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NewAgePianoLessons.com Hits 150 Lessons: Marks A Decade of Teaching Online
'New Age' Approach to Piano Playing Grows in Popularity as More Students Seek Alternative to Classical Lessons
By: Quiescence Music
The site, owned and operated by pianist/composer Edward Weiss has been going strong for over 10 years now and teaches a style of piano playing known as ‘New Age.’ The New Age style has been around since the early 1980’s and has recently seen a resurgence in popularity.
Asked why New Age piano is gaining popularity, Weiss responds:
“The style of piano playing I teach allows the beginning student to use a few chords to play what they feel right away. It’s a very therapeutic approach that offers much in the way of relaxation and creativity. Students love my approach because I make it easy for them to create something that sounds like music right away.”
Classical piano lessons have always been the style of choice for most people. Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart have left us so much beautiful music, but Weiss believes it’s much better if students can create on their own.
Here's what this 'new age' piano teacher says about it…
“So many students have taken classical piano lessons and have left disappointed. I think that’s because there’s not much in the way of creative expression here. Plus, it can take years and years to even be able to play something well. My approach bypasses all that and give students the ability to just sit down and be at the piano.”
Weiss is currently offering a free piano lesson at his site that promises to teach the complete beginner how to improvise in the Key of C Major using both hands. The lesson can be found at http://www.NewAgePianoLessons.com
Page Updated Last on: Apr 28, 2012