Learning the piano seems initially a totally daunting task – easy to feel overwhelmed and directionless.
Josef’s Creative Piano Academy course has proved a complete boon. It’s well-structured, easy to follow, full of genuinely useful advice and encouragement.
I have a VERY long way to go, but with this course I know I am making progress and the videos really are superbly produced.
My biggest struggle with learning piano was, how to begin. I was dreading the thought of starting out learning from a grade 1 piano book, but I thought that would be the only way, since I was definitely a beginner.
The creative practice routine makes perfect sense to me. Each routine builds upon the other, covering each new skill needed to be productive in your piano playing. I am so excited each time I sit at the piano because I know I am making progress.
While moving through the practice routines, I have gained confidence in my ability to be creative with my practice time. I love how Josef teaches a routine in a simple way, then adds different layers of difficulty to the routine, so you can keep challenging yourself.
I've always struggled with what to practice and how long. When to change routines and how to organise my time depending on the available length of this or that session.
By sticking to Creative Piano Academy's organisation, which is logical and adaptive, I'm no longer overwhelmed and I feel more comfortable before, during and after my Piano session of the day.
What I also like is all of Josef's little technical advices that he inserts into his videos: Each is so useful, for example the one about slightly rotating the wrist while using a finger as a pivot has increased my left-hand ease of play a lot!
The Major Problem that I was having with Piano Practice was getting Stuck in a rut playing the same few chords over and over.
In following the Creative Practice Routines I am a bit more confident about exploring the whole piano and not just my “wee bit of comfort zone”
I have been following Josef’s teachings for a few months now and the main thing I have obtained from his teachings is “inspiration” with the added bonus of continually learning new Routines from the excellent selection of Piano Routines put together by Josef.