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We provide over 450 Smart Sheet Music Pieces. This technology combines sheet music, video, and a light up keyboard to make reading music easier than ever.
Download unlimited Lesson Sheet Music and get discounts on Premium Arrangements. You can also download unlimited backing tracks, practice logs, and course guides.
Join the live-streamed Office Hours with Jonny and other guest teachers each week to get answers to your burning questions.
The monthly workshop lets you interact live with Jonny as you do a deep-dive lesson on a topic that you get to vote on. This is the masterclass of PWJ.
Join in Jonny’s weekly #PWJChallenge, the most fun way to practice piano and share your progress with other members from around the world! All participants get recognized at the end of the month.
Get virtual high-fives from our super supportive PWJ Member Group on Facebook and in our Private Community Forum. Share tips, ask questions, and get inspired every day.
If you want personal feedback on your playing, Jonny will review your video and give you a response in our monthly Student Review. In addition to the Q&A, Facebook group, and Forum, this is another way to get your questions answered.
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Smart Sheet Music powered by Soundslice combines video, sheet music, and a light-up keyboard to help students learn interactively.
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- Slow down the tempo
- Loop sections for replay
- Transpose the song to any Key
View all of Jonny’s Lesson Sheets, Public Domain, and Original arrangements through our Smart Sheet Music software.
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Get direct feedback to your top questions from Jonny, our Community Support Team and your fellow students in the Facebook Group and Community Forum.
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Each week we release new shows for student challenges, Q&A sessions, workshops and more!
Office Hours (March 21)
Office Hours are an opportunity to get interactive feedback from a professional piano coach!
Live Workshop (March 2023)
In this workshop, we'll be learning about how to accompany in a band setting on the well-known standard, "Fly Me To The Moon".
Intermediate/Advanced Q&A Submissions (February 2023)
In this video, Daine answered all of your questions that were submitted in the month of February.
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03/28/2023 10:30 am
A Passionate Online Community
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1. Attainable - After playing in childhood for over a decade, I have plenty more room to grow with this extensive university level curriculum. From bare basics to multi-level Jazz theory, this material is digestible for all levels!
2. Affordable - In University, I tapped out at the $500 an hour my Piano Teacher cost me, and my own teaching rates aren’t much better. You wanna know who doesn’t charge astronomically arrogant rates? Jonny May.
3. Applaudable - The Facebook community has allowed me to build life long peers I regularly connect with off the page. I never thought I would be fans of my friends but the PWJ peer group has been an incredible surprise & support to my piano learning journey.
Though Jonny’s incredible good looks can be distracting during lessons & courses, I find his material nothing short of a miracle to musicians wishing to complete their dream in becoming a “real” and “seen”.
- Ms. Lindsey
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an exceptional and supportive community. Excellent structered.
The community is such a warm and welcoming place, I've gotten such supportive and positive comments on the videos of me playing that I've posted, it really gives me motivation to continue. At first I was pretty shy about recording and posting a video, but it is actually great preparation for playing live in public. Plus it is great to follow the other students and see what they are up to.
I've been enjoying the course progression focusing on the Blues and Jazz Ballad learning tracks but I have also really enjoyed starting at the very beginning basic material and working through things methodically. I'm amazed how Jonny makes even the most beginning to the most advanced topics seem very approachable and understandable.
I can't recommend this program enough - come and join the fun!
The community is very active and probably the most positive community I've seen on Facebook. There's people of all skill levels and a lot of people post videos of their progress. It's really interesting to hear how different people approach similar content, especially the monthly challenges. The user-uploaded videos were also a great way to discover new things to learn next on PWJ.
What I couldn‘t expect at all, is the teachers’ didactic skills, and clever use of video and live communications, which facilitates learning and makes me feel that I am not alone. The togetherness is further increased in the friendly social media group of PWJ members where we can share our music, get/receive peer support and enjoy the playing of other fellow students.
The last couple of years physical and neurological complications have robbed me of much that I'd learned, and achieved. I spent time struggling with the standard beginning piano books, eager to claw back skills I'd won from years of study and practice. Honestly, it was frustrating. If I ever have to play "Hot Cross Buns" again, I'll probably scream in angst. I was so bored, and irritated.
