Note: Since writing this review, Ali has completed the course and has also writte Musiah Review: Piano Lessons that Give You The Tools To Learn Other Pieces which you may find helpful to read in conjunction with the below review.
Hi Brendan, Thank you so very much for your last reply to my questions.
I wanted to share with you my reflection on experiencing Musiah for the first two weeks.
It’s really hard for me to believe that in only two weeks, my 14 day trial period, Musiah was able to carry me from not knowing how to read sheet music properly to playing with both hands and even playing chords and triads that contain flats and sharps with my left hand.
One of the reasons I was never able to learn music theory or piano properly in the past is because I'm very impatient; this is something I'm not ashamed of admitting.
Over the past two weeks, I used to get very frustrated and start huffing and puffing when I can't get a piece correctly. However, when I sit down and reflect over the fact that it’s only been two weeks since I started using Musiah and I'm already at level 6; I am absolutely dumbfounded by how revolutionary this product is.
In this regard, Musiah is not only my piano teacher; but the process itself has actually transformed me personally. It has taught me to be patient and have respect for both the instrument and musical language that is sheet music. I can only happily imagine what my growth will be in a month, 6 months or even a year.
But what has really been my biggest realization so far is that the most important aspect of experiencing Musiah is the journey itself. I used to be able to finish 5 lessons in one day; now it takes me 2 days for one lesson to even just get 4 stars on a piece.
Without patience, this can be really painful. However, with appreciation and patience, this is exactly how musical growth and maturation should feel like.
As I progress beyond my trial period, I'm beyond grateful to have stumbled upon Musiah and you Brendan who, because of your impeccable patience and willingness to engage your students by email continuously without hesitation, you have successfully transformed Musiah from being a virtual piano teacher, to actually a living human teacher and mentor.
Thank you very much…
Here is to great piano playing now and in the future!
Ali H - Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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