MTNA Conference 2017 – Baltimore

Each year, the Music Teacher National Association (MTNA) hosts a national conference to showcase music products to teachers all around the country. This is a great event because it helps us raise awareness of Playground Sessions as a supplemental teaching tool for private piano teachers and piano teachers who teach at schools. This year, our team attended the conference in Baltimore, Maryland, and demonstrated Playground Sessions to those in attendance.

Our exhibitor booth, complete with a Yamaha keyboard and Bose speakers, was the perfect setup for people to get a sense of the power of…

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New Songs – John Legend, Taylor Swift, Christina Perri, and Tchaikovsky!

This week we added a fresh batch of songs to our library, just in time for you to learn over the weekend! The songs include:

“All of Me” – John Legend

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“Blank Space” – Taylor Swift

Blank Space










“A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri

A Thousand Years










“Swan Lake” – Tchaikovsky

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These songs are all available in Rookie,…

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11 Ways To Learn Piano Faster With Playground Sessions

Life is a race.

In today’s world, people are constantly looking for ways to to get things done as quickly as they can. Whether it’s travel objectives, or personal, economical, or health goals, the desire to accomplish most things as fast as humanly possible is a code that a lot of us live by.

And learning to play the piano is no exception. When people are looking to learn how to play the piano, they often prioritize the ability to accomplish it in the fastest way. Fortunately, while learning to play an instrument can’t happen overnight,…

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The Best Way To Learn Piano Online

The world of piano lessons has come a long way. What was once only accessible to those who could afford and make time for in-person lessons, is now available via books, DVDs, streaming, and many other mediums. Given the many choices on the market today, people now have plenty of options for picking the kind of lessons that best fit their schedules, and their wallets.

Among the various ways to learn the piano, online piano lessons have quickly become one of the most popular and fastest growing ways for people to learn how to play….

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Playground Sessions 2.0!

We are excited to announce the release of Playground Sessions version 2.0! This version includes many improvements and bug fixes. Here are the details:

New Lesson Player

We completely revamped our Lesson Player to better use screen space and give users better visualization of their progress

  • New Lesson Player Section Navigation
    • Shows all sections in great detail
    • Easily see which lesson & section you are on.
    • Shows complete / incomplete status of each section
    • Shows user’s best accuracy
    • Has two modes: open and close, to allow users to better use Playground with different screen sizes.
  • New Lesson Player Toolbar
    • Newly designed icons / functionality.
    • Easily…

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Playground Sessions Community: Janeen Miller Plays “My Immortal” Intermediate

We love when our users contact us and let us know about all the progress they’ve made using Playground Sessions. But even more, we love when our users SHOW us their progress by sending videos of themselves playing some of their favorite songs, learned through Playground Sessions!

Here’s the latest user to showcase her progress – Janeen Miller. Her song of choice: “My Immortal” (Intermediate) by Evanescence. Keep up the great work, Janeen!

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Playground Sessions and Yamaha Corporation of America Partnership

As we continue this journey to provide a way for people to learn how to play the piano through the use of technology, we continue to meet and form valuable relationships with individuals and companies who believe in our mission and our product.  Our latest partnership has been with Yamaha Corporation of America. Check out this article in Musical Merchandise Review magazine, announcing our partnership:

We look forward to building our relationship with Yamaha as we continue on our path to inspire and…

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Alive Inside: A Documentary Of The Effects Of Music

We’ve recently had the honor of watching the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner, “Alive Inside.” This is a very touching documentary that captures the deeply rooted connection that people have to music, and how music can be (and has been) used to “jump start” people who have suffered from illnesses, like dementia, back to life.

We strongly recommend watching this film. Here’s a look at the film’s trailer:

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MTNA Conference Recap

Last weekend we attended the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) Conference in Las Vegas.  Now, when it comes to conferences, we’ve gone to our fair share of consumer and electronic events, such as the NAMM Show and the SAE IMSTA Festa.  This conference, however, was our first one that focused specifically on music teachers.  Being that this was a new crowd, we were eager to show those in attendance what we had to offer.

The first day at the conference, Chris Vance (CEO)…

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