Piano with Jonny (PWJ) is an excellent community for learning, advice, and encouragement. The courses are laid out logically, at appropriate levels for success, and self-contained. A beginner course in a key will, for example, take you through the scales, diatonic chords, and popular chord progressions to get your brain and fingers rooted in the new key, then slowly introduce a performance piece, one element at a time. You'll start by playing the melody, then chords, then you'll put them together. After this achievement, you'll work on chord inversions and different accompaniment styles. All of this is bolstered with well paced videos, demonstrating each piece, a pdf for solo study, and a backing track to keep practice interesting.
Added bonus? All of the arrangements are interesting, fun, and within reach. The mind-boggling amount of content, across every level of skill, is staggering. You'll learn keys, scales, chords, ear training, improvisation, and more.
I haven't been able to regain everything I've lost, yet, but PWJ keeps me encouraged, learning, and working. That's a recipe for continued success.
Finally, the community and support team are responsive, respectful, friendly, and encouraging. No matter where you are in your journey, you'll find musicians and other students who are willing to help, guide, and walk with you as you continue to work toward your goals.
I highly recommend you give Piano with Jonny a try. It's not magic, it still takes work, and focus, and drive, but I don't think you're going to find another team and community that is as dedicated and knowledgeable to walk with you.
Jonny is an excellent player and teacher who breaks things down well for both beginning and advanced players! While I think this has been said by others, the site is very well put together, quite comprehensive and will not bore you! I’m often amazed how fast some of the community members progress! Lastly, speaking of the community, most levels of playing are represented and everyone is very encouraging and quick to help answer the many questions that arise when learning piano or the music theory needed for any instrument! If you want to learn piano, and practice along, you can’t go wrong!
BTW, I have not been compensated in any way for this review; though it may sound like I must have been paid! 😆
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courses on the website, and you don't miss anything
Music Theory, Technique, Harmony, Improvisation, etc.
And all the exercises are very practical and fun to play!
I'm never bored with PWJ!
I've learned a lot of chord progressions and songs in
different styles and understood music better!
PWJ helped me to overcome many piano challenges! And in a word, I've improved my career and music life as a pianist and piano teacher with PWJ!
It doesn't matter if you are a beginner student or a skilled pianist; with PWJ, you will experience a higher level of musicianship!😃
In a 1 1/2 year I’ve learned Fly me to the moon in a swing style! 😃 I had a little base when I started with PWJ
I’m learning different style, digestable theory, so when I’m tapping on the piano now, it’s much more in harmony then it was 😊It’s a great beginning to improvise 😃
It has brought me confidence, it brings me focus on my every day life.
The course are in little pieces, and little pieces by little pieces…you just grow. Just be curious ☺
The community is always there to cheer you up and give constructive advice.
It’s a warm place to be! I highly recommand PWJ 💃🎹🎶
I posted a video a few weeks ago, & just uploaded one tonight. The feedback from other members is wonderful! Very encouraging and supportive.
This FB community along with the great instruction from Jonny and the crew makes me want to strive to achieve my piano goals. 👍
I took the PWJ "Intro to Keyboards" courses, and then I did the "12 Bar Blues" Challenge. Now, I am 4 lessons into the 14 lesson-long "Autumn Leaves" course and I am loving it! I am learning, and using, exciting Jazz techniques - like "Chord Shells" and "Guide Tones" in my left hand, and "slides, turns and runs" in the melody in my right hand! Jonny is walking us through the song, building on what we have already learned, adding a new, jazzy, element with each lesson. He explains what he is doing in clear, understandable language, and, just as importantly, he demonstrates it - chord by chord, note by note – so that we can play it along with him!
The fact that I have learned to say all of that . . . let alone do it . . . in less than 8 months amazes me!
Don't get me wrong, you gotta put in the work. I try to practice at least an hour a day, most days. But Jonny is a great teacher. And, the tools at the website – including very cool jazz backing tracks (at various tempos for each lesson) and the very supportive #PianoWithJonny Facebook page (where you can post progress videos for other PWJ see to see, and applaud), makes practicing fun, and rewarding.
For me, the PWJ method is a great way to learn. I highly recommend it. A year ago, I would have described myself as a guy who really loved Jazz, but who had no natural musical talent. Today, I think of myself as a guy who is learning to play jazz piano . . . and that's pretty cool!
