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    Pianophonics Special Combined Edition

    February 28, 2013 by Brandy Vencel

    I wasn’t going to post anything today because we are drowning in piles of laundry {I began the Great Spring Clothing Switch yesterday}. It is supposed to be eighty on Saturday, and some of the children are already complaining that they are hot playing outside in their long sleeves and pants. All of this aside, I have something worth posting today, so here we are.

    I have reviewed PianoPhonics before. I still love it, and it’s been two years now that we’ve been using it. I begin my children on piano at eight, which means that Daughter A. will begin using it in the next month or so. She is pretty excited, but I must say I’m glad I waited because I cannot imagine this child sitting down to daily practice any younger, and daily practice is key to piano progress.

    I really am pleased with it on so many levels. Everything I said in my original review is still my opinion, only more so. For instance, the things I said about children playing silly songs? Well, I have four children. That is a lot of people eventually playing songs I have to listen to over and over. As a parent, who has to hear hours and hours of piano practice every week, I am grateful that Pianophonics sounds nice. It’s like listening to Beethoven or something over and over. I, at least, don’t tire of it.

    With that said, I wanted to tell you that Pianophonics is printing a Special Combined Edition. If you were thinking of buying Pianophonics, this is a Very Good Deal. Normally, the Primer, Intermediate, and Technics and Little Inventions would be $25 each. {That’s $75, people!} This is, in my opinion, a Very Good Deal.

    However, comma.

    The Special Combined Edition has all three of these volumes in one book for $25 {plus $4 delivery}. This is an Amazing Good Deal!

    Pianophonics Cover

    I want you to know I have zero financial interest in this. I sound like a used car salesman or something, I think! The truth is, I really appreciate how easy it has been for me to teach my own child piano using Pianophonics, and my interest lies in helping you do the same. Some of you have mentioned to me that you want to use it when the time comes for teaching your own children. This is a deal you don’t want to pass up. The printing is almost done, and you can pre-order today, which I suggest because the supply will be limited.

    Happy playing!

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  • Reply Mystie March 6, 2013 at 5:02 am

    We gave in to paid piano lessons when a newlywed college-grad acquaintance offered to come to students’ houses for lessons. Still, my husband liked pianophonics more than Alfred’s (which is what the teacher uses, though she supplements with hymns). And, still, I ordered the complete package for three reasons: 1) My husband might take over piano lessons again with his new work-from-home schedule. 2) I still would like sometime to teach myself with it. 3) It was such a good deal! πŸ™‚

  • Reply amy in peru March 5, 2013 at 1:22 am

    i already ordered it way back when it was back ordered. i cannot wait. πŸ™‚ it seems you should have earned something from all those referrals!! πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Brandy Vencel March 5, 2013 at 1:28 am

      I’m doing it for the good of mankind or something. πŸ™‚

      Seriously, though, in addition to already earning a son who is pleasant to listen to, maybe somewhere out there my future sons- and daughters-in-law are learning to play, too. πŸ™‚

  • Reply sara March 1, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Today I am very tired of Oscar the Octopus. I ordered Pianophonics. I’ll let you know how it goes.

  • Reply Crunchy_Conservative March 1, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Can someone who has tried this program tell me if the parent needs musical skill for the child to succeed with it? Is this a parent-taught program, or is it more self-led? My oldest is very interested in piano lessons, but I have zero musical knowledge, and I’m not sure that we are going to be able to afford private lessons for her. I am looking for something that she can work through mostly on her own.

    • Reply Brandy@Afterthoughts March 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      I think it is a possibility, at least. There is a step-by-step guide on the website for teaching yourself. I think it would be a rare *child* who could teach themselves, especially if your oldest is very young, but it is possible that *you* could teach yourself, and then teach her what you have learned, and if you stay one step ahead of her, you’d be teaching her the basics. Also, when the author says that you can email him your questions, he is serious. I have done this a few times! So if you are using the guide and get stuck, you really can email him.

  • Reply Hayley March 1, 2013 at 4:37 am

    Thanks for this wonderful info.

  • Reply Heather February 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I pre-ordered the combined edition a few weeks ago, and I’m really looking forward to getting it. My 8 y/o will be finishing up Level 1 of Simply Music soon, and I think she’s ready to start reading music now.

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