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The company’s innovative new approach teaches piano without sheet music, opening music education to new audiences.
Santa Monica, California, United States
Music Lyceum – the world’s first and only piano tablature learning system – launches today as the first company to offer a patented alternative to traditional piano sheet music.
The company intends to disrupt the online piano instruction, digital and sheet music industries by introducing a new teaching method and notational system poised for worldwide adoption. Through Music Lyceum’s piano tablature – a system of notation that clearly shows the player where to place their fingers upon the instrument – students are able to learn their song of choice using a color-coded system that clearly indicates which note to play, exactly where to play it, and with which hand and finger to play each note.
“Traditional piano sheet music can be seen as an overwhelming language that is very difficult to understand and acts as a barrier to the learning process,” says Sean Campbell, founder of Music Lyceum. “Music Lyceum is the place aspiring piano players will come to turn their dreams into a reality. People are comfortable with colors, letters and numbers, and by incorporating these elements into their notation, Music Lyceum makes students feel comfortable and far less discouraged while learning to play the piano.”
Music Lyceum allows students to rapidly ascend the learning curve and play intricate music at a pace that was previously reserved for lifelong students and virtuosos. Through this patented piano tab, people who have never before touched a piano are able to play beautiful music within thirty minutes.