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If you are a pianist who has ever attempted to play Chopin, you've likely experienced at least one of these 3 frustrations:

1. You Didn't Know What Piece to Start With

Or how to find pieces at your level.

At that point, you either stopped trying, or you picked a piece way above your level and thought you’d never be able to play any  Chopin.

(I’ve been there—you will be able to!)

2. You Haven't Learned Required Techniques Yet

Most of Chopin’s works require virtuosic techniques.

Maybe you’re not sure what these techniques are or how to learn and practice them.

3. You Can Play the Easier Pieces at Least

Note perfect or close to it!

But you feel unable to really connect with the music. Your sound feels immature, maybe too robotic, but you don’t know how to fix these issues and connect deeply with the music and your listeners.

Here's the Thing

All of these are valid, common struggles when it comes to playing Chopin. 

But of course, some ways of getting over these issues are better than others.

This Course Tackles All 3 of These Issues by Design

Instead of going note by note without looking at the actual techniques involved, I teach concepts.

For each of these pieces, I focus on 1–3 specific techniques required for you to play them beautifully.

I give you advice on how these techniques work as well as ways to practice them that promote hand, wrist, and forearm health.

Plus, learning and practicing technique within the scope of actual pieces of music means it won’t feel like you’re just drilling technical exercises for no reason.

You’ll be creating music. You’ll connect deeply with it and with anyone listening.

The Other Part that Sets This Course Apart

Is the equal focus on technique with analysis and interpretation.

One of the best features that makes Chopin’s music so full of depth and the potential for connection is in its intrinsic ambiguity.

Like poetry, the phrases in every piece by Chopin can communicate something different, depending upon which notes te performer chooses to linger on, how they handle repetition, how they interpret the piece.

The beauty is that even in these "easy" pieces, there’s so much to dig into. Chopin does so many interesting things harmonically, melodically, with form, and with rhythm and meter.

Learning about these help you connect deeply with the music and can even strengthen your musical memory.

And if you didn’t know, it’s one of my favorite things about Chopin’s music. His work is the reason I pursued a Master’s in Music Theory!

How it Works

Each of these five pieces acts like a unit in this course.  The five pieces are:

  • Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28 No. 4
  • Waltz in A Minor, Op. Postumous (B. 150)
  • Largo in E♭ Major, Op. Posthumous (B. 109)
  • Mazurka in G Minor, Op. 67 No. 2
  • Mazurka in F Major, Op. 68 No. 3

They’re each divided into two chapters: technique and analysis and interpretation.

The first part, Technique, covers the skills you need to physically play the pieces confidently and consistently. Every technique has its own video, so you can focus on each one at a time.

The second part, Analysis and Interpretation, is where we get to dig into the more expressive side of things. You’ll learn about chord voicings, hidden

Piano Technique

The technique portion for each piece covers pain points most pianists deal with when trying to learn these virtuosic pieces. These include:

  • Counting polyrhythms and making them feel natural
  • Playing scales and arpeggios faster, more fluidly, and with less pain and tension
  • Making large chords comfortable, so you have full dynamic and articulatory control over them (i.e., learn how to play series of large chords smooth and connected as loudly or as softly as you need or want to)
  • Mastering the stride or waltz left hand, where the left hand jumps between low bass notes and chords that are in the middle of the piano
  • How to pick comfortable fingerings for melodies that twist, turn, and leap all over the piano

And so much more!

Analysis and Interpretation

The analysis and interpretation sections for each piece are where you get to dig deeper once you’ve learned the notes.

Playing the piano is so much more than just playing the right notes at the right time. You know this; it’s why you’re here!

These sections include discussions of:

  • Voicing in chords: what happens when one note of a chord is more prominent than others? Should the melody always be the most important? Are there other notes that should be brought out more? What do you do when there’s multiple melodies happening at once?
  • Phrasing: What even is a phrase? Are there different kinds of phrases? Should you play them differently? How do you know where one phrase begins and another ends? Can you have multiple phrases happening at the same time? How does that affect your playing?
  • Form: What is form? How does it affect your playing? Does it play a role in musical memory? Does Chopin do anything weird or interesting with form?
  • How do you create your own interpretation when you play? What elements go into it? Why does learning analysis help you be more authentic to yourself?

