Online Piano Lessons Help Adults Create Their Own Music

January 28, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
San Diego, CA - Can musically challenged adults play piano and create their own music? The answer is a resounding "YES!" according to Edward Weiss, President of Quiescence Music. To give would be piano players the results they're looking for; Quiescence Music has developed a complete online piano course. A free lesson is available and is designed to help adults learn how to improvise their own piano music.

People can sign up for the free lesson at

"The number one complaint of most adult piano students is that they're bored," says Weiss, who started Quiescence Music in 2000. "If you want to teach piano to adults, you have to make it interesting." Weiss also points out that people really get excited when they see that they can make their own music from scratch." It doesn't take a Beethoven or a Mozart to be able to compose. It just takes the proper instruction and attitude," he says." "The first thing you have to be able to do is improvise. To free the inner voice. Then the ability to compose will come much easier.

Weiss also says that learning how to play the piano should start with music making, not note reading. "I am amazed at how many pianists can play a complex Chopin prelude, but as soon as you ask them to improvise something, they are left dumbfounded. They haven't been taught the most important skill in music - to be able to create it on your own."