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.
Chord Piano Formula 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.
Chord Piano Formula's Bootcamps 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.
Chord Piano Formula is created to help singers/songwriters and accompanists:
Nowadays, it's hard to think of things you can't do with your phone.
Still, many platforms rely exclusively on desktop browsers.
We have two dedicated apps to make your life so unbelievably easier, and learning that much more convenient.
Chord AI brings the latest deep learning algorithms into your phone to get you the exact chords for any song. Just let your phone listen and Chord AI will tell you the Chords.
Chord ai uses recent advances in AI to give you the chords and beats of any song automatically with unprecedented accuracy. You won’t need anymore to look for the chords of a song on the web.
Our own dedicated app for both Android and iPhone to access the full program & community from your pocket.
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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.
Chord Piano Formula, 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 Formula, the complete Hack the Piano online training program, which we used to sell for €999 (and that was without any of the insane bonuses I'm about to include here), but I'm offering it here to you starting at only €399 (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.
Full Pop-Piano curriculum, live classes, exercises, accountability & coaching - all run in a private, supportive community.
5-10 years+ worth of piano lessons, at not even 1% of the price.
A well balanced mix between Workshops, HD videos, text, multimedia and exercises. Clear, bite-sized and easy to grasp - so you'll make exponential progress.
Cement your knowledge with step-by-step exercises and assignments - clear, to the point, effective NO guessing.
Always-and-from-any-device-accessible to fit your schedule. Open your laptop, tablet or our dedicated app at the piano, or study on the go using our apps on your phone.
A clear, step-by-step curriculum guiding you from OnRamp to Pop-Piano mastery.
Stuck? Want feedback? The entire supportive community is here to help. Ask anything and we'll guide you right to what you want to learn and boost your playing confidence.
Whether you are more of a beginner looking to get a full-scope pop-piano education, or a more advanced player, diving deep into chord-piano practice & theory to finally break free from constraints and get that sound you're after - our complete and scalable program will boost any player's progress.
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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