Like virtually everybody, when I started out playing piano at age 4 I was "forced" down the traditional path of learning how to read sheet music too. That didn't work out ...
... and so I quit.
Many years later, at age 17, when I saw my fellow classmates playing like rock-stars at our yearly school concert, I promised myself I was going to learn to play too. So, I went back to that old way of playing from sheet music, which -again- did NOT make me sound like my favorite artists AT ALL... and I almost gave up entirely.
Then, following the guidance of a talented guitarist-friend of mine, I taught myself how to play piano using his approach: by Chords. 4 years later I got accepted into the Conservatory of Amsterdam (major Pop-Piano / Vocals).
Now, over the course of 18 years of playing, I've performed on stage extensively -both solo and in multiple bands- written and recorded with many different artists, became a Roland-featured instructor & one of the top-5 Youtube piano teachers in the world and taught over 135,000 people worldwide how to play piano without sheets.
Hack the Piano is the methodology and backbone of all my playing & teaching.
It's the definitive guide on how I accomplished all of the above without ever reading a single sheet.
the Chord Piano BluePrint is Hack the Piano evolved into a fully guided, Premium Online Training Experience.
It will teach you the exact ways I used to accomplish all of the above and create beautiful piano accompaniments that sound just like those of my favorite musical heroes - Elton, Billy, Stevie - without ever having needed a single sheet.
For everyone it’s different…
For some it means being able to just sit down at any piano and "be the piano-(wo)man" - entertaining the crowd, accompanying your vocals or their singing along, blasting out the occasional impressive lick...
For others it means creating your own arrangements, whether for existing songs to make covers and post them to Youtube, or even composing your very own music, in the studio or with a band...
and yet others … are just looking to enjoy yourselves and/or your friends and family in the comfort of your own home.
Dear fellow Pop-Piano-lover,
If you suffer from “sheet-music-dependance,” “stuck-playing-the-same-old-boring-tunes-inertia” or just have no clue how to listen through the “cloud of sound” that is music and actually reproduce what you hear on your favorite records…
If you are tired of putting in all that time learning a tune only to find out you are not sounding like your favorite artist at all, or feel insecure and incapable when you do not have your sheet music at hand then this message is just for you. Here’s why…
There is a system you can learn that allows you to play any of your favorite songs within minutes in stead of days, actually sounding like the pianos on the record (because this is the very system actual pro players use themselves) without ever needing any sheet music.
And you need to realize, there is a cost to not dealing with this…
What most people do when they try to learn piano and face the fact that they can’t quite get “that sound” of their favorite artist, is take lessons from a certified (but classically trained) teacher…
... try to find the sheet-music online…
...maybe scavenge YouTube in search for that perfect tutorial or try every shiny new online course.
But for most people, none of that works.
And what happens if you just do nothing? If you just keep doing what you’ve been doing?
You’ll never understand how those “talented” guys (they are not) are able to just sit down and play dozens of YOUR favorites by heart and sound so fricking awesome.
Nor will you ever be able to play anything like that yourself. You’ll just be stuck fidgeting with those same old sheets, finger-wrestling for weeks on end, to finally be able to play a few boring tunes that nobody enjoys listening to.
I’ve got an answer that works. Here’s the short story:
As a child, I went down the traditional, “classical” path too - and failed miserably.
Abandoning piano entirely out of sheer frustration. After hours and hours of decoding those horrible lines-and-dots-on-paper, having boring exercises crammed down my throat while never seeing any exciting progress.
I still didn’t sound like my favorite tunes AT ALL - just like you..?
Then, years later, I asked a guitarist friend of mine - who could literally play dozens of songs by heart - how ON EARTH he was able to do that, without needing any sheet music!?
When he told me “you just need to know your chords!” - this got me thinking.
What if I could play “guitar chords” on piano? Was piano really so different...?
Turns out it’s not.
