Summer is in full swing. And the online piano lessons site Quiescence Music is offering a ‘summer sale’ where prospective students can get over 100 piano lessons for $19.
The site, owned and operated by pianist/composer Edward Weiss teaches a style of piano playing known as ‘New Age.’ The New Age style has been around since the early 1980’s and has recently seen a resurgence in popularity.
Asked why this may be so, Weiss responds:
“I think people have always used music as a stress reducer. The style of piano playing I teach allows the beginning student to use a few chords to play what they feel right away. It’s a very therapeutic approach that offers much in the way of relaxation, but also creativity.”
Classical piano lessons have always been the style of choice for most people. Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart have left us so much beautiful music, but Weiss believes it’s much better if students can create on their own.
“So many students have taken classical piano lessons and have left disappointed. I think that’s because there’s not much in the way of creative expression here. Plus, it can take years and years to even be able to play something well. My approach bypasses all that and give students the ability to just sit down and be at the piano.”
Weiss is currently offering a free piano lesson ‘Summer Morning’ and a free book ‘Free to be Creative at the Piano’ at his website Online Piano Lessons by Quiescence Music.