The lessons are just the start. There's also the video student assessments, live workshops, live Q and A, backing tracks for everything, smartsheets, quicktips, and live student recitals. The facebook group is the icing on the cake, with such a wonderful positive community of PWJ piano enthusiasts, supporting and helping each other.
Then after reaching my midlife crisis, instead of buying a Harley Davidson like most real man do, I decided to buy a piano... ;-)
I tried an self-taught approach, which was not really consistent, I went to a teacher - but he didn´t teach me, what I wanted to learn.
So I tested some online ressources and eventually found Jonny and with him everything that was missing on my piano journey: There are the monthly challenges, which absolutely keep my motivated, there are tons of foundational courses where I can learn everything that´s needed to play the music I like. There are courses on different piano styles which allow me to choose a style that fits best at a given moment.
Most of all , with the teaching style of Jonny it feels like he´s sitting at your side and is willing to teach you everything he knows - no secrets!
And last, but not least I found an incredible community of likeminded people which are extremely supportive. Sometimes it even feels like family here at the PWJ-Community.
At Piano with Jonny my search found an end
Michael (from Germany)
I am a very educated musician – I studied piano, church organ, musical composition, orchestra conducting – with some of the world's most famous teachers. I earned two separate conservatory diplomas (two separate MA degrees in different musical professions), and spent over a quarter of a century overall, studying music. I played and conducted professionally, taught music in a college and led an orchestra.
However, my former musical education took me down a wrong path and resulted in a creative crisis that made me arrive to a difficult decision to leave music completely as a profession for over twenty years. Shortly before I discovered Jonny May, I already felt that music was coming back to me. I even started working as a professional musician again – teaching musical composition to postgraduates.
But only after I signed up for membership at Piano with Jonny, did I realize that I found a music teacher I've badly needed from the very beginning. I wish I was taught by Jonny May from when I was four years old! (I'd have to wait a couple of decades for Jonny to be born first... ;-)
Watching and listening Jonny play piano and explain musical concept in his inimitable, easy-going way, helped me realize that creative problems that I considered unsolvable had many easy and fun solutions! I found myself suddenly understanding and *feeling* music much more intimately, deeper, a lot more naturally than ever before.
Things like that don't usually happen, not often. People don't just come back to music after a couple of decades of not being involved with it at all. But it did happen in my life, and I fully credit Jonny May with this personal miracle.
Most importantly, Jonny May's training nowadays fuels my daily musical practice, and my two children see and hear me playing and teaching music – which makes music a natural, organic part of their life. This gives me hope that they will grow up loving and appreciating music, and might even become skilled musicians! My daughter is already making amazing progress.
I find Jonny May's teaching method superb, and the manner of presentation top-notch. I find him as a teacher infinitely better than all, without any exception, the famous teachers I've ever been training with. I am not exaggerating. Jonny May is *that* good. I don't want to make an impression that Jonny's training is only for overeducated musicians like myself – his courses cover the entire range, from the material for absolute beginners to very advanced students. Whatever level you're currently at, whether you're a complete beginner or a professional musician, I guarantee that you will find a lot of great training material at Piano with Jonny, and will grow tremendously as a musician. This is what is happening to me, I find myself swiftly regaining my musical form, day after day, and moving on to much higher levels as a musician than ever before.
Besides unmistakable and unique talents as a teacher and a musician, the quality I appreciate the most in Jonny May is his amazing professionalism, and especially his professional discipline. Rain or shine, he is maintaining the ongoing flow of weekly live classes and Q&A sessions, and monthly challenges. The professional ethic in that teacher is just so extremely high.
People who work with Jonny – Katie and Yannik (and possibly others) – are easy to communicate with, reliable, dedicated professionals. An amazing team.
Another all-important aspect of it is the personality of the teacher - and Jonny May absolutely rules here, too, with his heart-to-heart, friendly, casual and humorous manner of teaching, which downplays his tremendous musical and technical abilities. His personality reflects in the students, and the community of talented people Jonny May cemented around his teaching is active, supportive and nourishing.
The training is meticulously organized, and I found myself making fast progress. I credit Jonny May as a person who made music fun again for me and resurrected music for me, and me for music. It was the happiest decision for me, to join this wonderful training platform, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.
