What’s in the course?
There are 3 levels. Each level contains 4 modules. It usually takes several hundred hours of practice with the correct focus, to complete each module of this very practical approach to learning musicianship, although we do all learn at different rates, of course. It requires a serious yet playful approach. As well as reading this page, you should take a careful look at the whole website, including the FAQ and maybe also watch the free videos to help you get a clear sense of what this training is all about. The PDF documents and MP4 videos are downloadable and you will have access to all updates and additional materials as they appear.
There are illustrated PDF materials at every level, to instruct your practice, and video demonstrations to show you some examples of how to practise properly. The practice is based on improvising patterns, so the amount of practice you do must be far greater than the amount of material might suggest. Unlike conventional passive music courses, where you simply play what is set out for you, on this course you must explore musical permutations for yourself. Each PDF document contains comprehensive, detailed explanation of what you need to work on in your improvising along with notated materials for sight-reading practice. The accompanying videos are not the show-and-play kind commonly seen today, instead they provide examples of the kind of practice you need to be doing at that level so that you can play with independence and creativity.
You also gain access to Module ∞, which is an essential part of course for all levels, hence its name. It contains materials to help you grasp fluency and find the correct zone for effective practice, including the Concise Model, videos explaining how to approach your study and practice and a PDF listing common blockages and how to overcome them. The Concise Model is a detailed 18-page illustrated PDF explaining the complete model of how music works. Videos offering additional coaching advice and answering student questions are also posted there regularly. Here is a concise scheme of work.
You must find the patience and humility to complete the whole course from the beginning and spend enough time practising the materials in each module before moving on. Even experienced musicians must start at the beginning in order to fully grasp this radical and exciting new approach, designed to generate the most genuinely useful and powerful, fluent keyboard skills. Before taking the plunge, make sure you have explored the content on this website carefully and thoroughly. As a final check, it is recommended that you take a look at this document to see if you are ready to embark on this exciting journey.
The full course costs £195 which gives you access to everything for 3 years. To repeat your subscription for an additional year costs £70 – this option is found in the last module (3.4).
If you prefer, you can buy just a single level for £70. This provides access to the user area and materials only up to that level (including Level Infinity) for 1 year. You also have the option to upgrade to the whole course for £130 (3 years).
You can also buy a single module for £20. This allows you to download the materials of that module and gives you access to the user area for 3 months. You can upgrade to the next module at any time during that 3-month period. You have the option to upgrade to the whole course for £180 (3 years).
1-2-1 coaching or examination sessions with Phil via Skype or Zoom etc. can be arranged although availability is limited. If you would like to arrange a session with Phil, please get in touch.
Module 1.1 for 3 months
Level 1 (4 modules) for 1 year
Whole course (3 levels) 3 years