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I have had the chance to play around inside Jerald’s Simon’s Cool Songs Club and wanted to share a bit about it. If you are familiar with Jerald’s music, you know that his main goal is to motivate and inspire students. You also know he is very generous in what he gives. His Cool Songs Club is no exception as you will soon find out.
What are Cool Songs?
Jerald Simon, founder of Music Motivation®, creates COOL SONGS – complete with backing tracks – to motivate and inspire piano students the FUN way! Parents praise COOL SONGS, piano teachers rave about them, and piano students think they sound really “COOL” and can’t wait to play them!
The thing that sets Jerald apart from most music subscription clubs is the backing tracks and video tutorials. When you subscribe to the Cool Songs Club, students not only can play these cool songs with a fun backing track but Jerald walks them through how to best learn these songs. They can go home and literally have a music mentor or practice coach for the piece! Do you have a music lab? How about having your students get a head start by watching the video and learn along with Jerald during lab time! On top of the original pieces, they truly add another element of coolness and fun!
“It takes persistence to learn to play the piano. It takes effort, practice, dedication, and hard work. But I believe it can and should also be a FUN and enjoyable process.” Jerald Simon
3 Options to Choose From!
Another thing I appreciate, is Jerald offers 3 different options for his cool songs!
- Cool Songs Suite Bundle (Individual License)- One time payment of $49.95
Includes one individual license for books and individual music. In this series you will receive Cool Songs Beginners (17 songs), Early Intermediate (16 songs), Intermediate (50 songs), Cool Songs for Cool Kids books Primer through 3, Cool Songs that ROCK!, Essential Piano Exercises and a secret special bonus. And coming soon is Getting Started on the Piano.
I watched Jerald’s video he has up, Getting Started on the Piano and learned some cool note-reading tips that I was immediately able to use at a recent interview with a transfer student that same week. I am looking forward to when that section will be available.
- Cool Songs Studio License upgrade- One time payment of $190.00
This is what you want if you are a teacher. When you go to purchase the suite bundle above, you will have the opportunity to upgrade to a studio license for a super cool deal. Studio license means you can use it with all your students. It includes everything above PLUS studio licenses for books The Dawn of a New Age, Sweet Melancholy, Ghosts and Goblins and Freaks and Ghouls, Platinum, Triumphant, Hymns of Exaltation, Sea Fever, Jazzed about Jazz, Jazzed about Christmas, Jazzed about 4th of July, Variations on Mary Had a Little Lamb, An Introduction to Scales and Modes, Jingle Those Bells, 100 Left Hand Patterns Every Piano Player Should Know
- Cool Songs Club Subscription (Studio License)- $6.95 monthly
After you purchase one of the licenses above, you will have the opportunity to subscribe monthly to the Cool Songs Club. In the subscription you will receive new monthly cool songs (these pieces are not included in the cool song series) and new monthly cool exercises. Both include video tutorials and/or demonstrations PLUS backing tracks! PLUS Jerald gives you a ton of FREE mp3 albums you can download and listen at your pleasure.
The Cool Congs Club subscription is going to give you continuous new studio licensed cool songs, backing tracks and video tutorials! Totally worth it!
Below is a step-by-step tour of the Cool Songs Club site…