’ along with a complete New Age piano course is now available at Weiss’s website http://www.quiescencemusic.com/