By the following April I was able to expand one of these tunes using the improvisation techniques Jonny teaches to record a wedding anniversary song for my wife. The PWJ Facebook community is a place where we share progress videos and the encouragement there gave me the confidence for this project. My wife loved it.
Since joining I’ve also had Jonny answer my questions in his live Q&As and feedback from one of the other tutors on a piece I uploaded for the monthly student assessment.
There is a wealth of material I still need to explore and Jonny is adding to it constantly with lessons for people of all abilities.
I'm a member since February 2021, and I am 200% satisfied. As a member, you'll get access to a huge amont of video-courses, backing tracks, theorical & practical lessons on any usefull subjects a piano player needs. It opens up the potential of the student. It increases your curiosity.
The very + :
1) the "My Piano Path" is a special personalized learning program which is gonna help you to stay focus on a logical progression. There are thousands of courses, and the personnalized "My Piano Path" will help you follow the right learning focus and get better results !
2) the PWJ Community is this lovely group of students all over the world (Facebook Group + Forum on the website). For the "Petrucciani"s or just for the beginners/intermediate, sharing video-recording of your practice and progress is very stimulating. Ask any question, and someone's gonna help!
3) the regular Online Workshop & Live events help you stay connected to your teacher. You can ask questions, make things clear.
In a nutshell : I do highly recommand "Piano With Jonny" 👍🏽 Thanks !
I don't usually post these kind of posts, but PWJ has been the highlight of these last two months for me. I joined for Jonny's courses and I'm really happy with these. There is an abundance of courses (and learning tracks) covering fundamentals, exercises and tunes across many styles. Jonny teaches without overwhelming with irrelevant material. The difficulty is progressive and focused on the problem in hand. In two months I've made quite a bit of progress.
Having said all of that, I have to add that in fact, when I joined I had no idea that there is more: Live workshops (a few every month for different playing levels), live recitals, Q&As and student assessments (you can send your playing for feedback) all of which I found very helpful. But the biggest discovery for me was the facebook members group. Just an incredible community where besides PWJ's monthly challenge+collab final project (accompanied by beg/int/adv lessons from Jonny) there are member challenges, practice sessions/achievements vids shared by the members and an incredibly friendly and encouraging community. I'm really grateful for discovering this school and highly recommend it!
You can have this valuable experience by attending this school. The piano performance will go up and the number of wonderful friends will increase. You can do things that you cannot experience in Japan. I am grateful for this.
In addition to his courses, he provides even more great opportunities through monthly workshops, Q & As, recitals, monthly challenges, etc. Something very unique and special in PWJ, is the Facebook member group. I’m loving the inspiration of watching so many other people working hard and enjoying their music too. It feels like I have new friends all over the world, and we all get to enjoy piano together and encourage one another. I’m really thankful for the whole experience here!
The PWJ online community is a motivational resource not to be underestimated, with piano personalities from all walks of life. You post a video if you want. Members return positive feedback, share experiences and ideas that keep you going, when you might feel ready to quit.
Thanks PWJ team for building a remarkable online learning experience.
PWJ offers an amazing treasure trove of piano lessons geared for every playing level and encompassing every Jazz genre you can imagine including: Jazz playing foundations; monthly piano challenges; student collaborations; live on-line members’ events; quick tips about jazz playing techniques; monthly live student recitals; special guest teachers; and a huge library of Jazz arrangements; plus so much more.
If expanding and boosting your Jazz piano skills and connecting to an incredible community of talented musicians is your music dream — I highly recommend joining PWJ.com and start making those dreams become reality TODAY!
You get a few welcome emails to get you started and these were really useful for helping you find your feet. The site itself has a forum where members ask questions, provide suggestions, or PWJ make announcements.
A private Facebook group allows members to post progress videos in a closed, supportive environment.
The best things about the site are:
1) The amount of content is mind blowing, enough to keep you busy for years
2) The content is well arranged in various ways e.g. learning tracks aimed at different levels, music styles, or focus. There are also regular Q&A sessions, student recitals, and more
3) The sense of community. PWJers are very welcoming and will always provide positive feedback. Want some constructive criticism? Just ask, but it will still be nice. This is great for people lacking confidence.
I would highly recommended signing up for PWJ to anybody interested in learning piano or indeed existing players wanting to take their playing to the next level. You won't regret it.
