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Packages

Church Pianist Package

4 course package. DVD or download. Save $40 with this package that is specifically for church pianists who want to hone their craft. It includes Congregational Accompaniment, How To Chart a Song, Accompanying, and Playing Soft Music.

The Arrangers Package

3 course package. DVD or download. Save $40 with this package. Contains three very important courses for any musician who wants to learn arranging thoroughly: Reharmonization, Arranging, and Modulations.

Complete Set

11 course package. DVD or download. Save 30% when compared to buying individual courses! Our most popular package contains Theory for Church Pianists, Reharmonization, Arranging, Congregational Accompaniment, Play by Ear, Modulations, How to Chart a Song, Accompanying, Tranposing, Playing Lead Sheets, and Playing Soft Music.

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For Beginners

Beginning Piano I

16-week class on your own schedule. An accelerated approach for motivated beginner. Progresses through Book 1 of Faber’s Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner.

Beginning Piano II

16-week class on your own schedule. An accelerated approach for motivated beginner. Progresses through Book 2 of Faber’s Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner.

Theory

The Chord Toolbox I

75-minute download course. Covers triads and ten powerful 4-note chords that are foundational to everything I teach about harmony.Quick note: If you don’t know where to start, there is no better place than the Chord Toolbox. It is an inexpensive way to get started and is ultra-important information.

The Chord Toolbox II

60-minute download course. Covers extended chords containing 9ths, 11ths, and 13ths. There are the chords I use to get the sound I get.Quick note: If you don’t know where to start, there is no better place than the Chord Toolbox. It is an inexpensive way to get started and is ultra-important information.

How To Chart a Song

1 hour with workbook. DVD or download. Understanding harmony is another fundamental building block in your quest to become a better church pianist. This course will help you start identifying chords in the songs you play. With time, you will be able to identify chords as fast as you play them.

Theory for Church Pianists

5 hours with workbook. DVD or download. Covers all the theory you need to know to understand any of my courses. Just as importantly, it does not cover theory that is unnecessary. Topics include major and minor scales, triads, 4-note chords, extended chords, chord progressions, intervals, inversions, and secondary dominants.

Harmony

Chord Substitutions Made Easy

60-minute download course. This new course teaches a simple strategy to incorporate great-sounding chords into your music. Completely change your sound just with this idea!

Reharmonization

4 hours with workbook. DVD or download. Learn how to make boring triads interesting by adding additional notes, how to substitute one chord for another, and how to completely change the harmony of a song. This course is chock-full of useful tools that will change the way you sound in a dramatic way!

Arranging

Master’s Series: Arranging with James Koerts

60-minute download course. Prolific writer and arranger James Koerts sits down with me to debunk myths of arranging as he discusses one of his arrangements.

Arranging

3 hours with workbook. DVD or download. A seven step approach to arranging from picking a song to polishing. Learn how to shape a song to communicate a powerful message. Contains numerous ideas for fills, hooks, and technical treatments.

For Church

Congregational Accompaniment

4 hours with workbook. DVD or download. Regardless of your experience level, this course will help you in your church. It first gives a 4-step plan to get all pianists playing the basic style. It then goes into advanced strategies, difficult time signatures, how to modify the style to match the song, intros and much more.

Miscellaneous

Accompanying

1 hour with workbook. DVD or download. This course is designed to help pianists accompany small groups or soloists. It discusses how to move away from melody and play patterns based on the harmony. It also covers introductions and endings.

Playing Soft Music

1 hour with workbook. DVD or download. Learn how to play soft mood music underneath prayers, invitations, and Communions. This course will teach you specific strategies to change your sound from heavy to light and reflective.

Transposing

1 hour with workbook. DVD or download. Transposing is a very useful tool, and you don’t have to be intimidated. This course will give you a surprisingly simple method to make it happen.

Playing Lead Sheets

1 hour with workbook. DVD or download. If you are not playing lead sheets in your church already, you soon will be. This course will help you learn to play when you only are provided with a melody line and chord symbols.

Modulations

2 hours with workbook. DVD or download. Five strategies for modulations. Includes a formula that will always work, an easy way to move up a half step, a method to move down a fifth, a strategy that requires no knowledge of theory, and an advanced strategy that professionals use.

Playing by Ear

2 hours with workbook. DVD or download. Every church pianist should learn to play by ear, and almost all are perfectly capable with a bit of practice and help. This course is designed for pianists who read music but want to become more versatile.

The Nashville Number System

60-minute download course. Learn this powerful system used by professionals for notating modern music. You will learn how to read and write charts but more importantly, will learn how to view modern music in a very simple and useful way.For professional musicians as well as other musicians who have to improvise in church or other venues.

Inspirational Inspiration

6 hours with workbook. DVD or download. This course is a combination of many concepts taught through all of the courses. It is not as comprehensive, but will give you a great foundation. It covers such areas as chord identification, chord substitutions, hooks, and technical treatments.