Imagine if you started playing songs you know and love, you got real-time feedback with every note played, you had a cool music teacher, you had scores to beat and could see your progress, and you could share your performances and compete against your friends. Now you can!
For most of us, learning the “traditional” way (practicing scales, learning antiquated songs, processing music theory, and playing more scales) just doesn’t work; nor should it. Playground Sessions’ Play To Learn™ Methodology is a refreshing approach - no longer do we have to try so hard to learn to play piano; we can finally just play to learn.
As you might expect, Play To Learn™ is all about playing: Playing songs you know and love. Playing them right away. And playing that’s fun. If you’ve never touched a keyboard before, you’re in the right place!
Can practice be fun? Yes! Have you ever noticed how quickly you learn the words to a song you love? If you think about it, every time you hear the song you’re practicing. That’s the inspiration behind how we built Playground Sessions. Playground builds on the natural musical foundation you already have, teaching you to play the piano using popular songs you know and love.
If you love listening to music, then you already know more music theory than you think you do. This is why Playground takes popular songs you’re familiar with and uses their beats, rhythms and lyrics to demonstrate musical principles as you go. Find your way around the keyboard with “Apologize,” master rhythm with “Hey Soul Sister” or learn to read notation through “Imagine.”
Playground combines elements of gaming, such as real-time feedback and scoring, with modern learning techniques and social features to create an engaging environment where you learn faster and have more fun in the process.
Video tutorials led by the famous David Sides, and instant feedback from the software give you the best of private lessons at a fraction of the price.
Perfect for a beginner, an intermediate player and even advanced, Playground has something for you.
Playground Sessions was co-created by music legend Quincy Jones.
The Play To Learn™ Methodology was developed by music professors Alex Ness and Dr. Byron Adams along with the legendary Quincy Jones and widely acclaimed pianist David Sides, and consultation from NYU’s highly esteemed Games For Learning Institute.