2. Academy Lessons


This is where the student takes it the final crucial step with Piano Wizard Academy. This is the transition from playing a video game to reading the sheet music (provided) on the piano. You'll learn:

  • Phrasing
  • Posture
  • Dynamics
  • Technique
  • Reading Music
  • And more

The tutorial videos (created from our real life Academy Boot Camp) and lessons (100 lessons total, 50 on video) by our teachers Don and Delayna Beattie guide you from ZERO-to-Beethoven in no time.​​​​​​​

3. Beyond The Academy

Our system is expandable for LIFE as you can download any MIDI file, import it, and it automatically renders to a game. Piano lessons were never more fun!

 We put training wheels on the piano (well, sort of :).​​​​​​​

Don't choose the same old tired approach to music learning that has led to failure for most.

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One of the biggest hurdles for people learning to read music is the lack of a clear one-to-one relationship between the notes on a piece of sheet music and the keys on the keyboard.

Our piano software method gently eases the player into learning that connection so crucial to learning to read music.

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We take you through 4 steps from playing a game to playing piano and reading music. By the time music is notation is revealed, it is simply looked at as a map of the game!

But the REAL magic is not in the game. Step 5 is when you take it to a REAL piano (or digital keyboard) with the sheet music.  You are now reading music almost effortlessly, playing from muscle memory acquired through the first 4 steps.  Now THAT's truly revolutionary!

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Focusing on the translation of the hieroglyphics of music notation as a FIRST STEP is one of the contributing factors making practicing painful and unenjoyable.

With Piano Wizard, notation is a NEXT STEP after the student is already playing REAL SONGS.

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Piano Wizard bridges the gap between music notation and your keyboard.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

1. Piano Wizard Software


As you begin in step one, game play is based on objects and colors, not notes and keys. During installation, you've placed the colored stickers on each key of your keyboard. You'll see a representation of the same color-coded keyboard at the top of the screen. When a song begins, color-coded objects such as circles, dinosaur eggs, stars or whatever background you choose will scroll from the bottom to the top of the screen.

The color of the object corresponds with the color of the key to press. When the object reaches the top of the screen, it scrolls over one of the color-coded keys. Your goal as a player is to press the same key on your keyboard at the exact moment that the object passes over the on-screen key. When you press the right keys at the right time in the right sequence, you'll be playing a song.

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The on-screen keyboard rotates to the left side of the screen. Now the objects scroll from right to left instead of from bottom to top. This is a little trickier to master, because the player's keyboard is still oriented horizontally, but the on-screen keyboard is vertical. But with this vertical orientation, the color-coded objects look more like real notes on a musical staff.

In music notation, notes with a higher pitch are higher on the staff. Likewise, in this step of Piano Wizard, notes with a higher pitch are higher up on the screen. Whether the player realizes it or not, he or she's starting to learn the basics of reading music. They are actually reading sheet music but don't know it until it is revealed in the next step.

Step Two

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The color-coded objects become musical notes on a real staff. Notes and rhythm become second nature. Now the transition to reading music is almost complete.

The color of the note is still its' most important characteristic as far as the player is concerned. But he or she's also becoming comfortable with the look of musical notes on the staff in all of their variations and lengths -- whole notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, sharps and flats.

Step Three

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The colored notes change to black on a musical staff, making the transition to reading actual musical notation fun and effortless!

The student is now playing and reading real music. At this point, the student reads notes exactly how they would be written on a piece of sheet music. The only difference is that the notes continue to scroll across the screen.

Step Four

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It all starts with a simple and fun to play video game.  Our revolutionary 4 step method take the player from Bach to Beethoven at the speed of sound.