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Subject: Teaching piano with DVD or online?
Date Posted: 6/4/2008 10:21 AM ET
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My daughter wants to take piano lessons but we can't afford weekly lessons right now.

I found a couple of free online sites but don't know what to look for as far as quality and ease of teaching. (I'm not musically inclined).

I would prefer a DVD program but online would be ok too.

Any thoughts or recommendations?

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 3:10 PM ET
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What styly are you looking for, traditional, churchy ?

 

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 10:06 PM ET
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I really don't  know. She just wants to learn to play.

Even a book might work if it's really user friendly.

Subject: learnpianoonline.com
Date Posted: 6/5/2008 10:38 PM ET
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After going through their free lessons, I went ahead and purchased this program for my daughter to learn, learnpianoonline.com.  She's 8 years old and is just now starting to play with two hands.  It's a really great program!  I'm even doing it myself and am really happy with the results!  I have a music background (clarinet, oboe), so can't speak to how easy that part is to learn, but the piano part is VERY easy to pick up from these lessons.  

I highly recommend it...  There are videos included for most of the lessons so you can see and hear how you're supposed to play the song.  The best way to learn is to try it on your own first, then "check" your work by watching the video...

Date Posted: 6/6/2008 12:54 AM ET
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Hey Suzanne do you know if the lifetime membership can be used for several people? I'm thinking that the youngest may want to try but really  isn't ready yet.

Subject: lifetime
Date Posted: 6/9/2008 5:07 PM ET
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As far as I know, the lifetime membership is for you, the purchaser.  I've printed out the lessons, so have them to use for myself and my daughter when she's ready.  I would not consider giving them to someone else without a license, but I don't see anything wrong with one family using them...

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 7:51 PM ET
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Oh no, I didn't mean giving them to others, just using them for my 3 youngest, but they aren't all old enough yet.

Thanks for responding, I think I should check with someone from the website for sure.