Course Categories

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Basics

All beginner lesssons; this is a great place to start before moving on to your favorite topics.

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Being a Professional Musician - Performing and Teaching

Whether or not you want to start down the path of professional musician or piano teacher, taking these courses and pretending you do will go a long way in changing your perspective on your own playing, your approach to the instrument, finding a good teacher, and practicing more effectively and efficiently.

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Chords

Chords are the basis of all great harmonies and voicings.  Learn how chords are put together and then why you'll want to take them apart.

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Church / Worship / Christian

The contemporary Christian music world has its own unique culture and set of techniques and expectations.  Learn what will be expected of you and how you can bring value to the band, however big or small.

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Classical History

These courses will help you appreciate where our modern music came from and recognize the classical influences that are constantly in your world, that you don't even recognize yet.

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Composition / Writing / Arranging

You can write great music! You can arrange great music! These courses will show you how.

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Country

Y'all need to know the licks, tips and tricks that will make you sound like a boot-scootin' pro.  Yeehaw!

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Ear Training

It looks like magic when you see it, but playing any song you hear is a skill you can learn.  These courses will show you how to better recognize and replicate the music you hear and love.

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Gospel

It's not quite jazz and it's not exactly blues.  Gospel has its own unique characteristics.  You can pick up the skills in these courses.

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Jazz

Jazz piano is the most requested topic, and these courses break the topic down to the smallest, easiest pieces you could ask for.  You can play jazz.  We will show you how.

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Jazz History

Nearly every modern style of music has its roots in jazz.  If it's not Bach, it's Armstrong.  And it's probably both.  Learn where your favorite music came from and how it morphed into what's in your playlist now.

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Klopol Piano Academy

Welcome to Klopol Piano Academy, the only formal, standards-based piano certification program for kids and adults that allows students to measure their progress and compare themselves to students in music academies like Certificate of Merit or Royal Conservatory. Klopol academy has taken the best parts from each of the best standardized curricula

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Pop / New Age

These are the most-used skills you'll find in 95% of internet piano covers and pop musician concerts. If you ever wanted to "just sit down and play" for your own enjoyment, you'll probably really enjoy picking up these skills and learning how to make up beautiful piano music on the fly.

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Philosophy and Approach

Especially for adults, getting the right perspective on your instrument and setting realistic expectations is very important.  This is where we learn about practicing efficiently, learning styles, and everything that happens in the brain before you even play a note.

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Pianos and Keyboards

Picking out a new piano?  Wonder if you should get a keyboard? Wonder how a piano works or what the difference is between an upright and a grand? Get your questions answered here.

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Random Stuff

Some of these lessons are just fun, and many of them are extremely important.  They just don't fit neatly into any of our other categories.

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Reading Music

In these courses, you'll learn how to read and write music and start on your journey to sight reading: being able to sit down and play a piece of music without ever hearing it before.

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Song Breakdowns

Complete breakdowns of your favorite songs: pull the song apart, see how it works, why it became popular, what each of the parts is doing, then reconstruct it with your own solos, reharmonization, piano cover and orchestration!

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Theory

These lessons won't make you any better at playng the piano!  But it will probably blow your mind learning how music is put together and seeing how magical this vibratory world really is...on a deeper level than you ever imagined!

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Technique

With these courses you'll learn proper finger position, body position, and all the ways your body can more effectively and efficiently interact with your instrument.

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Drums

No, this is probably not the place to become the world's greatest drummer!  But -  even a little experience on a different instrument can give you a better perspective on your playing and, more importantly, help you communicate better with drummers to sound better as a group, whether you're leading a music program, gigging with a friend, or just

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Bass Guitar

No, this is probably not the place to become the world's greatest bassist! But -  even a little experience on a different instrument can give you a better perspective on your playing and, more importantly, help you communicate better with bassists to sound better as a group, whether you're leading a music program, gigging with a friend, or just

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Guitar

No, this is probably not the place to become the world's greatest guitarist, but -  even a little experience on a different instrument can give you a better perspective on your playing and, more importantly, help you communicate better with guitarists to sound better as a group, whether you're leading a music program, gigging with a friend, or

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Ukulele

No, this is probably not the place to become the world's greatest uke player, but -  even a little experience on a different instrument can give you a better perspective on your playing and, more importantly, help you communicate better with others to sound better as a group, whether you're leading a music program, gigging with a friend, or just

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Play-alongs

Of course, any of the other lessons are likely to have their own play-alongs included, but sometimes you just want to jam or need some variety.  If you agree, you've come to the right place!

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