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Piano Lessons for Senior Citizens

By declan@decplaypiano.com

October 29, 2020


Piano Lessons for Senior Citizens

The most effective online piano lessons for senior citizens can produce amazing results, with many students being able to play songs on piano within days. The secret to rapid progress for learning songs on piano at any age, is to use chords and playing patterns instead of traditional notation. This enables people in their 70's and 80's to play the songs they love on piano incredibly quickly, even if they have struggled for years with traditional lessons.

There is an argument that we learn things faster when we are younger, but getting older in itself does not prevent you from learning piano. In fact, sometime age can be an advantage in learning piano if it means you have more free time to dedicate to practicing piano, have the passion to want to learn piano and have less distractions. 

FREE Seniors Citizens - 5 Step Formula Video 

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  • 5 Step Formula - making songs on piano EASY
  • No Need to Read Traditional Sheet Music - accessible to all
  • Avoid the frustrations of traditional lessons 
  • Simple Tips to master the Left Hand
  • Accessible - arthritis and impaired sight / hearing

     

Playing Popular Songs On Piano

If the objective is to play popular songs on piano instead of complex classical music, the easiest and fastest way to learn is using pattern based learning. This makes learning much easier by highlighting the very simple patterns that exist in most western music.

Because of this, the DecPlay range of piano methods was designed around the most important patterns in music and uses chord sheets and lead sheets instead of traditional notation. This is the standard way that piano professionals play popular music and it is the most popular way of learning guitar.

I could read a bit of music and play tunes in my right hand but didn't know what to do with my left hand. 

Within days I learnt to play 2 songs, with both hands.

DecPlay makes it easy ..... it's fun! 

Eric (age 76)

UK

I am now retired and over the years I had tried learning piano but found it overwhelming.

The DecPlay system made it possible for me to play right away, with just a modicum of practice, Genius!

I'm experiencing the pleasure of creating music for the first time in my life.

Steve

California

At 59 yrs I had never played an instrument and was unable to read music (having tried several times).

Within weeks the DecPlay system enabled me to play songs I love on piano.

It's great that I don’t need to 'read music' in order for me to play and enjoy the piano every day.

Pam

Ireland


Making Piano Easy for Senior Citizens

Using a 'chords' based approach, people of all ages (including many aged '60's, ‘70’s and ’80s ) have been able to learn songs within days and weeks, even if they had no previous musical experience, or had previously tried playing piano and struggled. Instead of reading notation for every notes being played, it is much easier to represent the accompaniment with a chord letter and only show the melody in notation. This is called a 'lead sheet'.

In addition to using chords, there is the option of replacing chord letters and notation with numbers. This makes learning piano even easier, makes song sheets much easier to read and is the solution for anyone who has struggled with notation. Using the numbers method known as 'PianoTabz' makes it easy to understand songs sheet within minutes, yet enables you to play the exact same notes as traditional music sheets.  

Below is an example of an extract from the song Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. This shows the same notes and chords in 2 different song sheet formats - 'PianoTabz' and 'Standard'. This demonstrates how the PianoTabz version is much easier to understand, as you don't need to learn how to read notation, which is a barrier for many people. 

PianoTabz vs standard lead sheet

PianoTabz is not designed for songs, not complex classical music, but it is very effective for beginner to intermediate level classical music such as Beethoven Fur Elise and Moonlight Sonata.  An example is shown in the video below, with a student who struggled for years with notation but was able to play Fur Elise within 4 hours using a PianoTabz song sheet. 

FREE Seniors Citizens - 5 Step Formula Video 

Enter your email and the video will automatically be sent to you

*Of course, your details will never be shared with anyone else

  • 5 Step Formula - making songs on piano EASY
  • No Need to Read Traditional Sheet Music - accessible to all
  • Avoid the frustrations of traditional lessons 
  • Simple Tips to master the Left Hand
  • Accessible - arthritis and impaired sight / hearing

     
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