But the use of music as a healing agent isn’t anything new. It’s been around since people started making music thousands of years ago. And now, pianist and teacher Edward Weiss wants to spread that message.
Weiss owns and operates a website that teaches beginning adults how to play New Age piano music. The site now boasts over 1100 subscribers and offers over 150 lessons teaching students from all over the world how to create their own meditative, healing sounds on the piano.
Mr. Weiss remarks about his therapeutic approach:
“Many adults just want to be able to sit down at the piano and connect with music on a personal level. The great thing about my method is no note reading or experience is required. Anyone who wants to play piano can do so. All that’s required is knowledge of a few chords and the willingness to try.”
Traditionally, piano lessons consist of a live teacher, a method book, and weekly visits that include back and forth trips on the highway. The Internet is changing all this as more and more are searching for and finding what they want online.
As far as playing for others, Weiss has this to say...
"Everyone's stressed out and everyone's looking for an excuse to relax. This is what the New Age pianist can offer an agitated world; a brief respite from worry. I see it as a gift that allows people to center and find peace. I've played concerts at libraries and at churches and always to attentive, appreciative audiences. There's a market for this kind of thing."
The secret to being a 'piano therapist?' You'll have to take Weiss's course to discover that one. A complete New Age piano course is currently being offered at http://www.Newagepianolessons.com