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May 2, 2008
CONTACT:Rudy Rodriguez Parks and Community Services Department 951.413.3280

“How to Play Piano in Three Hours” workshop

Your former piano teacher might not approve, but thousands have learned the secret of how to play piano without reading music. If you’ve ever wondered how it’s done, mark your calendar for May 7th, 2008, from 6:40-9:40 p.m. That’s when Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services brings Craig Coffman in to teach the nationally renowned “How to Play Piano in Three Hours” workshop.

Coffman’s approach reveals how the pros play. He has extensive experience as a professional pianist and music director, and has taught piano privately for over 20 years. “While the classical approach stresses discipline and precision in playing, this approach stresses enjoyment and getting great sounds early on,” said Coffman. “While precision is vital for classical music, this ‘pain free’ method is more suitable for pop music of all kinds,” he said.

Coffman’s class materials are accessible and practical, and allow a person with little or no experience to start on the road to- and eventually achieve- professional playing skills. While knowing how to read the treble clef is a good foundation, many students take the workshop with no prior piano experience. Students will learn how to use chords instead of traditional note-by-note music reading. They’ll learn to use sheet music in an entirely new way that is extremely simple, and they’ll discover many of the magical shortcuts that the pros use to enhance their playing. Coffman promises that after this workshop each student will know how to play any pop tune with both hands using this system.

For more information, the cost of the class, and to register please call Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services at 413.3280.