In a real coup, Musiah has received the enthusiastic support of John Foreman. John is a familiar face on Australian television and, increasingly, all over the world.
For example, in 2010, John was musical director for the Oprah Winfrey Show’s Australian finalé, broadcast worldwide from the Sydney Opera House.
John has worked with other international celebrities, including Chris Isaak, Reba McEntire, Joe Williams, James Galway, Shirley Bassey, Tony Bennett, and Olivia Newton John, and many others.
In this video, John speaks off-the-cuff about piano lessons with Musiah. A transcript of John's passionate endorsement of Musiah is provided below. If John recommends Musiah, and if thousands of people have already chosen to enroll in Musiah online piano lessons, then you can be confident of Musiah’s quality and value.
Watch the video by clicking the play button (above) or read what John says about Musiah below...
Hello, I’m John Foreman. Welcome to the Musiah website.
You are in for a real adventure here. This is where the journey begins on your pathway to becoming a great musician, hopefully.
This is really a lot of fun. I have just spent the last couple of months looking at this program, learning how to play the piano all over again. If you’ve never learnt music before, don’t worry. We’re going to start right at the very beginning, with how to find the notes on the piano, what they’re called, how to read notes on the page. That’s where we start and then there’s 13 levels to get through.
Normally, this sort of learning would take probably several years to learn. But on the Musiah website it’s going to be a lot faster for you because it’s so much fun. We’re going to learn reading, where to find the notes, we’re going to learn about rythmn, we’re going to learn about pitch, we’ve got some technical exercises for you to do. We’re going to learn about scales as well. All those things that might seem like a bit a mystery for you now are going to be revealed over the next few weeks and months as you enjoy learning with Musiah.
Musiah is an artificially intelligent piano teacher. That means that if you make a little mistake, Musiah will be there to correct you quite specifically about what it is you’ve done wrong: if you’ve play ahead of the beat or behind the beat, if your rhythm’s not right, if your notes are not right, Musiah will be able to tell you what it is you’ve done wrong. So it’s a great way to learn. It’s a great way to encourage young kids as well to improve as they develop throughout this program.
The other thing that is really great about this is the quality of the instruments. When you’re playing on the computer [or iPad], the sound that’s coming out of the computer is really high quality, and that’s important because you need to feel that you’re in a quality environment that will help you to continue — that will give you the incentive to keep coming back because the songs are so much fun to play because of the quality of the backings that you’re listening to.
Learning music is something that I would encourage anyway because there are so many great benefits. There have been studies that have been done over the years that talk about how music can help with numeracy and literacy and so many other benefits that come from learning music. So I would encourage you to spend a little bit of time with this. It’s going to be great fun.
The other thing you need to know, of course, is that [if the optional story mode is chosen] these lessons take place on board the Musiah spaceship. You’re going to be travelling throughout the galaxy, you’re going to be discovering clues, and uncovering little bits of gold along the way on your Musiah journey. So it’s a fantastic adventure. I wish you lots of luck. And enjoy learning all about music with Musiah. Welcome aboard!
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