Recommended Course Order
Depending on what you want to learn, below are recommendations of courses to purchase and the order you should work through them.
Note: Chord Substitutions Made Easy, The Chord Toolbox, and The Nashville Number System were recorded later than the courses discussed below and can be taken at any time, assuming that you can read and play 4-part harmony out of a hymnal.
There are prerequisites for many of the courses (you do not have to purchase and work through the prerequisite courses, but you must know the concepts in them or you will get lost in a hurry). In most cases, the prerequisites are Theory for Church Pianists and How To Chart A Song. Not every pianist needs to take these courses, but most should. The concepts in those two courses are foundational and critical to understanding what is taught in the other courses.
Here are recommendations and suggested orders for different paths.
If you purchase the complete package (11 courses):
Theory for Church Pianists
How To Chart a Song
How To Play By Ear
Playing Lead Sheets
How To Play Soft Music
If you are interested in getting better in the most common skills needed in church:
You can purchase several of these courses together and save money with our Church Pianists Package
If you are interested in arranging:
You can purchase several of these courses together with our Arrangers Package
Want to talk to me before purchasing? My phone number is 888-815-9082 and I will answer any questions you want to ask to help you decide what courses you should buy. (If you get my voice mail, leave a message and I will call you back.)