Saturday, October 10, 2015

Piano Wizard Academy Extended Overview


Learn how Piano Wizard was created, and discover how and why it works like no other piano learning method.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/extended-overview/

Thursday, October 8, 2015

How Classical Music Benefits Children With Learning Disabilities


Classical music can make a huge difference in the lives of those with disorders like autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADD and ADHD and mental retardation.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/blog/special-needs/classical-music-benefits-children-learning-disabilities/

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Piano Wizard Music Teaching Methodology


Piano Wizard is revolutionary in its music teaching methodology. But first, let's dispel many preconceptions / misconceptions about music and music education.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/piano-wizard-methodology-explained/

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Chromatic Scale Exercise With Piano Wizard


The Chromatic Scale is a great exercise for developing fingering strength, dexterity, and practicing the thumb under technique.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/campus/piano-wizard/chromatic-scale-exercise-with-piano-wizard/

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

How the benefits of music learning can help your children excel


Better grades, S.A.T scores, self expression and esteem, healing with music therapy and more, the benefits of music learning can be significant
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/benefits-of-music-learning/

Thursday, October 1, 2015

How To Use The Sustain Pedal on Piano / Keyboard


There are no hard and fast rules on when to use the sustain pedal, but in this video I guide and help you decide when, and show you exactly how to use it properly. The post How To Use The Sustain Pedal on Piano / Keyboard appeared first on Piano Wizard Academy Virtual Campus.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/campus/learn/beginner-piano-lessons/how-to-use-the-sustain-pedal-on-piano-keyboard/

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Piano Wizard Webinar Replay


In this previously recorded webinar, Matthew Heinzel discusses Piano Wizard Academy with Music Wizard Group CEO and Founder Chris Salter.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/blog/chris-salter/piano-wizard-webinar-replay/

Monday, September 28, 2015

Active Adults » Piano Wizard Academy


Piano Wizard is the perfect piano learning experience for today’s Active Adults. Not just a kids game, our method allows for individual and group music experiences either at home or in community environments.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/active-adults/

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Play piano in minutes with an amazingly simple video game


Why struggle to play the piano when you can simply play it? 4-step color coded method magically transforms the learning experience into a fun video game.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com

Friday, September 25, 2015

How to play Happy Birthday on Piano Wizard


"Happy Birthday" has finally been freed into the public domain.  Yay...let's celebrate! Follow our 4-step system to learn this two hand piano part to play at your family's next birthday party. We've included two versions - the one in this video which is moderately difficult, and an easy version - both available as a download for Academy customers. Simply download the MIDI files below and add it to your game folder. (Make sure you are logged in and are a Gold member!) Sorry, link is only available to Gold Members (Piano Wizard Academy owners). For instructions on how to import MIDI files into Piano Wizard go here. Let us know how you do! The post How to play Happy Birthday on Piano Wizard appeared first on Piano Wizard Academy Virtual Campus.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/campus/piano-wizard/how-to-play-happy-birthday-on-piano-wizard/

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

How to play keyboard FREE STYLE with Piano Wizard


This video demonstrates how to play your digital keyboard in "FREE STYLE" mode. This is perfect for "Step 5" when taking the lesson to sheet music if you don't have a standalone piano. Or as a practice tool, or for just playing. Note, on some older versions of our software it may be labeled as "Jam Mode."
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/campus/piano-wizard/how-to-play-keyboard-free-style-with-piano-wizard/

Thursday, September 17, 2015

How to play See You Again by Wiz Khalifa on Piano Wizard ( MIDI file) - YouTube


Play this song or any song in 4 easy steps with Piano Wizard Academy. Download MIDI file.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K15ppobsLdE

How to Choose a Digital Keyboard For Beginners


When faced with the decision as to what keyboard to buy, musicians are blessed with a huge choice. Whilst it's undoubtedly great to have lots of choice, this can also be a headache working out which one is best for you. Hopefully this article will take away some of the pain of having so many options. But first a little history about digital keyboards! The earliest music keyboard can be traced back to the early 14th century in what was known as the Clavichord. When a key was played a pick plucked the string associated to that key. These principles were developed and led onto the harpsichord. The keys on these instruments were not touch sensitive until an Italian called Bartomoleo Cristofori had the brainwave to replace the picks with hammers. This was groundbreaking in that the hammers allowed musicians to play each key with any desired velocity e.g. loudly, softly etc. The instrument is known as the piano. The system designed back then hasn't changed much since. Around 50 years ago Ya
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/campus/discover/musical-instruments/how-to-choose-a-digital-keyboard-for-beginners/

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Compare Piano Wizard Academy vs. Other Piano Learning Methods


There are many piano learning methods. Choosing the wrong one can lead to the same old result of failure as over 80% do within their first year or two of piano lessons.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/piano-wizard-academy-vs-other-piano-learning-methods/