I discovered Piano with Jonny through Facebook and began watching the free videos and tutorials. The thing that impressed me was the methodology that that Jonny uses with his lessons. The lessons are very thorough and well paced. Jonny does a great job explaining the basics and helping his students understand the music theory behind why things work the way they do. In other words, the lessons are about more than just learning lines, runs, riffs, and chords. Instead, the lessons are structured around solid music fundamentals.
I began working through the lessons a few months ago and I have been focusing on the Blues Lessons and Challenges. Since then, I have learned how the blues patterns and scales work and I’m now able to improvise in the blues style. Thanks to PWJ, I have improved in an area of my playing that has always been a struggle for me as a pianist.
Piano with Jonny is more than just a membership. It is a family of musicians who share and encourage each other through videos and comments. This is important because musicians need a circle of friends who who are working toward the same goals.
Piano with Jonny offers lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced musicians so the lessons will work for any level of proficiency.
Based on my experience, I am convinced that students who begin at their proficiency level, follow the courses as they are presented, and consistently practice, they will improve and meet their goals.
I stumbled upon PWJ in Facebook. I couldn’t sign up fast enough for the jazz trial class. Loved it.
That said, after I finished, I balked and didn’t take advantage of the deeply discounted member price. Regretted it.
December rolled around and I got an email from PWJ with a special holiday price. I didn’t hesitate this time. I couldn’t pull the MC out of my wallet quickly enough.
Two things I love about this program:
1) the variety of courses and how they are structured. They start with the basics and build to an advanced level.
2) the community is SO supportive. It doesn’t matter where you are on the piano spectrum of playing, everyone is pulling for you to achieve and advance.
5 STARS !!!
But I'll have to say a little more than that...
I tried to self teach myself for a while but I realise now that I wasted precious time! I learnt so much more with Jonny the past 2 months than I did the past 2 years!
First of all, the learning platform is second to none. There is a huge amount of content there that's very well organised. With the great filter system you can easily find courses, lead sheets, smart sheets, arrangements or anything you can think of.
Jonny's way to teach is fun and he nearly makes it easy. It's hard to explain but if you watch any of his tutorial videos on YouTube you will probably see what I mean.
There is a monthly challenge running every month based on a different style of music or particular song. I didn't take part of it yet as I prefer to focus on learning all my foundations properly first but I can see the community getting heavily involved and learning so much from it. I look forward to take part of it.
Which brings me to mention the Facebook Group/Community. I've never been part of such an amazing community, filled with supportive people. No judging or negativity there, only support and constructive feedback which has an immense value.
So in conclusion Jonny he is an enthusiastic teacher and fantastic piano player - he really care about our piano journey and success.
If you consider getting the Piano With Jonny membership it's not just a list of courses and music sheets, it's an evolving and engaged platform that will fast track your progress and piano goals!
Specially I was trying to be able to do impro for Jazz standard songs but haven’t received lessons that enable for me to play it. When I first watched Jonny’s lesson video, I was able to play and was a sensational moment.
Specifically, the lesson is built by very small steps and the 360 degree input style (verbally, vision, scores, backing track and all) are super easy to understand as well as the lesson videos are organized so well in the site and help us easy to start, restart or enjoy different types of music simultaneously.
Not to mention the network among lesson mates. People with the same enthusiastic about music encouraging each other and that giving me and my daughter a great motivation to practice.
I joined PWJ with my 11 years old daughter. She's really enjoying practicing.
I encourage people who are considering to join PWJ, this is the place to enjoy practicing piano and share the joy of music with friends!
A great added value and incentive is also the community. You play for a very enthusiastic, positive and worldwide audience, you always get applause whatever your level is! I have no stress at all to play for the students and I spend hours watching their videos! They are all very inspiring and educational. If you want to learn jazz, blues, latin, bossa nova, gospel, pop, and rock and roll... come to PWJ! You will not regret it! Thanks, Jonny, for all these extensive, challenging, fantastic courses and Quick Tips. Thank you for the solid advice, for being so responsive to us, and the fun and beautiful songs we learn!
All these qualities I've found in PWJ educational platform.
From the very first day of my membership I've been blown away by the difference between this way of learning versus taking private lessons, which is a solitary task.
First of all I'd like to say that on PWJ I find very interesting :
#The huge quantity of well-prepared resources available at any time.
