Nature Sketches for Piano: ‘New Age’ Approach Shows Students How to Compose

Piano teacher and composer Edward Weiss wants you to create your own music!
Nov. 9, 2012 - PRLog -- Musical composition. For most it seems an impossible feat. After all, who can measure up to Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart?

Edward Weiss, president of Quiescence Music, has an interesting approach that promises to show the beginning student how to improvise and compose in the gentle free-flowing style known as New Age piano. While not as invigorating as it's classical counterpart, the New Age style is known worldwide for it's calming, palliative effects.

Here’s what this pianist and composer has to say about this new lesson:

“Fall Reflections is a piano lesson I created to show how a composition is built up using sections. By working in small phrases of 8-bars, students are able to complete sections quickly and then learn how to use repetition and contrast to compose a complete piece of music.”

The online piano course Weiss runs at his website has been going strong for over 10 years now and offers a different approach than what most piano students are used to.

Weiss explains…

“I teach piano a lot like an art teacher might approach a lesson. You have a title - something like ‘Hidden Meadow’ for example. You also have clear cut instruction on how to create it. I’ve always admired art instruction books because they spell everything out in a very clear way. It’s all ‘step-by-step’ and makes learning easy. I wondered why music lessons couldn’t be like this. I stopped wondering when I started creating these lessons myself.”

Weiss is currently offering a free piano lesson at his website titled 'Forest Interlude.' Find it at
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