I've been teaching piano/voice since at least 2006, Kathryn, M.A.! I have taught many beginners over the years! In many piano books (and many piano teachers) teach by individual notes! I LOVE that this course teaches chords from the beginning (especially for older students)! As a teacher, one of my goals, is to have students playing familiar songs as soon as possible. In traditional piano teaching settings, students learn one note at a time.
When learning the piano, you have so many factors to learn and think about at the same time! You're learning where the keys are, fingering, chords, and then reading music! Wow! It's a lot to think about all together. It can be overwhelming.
In this course, you learn familiar chords from the beginning - even a familiar chord progression/song! You learn by patterns, which will allow you to move faster (play more quickly). Once you learn the chords that are presented at the beginning of this course, you can use those to play different songs. If you have the opportunity to play with other people (even guitar players), you can practice these chords with others! And... if you're interested in writing songs, these chords are fundamental, foundational to song writing! If you're interested in learning written music, you can see how the written music corresponds with the piano playing! The author does address fingering as well, which is fantastic! And, the course includes reading music as well!
The KEY is to practice and have fun with the practice; I would recommend even just 10 - 15 minutes a day. Be consistent - every or every other day is much better than a long practice once a week! I love to sing and play - it brings so much joy; it is such a blessing!!
Here is a sample videos from the course!
By the way, I have free sheet music as well!
Check out: www.kathrynleecarpenter.com/freemusic
Kathryn Carpenter, M.A. (piano/voice teacher): www.kathrynleecarpenter.com/musiceducation