As I'm sure many of us did as children, I started taking piano lessons. I went to a very kind woman's home for my first lessons and was handed a Piano Workbook Level 1. Every week we would go through the book page by page learning about music theory and practicing technique. While those are both vital to learning about music and how to play an instrument, practicing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" or "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" was not exactly motiviating. A few months into the lessons I convinced my parents to let me quit lessons to focus on other interests.
This is a very common story with young kids and even adults who start taking music lessons. That's why when I started teaching I decided to throw out the Workbook and use music that my students are already listening to. Every song can be broken down to very basic chords or a simple melody. A melody or chords so simple that anyone could grasp it. At Copperline Music Lessons we use the students favorite songs learn how to play as well as music theory and technique.
If you've tried lessons before or are looking to start, come try a Free Trial Lesson with us to see how using the songs you love can make music lessons engaging and even fun!