The Official Pre-Release Has Begun!
These last weeks have been incredible!
Thank you so much everyone for your support!
Not only have we redesigned the whole website (I hope you love the new look and feel!), but if you have been reading the blog you may have also noticed that during the last weeks we also had the VIP Pre-Release (we invited only those that had left comments on our blog).
The results have been incredible and people from USA, Canada, Australia , Singapore, Spain, Colombia, Uruguay, and even the United Arab Emirates have joined us!
The feedback we have been getting from our first students makes e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g—all these years, all the effort, all the time spent—worthwhile.
Thanks—REALLY thanks—everyone for your support! This is really a dream come true for us, especially because of the feedback we have received from our students.
I do not know any of our students personally; however, I was fortunate enough to meet most of our students through email and through our piano community. I wanted to share with you some of the comments we have received. Thank you Ana, Oscar, and Franc for your permission to post these comments!:
This is the best product I have seen online. You have taken music making to a whole new level never done before online. I strongly recommend this product to everyone who has just begun learning or has been learning for a few years. They will suddenly begin to understand what they are playing.
Congrats Rod to yourself and your team.
Oscar shared with me that he was a beginner piano student from Dubai and that to make his piano learning faster he had bought many online piano courses from different sources in the past. Therefore, I was especially delighted to read his comment. Thank you Oscar!
“I just opened the door, many more friends will enter, I’m amazed about how easy is the software I received and also I liked colors and design very straight to the point and not boring at all !!!
Believe-me I know a lot of other ideas for piano online learning and I risked some money on dozens of ideas, but I can make you sure that now I’m feeling on the top wave!
I received that comment from Franc a few days after he bought the course. Several weeks later I contacted him again and asked him if I could post his comment on our site. To my pleasant surprise, he answered:
You can use my testimonial. It’s my pleasure.
And I add that the track you used to open the book is amazing, very calm and relaxing inviting the student to seat and play.
I’m amazed about the content and quality of logic behind music.
I can say that for the first time in years buying learning software I’m 100% satisfied with my investment.
you can use also this comment. “
Thank you Franc!!!
I also had the fortune of meeting another of our students: Ana. She first got my attention when months ago I read the comment she had posted on our blog, about our Music Fundamentals eBook. There, she mentioned that her own mother was a piano teacher:
“Just finished first lesson. My mother (who is a piano teacher) wasn’t able to teach me this much in past oh, god knows how many years with her conventional approach (sorry, Mom). I’ll definitely show her this website. Can’t wait to start a second lesson. Thanks for doing this,guys
A few weeks later, after our course was ready, we sent the invitations to only those who had posted comments on our blog, and of course she was included in the list. I sent her an email with the invitation to become part of the VIP Pre-Release, and she joined us and bought the course. I had the pleasure of meeting her. I was very intrigued by her personal story, and after I sent her a message, she kindly shared it with me:
“My Mom has been a piano teacher for the past 30 or 35 years.
Unfortunately for me, she is an “old school.” You know very well what I mean by that. So this combination never really worked since I, as a kid, was naturally opposed to any kind of meaningless memorization. My mom, God bless her, thought that I would do better with another teacher and another instrument. Well, that just doesn’t work like that, does it. The underlying frustration was always there. However, my passion for music never died and luckily I found your course which gave me new hope.
“It’s been couple of days now and I enjoy it immensely. I loved, for instance, how you offer to think in terms of intervals. I totally got it. It was a great feeling to discover a hidden (for me personally) gem like that. … All I want to do now is practice on the piano and on my guitar, since I can apply my new knowledge there too.
When I read this comment, you cannot imagine how moved I was. I asked Ana´s permission and then showed the message to all of our team.
Then, about one week later, I was surprised to receive another comment from Ana on my profile wall at The Piano Encyclopedia´s Community (all students are able to meet other students and our team members on the community). There she wrote:
I’m excited because I just made my very first short composition! It’s sounded great! It was in C major. I can’t wait to learn more. Thanks so much!”
You cannot imagine what a deep impact this short message had on me.
I had to struggle for many years with teachers who would only teach me how to memorize music pieces or read music sheet I had many years of frustration. There were years of only learning new pieces to then forget them, full of frustration, without any real progress. For me, it was not until after 10 years since I started piano that I was able to learn how to improvise or compose my own pieces. Ana had written me this comment just about a week after buying the course, so I was really moved and extremely happy for her.
In order to fully understand this, you have to understand that The Piano Encyclopedia was primarily born out of my own frustration, my own story. I spent nearly ten years quitting lessons, switching teachers and starting again and again, until I found a teacher who was able to teach me music in the right way. After this, I no longer had to spend months studying a single piece. I discovered how to play the piano with freedom, being able to sit on the piano and freely improvise, create my own music and express my own feelings, and not just how to play a specific piece. Then, I realized that I was not alone, that many pianists around the world were suffering from the same cause and that the majority had no clue about how to improvise or play the piano without depending on music sheet or memorization.
Reading all the students´ comments (I will be sharing more comments soon), made me realize that all the efforts we had invested during the last three years, that all the time that the more than fifty contributors have put in —musicians, pianists, writers, editors, graphics designers, and developers— and that all the time invested in this project was more than worthwhile.
It especially made me realize that changing the way people learn piano is possible.
This is why we call The Piano Encyclopedia “the revolution to the conventional piano learning method” — a method not based on rules or memorization— but on logic and understanding. It is a method for those who want to understand “the big picture” of how music works in a practical way and who want to learn how to play the piano with freedom.
After reading all the comments from our students, for me this is a dream come true, and it makes everything worthwhile giving us all the energy to strive for greater things. (For us it is an evolving project—we are already at version v1.3 and all our students are getting free updates!)
Again, thank you Ana, Franc, and Oscar for permitting me to share these comments!
TODAY, we are starting the Official Pre-Release and we will be sending special invitations to ALL of those who have subscribed to our newsletter, so you can be the first to enjoy our course and at a special Pre-Release price for members-only.
All those invited will receive a password that you will be able to use to enter the Pre-Release page and access our course before anyone else, at a special Pre-Release price for members-only that will be available for a limited time only. Also you will be able to watch the sneak-peek 6-minute video tour— before it even becomes public—that will show you some of the exciting features of The Logic Behind Music.
To enter the Exclusive Pre-Release page, go to the following link and enter the password provided in the invitation email:
Feel free to write me or leave a comment here and stay in touch!
I really look forward to getting to meet each of you!