Musiah Online Piano Lessons Review: Mature-Age Piano Student Sees Genius In Musiah

5 December 2013

Edward _Foley _Mature -Age _Musiah _Piano _StudentThis week, I was humbled and honored to receive this very kind review from 65 year old Edward Foley of Richardson, Texas USA (pictured opposite).


Edward recently started learning piano online with Musiah and is now mid-way through Level 4.


This is what he had to say about his experience of learning piano with Musiah thus far…




We all have different learning styles. Some can learn from texts as dry as the dust kicked up by the Curiosity rover and some from tutors whose style is similar to reading actuarial tables.


Still others are born with natural talent (something I personally consider quite unfair) and have the innate ability to matriculate from almost any source and excel.


As for myself, a 65 yr old Musiah "Apprentice", I am a very peculiar, particular and exceptionally unexceptional type of learner. 


In my many attempts to learn music, despite completing countless Schaum's music workbooks, private lessons attempted and abandoned, or watching internet music theory presentations, nothing could help.


Then through either perverseness of personality or kismet I happened across the Musiah website. It was as though I had found the right antenna, cleared the static and tuned into the correct station.
Prior to finding the Musiah website I was filled with confidence — confidence that I could never learn to read music and that I would never, ever, be able to play music with both hands.

However during the first lesson, frustrations and mental blocks were being taken over by a tremendous feeling of satisfaction and the surprising feeling that, "Hey, I can do this!"
Learning to play music is rigorous and requires discipline. It demands concentration, practice and patience.


Unfortunately most current teaching methods seem to put their emphasis on these very areas, making learning even more tedious ensuring the whole process is out of reach.


By contrast, Musiah's absorbing adaptive multimedia approach does make learning engaging and fun, however the formal rigors and challenges of learning still remain.


But what is unique about the Musiah approach is that it levels the sometimes uphill battle learning can be and turns the playing field into one that seems much less intimidating.

Often, when I am having trouble learning a new lesson I go to the practice area to gain confidence. The practice area is my refuge. I am in my own world, no fear of judgment, no self-reproach.


Musiah "continually challenges me mentally in a way similar to stimulating atrophied muscles"


As the years begin to accumulate, so has my lack of enthusiasm and energy to invigorate mental neurons. And although Musiah makes learning quite fun, it continually challenges me mentally in a way similar to stimulating atrophied muscles, bringing to mind the maxim, "No pain, no gain!"

But Musiah really does make learning just plain fun. I look forward to practicing and the feeling of competition that learning a new piece brings because I feel I have the tools to win.

I am an enthusiastic Musiah advocate. I have recommended Musiah to sooo many people that they are quite surprised I don't present them with a Musiah business card.


I believe the Musiah multimedia adaptive method can be a model well suited to many other educational disciplines. I truly believe it, or something very close to it, will become a standardized approach for the future of learning.

In addition to teaching indispensable music basics during each session, at the end of each, Musiah supplements them with an extremely helpful learning technique. It consists of adding background instruments that accompany the student while playing the current lesson thus giving the feeling one is playing in an actual band.


The ensemble arrangements are extremely creative and help deepen the level of understanding of each song learned. I can't stress how unique and beneficial this aspect of the program is for me.


Additionally, the online documentation was a fantastic help in not only introducing me to Musiah but also in getting me up and running quickly and easily. It was a pleasure to find online materials current and up to date.

The design of the Musiah program itself is wonderfully intuitive. All aspects of it work flawlessly: from lesson beginnings through Performance Challenges. Program updates are applied without needing any special technical knowledge or intervention from the student.

And the customer support is timely, reliable and very courteous.

Plus, Musiah is also an excellent source of vitamin C and calcium (just kidding on this one! :))


I really don't have any innate talent and consider myself as just plodding along, but without the genius of this program I would never have even gotten this far.


Many thanks, Musiah!

Edward Foley




Sincere thanks Edward for taking the time to share your thoughts and insights on your Musiah piano lessons journey to date. Your support means a great deal, and it is a pleasure to count you as a Musiah student.


Whether you (dear reader) are a mature-age adult like Edward, a younger adult, or a parent seeking piano lessons for your kids, Musiah really is a great place to start.


If you’ve been thinking about taking piano lessons for some time, don’t put it off any longer. Act Now!


Take our FREE Online Piano Lessons 14 Day Trial (available for a strictly limited time) and discover for yourself the many life-changing benefits of learning piano with Musiah.


Thanks for reading and please feel free to comment.

Til next time,


Brendan Hogan

Piano Teacher & Musiah Inventor



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If Edward says this is the way to go it IS the way go. Not only did I find a way to learn music but I hope to make contact with the mature friend in the process!!!! Please fwd my info to Edward if there is anyway possible. Thanks so much for your beneficial intentions. Mary Mulligan, Santa Cruz, CA

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Hi Mary, Sincere thanks for your comment and support. I'll certainly forward your info to Edward. Best wishes, Brendan

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