"Your system failed me because I kept floating around looking for a solution. Printed lots of paper but really didn't know what to do with it all. I think in many ways you are a very talented teacher. But I'm sure many people give up because they just don't know what to do."
I really hate to see an email like this in my inbox.
However, I see this as an opportunity to help this student and the thousands more who feel the exact same way.
In order to succeed at the piano, you need a teacher...a coach. You need to be accountable. You need someone you can ask questions when you get stuck. And, sometimes, you just need someone to give you the motivation needed to keep going.
My Coaching With Willie program does exactly this. It keeps you motivated and on track!
For years I've been working with my students both individually and as a group. Up until now, this has only been available to my PianoWithWillie students, but now I'm opening up my coaching program to any of my students.
Based upon what my student wrote above, you'd think the system is broken, right?
You should know that this student went on to write "I did manage to play a few tunes OK - most notably Fly Me to the Moon." So, all was not lost. They did learn some songs.
But, they didn't get the full effect of my program which makes me sad.
Watch this video for my full explanation...
Full access to all upcoming group coaching sessions held twice a month. Full schedule is always available weeks in advance so you can easily plan which sessions to attend.
Every session is recorded in high definition and is available for you to review at your convenience. You'll never miss a beat, and best of all you can watch these lessons on any device!
As a coaching member, you get access to a special area of the student forum where you can share videos, tips and interact with other coaching students. This is a great way to stay accountable and motivated.
Every 90 days you can schedule a 1-on-1 session with Willie to get your own personalized practice plan. This powerful resource gives you solid direction.
Members can ask questions via the bi-weekly live coaching sessions. If you can't attend you can submit questions, but live attendees questions get priority.
Members also get access to bonus resources like sheet music, flashcards, backing tracks and lessons that are not found on our other sites or microsites.
...to ask the questions or get the advice from Willie on my playing! Even I don't have any questions on that day, I still can learn a lot from others!
Lulu Yang // Taiwan
...plus suggestions that aim to take us to the next level (wherever we may be) and constructive and positive encouragement. I always learn something from the questions raised by other students, and Willie's responses often lead me to materials and lessons on the website that complement and deepen my own practice. This supportive group environment is dissolving my performance anxiety as well!
Christine // Seattle, WA
...but nobody knows music and how to teach music like Willie. He is able to accommodate to many different skill levels effortlessly and with great thought. Highly recommended, you won't be sorry.
Bob Trevino // California
Hello, my name is Michèle.
I live in Geneva and study the piano with Willie since May 2017.
In addition to the huge variety of high-quality lessons available on the site, Willie leads online Group Coaching Sessions.
This is to tell you why I try not to miss any of them!
First, every week, Willie gives me the direction and support I need to move forward. Thus motivated, I reach small targets from one week to another. No better way to progress!
Besides, I also learn a lot from the other students’ coaching, either from their playing, their questions or Willie’s comments and teaching.
The Coaching sessions become then the special place where we can enjoy being part of an international community of students, very supportive and friendly. They help me every day, in particular through the Forum we share.
Finally, to have the opportunity to receive a live coaching from Willie is the main point! This is just awesome!
There are (2) important parts to Coaching With Willie:
Bi-weekly Group Sessions:
Group sessions happen twice a month. I try to move the days and times around to give all students opportunities to join live.
The group coaching schedule is available weeks in advance so you can plan accordingly.
These group sessions are for students of all levels. I work with each student individually. Some students share videos, while others write questions over chat. Some students just watch the session and learn from other students' questions.
Your level of involvement is completely up to you!
After all student questions are answered, if time permits, I will answer questions that were submitted from students who couldn't make it on the live session. Live attendee questions will always be answered first.
You can schedule a 1-on-1, private sessions with me every 90 days. This gives you the ability to ask me any questions about your progress. These sessions last about 15 minutes and they are recorded.
If you can't schedule a time due to timezone differences, you can opt to submit a video. I will then send you my response video.
Why do I need to be a member of one of your sites to join coaching?
It is best if you are a member of one of my sites because then I know what material you are working with.
Since I've created the lessons and sheet music on my sites, I know the material well.
I'm not going to make this a firm requirement (yet), but I think you'll get more out of coaching if you are also a member of one of my sites.
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