Piano Guy sets challenge: learn piano in 3 1/2 hours


Scott “The Piano Guy” Houston, who presents a weekly piano show on US TV stations across the country, believes that any adult with some basic musical knowledge and the motivation can learn to play popular tunes on the piano in 3 1/2 hours.

Scott the Piano Guy

Houston is not talking about turning out concert pianists, capable of playing Bach or Rachmaninoff. But he is certain that someone with relatively little piano knowledge can sit down at the ivories after his workshop and work out a popular tune – maybe Norah Jones’ “Don’t Know Why,” John Lennon’s “Imagine” or “The Girl from Ipanema.”

“A big part of this is getting someone to participate, and getting adults to realize that this is not some unscalable mountain. You’ve just got to sit down and get going,” Houston said.

Granted, this is coming from a former motivational speaker. Houston started out about five years ago using his music workshops and speeches as a way to motivate people overall.

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