The Piano System
The Materials You Get with The Piano System
The Piano System is an excellent online course especially if you learn well by watching and listening. The over 9 hours of instruction videos are professionally produced and are accompanied by helpful workbooks. Below is a list of the materials offered with this course:
- 65 page Training Workbook
- Beginner Training DVD
- Intermediate Training DVD
- Advanced Training DVD
- Bonus Piano Solos
- Play-Along CD Covering Multiple Musical Genres
- Play-Along DVD Covering Multiple Musical Genres
- Play-Along Workbook Covering Multiple Musical Genres
- Blue Rain (Nate Bosch's live band) Play-Along Workbook
- Blue Rain (live band) Play-Along CD
- Blue Rain (live band) Play-Along DVD
About the Creator | Nate Bosch
The creator of The Piano System is and Canadian native named Nate Bosch. The program itself is published by a company called Railroad Media. Nate Bosch is a well established pianist with a solid resume in piano education. He began learning piano at age six and went on to study at the Yamaha School of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Music. Something we think also sets Bosch apart from other piano teachers is his experience in leading his own band called Blue Rain. It is a unique experience to be able to lead your own band and requires additional skills in leadership, communication and musical arranging. All of these skills translate to teaching piano which is why we believe Bosch does a good job presenting his method.
One of the benefits of The Piano System is that is lends itself to all skill levels. Since the program is broken down into three sections - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, you can learn from this program regardless of your level of play. The Piano System is recommended for those who want a well rounded program on learning to play the piano.
Railroad Media is a large company and produces many video sets that focus on learning an instrument. This is not a small operation and we have found the support to be quite responsive via email communication. Though the site does not list too much information on its customer support options, we have found them to be helpful in answering our questions about the product. They do claim to offer 'Unlimited Customer Support' if you purchase the product.
Pricing and Promotions
The Piano System priced at $147.00 but is often offered at a discounted price of $97.00. With shipping on the discounted price the total comes to $111.00. Additionally, they offer a payment plan that breaks it down into multiple payments. You can choose to do 3 payments of $40.00 or 5 payments of $25.00.
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The Piano System offers a 90 day money back guarantee. They say that if for any reason you are not satisfied with the product you can return it without questions. You can also keep any of the bonus content that they supply you with.
Ordering is done through a secure online process and is safe and easy.
The LessonRating Conclusion
The Piano System offers high quality video DVDs and a well rounded approach to teaching the piano.
Overall, we feel The Piano System is a solid educational product for a few reasons. First, the creator takes an approach that can appeal to all skill levels. You won't purchase this product and feel like all the concepts are over your head. At the same time, if you are a more experienced player, you will still be able to learn new concepts and will find yourself challenged. Second, we always prefer a program that is professionally produced. In this area we find that The Piano System excels. The DVD videos are clean and offer an animated keyboard where the keys light up as Nate Bosch plays and teaches. This is extremely helpful if you have a hard time picking up what someone is doing simply by watching their hands on the piano. Lastly, this product is one of the few that allows piano students to learn from someone in a band setting. It is always more exciting to see a teacher performing with a band and applying the concepts taught while playing with a band. The video allows you to see how the musicians interact as they play through the concepts taught in the course. Additionally, the play-along tracks are performed by real musicians instead of some cheesy backing track. We hate playing along with something that sounds terrible because it makes you sound that much worse too!
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