Monday, September 14, 2015

Piano Wizard Academy Home School Edition


Piano Wizard Academy Homes School Edition - an economical, fun, and effective way to add homeschooling music lessons to your children's curriculum.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/home-school-edition

Sunday, September 13, 2015

What Is Piano Wizard Academy


Piano Wizard Academy is the ONLY method that teaches music by emulating the way we NATURALLY learn our native language.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/what-is-piano-wizard-academy

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

6 simple ways to bring the language of music into your home


Make the adventure of learning the language of music something you share with them. You don';t need to be the expert, just the courageous guide
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/blog/chris-salter/6-simple-ways-to-bring-music-into-your-home/

Monday, September 7, 2015

Play piano in minutes with an amazingly simple video game


Why struggle to play the piano when you can simply play it? 4-step color coded method magically transforms the learning experience into a fun video game.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Why Choose Piano Wizard? » Piano Wizard Academy


When it comes to learning to play piano you have choices. Discover why Piano Wizard Academy is the ultimate solution to music learning
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/choose-piano-wizard/

Saturday, September 5, 2015

How to add fingering to any Piano Wizard song or lesson


This tutorial is useful for piano teachers or parents with musical knowledge. If you know the fingering of a song, after  you can edit the file and add fingering for your students / children. The process is simple. Drop the MIDI file into your Piano Wizard my songs folder.  For instructions refer to how to add [ ]
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/blog/piano-wizard-blog/how-to-add-fingering-to-any-piano-wizard-song-or-lesson/

Friday, September 4, 2015

Beyond The Mozart Effect


FREE eBook download. What started out as a simple experiment on the benefits of music soon became so successful that by 1990 hundreds of centers had been established.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/beyond-the-mozart-effect/

How To Sit At The Piano


Robert Estrin from livingpianos.com explores why how you sit at the piano is extremely important. It offers you the most ergonomic position for tone production and technical fluency. It also assures that you can practice for long periods without causing injury. Wind players are accustomed to focusing on embouchure (lip position) on their instruments for optimum performance. How you sit at the piano is no different. In this video we will explore ideal sitting position which will benefit your piano playing and enjoyment. The post How To Sit At The Piano appeared first on Piano Wizard Academy Virtual Campus.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/campus/learn/beginner-piano-lessons/how-to-sit-at-the-piano/

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Testing


Simply download the MIDI file below and add it to your game folder. (Make sure you are logged in and are a Gold member!) Note: this MIDI file is best with a 61 key keyboard or higher. You can choose to play left hand chords and right hand melody, or left hand bass notes and right hand chords. For instructions on how to import MIDI files into Piano Wizard go here. The post Testing appeared first on Piano Wizard Academy Virtual Campus.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/campus/piano-wizard/testing/

How to play Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift on Piano Wizard


Last week at the VMA's, Taylor Swift premiered the video for her new single “Wildest Dreams.” All proceeds from “Wildest Dreams” will be donated to African Parks Foundation of America’s wild animal conservation efforts.  (Read more about that at http://www.inquisitr.com/2386165/taylor-swifts-wildest-dreams-is-black-africas-nightmare/#TPSkigTQ27DHD3ou.99 ) Simply download the MIDI file below and add it to your game folder. (Make sure you are logged in and are a Gold member!) Sorry, link is only available to Gold Members (Piano Wizard Academy owners). For instructions on how to import MIDI files into Piano Wizard go here. Let us know how you do! The post How to play Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift on Piano Wizard appeared first on Piano Wizard Academy Virtual Campus.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/campus/piano-wizard/how-to-play-wildest-dreams-by-taylor-swift-on-piano-wizard/

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

7 Key Strategies for Parental Involvement in a Child’s Music Education


Parental involvement in a child s musical education is more important than ever before. Usually, the age when children normally begin learning musical instruments is the age when they need lots of encouragement and approval. Parental involvement can help foster their children s growth and at the same time see rapid results. Read further for the seven [ ]
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/blog/parents-grandparents/7-key-strategies-for-parental-involvement-in-a-childs-music-education/

Saturday, August 29, 2015

7 Key Strategies for Parental Involvement in a Child's Musical Education


Parental involvement in a child's musical education is more important than before. How can you help foster their growth and at the same time see rapid results?
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/blog/early-learners/seven-key-strategies-parental-involvement-childs-musical-education/

Friday, August 28, 2015

How to play When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars on Piano Wizard


"When I Was Your Man" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars for his second studio album. Bruno is one of the more talented musicians on the scene today. Simply download the MIDI file below and add it to your game folder. (Make sure you are logged in and are a Gold member!) Note: this MIDI file is best with a 61 key keyboard or higher. You can choose to play left hand chords and right hand melody, or left hand bass notes and right hand chords. Sorry, link is only available to Gold Members (Piano Wizard Academy owners). For instructions on how to import MIDI files into Piano Wizard go here. Let us know how you do! The post How to play When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars on Piano Wizard appeared first on Piano Wizard Academy Virtual Campus.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/campus/piano-wizard/how-to-play-when-i-was-your-man-by-bruno-mars-on-piano-wizard/

Can playing the piano makes your children smarter?


