December 17, 2008  

"Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People" Offered January 22

"Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People: A Workshop for Anyone Who Has Always Wanted to Play the Piano" will be presented at Northeast Alabama Community College by David Haynes, Instructor, on Thursday, January 22, 2009, from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

If you yearn to experience the joy of playing piano, but you don't want years of weekly lessons, then this short course is for you. A tortuous regimen of scales, exercises, note reading, counting and theory usually associated with piano lessons is not necessary. If youíre a true beginner in music, or an experienced note reader who wants to be freed from reading notes, in just one enjoyable evening you can learn enough secrets of the trade to make piano playing a part of your life, learning to play the way the pros do--with chords. Save time and money with this innovative approach that shows you the easy way to play several songs right in class, and then develop your techniques on your own piano or keyboard using the exclusive CD provided by the instructor. You'll learn all the chords needed to play any song, any style and any key including: gospel, country, blues, standards, show tunes, Christmas carols, etc. You'll also get a healthy dose of insider secrets on how to embellish songs.

This is an absolutely beginning class in chord piano techniques that will have you playing your favorite songs soon after only one session. Itís a proven, fun and relaxed approach to professional-style playing. No one will be embarrassed or put on the spot in class and people are amazed at how much they learn in just one session. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. If not, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for a free pamphlet to Music Masters, 90 Molly Lane, Ringgold, GA, 30736 and then register with confidence! Cost of the course is $50, plus an additional $25 materials fee collected by instructor in class (32-page book and a 68-minute practice CD which is used as the textbook in class). The book and CD reviews everything learned in class and walks you through the process of playing each song at home through listening and imitating step by step.

David Haynes, of Ringgold, Georgia, has taught music for over 30 years, and enjoys inspiring thousands of people in his classes all over the eastern United States with his enthusiasm and love of music. Prepare for a wonderful and dynamic experience while learning ďInstant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People.Ē Haynes has a masterís of music education from Andrews University in Michigan; a bachelorís of music education and bachelorís of German from Southern College in Tennessee; and an associate degree in computer science from the College of DuPage in Illinois.

Because enrollment is limited, pre-registration is requested in order to estimate the number of books needed. Students may register by contacting Pat Bridgeman in the Office of Workforce Development, Room 148, Pendley Administration Building, or by mail to the attention of Pat Bridgeman, Community Services Coordinator, Northeast Alabama Community College, PO Box 159, Rainsville, AL 35986. The cost of the class is $50, payable to the college.

For more information, call Pat Bridgeman at ext. 254 or e-mail