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Age Doesn’t Matter!

In my 82nd year I found Cercone Learning Method online and thought this might be an opportunity to fulfill a lifelong desire to play the piano.

Being retired, and having received a gift from my son of a Korg Electronic Keyboard; I thought I’d give it a try!
I wasn’t sure whether or not at my time of life that this would be successful. But, three years later, with the help of Janice Staynings skills in teaching and profound knowledge of music I am entering the Intemediate Levels. I have a repertoire of many lovely pieces that I enjoy playing and that are pleasant to listen to ( according to my wife )

The Cercone Method teaches you not only the notes and notations of the score, but also the actual structure of the music and composer’s intentions in writing the piece!

This method includes many innovations that makes the studies effective, interesting and fun!

I am indebted to Janice’s tireless attention to the details and encyclopedic knowledge of music and look forward to beginning study of Classical music for many more years of accomplishment and enjoyment.

Remote Student via Skype

F. C. Shaw, MD

Fresh Air

“I had taken lessons for 9 years & stopped playing for 20 years because it was too tedious. I started again with my son and in the Accelerated Workshop. It became apparent to me that my years of training only taught me how to play notes but never gave me the tools to understand how to truly ‘read & play’ music.”

Lakewood, CO

I play as well as my sister now!

“My sister took 14 years of lessons in the ‘Note-by-Note’ System. She is very shocked that I can play some music she plays, and she has taken far much longer than I have to get to the same level.”

Denver, CO

Cercone Music Method

“I have never played any musical instrument with confidence with flair, but always believed that there is a better way to learn one. How to learn to play piano is on the top of my list. I took some online lessons, bought DVD’s, screened YouTube for numerous piano clips and I tried different ways to achieve my goal but to no avail. All of those multiple failed attempts for me, had the same thing in common; they showed tidbits or incomplete learning process. I was miserable and actually believed that learning to play piano is only for the chosen few.

Then, I came across The Cercone Music Method through Udemy online courses. I took and finished the course in two days and I knew that I found the right learning method that suited me. In addition, I am still enrolled with the program and having fun learning as well. So, my humble recommendation for those who want to learn how to play piano is, stop running around and searching for the right course because your search is over. Cercone Music Method is the answer to your quest.”


My greatest fear

I am a 65-year-old man whose greatest fear was learning to play the piano. I have sung professionally for 40 years but have never considered myself a musician, just a singer. A friend from church suggested I contact Donna and explained her method to me and I could tell that this was my way to achieve my 50-year goal. The thing that so impresses me is the passion that Donna Cercone and my current teacher Janice Staynings have not only for music but for learning itself. Her method is proven to provide focus for any kind of learning. Music is her driver but the process she teaches is universal to anything. I so enjoy the concerts that allow me to see kids (and big kids like myself) feel a sense of joy and accomplishment when they perform. It is such a supportive atmosphere and so much fun to be around. Because of Donna and Janice, I listen to music so much differently-I here tone and context and how musicians blend together to create their sound.

I recommend this to anyone who yearns to hear and feel and play music with great understanding and passion.

Michael Donegan
In Person Student
Littleton. Colorado
In Person Student
In Person Student

The Method Works!

“I first starting taking lessons with Cercone Learning in 2001  (for about a year) as an adult learner.  Fast forward 15 years, moving cross-country, after graduating residency, and 4 piano teachers later, I’m back with Cercone learning. Why? Because the Cercone Method works! I’ve tried other methods, teachers and approaches, but Donna’s style of teaching is highly effective. She makes it fun and you actually are playing the piano! Thank you Donna for continuing your amazing program!!”

Edna. M.
Los Angeles, CA



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