Welcome to the Learn to Play Series.
Ten years in development, there is no other music program like it on the market–Barr None! We have made it simple to learn to play the guitar, piano, mandolin and violin/fiddle, & ukulele. New instruments being added this year are drums & other rhythm instruments, recorder, flute, baritone ukulele, dulcimer, harmonica, banjo (3 different kinds of banjos), and ocarina (coming soon: electric bass, cello, harp, band and orchestra instruments, and more). With over 3000 pages of music in the first 3 levels (per instrument), you will have lots of fun music to play–enough to get REALLY good at reading music and that’s the secret to success.
When you’re good at something, it’s fun; and when you’re having fun, you want to keep doing it. It’s that easy. Just start at the beginning and play every day. And if you have other family members or friends who are also using the Learn to Play series, you can all have fun playing together.
All the music for all the different instruments matches within the series, so that guitar, piano, mandolin, violin/fiddle, ukulele, baritone ukulele, recorder, flute, dulcimer, harmonica, banjo, ocarina and drum students students can all play together. All music includes easy-to-play notes and chord symbols, and extra verses are included for singing. And there’s a huge variety of music, including folk songs, country, bluegrass, old time, classical, fiddle tunes, and Celtic (music from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, etc.) along with rock & jazz styles.
So, get ready to have fun. You can start with the entire set in Level 1A (30 books in 9 spiral-bound volumes w/alphabetical index — about 1,200 songs, arranged by genre, i.e. “Folk Songs”, “Children’s Songs” “Fiddlin’ Around” –fiddle tunes, etc.) or you can start with Starter Pak #1 (contains the first 6 books you will need, in 2 spiral-bound volumes — about 250 songs). You can buy one Starter Pak at a time or buy all five in the first level and save.
You can learn to play by using the curriculum (music books) only. Or, you can add our online “live” classes and videos 555 Club Program. Your entire family can learn to play all 16 instruments for only $19.95 per month. Yes, really! Your family membership entitles you to have complete, unlimited access to everything — both the recorded videos (nearly 900 of them so far) as well as “live” classes. (Please see our current “Live” Class Schedule and Description for class details.) You also have access to your teacher for any questions or issues. All the classes and videos are ongoing all year round, so students can start anytime. And, there is no long-term commitment. You can start and stop anytime you want. (Although, many families do choose to pay yearly because you only pay for 10 months and you get 2 months free.) For more information on the “live” classes, please see “Live Class Info”.
If you need an affordable instrument, we have done extensive research to find the best quality instruments and accessories at the most affordable prices, so that entire families can afford to learn to play. We stock these products for the convenience of our customers. Please visit our storefront to see the current selection. You can also request a free catalog from the store, or you can call or email us at the numbers below.
Please feel free to contact us anytime for more information. Phone: (502) 413-5443 (Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST); Email: jbarr AT learntoplay.biz