Posted by admin On October 22, 2014
Piano For All is a piano learning system that covers many styles of playing piano such as Blues, Ballads, Classics etc.. The course is delivered via PDF Ebooks that have audio and video embedded in them so that at key points you can hear or see a demonstration. The videos are particularly good as Robin talks you through and then plays in front of you the section he is teaching. Just like having a piano teacher with you.
Each book is nicely produced and is made up of simple steps to build your piano skills. The books contain lots of diagrams to help you including diagrams of piano keys with coloured dots to show which notes to play as well as traditional music notation. The key thing about this course though is that I have been able to get results fast, within a day or two I could play some really nice sounding piano. It is this aspect of the course that excites me and has driven me on to learn more.
Take a look at the video below to see the sort of music you could be playing in just a few short weeks of working through this course…
That’s amazing isn’t it?
What does the Piano For All system comprise of?
Book 1 – Party Time – Rhythm Piano (93 pages)
Book 2 – Blues and Rock n Roll (21 pages)
Book 3 – Chord Magic (32 pages)
Book 4 – Advanced Chords Made Easy (26 pages)
Book 5 – Ballad Style (66 pages)
Book 6 – Jazz Piano Made Easy (86 pages)
Book 7 – Advanced Blues and Fake Stride (60 pages)
Book 8 – Taming the Classics (71 pages)
Book 9 – Speed Learning (120 pages)
Book 10 – Bumper Resource Book (33 pages)
Extra Bonus Book – Increase Your Creative Ability 400% (40 pages)
There are a total of 500 audio files and 200 video files spread throughout the books which gives you a complete multi media training system.
Is the Piano For All course right for you?
Most traditional music training starts with theory and learning to read standard music notation. This is followed by learning scales and then simple music using standard sheet music. The Piano For All course starts you playing straight away using keyboard diagrams and supporting audio and video files.
This doesn’t mean you won’t learn to read standard music notation, but instead, you learn the standard notation as you go along. In this way you start playing decent sounding piano quickly.
Think of it this way. When you were a child, you learned to speak first, then learned the alphabet and how to read. It’s the same with this course. You learn to play music first, then learn to read music.
The approach used by Piano For All is to teach you about chords and chord progressions then as you learn this you can break the chords up and play notes individually turning the sound into a ballad style. By building on this foundation, your abilities grow as you progress through the course.
With the exception of those who want to be a concert pianist and are looking for a traditional and classical approach to learning piano, Piano For All will suit anyone wanting to learn piano. The great thing about this course is the speed with which you can begin to play and sound quite accomplished. Your friends and family will be amazed at your playing.
What are the Bad things about Piano For All?
I have only a few points to make about the Piano for All course.
In book 1 it mentions an Intro Contents PDF but I didn’t receive that as part of the download. At the start of book 1, it restates what is in the Intro Contents, so I suppose it doesn’t matter. I emailed Robin about this and he told me there was originally a separate introduction book, but he later put the introduction into Book 1 and forgot to remove the reference to the separate introduction in book 1. So no problem really there. I was pleased with the quick response I got from Robin. Shows he does provide good support.
I found that one of the audio links in book 1 didn’t work. Again I emailed Robin about this and he said he would try to sort it out. It is not a serious issue as you have all the instruction, but you just can’t hear how that particular example sounds.
The only other point I would make is that if you’re using a desktop PC it may be a little inconvenient to use as your desktop may not be located near your piano. I have a desktop in a separate room to my piano, but I manage OK. Of course this problem applies to all online piano learning resources. If you use a laptop or Ipad there is no problem.
What are the Good things about Piano For All?
The course covers a wide range of music styles and gives you a strong foundation on which to build. You can take your music in whatever direction you like.
The creator of Piano For All supplies an email address, so you can contact him with questions if you want to. He actively likes to hear from his students and provides a fast personal response.
The testimonials on his website offer their email addresses so you could contact them to find out more if you wish. I have never seen this in a sales page before!
You quickly learn to play nice sounding piano. This is the biggy for me. It’s what keeps me going and keen to learn more. You don’t have to wait weeks to sound proficient on the piano.
The Piano For All course is suitable for piano, digital piano or keyboard.
For the money I think this is an absolute bargain.
Overall What do I think
The Piano For All course is (in my opinion) one of the most straight forward systems to show you exactly how to play piano. Robin Hall has obviously put a lot of time and effort in preparing this course and it makes learning the piano a lot easier and more fun than you may think! Plus you can get personal support from Robin.
So if you are looking to learn piano but have been worried about the amount of work you’ll have to do, you really should take a close look at this. There’s lots of information on Robins website. I know if you try it you’ll be playing lovely sounding music in no time and get so much pleasure from this. I’m sure you won’t regret it.
I hope you have found this review helpful.