Playground Sessions is a music-learning technology company headquartered in NY City, that focuses on teaching people how to play the piano. The company develops an at-home piano learning application that combines interactive expert videos with learning science and artificial intelligence. The company was founded in by brand marketer and entrepreneur Chris Vance. In , music and film producer Quincy Jones joined the company. Pianists Harry Connick Jr. The company officially launched in February By the end of , the company reported they had delivered 20 million practice sessions and were averaging more than 1 million per month. In January , the company announced they'd partnered with pianist Harry Connick Jr. The company's video lessons were developed to emulate the educational style of Rosetta Stone language lessons but with interactive technology and the gamification techniques seen in video games such as Guitar Hero. The software has different levels of difficulty.
Therefore, it uses popular songs to demonstrate principles in a way that is easy to understand and enjoyable. The lessons are game-like, relying on a connection between your computer or iPad and a keyboard to provide you with instant feedback, scores, and progress visualization. Playground Sessions is subscription-based , and you need to have an active membership in order to access the lessons and songs. You can choose from a monthly, annual, or lifetime membership, with the latter being the best value. Though Playground Sessions recommends a key keyboard , if you really want to learn how to play the piano, an key is the way to go.
Learn from Harry Connick, Jr. Playground makes learning fun and easy with real-time feedback, progress tracking, and fun games. Play a note right it turns green, play it wrong it turns red. Get scores, badges, easy to read progress charts, and level up. Playground makes learning fun and easy with interactive lessons, progress tracking, and fun games. Playground makes learning the piano fun and easy.
In-app piano lessons featuring Connick as your new teacher are now available on the Playground Sessions platform. Harry, who first played the piano at age three, has coupled his world-class musicianship with Playground Sessions expertise in leveraging technology to make learning fun and easy. Playground Sessions makes it possible for anyone, even those who have never played before— yes, even you , to learn to play. All you need is the app and a keyboard! So many of you have thought about learning to play. With Playground Sessions, you can expect success and have fun learning.