And so much more!

These pieces are rich with analytical topics, so the videos created for them will be full of discussion, and there’s sure to be a lot of great discussion around them in the community for the course.

What's Included

In addition to the 30 lessons, you’ll also get sheet music with suggested fingerings for each of the pieces. Everything you need to play these pieces you’ll have right here.

You also get access to a Chopin-specific community of other people taking the course. It’s so helpful to chat about tricky passages as well as parts that you love the most.

Check out the lesson names here:

Course Content

Introduction
E Minor Prelude, Op. 28 No.4: Piano Technique
E Minor Prelude, Op. 28 No. 4: Analysis and Interpretation
Waltz in A Minor, Op. Post. (B. 150): Piano Technique
Waltz in A Minor, Op. Post. (B. 150): Analysis and Interpretation
Largo in E-flat Major, Op. Post. (B. 109): Piano Technique
Largo in E-flat Major, Op. Post. (B. 109): Analysis and Interpretation
Mazurka in G Minor, Op. 67 No. 2: Piano Technique
Mazurka in G Minor, Op. 67 No. 2: Analysis and Interpretation
Mazurka in F Major, Op. 68 No. 3: Piano Technique
Mazurka in F Major, Op. 68 No. 3: Analysis and Interpretation
Conclusion

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

30 days should be enough time to know if this course fits your needs.

If you decide within the first 30 days of working through the course that it and the community are not what you need, just let me know, and I’ll give you a full refund.

And since this is a pre-sale, you get 30 days from the official launch date of the course, so 30 days after November 15.

 

Pricing

As part of the pre-launch sale, you can get the Beginner’s Guide to Chopin for just $35.

But let’s say you waited and decided to sign up at full price: $87. Would it be worth it?

Let’s compare to traditional lessons. Each of these 5 pieces would take you between 1 week and probably 4 weeks to learn. Most teachers who teach at a comparable level charge around $60 per lesson. So if a piece takes you 4 weeks of traditional lessons to learn, that costs $240.

That’s already more than twice the normal cost of this course. For one piece of music!

And you get 5 here. And the sheet music, which you’d normally have to buy on your own.

Honestly, I probably should charge more (I need to pay rent), but part of the entire point of Girl in Blue Music is to make music education more accessible, so here you go!

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is for any pianist or music lover interested in playing and learning more about Chopin's music.

 

You will need to know how to read sheet music for this, so if you need to learn that, check out the free How to Read Sheet Music course

That's why you have direct access to me and a community of people who are working through the same problems as you!

 

All of us are ready to answer any questions that come up for you.

This is, of course, dependent on your current level and how quickly you learn. These pieces can take anywhere from a week to a month to learn depending on how much time you dedicate per day.

 

The course is broken up into bite-sized pieces, so you can do a little here and there in your spare time.

 

All that is to say, is that do expect to spend more than a few hours on these pieces but not all at once. That's why daily practice is helpful: the more often your practice, oftentimes you'll spend less time overall practicing. And you'll feel much more refreshed.

You'll automatically create an account when you sign up, so you can access the Beginner's Guide to Chopin in your personal dashboard.

Yep, just like I mentioned above, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee for this course.

 

If you feel that the Beginner's Guide to Chopin and its community don't teach you what you need to know, then just let me know.

 

And if you sign up before the official course launch on November 15, then you'll have 30 days from that course start date.

Hi, I'm Amy!

I’m your guide for this course.

And I want you to know that I’m a real person, a real teacher, not some big marketing company.

I have two degrees in music (Bachelor’s in Piano Performance and Master’s in Music Theory and Cognition), and I love sharing what I’ve learned with anyone who wants to learn more about anything I know about!

I especially love being able to deepen people’s connections with each other through music. Because that’s what music does, right? It connects us together.

And that human connection is the most important part for me.