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Simply Piano Review-How to learn to play piano

Ever since I was a child, I wanted to learn how to play piano. It used to be the only way to learn to play was to pay for expensive classes or hire a teacher and that just wasn’t in my parents price range. As I’ve got older it’s something I thought more and more about until last year, I finally had an epiphany. I would teach myself to play the piano. That’s when I stumbled upon an amazing app called Simply Piano, which enabled me to learn to play without the price costs usually associated with piano playing.

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Simply Piano App Review

I had read plenty of reviews, just like this one, before embarking on my Simply Piano journey. Initially I started off with a monthly free trial, which gives a good amount of time to figure out if the app is right for you.

How much does it cost?

After the free trial you can pay in 3 month periods. For 3 months its £38.99, 6 months £59.99 and one year £83.99. Family plans are also included which enables the user to share the app with friends or family to learn too! You can cancel your Simply Piano subscription really easily by logging into your settings on your iPad/iPhone and then clicking on your apple ID and going to your list of subscriptions.

How does it work?

The piano learning process is compiled of courses starting from beginners to intermediate. Once you’ve completed a course, new songs are available that you can practice with at your leisure or you start a new course. They score you on accuracy and timings with a 3 star system. How it works is, it displays the notes you need to play and listens to the keys that you are playing to ensure they are correct. It’s really accurate and gives you practice rounds and breaks songs into sections to make them easier to digest. The courses are really patient and helpful.

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What piano is compatible with?

Because it listens to the sound of the keys it is compatible with most keyboards/pianos. Initially I bought a cheap keyboard to try it out. I didn’t want to invest in anything too expensive if it turned out I wasn’t the next Mozart, I then upgraded to something a little more fancy when I realised I really loved playing the piano. The app was compatible with both.

What songs can you play?

Simply Piano is also great because it has a good mix of modern and classic music you can learn from Billie Eilish to Billy Joel. It also has a variety of genres from classical, pop, rock, indie and alternative. Simply Piano constantly update the app and add new songs. Plus you can submit ideas for songs you liked to see on there

Final thoughts

In therapy, we discussed doing more things for my inner child. I had always wanted to play the piano and finding Simply Piano helped that all become a possibility. I was BAD to begin with but with the way the courses are laid out, I got, dare I say good within a matter of weeks. Now, a year on I’m playing songs I never dreamed I would play. It’s been such a good outlet for me. If you are thinking of learning to play piano, I couldn’t recommend Simply Piano more. I still use it to this day to advance my piano playing skills

It is a little costly for an app but when you compare to the cost of an actual teacher it really is good value for money. Plus I’m not a great learner with someone watching over me. I like the freedom the app gives you when learning. This app is ideal for anyone who likes to learn in solitude.

It’s never too late to try something new or be the person to encourage you to do something you are passionate about.

Simply Piano is available on the app store.

Have you tried the Simply Piano?

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