31 Mar Q & A with Terri R.
For this blog post, we interviewed a long-time student of mine, Terri! Terri lives in New York (USA), and is eager to grow her musical abilities. Keep an eye out for more Q & A blog posts like this one: we enjoy hearing from students, and we want you to be able to read about their story with Piano in a Flash too!
Q: When did you first learn about Scott and Piano in a Flash?
A: I found Scott on YouTube, I wasn’t even looking for it. I learned a few songs through his YouTube channel first, and then decided to sign up for piano lessons with him. I had experience with piano lessons years and years ago, but it’s been a while. I wanted to master an instrument better, and I already play guitar and I’m a songwriter— I write kids’ songs and some religious songs.
Q: Did you have any prior musical training?
A: I played the guitar on and off for many years, but I never really truly mastered it. I also took four years of voice lessons.
Q: How was learning piano with Scott’s method, versus learning other instruments?
A: I really liked Scott’s system. It’s very consistent and reliable. I like the theory he incorporates, like transposing and inversions. It’s very slow and methodical.
Q: Has playing piano helped you in other areas of life?
A: It’s definitely helped with stress. It makes you feel better as a person and feel more positive.
Q: How has playing piano broadened your musical skills?
A: I can play in front of other people, which I never really did before. I can write better songs with what I know now.
Q: What’s your next musical goal?
A: I think I need to work on fingering skills, for sure. I want to be able to come up with new melodies. Transitioning from one key to another would be nice to learn too.
Q: Who inspired you to start piano lessons?
A: I come from a musical family, so that helps. They aren’t professional musicians. My husband played for eight years, and can play by ear or with sheet music. I had a piano in the house as a kid, and learning piano is easier than learning most other instruments. My daughter took lessons for a few years, and she can play by ear too. I’m trying to persuade her to try Piano in a Flash too.
THANK YOU Terri for sharing your story with us! If you’d like to learn more about Piano in a Flash and how Scott teaches online lessons, click the link below to sign up for a webinar.