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Valerie Lyons Current Schedule

Workshops Offered:
  • Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People
  • How to Play Piano by Ear
General Area: Boston Area
Instructor: Valerie Lyons
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Instant Piano
(For Hopelessly Busy People)

If you yearn to experience the joy of playing piano, but you don’t want years of weekly lessons, this short course is for you. In just a few hours you can learn enough secrets of the trade to make piano playing a part of your life.

How is it done? Typical piano lessons teach you note reading, but piano professionals use chords. You will learn all the chords needed to play any pop song in this one session: any song. any style, any key. And you’ll get a healthy dose of insider secrets.

If you already know your way around a keyboard a little, you know enough to enroll in this workshop.

Here’s Valerie’s upcoming schedule for Instant Piano (For Hopelessly Busy People). Call the number listed for exact times, costs, and registration information.

Date Location  
Apr 02 Salem, NH Details
Apr 06 Wakefield, MA Details
Apr 08 Dover, NH Details
Apr 14 Newton, MA Details
Apr 15 York, ME Details
Apr 21 Concord, MA Details
Apr 30 Springvale, ME Details
May 12 Weston, MA Details
May 21 Concord, MA Details
Jul 14 Weston, MA Details


How to Play Piano by Ear

What All Pro Musicians Know but Won't Tell You

Despite what you may have heard to the contrary, anyone can learn to play by ear. This workshop shows you the inside secrets professional piano players use (but never reveal).

You’ll learn how to pick tunes right out of your head. You’ll learn how to get songs off the radio (think of the money you’ll save in sheet music). You’ll even learn how to transpose. This workshop goes beyond mere “ear training.” You’ll get information found nowhere else, and you’ll be picking out tunes by ear — with both hands — from day one.

Open to all musicians (not just piano players) who have a basic understanding of chord theory. Beginners should take Instant Piano as a prerequisite.

Here’s Valerie’s upcoming schedule for Piano by Ear. Call the number listed for exact times, costs, and registration information.

Date Location  
Mar 31 Danvers, MA Details
Apr 01 Derry, NH Details
Apr 07 Tewksbury, MA Details
Apr 23 Salem, NH Details
Apr 28 Newton, MA Details
Apr 29 York, ME Details
May 04 Wakefield, MA Details
May 06 Groton, MA Details
May 14 Springvale, ME Details
May 19 Dover, NH Details
Jun 02 Weston, MA Details
Aug 04 Weston, MA Details


About the Instructor

Valerie has advanced degrees from MIT and Vassar and has been playing piano for over 30 years. She comes with a diverse professional background in the performing arts, including voice, drama, and dance. She's trained and certified to teach the Instant Piano workshop by the New School of American Music.


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