Better grades, S.A.T scores, self expression and esteem, healing with music therapy and more, the benefits of music learning can be significant
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/benefits-of-music-learning/

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Music In The Schools With Don and Delayna


Piano Wizard Academy teachers Don and Delayna Beattie share their views on the importance of music education in schools #musiced
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/campus/featured-teachers/don-and-delayna-beattie/music-in-the-schools-with-don-and-delayna/

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CYBERMIDI Pro MIDI Files, backing tracks for performers, custom MIDI production, sheet music.


CYBERMIDI is the new standard for pro midi files. Members enjoy unlimited downloads, ideal as backing tracks for performers, or just MIDI enthusiasts. Custom MIDI Production and sheet music.
http://www.cybermidi.com

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Beginner Piano Lessons For Children » Piano Wizard Academy


Piano Wizard is suitable for anyone 3 years and older for beginner piano lessons. While children love it, it has been used successfully by teens, adults, and seniors.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/beginner-piano-lessons-for-children/

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The 4 Steps To Real Music Learning » Piano Wizard Academy


A better method of music learning. Traditional piano lessons teach musical notation first. We don’t want to wade through hieroglyphics before we can play.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/4-steps-to-real-music-learning/

Play With Your Music Theory: Advanced White Key Wizardry


The white keys on the piano produce seven different scales, the modes of the C major scale. These modes have seven very different moods. The video takes you through each mode, including real-world usage of each one. Read more about the major scale modes here: The post Play With Your Music Theory: Advanced White Key Wizardry appeared first on Piano Wizard Academy Virtual Campus.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/campus/learn/advanced-piano-lessons/play-with-your-music-theory-advanced-white-key-wizardry/

Friday, August 21, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Piano Wizard Video Game - Step One Demonstration


Now, even YOU can really learn to play piano with Piano Wizard Video Game. Play our online demo now. Try our online flash version.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/step-one-demo/

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bond with your children through music


When I first created Piano Wizard, I had no idea about the power of the game or the scope of it s reach.   The discovery became a truly rewarding experience for me. One of the very pleasant surprises about the Piano Wizard Academy was that parents could and do learn alongside their children, and experience this [ ]
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/blog/chris-salter/bond-with-your-children-through-music/

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Can the use of colored music notes help children learn to read music?


How the introduction of colored music notes enables children to transition more easily to traditional music notation - which of course is in black and white
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/blog/early-learners/can-the-use-of-colored-music-notes-help-children-learn-to-read-music/

Monday, August 17, 2015

Play piano in minutes with an amazingly simple video game


Why struggle to play piano when you can simply play it? Our 4-step color coded method magically transforms the learning experience into a fun video game.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/

Saturday, August 15, 2015

6 Essential Tips to Include Music in Your Homeschooling Curriculum


Music education has plenty of advantages for developmental skill. Here are some great tips I discovered to include music in your homeschooling curriculum.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/blog/home-school/6-essential-tips-include-music-homeschooling-curriculum/

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

How to play Can’t Feel My Face by the Weeknd on Piano Wizard


"Can't Feel My Face" is a song by Canadian R&B recording artist The Weeknd. The track was released on June 8, 2015, as a single from his upcoming second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness (2015). The song has received commercial acclaim, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number two on the Canadian Hot 100. Simply download the MIDI file below and add it to your game folder. (Make sure you are logged in and are a Gold member!) Sorry, link is only available to Gold Members (Piano Wizard Academy owners). For instructions on how to import MIDI files into Piano Wizard go here. Let us know how you do! The post How to play Can t Feel My Face by the Weeknd on Piano Wizard appeared first on Piano Wizard Academy Virtual Campus.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/campus/piano-wizard/how-to-play-cant-feel-my-face-by-the-weeknd-on-piano-wizard/

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Four commons approaches to learning piano » Piano Wizard Academy


Traditionally, music education for the majority starts with the piano. Take a look at four common approaches to learning piano for an aspiring new player.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/blog/chris-salter/four-commons-approaches-to-learning-piano/

Thursday, August 6, 2015

How to play Shake It Off by Taylor Swift on Piano Wizard


Shake It Off” is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her fifth studio album, 1989 (2014). See how easy it is to play
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/blog/songs-blog/learn-to-play-piano-as-shake-it-off-as-performed-by-taylor-swift/

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The 4 Steps To Real Music Learning » Piano Wizard Academy


A better method of music learning. Traditional piano lessons teach musical notation first. We don’t want to wade through hieroglyphics before we can play.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com/4-steps-to-real-music-learning/

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Play piano in minutes with an amazingly simple video game


Why struggle to play piano when you can simply play it? Our 4-step color coded method magically transforms the learning experience into a fun video game.
http://www.pianowizardacademy.com