#The interesting extra-activities that keep us happily busy many hours, and that make us lose the notion of time we've been sitting at the piano.
#The proficiency of Jonny as professional and teacher. His genuine interest for teaching and for the improvement of his students. He not only answers quickly all the questions, gives
advice, shares his musical secrets with everybody, but is also an extraordinary human being, very sensitive , always attentive to the emotional needs of the members of this community.
His uplifting messages cheer everybody up.
#The awesome Facebook Community, so supportive and inspirational.
Finally ,I can say that I've learnt more musical theory in these four months I´ve signed up to PWJ than in all the years I've been taking private classic piano lessons.
At first I joined for the course material. Specifically, I loved Jonny's course on blues piano, and how he breaks down his complex blues playing into small, manageable techniques that you can practice separately, making it easier to track your own progress. In these lessons Jonny demonstrates each technique individually and slowly, with an overhead camera view, along with the sheet music of what he's playing. So for me, as an aspiring jazz pianist, his lessons are an amazing opportunity to see and hear great piano technique that is very difficult to learn in any other way.
But I soon realized, after having joined for a couple of weeks, that the real value of Piano With Jonny--very difficult to put a price on this--is the interactive community of pianists of all levels that you become a member of. This community turns out to be an incredible source of motivation and encouragement. It centers around an exclusive FaceBook group, in which members post videos of their current progress on whatever they happen to be working on, and also provide words of encouragement and advice on the videos of others. This community has a fascinating dynamic; many members find others working on the same thing, and their postings become motivation for each other. Others find themselves overcoming performance anxiety by taking the first step of posting a video. Your lifetime goal of one day finally learning to play the piano--which you might put off for years-- is suddenly transformed into small, daily, achievable goals. I find myself practicing more than I ever have, and actually enjoying it!
Jonny May is a fantastic instructor. His courses are not short, show-off snippets, but in-depth skills teaching. Jonny always explains, shows, and guides in ways that are easy to understand. I always learn from every course I take, even in so-called beginning courses Jonny teaches things that took years for me to discover by other means.
And you cannot beat the price! I consider PWJ easily my best piano investment (other than my piano itself) I have made. I encourage anyone to check it out. You'll be glad you did!
Already playing for 40 years and dreaming of playing blues and other styles like latin and jazz (and integrate them in worship 😀)
Jonny learned me to play the blues, to improvise and above all: the understanding of scales, fingering, harmonisation and so much more…
Jonny is an excellent teacher and the PWJ platform (video’s, learning tracks, activity registration, etc.) is very helpful for my practice routine.
Also the interaction with other students is great and very stimulating to keep on developing new skills.
Practicing and playing piano 🎹 are now the most joyful moments in my life 😍
First, some background: I’m an advanced pianist and piano teacher in Chicago, Illinois. I’ve been playing for over 50 years, I have a degree in music theory, I’ve studied jazz piano with a well-known teacher. I’ve been teaching piano (mostly classical, but some jazz) for the past 28 years, and maintain a studio of about thirty students. I also have extensive experience playing piano at private functions, in restaurants and hotel lobbies, certain department stores known for their live piano music, and on dinner cruise ships.
But I’d grown bored of my playing. I knew that studying one-on-one would be expensive, and my work schedule is such that finding a time both I and the teacher were available would be difficult. I was somewhat hesitant to sign up for PWJ, because I thought that it would just be more of what was available from books or for free on YouTube. Why should I pay when I could just watch videos and teach myself? Nevertheless, I looked at the various online lessons available, and of those, PWJ seemed to me to be the best option. So somewhat reluctantly, I signed up.
Wow, what a great experience it has been in just the short time (a few months) I’ve been a member! Already I’m learning new ways to play pieces that I’ve been playing for years, I’m learning jazz theory that I’ve either learned and forgotten or never learned. I’m learning ways to freshen up my playing, which had become stale to me (and probably to those listening as well!). As a member, I have access to dozens and dozens of courses (with more being added every month!) so I can follow my interests and needs. I can, of course, schedule my lesson time to suit my work schedule; when I have time I can watch and work on a lesson or two, when I don’t have time, I don't have to show up for a lesson unprepared nor do I have to pay for a lesson I can’t attend.