After figuring out how to translate these “guitar chords” to the piano and how to turn them into flowing, moving, grooving piano parts by adding “patterns” (pretty much like those strums and plucks that guitarists use) not only was I suddenly able to learn dozens, even hundreds of my favorite tunes REALLY fast (and play them by heart), but also: I actually sounded like the original records!
Turns out this is actually the “secret” that pro “pop” (think singer-songwriters like Elton John, Billie Joel, Stevie Wonder, Jamie Cullum, Norah Jones, d'Angelo, Ben Folds, Chris Martin -Coldplay-, Tom Odell, Bruce Hornsby, Paul McCartney, John Legend, Alicia Keys etc.) players use to sound the way they do (and enables them even to play tunes on the piano, that are originally played on a guitar!).
After this exact method got me into the Conservatory after just 4 years of playing, I figured I needed to create a framework out of it to teach people that there is a better way to learn piano.
So I worked really hard to create a system that makes learning piano (and actually understanding music) really simple.
I started testing this system on my students and - although they all had the same amazing experience as I had - because they had to come see me in person to learn it, they were also each paying me a premium of $8000+ per year..
Another downside was that my limited time allowed me to help only a few students at a time. Then I had an idea:
“What if I deconstruct my entire approach the way it had helped me deconstruct music, then mould it into an online-program experience like no other..”
“What if I could create an experience that would be virtually the same as having me there at the piano in person...
...explaining every little nuance to sounding like the big artists - the Eltons, the Billies, the Stevies...
...that could help many more people learn my exact approach, in their very own tempo, on their own schedule...
...and that I could offer for only a fraction of the costs?”
Have you ever dreamed about being able to use the piano with complete freedom - to express yourself?
To play anything you feel like, on the spot, and actually sound like your musical heroes.
It might surprise you that this is not nearly as hard as it may seem.
Not with the right approach, that is.
It requires a few things: understanding, practice, discipline and a clear path to follow.
A plan that tells you exactly what to do and when to do it.
Without it, the process can be overwhelming.
The step-by-step, community-powered Chord Piano BluePrint provides this support - showing, guiding, holding you accountable and making sure you actually follow through.
It will fast-track your growth and save you years of frustrating trial and error.
the Chord Piano BluePrint is created to help singers/songwriters and accompanists:
Here’s what Piano Hacking did for me...
..play anything within minutes, without ever having to decipher any sheet music...
... which has saved me a cumulative years of precious time, not spent slogging, but spent with loved ones ...
...get myself into the Conservatory of Amsterdam after just 4 years of playing (no I’m not that talented - I simply found this better way)...
...write my own music and publish a solo album...
...get collaboration deal offers and my system (this very system) featured by Yamaha and Roland...
...be the “Piano Man” when having the best time singing our favorite tunes at family gatherings...
...find dear friends through playing music...
...hone an amazing creative outlet for relaxation and fun.
And it’s not just me.
Over the past 8 years, thousands of people from all over the world have been learning to play their favorite tunes in no time using my system:
Learn how music is built and how to use those building blocks to play and create your very own renditions.
Whether you'd like to play with others in a band, or accompany anyone's singing (including your own).
Understanding music's foundational building blocks will improve your arrangements, hooks, licks and riffs.
the Chord Piano BluePrint, will give you the key to...
That’s right. A skillset that - might you even be able to find the right person to teach it to you - would cost you over $12000 and years of tedious lessons... is yours for only a fraction of that amount.
It all comes as part of the Chord Piano BluePrint, the complete Hack the Piano online training program, which we used to sell for €999, but I'm offering it here to you for only €499* (nuts).
And you are 100% safe to try it out. That’s all I’m suggesting. Just try it for 14 days to see if it works for you.
If it does, you’ll be delighted - and I think that’s exactly what’s about to happen. If for some reason you’re not delighted with all the new musical insights and ideas, the speed you’ll improve, learning the songs you love and the way you’ll make them sound - just like they do on the records - then just let me know and you’ll get all your money back.
You have a choice to make ...
Do what you’ve been doing (or worse, do nothing at all). You know where that will lead. Is that really where you want to go?
