3. What is not included in the membership?

The PCA membership does not include:

  • Individual piano guidance (answers to complex questions, feedback to recordings);
  • Piano discussions via email with me or my assistants;
  • Downloading our videos (they can only be watched online for as long as you remain a member).

Here is why these things are not included in the PCA membership:

1. Individual piano guidance.

PCA was not designed to replace individual piano guidance. Its purpose is to offer you access to a huge database of exclusive courses and tutorials (that you cannot find anywhere else on the Internet!) :). You can compare the Members Area with an enormous library – the equivalent of many hundreds of unique books and DVDs (which you can access for the price of one book! ;D). Plus, new tutorials are being posted on a weekly basis – so our library is in constant growth!

Once you register, you’ll have instant access to ALL our tutorials (more info in  FAQ No. 2) and also to lots of useful guidelines that will help you to browse our database depending on your level/goal. However, it will be up to you how you use the available information – and how you apply it to your practice.

I cannot be there for you 24/7, guiding you every step of the way – and here is why:

PCA has hundreds of members – while I am only one person. I am currently dedicating my entire work time (6 days a week, 10-12 hours per day) to creating well-organized courses and tutorials beneficial for ALL our members (not to mention all the tasks associated with running a large online Academy). Offering unlimited individual guidance to everyone, on TOP of all the other things included in the membership, would be physically impossible, as you surely understand :). Simply put – I can either offer individual guidance to 10-20 people (which would take my entire time)… or I can create high-quality tutorials that can make a difference for thousands of people, for many years to come! In other words – if I would teach individually, PCA would not exist in the first place!

A less important (yet still relevant) reason is the very affordable price: as a member of PCA, you pay a maximum of $47 per month (the yearly fee is even cheaper). The price of an individual piano lesson with a teacher of my level (Conservatory graduate, Masters degree, 30+ years of experience) ranges between $100 and $200 USD per 45 minutes. The math is quite simple :P.

2. Piano discussions via email, phone or Skype with me or my assistants.

This restriction only applies to piano guidancenot to customer support! You can always ask customer support questions via emailwithout ANY limitations – and you will get a timely reply from my assistants!

WHY is piano guidance via email/Skype/phone not included in the membership? For the same reasons explained above! Imagine that you’re a member of PCA and you’re eagerly waiting for the next Lesson from our Beginner Course (or the next Masterpiece tutorial etc.). Wouldn’t you be disappointed if instead of designing/recording/editing/publishing the promised lesson, I would chat via email/Skype/phone with some of our members, neglecting my work and letting down our entire community? I believe in 100% transparent work accountability – and all our members know that my entire work time is dedicated to them!!!