FAQ

What is a subscription?

A subscription allows you to access all the piano lesson videos on the website for a monthly fee.  The fee is automatically renewed each month so you can continue enjoying the videos with no interruption.  You can cancel at any time and you will not be charged any further fees.


What do I get with my subscription?

- step-by-step video lessons using the Faber & Faber “Piano Adventures” books.

- play along videos so you can play your newly learned songs with a duet part.


Is there a free trial?  If so, how does it work?

Yes!  There is a 10-day free trial.  This will allow you time to decide if PianoPassage is right for you.  To start your free trial, click on "Get Started for Free" and choose the monthly subscription.  At checkout, it will show you that your first 10 days are free.  After that, you will be charged at the monthly rate unless you cancel before the 10th day.


Do I have to give a credit card to start the free trial?
Yes. 


Is there a contract?

No!  You are free to cancel at any time. 


When will I be charged each month?

After your 10-day free trial, you will be charged at the monthly rate beginning on the 11th day.  You will then be charged monthly on the same day each month.


I already have the older Faber books.  Is it important that I purchase the 2nd edition Faber & Faber “Piano Adventures” books?

Yes!  You will want to get the 2nd edition Faber books since all the lessons in PianoPassage follow that edition. 


Why do you use the Faber series?

The Faber & Faber “Piano Adventures” books is a thorough piano method.  It provides progressive lessons that allow the student to gain confidence in playing and music reading.  Etc.  Maybe include a link to the Faber website that talks about the advantages of using their method.


Do I need to have a piano?

Yes!  You will need a piano or a keyboard to get started.  If you already have a piano then you are ready to go once you purchase and receive your Faber & Faber book of your level.  If you don’t already have a piano, and since pianos can be expensive, you can start with a keyboard for the first several months to a year.  After that, it’s recommended to upgrade to either a digital or an acoustic piano.


Why do I need to upgrade to a digital or acoustic piano after the first year of lessons?

Piano keyboards are extremely easy to press, while digital pianos and acoustic pianos have weighted keys.  The weight in the keys helps students build strong fingers and proper technique.


Do I need to follow the recommended lesson plan or can I go at my own pace?

Since your subscription allows access to the entire library of videos, you are free to work at your own pace.  You are not limited to a certain number of lessons per week.


Can I skip lessons?

The short answer is yes.  However, it is highly recommended to complete all lessons in order to ensure you don’t acquire gaps in your learning.  A better approach would be to complete all lessons at a faster pace.


I took lessons as a child and want to re-learn piano now as an adult.  Do I need to start with the Adult Book 1 or can I start the Adult Book 2?

It is recommended that adults who are returning to piano after taking lessons during childhood begin with Adult Book 1.  That will ensure that you learn everything that is needed to be successful in book 2.  You may want to work through the lessons at a faster pace.