In addition to the courses themselves, which are excellent, the PWJ community is a wonderful group of piano students who encourage each other, support each other, create study groups to work together in the same course, and most importantly, cheer each other on. I’m not really a “joiner” in that regard…. in groups both in person and online I’m usually a lurker. But this group has brought me out of hiding. We are encouraged to share videos of our progress, which I and many of my new PWJ friends do on a regular basis. When I first heard about this, I thought, “Yeah, that’s going to be dominated by a bunch of show-offs. No thank you.” I couldn’t have been more wrong. The videos people share range from beginners just starting out at the piano to advanced players who have regular gigs and have been playing for years, and of course everything in between. And there is no fear of having to post a “perfect” video. Just like the best in-person classrooms, people post where they are, mistakes and all. In fact, I’ve often told my own students who are learning to improvise for the first time, “You have a disadvantage in that it’s only you, the beginner, and me, the teacher. When I first learned to improvise, I was in a group with five other people, some of who had degrees in piano performance, all learning, making mistakes, and growing together. It made it much easier (and more fun).” The PWJ community helps create that same atmosphere, that we’re all learning together, and there’s no competition, no shame in being a beginner, and no shame in making mistakes or not knowing something. We’ve all seen rude, critical, and even cruel people in the online groups we’re a part of. But I’ve never encountered that in PWJ. It’s simply not part of the group dynamic. I can’t imagine it would be tolerated, either.
I’ve never met Jonny, but I can tell you that he is not only a good teacher, but it’s obvious that he is a warm and generous person. He didn’t set up a website and walk off to let it run itself. He regularly adds new courses, he has monthly workshops — long workshops in which he answers questions and teaches new things. He creates monthly challenges that many in the group participate in; he interacts with us in the PWJ members Facebook group. It’s clear to me he’s always thinking of ways to make PWJ even better for the members.
Since joining PWJ, my piano growth has gotten back on track after having been on a plateau for many years. I’m excited about the new things I’m learning and putting into practice. I’m not isolated (as playing the piano can be!) because I connect daily to others around the world who are also learning and growing. I’m watching them progress, I see my own progress, and I feel encouraged to keep my own practice going.
I heartily recommend becoming a PWJ member!
I found through courses, challenges and this wonderful community that feeling of playing with others like in a band. It's great 👍
Since recently that I am on the site, I can say that my motivation has returned, my dreams have become possible.
I highly recommend Piano With Jonny for the quality of the lessons, the approach which is from the start to play different styles, and without forgetting this sharing in this extraordinary community which never leaves you alone in front of a question
Do I progress? yes it is undeniable.☺️
I am French, and it is not a barrier to subscribe to the site in particular by the clarity of the explanations and of the documents accompanying the lessons.
Here are some of our students practicing and enjoying our courses.
We believe music is meant to be shared at any stage of your learning process. With our proven practice strategies, we help student break through plateaus and master the elements of style.
The Top 10 Reasons Why People Join PWJ
You studied with traditional lessons and got bored
You want to learn jazz and popular styles of music
You wish you could play a lead sheet in any style
You were never taught how to improvise
You never got clear guidance on how to practice
You feel overwhelmed by too much information and need structure
You feel stuck on a plateau playing the same old songs and licks
You wish you had a supportive community to learn with
You are short on time and aren’t getting results you want
You don’t have hundreds of dollars for private lessons each month
Yes. We teach you how to set goals, how to structure your practice, and how to get results using effective practice methods. On top of that, our supportive community allows you to share videos and build confidence over time.
Yes. With our method you will learn how to “see” music as chords and patterns. This approach makes it much easier to learn songs instead of the old rote repetition approach to learning.
No. Sheet music is provided as an additional learning resource for students who want it. Our courses will help you become familiar with music notation, but all the notes are clearly demonstrated with the light-up keyboard.
Definitely not! Many of our students are late beginners who simply want to pick up a new hobby to stay mentally sharp. We help you ignite your passion for music at any age.
Yes. You can watch our lessons from any browser or device such as your phone, tablet, or computer with an internet connection.
No! Your membership includes unlimited access and streaming to all of our video content. We want you to get the full experience with no limitations!
The free trial includes access to all the videos, shows, and community pages. It does not include access to downloadable sheet music or backing tracks. You can skip the trial to access the downloads at any time.
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