My name is Beasley Reece. I’m a former NFL player and currently the Sports Anchor for CBS3 TV in Philadelphia. I would like to thank Willie for unlocking the mysteries that have held my Piano advancement in a stagnant place for many years. Willie’s teaching method and the interactive website made the difference for me. I work at night so having the lessons available in between newscasts or anytime I have a few minutes is important as well. The site is safe and secure. I join the monthly payment program in the winter and cancel in the summer when my focus turns to Golf and travel. Never a hassle to sign up or drop out. I recommend Willie’s program to anyone looking to improve technique, theory, or just add a few songs to the resume.
Back in 2009, a friend brought me a promo video for Jazz Piano. I was impressed and decide to call about it. Five years of learning with Willie has expanded my horizons exponentially. Willie is an incredible teacher! His method of breaking down concepts and songs is excellent. What’s nice is the ability of replaying the DVD to learn. I’ve got approximately 80 of his DVD’s. I can honestly say they are all good. Willie has saved me literally thousands of dollars I would have spent in lessons. That is, if I could find a teacher to learn them from. In closing I would say, Willie shows you the path, but we still have to do the work to walk and know it.
Your lessons have not only taken me to the next level, but given me a much clearer path on where to go next.
I’ve been a member of pianowithwillie.com for approximately six years now, and I’m enjoying every minute of it. I’ve learned so much about how to play the piano. Willie’s instruction is so clear, and he makes the most complicated aspects of music theory very easy to understand. But the most important aspect of Mr. Willie Myette is his character. I had an opportunity to speak with Willie over the phone. He was so patient with me, and was genuinely concerned about my piano understanding, and how best to learn to play the piano as well as I can. I highly recommend pianowithwillie.com. You’ll be thoroughly pleased with Mr. Myette, and his organization.
I have been trying to learn how to play jazz standards for quite some time. My goal is to be able to play the piano using some cool sounds and not sound hokey. I have been through a few teachers in my life and although they were very good, and I learned a lot from them, I found that we would reach a point where I had exhausted their knowledge. This is far from the case with Willie. He has so much material on his website, Piano With Willie, that there is always something new to learn. He also presents the material in a way that makes it easy to understand so that practicing isn’t a difficult task. He will teach you concepts so that you can use them on many tunes.
I was extremely excited when I found out Jazz Edge was offering a chance to play with a live band. There were two sessions in the “This Can’t Be Love” lesson. The first part was almost 2 hours of live instruction in how to play the song. This included, not only how to play it straight but also how to comp the song and a short tutorial on the scales and ideas for improvisation. The second session was playing with the live band. I didn’t know what to expect because I had never played with a band before. It was an incredible experience just to sit in with the professionals and see how they interact. It seemed like the drummer, bass player, and Willie could almost read each other’s minds. Anyway, I would take another session like this in a heart-beat. It taught me many things as well as made my rhythm problems obvious to me. Now I know what I need to work on. I highly recommend the experience.
The 30-Day Success Playbook lessons were exactly what I needed to get oriented to the massive resources available on the Piano with Willie website. They provided me a no-risk, engaging way to self-assess my current level of piano knowledge and technique so I could identify if Home School Piano or Piano with Willie would be more suitable.
Willie is able to cover a lot of material very efficiently while providing great examples, stories and context to aid the learning process. I’m looking forward to moving forward with a year’s membership to Piano with Willie.
I appreciate the way you do not speak down to your students, and the way you clearly enjoy teaching. It’s your manner that makes the process as enjoyable as the goal, so thanks. While all your competitors do well in at least one area, your site stands alone for combining breadth and depth in foundational skills and song titles, with a top-notch teaching style. Thank you!
As a self-taught intermediate piano player, I’ve always had a problem with piano teachers. They will teach you something more advanced in a lesson and you’ll eventually ‘get it’ but if you are not using it every day it will fade from your memory and while you remember a bit, you’ll need another lesson or more to reinforce the content. I find this especially true when I learn jazz methods and then spend time on classical for a few weeks.
Piano with Willie has changed this for me. You can pick up a new technique, say quartals, play through the lessons but then return weeks later to refresh the parts you did not quite get or which you have forgotten. It’s like having a library of techniques at your disposal which you can refer to anytime and at your own pace.
With Willie, my playing has improved greatly and I would recommend his programs unconditionally.
I’ve been doing PianoWithWillie lessons for 5 years now, but i’ve been playing the piano for most of my life, so I’ve had many teachers. I can sincerely say that my experience with PWW has been my best musical educational experience. With PianoWithWillie it’s like I’ve got a box and I know that all the pieces are there and whichever piece I need be it improvisation, or accompaniments, or rhythm, I know I can find the piece on the site and it’s recorded there so I can go back and look over it again. I find Willie a fabulous teacher, he answers all my queries before I’ve asked them and he’s good fun, I can’t really speak highly enough about him how enjoyable and rewarding my experience has been with PianoWithWillie and I’ve improved a great deal over the last 5 years.