Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions you may have about the BuzzPiano course. If you have any further questions not listed here, please let Martyn know at [email protected]

Why choose the BuzzPiano course?

This course will help you play the songs you love and have fun in the process. Other online course focus on reading sheet music which can be tough for beginners to learn at least in the early stages of their piano journey. Other courses claim they teach you songs but they are only showing you the chords and not the melody. While this can sound nice if you can sing the tune, it sounds a bit empty if you are just playing solo piano.

The BuzzPiano course will get you playing songs and putting the hands together very quickly, teaching you how to play the melody in the right hand, and chords in the left, creating a full performance every time you sit at the piano.

Can't I just learn all of this for free on YouTube?

While you can learn some songs on YouTube, you won’t find a step-by-step method which walks you through how to play songs AND learn useful techniques that you can apply to any song of your choice.

You also have the option of having a 1-to-1 lesson with Martyn as part of the course so he can give you some pointers and help you progress even faster.

How much does the course cost?

The BuzzPiano course is currently in production. In the meantime, Martyn has plenty of free content available so you can get a feel for how the course might be the right fit for you. Start with his free video course here and you can stay updated when the course becomes available.

What will your playing sound like at the end of the course?

The course will take around 2-3 months to complete depending on your experience and how often you practice. After you’ve finished the course, you will know how to play a number of different songs playing the melody and chords together, creating a full performance which you, your friends and family will enjoy.

You will also learn the basics of improvisation, and discover a number of techniques which you can apply when playing your favourite songs.

I'm interested, but am I too old to start learning the piano?

It’s never too late to learn the piano! Martyn has taught plenty of older students and they have no issues playing the songs they enjoy.

Do I need a piano to do the course?

You’ll need a Steinway grand piano for this course. Only kidding! Any piano is fine, as is any electric keyboard or digital piano. Just make sure whatever you use has at least 61 keys (semi-weighted preferably) You’ll probably want a sustain pedal as well although it isn’t necessary for this course.

I'm interested. What do I do next?

Start with Martyn’s free video series and see what you think. They’ll be options to leave comments as you complete the free course if you need any help or want to leave any feedback.