Piano Marvel works on any Mac or Windows computer, iPad, iPhone, or Chromebook. In addition, to get the most out of Piano Marvel, you will need to connect to an electronic keyboard with a USB (MIDI) input.
Yes. Once you link to me as your teacher (easy to do), you get 30-day trial for almost everything Piano Marvel offers. Even after that, Level 1 of Method and Technique is always free. It's a great way to try it out.
This revolutionary feature in Piano Marvel makes learning new songs easier than ever. Practice Mode waits for you to play the correct note, allowing you to work through the notes at your own pace. When you become familiar with the notes, use Play Mode to play in rhythm. Piano Marvel monitors your playing and displays red and green markings indicating what you played correctly and incorrectly. It will also give you a score so you always know how you're doing. This allows for faster learning as you're able to practice mistake free. It’s like having a guide to help you practice at all times.
Piano Marvel features hundreds of high-quality, but short video lessons to guide you as you learn. Access them anytime. Look for the video lessons just below the title of the song in the music view.
When you can sight-read well (playing something you've never seen before), you know you're using all the musical skills you've learned. The SASR (Standard Assessment of Sight Reading) is a piano sight reading test that also teaches you to sight read better. Each time you take the SASR test you will get a sight reading score and a chart showing your sight reading progress. I usually incorporate the SASR within a few weeks of starting lessons.
If you are using a MIDI-enabled piano (USB), you will be using Piano Marvel in assessment mode by default. This gives you all of the best features. If you are using Piano Marvel with an acoustic piano, you will want to use Piano Marvel in Book Mode. Here are the key differences between the two modes: