QuickStart Piano Sampler - Beginner Tutorials by Marcy Davis

QuickStart Piano Sampler - Beginner Tutorials

Not sure where to start? Feeling a bit intimidated? 
These FREE tutorials are perfect for brand new beginners and those who'd like a quick review.

Hi! I'm Marcy Davis, and I built QuickStart Piano to help adult beginners play music they love on the piano - from the very first lesson.

Do you dream of playing your favorite Enya or Beatles tune? Worried you'll have to play months (or years) of Mary Had a Little Lamb or Michael Row Your Boat Ashore to get there? 
 
No fear! Leave Mary in the pasture and Mike in the boat. There's a better way!

At QuickStart Piano, beginners will:

  • Start making beautiful music right away. 
  • Play with both hands from the start. 
  • Get comfortable moving around the keyboard. 
  • Play with confidence. 
  • Take the intimidation out of note-reading. 
 
This FREE 5-module sampler covers the basics you need to get started, including: 

  • Learn the quickest, easiest way to memorize the white key names. 
  • Improvise a song from scratch. 
  • Learn healthy beginner piano technique. 
  • Move around the keyboard by playing in home base positions. 
  • Learn to read a chord sheet. (All music is based on chords!)
  • Demystify note reading. 

What Students are Saying

Google Reviews
Love your studio. I like your style of getting us playing some fun stuff early, and filling in details later. I've learned more, quicker than I would have thought possible. 
John Kaufmann
 I have had a great experience taking lessons from Marcy! I'm in my ninth month and have learned to play many of my favorite 70's songs! She will teach whatever you desire and in a method thats easily understood. 
Brenda Lee
 Over the years I have had a total of 4 teachers. Marcy is by far the best. She's skilled, knowledgeable, personable, and wants you to learn what you want to learn at your own pace. I highly recommend her for all ages. 
Tina Schneider
Finding Marcy has been one of the best experiences for me in recent years. I am newly retired and have wanted to improve my piano skills for many years. Marcy has made that possible in a very short period of time. She is a fantastic teacher and very perceptive to the goals of her students. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to enjoy the beauty of piano music 
Donna Rennick
 I've been working with Marcy online for about 4 months. I've had 3 piano teachers in the last 5 years. I felt stuck in my growth and the progress was very very slow. Her online teaching is fantastic. I was having issues in learning sheet music and her style of teaching has helped me tremendously. I had difficulty counting the notes and getting the tempo of the song. She clearly brought a difficult lesson into an understandable format. I'm excited to see how much progress I'll make in another four months. I would highly recommend Marcy to bring you into the next level. 
Tom Burns
 Started piano lessons with Marcy as, what I believe, to be her oldest student. I've never played before and she has made it fun, easy (relatively speaking for someone who didn't know where Middle C was) and has provided me the encouragement to keep at it as I slowly progress through the lessons. We laugh, practice, play, talk through the piano concepts - it is just fun to see her smile when I get something right. And smile even when I get it wrong! She is a joy and I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn the piano, regardless of what level you may be at.. Her rates are fair, she's flexible on times, provides a lot of materials and has guided me from Middle C to House of the Rising Sun to even pecking out my favorite Beatles song that I wanted to play - although no recording contract has come my way - yet. 
Rocky King

What's Included?

White Key Names - What's the fastest, easiest way to memorize them?
Introduction to the Method
Quickly Memorize the White Key Names
8 mins
Alphabet Flashcards.pdf
5.7 KB
Dog House Story Visual.pdf
128 KB
Make Your First Music on the Piano - It's Easier Than You Think!
Introduction to the Exercise
Tutorial - Make Your First Piano Music
5 mins
Playalong Track - Your First Piano Music
6 mins
Piano Technique - Why We Don't Play Piano With Our Fingers (What???)
Why We Don't Play Piano With Our Fingers (What???)
What Does it Mean to Use Arm Weight and How Do I Do It?
7 mins
Instructions for Arm Weight Improvisation
4 mins
Arm Weight Improv Playalong Track
3 mins
Get Comfortable Moving Around the Keyboard with Home Base Positions
Why Home Base?
Try It Out - Moving Around With Home Bases
7 mins
Sunrise Playalong Track
6 mins
Finger Numbers and Home Base Review
Learn Your Finger Numbers
5 mins
Printable Finger Number Flashcards
3.53 KB
Printable Sunrise Chord Sheet
483 KB
Note Reading Doesn't Have to be Scary (Honest)
Note Reading Doesn't Have to be Scary (Honest!)
Advice for Note Reading
1 min
Intro to Grand Staff Reading
6 mins
Two Hand Coordination
Exercises Disguised as Beautiful Music
Back Pocket Piano Patterns Demo.mp4
6 mins
COMING SOON! - Christmas Carols - Fast & Easy
Christmas Carols - Fast & Easy
What next?
How Can I Keep Learning?
Need a Teacher/Coach? 5 Tips for Finding a Good Match
3.05 MB
BONUS Download - 5 Practice Tips for Busy Adults
5.37 MB