Or take a new action, and get a new result:
Finally understand what makes the Eltons, the Billies, the Stevies, the Pauls, the Jamies or any other favorite artist of yours sound the way they do and play anything you want, by ear - without ever being a slave to your sheet music again.
Which do you really want for yourself?
Thanks for taking the time to read this letter and I hope you enjoy this program!
We can't wait to welcome you inside.
In case you're one of those people (like me) who just scroll to the end of the letter to find the TL;DR - here's the deal:
the Chord Piano BluePrint is a self-paced course that teaches (aspiring) singers, songwriters, producers and accompanists how to play arrangements just like the pop-piano greats (think Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Jamie Cullum, et. al.).
You'll sound like them because this course will teach you how to think like them and approach piano in the actual way they do too - by Chords, by Ear, by Heart.
All those great players are completely free from needing sheets, and so will you be - you won't need sheets, ever again.
Just playing freely, from the heart.
The course represents +/- 10 years worth of music education (were they to ever teach you how this actual "real deal" approach works - which they don't) and will thus save you roughly €12000 in tuition fees.
The difference? It will take you mere weeks to finish.
Heaps of money & time saved.
(besides sounding legit and being able to create any type of rendition, on the spot... imagine the wonderful feeling of such freedom)
*This is a temporary offer, valid for a limited time only - act fast!
All of my teaching, including this premium program, you'll find inside of Piano Lingo (our premium online Pop-Piano academy) is based on the Hack the Piano methodology - as is this course.
This course represents the full curriculum to learn to play pop-piano by Chords, Ear & Heart - i.e. play in the exact same way that your favorite artists play too.
It's a completely unique system & approach worth 10+ years of piano education (if it were taught anywhere else) that can be finished in mere weeks.
See the many 5-star reviews from students who keep telling us they learned more about music in weeks from this program than what they learned in their entire life from other lessons combined.
This course can either function as a perfect introduction, or as a more specialized deep-dive into the world of chord-piano, putting Piano Hacking into practice in a guided, structured, step-by-step way.
How to play anything you want, by ear.
We will learn Pop Piano tricks, traits and techniques to actually understand music. This works on ALL songs and you are free to choose your own songs, to do the exercises and assignments with.
Since we are Amsterdam -and thus Europe- based, you'll be charged in Euros. The dollar price depends on the current conversion rate and optionally costs your bank or credit card company charges for the conversion. These costs are outside of our control unfortunately and conversion rates vary by day.
Please note that we cover any taxes.
Lifetime access to the course.
Everything in this program is scalable and using the 6 pillars of chord-piano, we'll deconstruct and then build everything we do back up, gradually growing in level of difficulty.
You can "stop" (stick to) the level that's challenging, but not too difficult for you, which -whatever level that might be for you- will get you sounding very close to original records you listen to.
You can then redo the course later, going up to the next level.
Everything you need to know to play and sound like your favorite pop-piano singer-songwriters is there.
Everything you already know is easy to skip, or adapt to make it suitable for a level more advanced. (plus - repetition has never hurt a soul).
Let me ask you this: Have you ever seen your favorite artist look at sheet music at any of his or her performances? Exactly.
That's because they play pop-piano: piano by chords. They know their chords, harmony-theory, voicings, patterns and how to play with those. This is how they form all of their piano parts and this is exactly what you'll learn in this program too.
Chord-piano. No sheet-music (only chord-sheets every now and then).
A time when there were no other ways to record a tune that showed you how to play it (or let you even hear it)
Today, we live in a day and age where music is written, played and recorded differently.
So - why revert to that ancient system, when you want to play pop music and can use modern means to learn?
Why not learn the same approach your favorite pop-musicians use?
That's Piano Hacking..
... a uniquely different system that teaches the actual approach that professional modern musicians use too ...
... an approach built on understanding music's foundational building blocks Chords ("what" to play) and Patterns ("how" to play).
It's much like learning a language - the language of music
Chords = words, Patterns = pronunciation.
And like with any language, you'll understand and be able to repeat what someone else says (plays).
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