The Proof Is In The Pudding — Musiah's Online Piano Lessons Really Work

16 August 2013

Michael Piano Video ThumbnailWhen we launched the commercial version of Musiah a little over a year ago, early indications were that it would work well — but we didn't know just how well.

For example, prior to the commercial launch, a 10 week case study (using a very rough beta version of the product) compared the progress of beginner students learning piano via Musiah with that of students learning the same syllabus via traditional piano lessons.

What the study showed was that students who had access to Musiah (whether a traditional teacher was involved or not) progressed on average 5-8 times faster than students who did not have access to Musiah.

But what we didn't know for sure was whether the Musiah software would successfully engage students and take them all the way to the end of the course — a course which normally takes 5-6 years for students to complete via traditional piano lessons.

As I write this, there is a young man named Michael Ortiz, age 13, from Fullerton CA who has achieved the rank of 'Enlightened One' by completing Level 12 (130 lessons) after just four months of lessons with Musiah.

Michael is the first person ever to achieve this rank and to start learning the final piece, known as 'The Lost Song'. Within the context of the Musiah story/game, the final performance challenge at the end of Level 13 requires students to play 'The Lost Song' before the mighty Atonal starfleet (the 'Atonals' are the bad guys), and the fate of the entire galaxy hangs on the success or failure of this performance challenge.

As evidence of both Michael's ability and the effectiveness of Musiah's tuition, you might like to check out the above video of him playing 'The Rakes Of Mallow' which is Lesson 61.

I wish Michael every success in this final performance challenge and hope to see him awarded the ultimate rank — that of 'Musiah' — very soon.

We also have a number of other budding 'Musiahs' who are not far behind Michael. To all you guys, I hope Michael inspires you to keep up your efforts. He is, after all, proof that if you keep up your practice, you will get there!

If you (dear reader) have not yet tried Musiah's online piano lessons for yourself, why not take our FREE Online Piano Lessons 14 Day Trial.

It's a great way to get started on the road to discovering your inner musician.

Thanks for reading, and please feel free to comment.

Til next time,



Brendan Hogan

Piano Teacher & Musiah Inventor


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