Question: Dear Master Frantz: I am 72 years of age and do not know anything about musical notes or the piano. I've read that I still can learn if I have the desire and confidence. I think that I have both. At this moment there is no piano teacher around, so I'm planning on taking a piano course whether it will be by online, dvd's, cd's or books. Is it possible for you to recommend an adequate piano course for me? I will gladly appreciate that. Thank you very much.Oscar L. Diaz (Guayama, Puerto Rico)
Albert's reply: I hesitate to recommend my own course, but it was the result of my inability to find this information anywhere else. How to Read Sheet Music teaches the essentials of reading music at the piano. I believe studying the DVD and completing all the exercises in the book will get you the furthest in the shortest time.
That said, it's not a complete course on learning piano. (What is?!) I recommend starting with that, and then finding a personal piano teacher. A teacher will give you critical feedback and direct your progress. I imagine there must be a qualified piano teacher not too far away. If not, I'll keep working on key-notes's courses!