Quincy Jones is one of the most talented music visionaries of our time and any chance for him to impart his knowledge on the masses is a grand opportunity that should definitely not be taken for granted. Jones states that he has co-created a musical synonym for Rosetta Stone, an application that teaches the user how to play the piano in a way that is easy to grasp.
The application, called Playground Sessions, is said to be able to teach children and adults how to be more competent musicians and provide them with a simplified version of the mechanics of piano playing. “The concept is brand-new. I have been praying for this for a long time. It has a learning concept similar to Rosetta Stone. I’m blown away by this. Our kids in this country know less than any other country (in regards to music education). We need something like Playground Sessions to push us forward.” Chris Vance, co-creator and founder of Playground Sessions, is very excited about his new venture with Jones.
The app does not feature lessons being taught by Jones; however, reputable and professional pianist David Sides is the instructor. Sides is known for making videos covering popular songs on Youtube and became an internet sensation. Here’s what Jones said about Sides: “I wish I had someone like him teaching me how to play the piano”. The app features tutorial videos hosted by Sides, as well as real time feedback for users with questions. Jones and Sides have yet to announce the slated date of release for the application.
I think this is an excellent idea and I can’t wait to try it out once it hits the market.