Before you learn the piano, LEARN ESSENTIAL PIANO EXERCISES…

I want to thank everyone who has joined the Essential Piano Exercises Course (!

Thank you all so much.


If you have not yet purchased my Essential Piano Exercises Course, please watch this video to learn more about the course I have just launched:



For everyone who has signed up for the course, I hope everyone has had a chance to log in to their account. If not, please email me at and I will resend you a log in link where you can create your account and setup/change your password.

Here is what I can tell you as you get going with the course:

1. New videos are being added every Monday and Friday – at least 1 – 2 new videos will be added on each day. We are trying not to add too much content too soon because we want everyone to follow the course in order as each subsequent lesson builds on the previous lessons (which is why we are starting with the Essential Piano Exercises first before we move onto the other lessons – we will be coming out with video lessons for the 100 Left Hand Patterns simultaneously as well).

2. This is what the home page of the course looks like when you go to the site:



3. When you are on this page you can click on either the picture of me at the piano or the “Your Product” box on the right and it will open up this page:


4. Once you have opened up this page, you will be able to start or resume the course. Start with the course introduction. When you click on the Course Introduction tab, you will be taken to this page:


In this one tab there are three lessons to be completed:

1. Welcome to the Essential Piano Exercises Course, 2. Get to know me, Jerald Simon, a little better…, and 3 Outline and Objectives – What is in the Course.

Here is what it looks like on the “Welcome to the Essential Piano Exercises Course” page:


If you notice in the image above, you can download the books, “100 Left Hand Patterns Every Piano Player Should Know,” and also the book “Essential Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know” pdf book. Watch the video in this lesson (there is a fun piano lesson within the welcome video). After watching this video lesson, you can move on to the “Get to Know Me, Jerald Simon, a little better…” lesson. Watch the video and get to know me and continue on through each lesson.

From the home page, you can click on different tabs. Currently we are only adding videos into the first four tabs: 1. Course Introduction, 2. Piano FUNdamentals – Getting Started, 3. Essential Piano Exercises by Jerald Simon, and 4. 100 Left Hand Patterns Every Piano Player Should Know.


If you click on the Essential Piano Exercises by Jerald Simon tab (third one from the top on the home page), you will be taken to this page:


Each on the tabs on the left side of the page are different lessons. We have only added the first two to this page – Download the PDF book “Essential Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know” by Jerald Simon and “All Major and Minor Key Signatures.”

If you click on the All Major and Minor Key Signatures tab you will be taken to this page:


Here is the sample video lesson you can watch from this first lesson:


This is the first lesson in the Essential Piano Exercises tab. You can click on the blue play button box to watch the 39 minute long video lesson about All Major Key Signatures.


On Monday, June 29th, we will add a new video lesson in the Cool Piano Exercises and Pentascales sections (#2 and #3).

On Tuesday we will have our first Facebook live lesson where I will go live at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain Standard Time) and will take a familiar song and talk about ways to arrange it or embellish it (I will most likely use a lead sheet or fake book for this demonstration). Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. I will do a 15 – 30 minute long Facebook live piano lesson inside the Essential Piano Exercises Facebook group: –


You must have purchased the essential piano exercises course to join the Facebook group and access the weekly live training videos. If you cannot watch the live video lessons on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain Standard Time), don’t worry – the video lessons will be recorded and posted in Facebook.

The Facebook group is an additional resource for the group. We will see about creating a tab within the online course with the links to the Facebook group weekly live trainings. It is best to join the Facebook group so you can ask questions, interact with other course members, share videos of yourself playing something and ask for feedback from the group members, and be social and get to know everyone in the group!

Please feel free to look through the rest of the course. We will continue you adding the weekly videos week by week (we don’t want to add to many and overwhelm everyone with too much too soon). After we add all of the video lessons for the Essential Piano Exercises section, and the 100 Left Hand Patterns Section, we will then add the other books/video lessons later this summer, fall, winter, and next spring according to the outlined schedule within the course.

If you have any recommendations of songs you would like me to demonstrate in the Facebook group (that you would like to learn), please let me know and I will add them to the weekly Facebook live piano lessons I share with the group on Tuesday.

If you know any friends or family members who would like to join the Essential Piano Exercises Course, please have them visit this link to learn more:


Let me know if you have any questions. The best way to reach me is by posting in the Essential Piano Exercises Facebook group.




Also, If you have not yet received your FREE PDF copy of 20 Ways to Motivate Teen Piano Students to Want to Play the Piano yet, please click on the image below and you will be able to download the PDF directly to your device (this takes you directly to the PDF so you can download and print it off – this includes over 30 of my COOL SONGS from my COOL SONGS Series):




Let me know if you have any questions about anything.

Thanks again!

Jerald Simon
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Start using COOL SONGS in your piano lessons today!

Step #1 – Download my FREE Cool Songs Starter Package (12 FREE COOL SONGS with accompaniment minus tracks – 4 beginning level, 4 early intermediate level, and 4 intermediate – advanced level COOL SONGS) 

Step #2 – Purchase the entire COOL SONGS Series Course single use license (Over 4 years worth of piano lessons – 163 COOL SONGS Complete with video lessons and accompaniment MP3 minus tracks) – piano teachers can upgrade to the studio license at checkout)

Step #3 – Once you have purchased the COOL SONGS Series for $49.95 and/or upgraded to a studio license if you are a piano teacher, you will be able to join the COOL SONGS Club (a monthly subscription club for $6.95 per month) to receive new COOL SONGS and COOL EXERCISES every month (everything is a studio license so teachers can reprint the music out for students).

Step #4 – Connect With The COOL SONGS Community: 
COOL SONGS Club Official Facebook Group

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“My purpose and mission in life is to motivate myself and others through my music and writing, to help others find their purpose and mission in life, and to teach values that encourage everyone everywhere to do and be their best.” – Jerald Simon

Jerald Simon is the founder and president of Music Motivation®. As an entrepreneur, he loves business, composing music, and writing poetry and motivational self help books. He is a music educator, professional speaker, and life coach.  Visit to learn more about Jerald.

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