At BuzzPiano, you’ll learn how to play songs on the piano right from the start. This way you’ll have fun, make quick progress and gain more confidence in your piano playing.
Many traditional methods focus a lot on reading sheet music, scales and music theory. While these are important for playing classical pieces and more advanced arrangements, you don’t have to focus on these elements to begin with when you are playing chords and songs.
Furthermore, if you decide to learn sheet music, music theory and focus on technical exercises in the future, this course certainly won’t hinder your ability to play all of this on the piano if you decide to go down this path.
On the contrary, you’ll probably be more likely to succeed because you’ll have a greater sense of accomplishment following this step-by-step method first.
Martyn started playing the piano from the age of 7. He was self taught to start with, spending his time learning chords and playing songs. Martyn’s first performance was at a school assembly at the age of 9, performing Hello by Lionel Richie!
He took classical piano lessons when he was a teenager, and learnt to read sheet music and play classical pieces. However, playing songs and chords has always been his passion.
After finishing school, he studied music at the University of Bristol, before moving to Russia to teach English and study jazz piano there. After this, he received a scholarship to study for a Masters in Jazz Piano Performance at Western Michigan University in the USA.
Now back in the UK, Martyn teaches at various schools in the London area and performs as a solo pianist and with various bands at weddings and functions. He has taught students at all levels, as young as 7 and as old young as 82. In recent years, one of his pupils, Reuben Gray, got through to the semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent.
As a performer, Martyn has played with The Velvelettes and former members of Manfred Mann and Jamiroquai.