December 29, 2011


Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People January 17

Back by popular demand at Northeast Alabama Community College, a one-day workshop entitled "Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People." This 3 ˝ hour workshop will be Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the NACC campus. The workshop is intended for ages 12 and up. To ensure a seat please register by 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2012. Seating is limited.

If you yearn to experience the joy of playing piano, but you don't want years of weekly lessons, this short course is for you. In just one enjoyable evening, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to make piano playing a part of your life, learning chords, not notes. You'll learn all the chords needed to play any song, any style, in any key.

The instructor is David Haynes of Ringgold, Georgia. “I make the class a fun evening, but students often say they learn more in these few hours than they have in five years of piano lessons,” said Haynes. “This workshop does not conflict with a regular piano program, because my students are generally not interested in regular classical piano studies.” During the past ten years Haynes has taught this workshop in 170 colleges and 17 community programs and arts centers in 20 states, all to rave reviews. This same workshop has enjoyed phenomenal success at hundreds of college and university extension programs in California, Hawaii, Oregon, and many other states since 1982, and the methodology has been featured nationally on public television as “Piano In a Flash.”

"Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People" teaches the chord approach to playing the piano, which is preferred by many adults. It teaches students to play by looking at the chord symbols that are in most popular music today, instead of reading all the notes the traditional way. This is literally a musically correct but "shorthand" way of playing that produces instant success in playing popular songs with both hands, even with total beginners. A roomful of people can be taught with just one piano in the room. Each student has a dummy keyboard at his seat, and then takes home a 32-page book and 68-minute practice CD with which a technique can be perfected on the student’s own piano and leisure.

Cost of the class is $55, payable to NACC. If you cannot read music notes, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for a FREE pamphlet to Music Masters, 90 Molly Lane, Ringgold, GA 30736. The instructor will collect $25 in class for a book and CD.

For a registration please contact Julie George, Skills Training Coordinator, room 118 of the Charles Pendley Administration Building; ext. *2214; by e-mail at; or by mail at: NACC P.O. Box 159 Rainsville, AL 35986. Location will be given with registration.