How to teach Lead Sheets and Chords if you're a classical teacher
With the Play Piano Chords Today course you can teach lead sheets with no chording background. PPCT is a step-by-step method - you learn while you teach :-)
There are so many music students who want to play current music for fun instead of, or in addition to, classical music. They want to learn tunes in days or weeks not months. We need teachers like you. PPCT teacher training gets you comfortable teaching lead sheets, improvising and playing by ear while you teach the course to your students.
The pieces in Play Piano Chords Today (PPCT) are chosen for specific chording pedagogy and are presented in an order that steps new players or classical players into the world of chords, improvisations and lead sheets. The ideal age for the course is teen to adult.
Click on a any PPCT book to find out more information.
Can you relate?
... but I don't have enough time in a lesson
Improvising can't be taught
I don't have the skills to teach chords and lead sheets
Teaching adults can be intimidating
I don't know which lead sheets to teach
The Play Piano Chords TODAY method was created using the knowledge you, a classical piano teacher, already have.
Students seamlessly transition into the world of chords, lead sheets and improvisation. It's all there in 3 easy-to-follow books!
We've taken over a thousand students and teachers through the PPCT books with amazing results!
Would you like to get comfortable with piano chords so you can teach them?
Piano Boot Camp 2021... Virtually
Learn to TEACH piano chords at Peanut Butter and Jam Camp!
This is my 11th annual boot camp and first ALL TEACHER Camp. With the explosion of online courses comes an explosion of students wanting to learn to chord at the piano. Are you ready to teach them? Come and fine tune your chording and improv skills or start from scratch at this Teacher Only boot camp.
Virtual Piano Boot Camp 2020 - We Rocked It!
Join me and explore your musical creativity!
Hi, I'm Linda Gould
I am a mom, grandma, pianist, composer and educator who's passion for the last 4 decades has been teaching adults to play piano with piano chords and lead sheets. I love creativity in music and helping teachers grow and become comfortable teaching with chords.
My training was classical with 2 university music degrees in piano performance. I have performed and taught for many decades but I felt something was missing in my music education.
As we reached a the new millennium, I wrote Play Piano Chords TODAY so any adult, young or not-so-young, could play songs in weeks not months. Sometimes even days!
Play Piano Chords TODAY was composed over a period of 10 years with the help of hundreds of adult students and teachers with wonderfully specific wants, needs and desires. Won't you join me today, discover your musical creativity and enrich your students?