“Playing the Piano for the rest of us” is a course created for people who want to play the piano without having to commit to years of study and practice before being able to play songs they really want to.
Finally a piano course for people who want to play with other musicians without having to learn to read sheet music, to enjoy themselves or be included in groups, like church groups or bands, or just friends and family.
Most of the piano instruction I have seen falls into two categories… it’s too hard, so you quit, or, it doesn’t teach enough foundational skills and knowledge so the only thing learned is how to play songs that the course taught.
I like the saying, “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach him to fish, feed him for a lifetime”. This course hopes to be part of the latter, for people who want to play and enjoy the piano or keyboard.
Many existing courses teach too much at once like classical piano finger-skills, music theory and how to read sheet music. Students often get lost and discouraged somewhere between reading sheet music and having too hard of a time getting their hands to work together, others teach a set of playing skills that allow the student to play a limited amount of songs or music, but no freedom to find and play what the student really wanted to in the first place.
Classical training is fantastic, but can often times be overkill for people who want to accompany others or want to play and / or sing using chord music. Ultimately the student gets rolled over from too much and too hard of a learning curve, like a wave that came crashing down on their hopes and dreams.
Some training methods don’t provide enough foundation to enable the student to continue growing themselves, at their own pace, as they desire after they’ve completed the course. This course hopes to open the door for people to play the piano and then release them to grow-on!
Learning to read chord music is the difference between a person having to “learn, read and interpret an extremely complicated map with a key of over 20 symbols”, compared to having to read a simple map of “start point, landmark, end point”.
Coach, Author, Speaker
Victor Aramanda earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Music from the University of Tampa, as well as a BA in Communication and an MA in Christian Counseling.
Victor is the younger of identical twins, was an air-force brat who grew up in the USA, Spain, Germany, Spain and USA in that order, was a parachute infantryman, served in full-time ministry for more than eight years, is a husband and father.
Having many skills and talents, Victor’s greatest skill is being able to go alongside of others to help them realize their goals and vision. He was born-again, on September 16, 1990 during Desert Shield while he was an infantry paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. Many things happened in his life during Desert Shield, Desert Storm as well as when he returned to the United States.
Victor has taught many conferences, lead praise and worship while playing piano, authored and published several books, and helped others author and publish books as well.
Check out what readers have to say about the book:
Sheila Lirette, Amazon Review
Arpad Hosszu, Amazon Review