Most children and adults learn to play the piano by reading notes. But professional musicians don't read notes; they read chords. For hopelessly busy people who yearn to experience the joy of playing piano, this unconventional but highly effective class will teach you only what is essential to play the popular music that you love. It may seem amazing, but you will learn to construct major, minor, and seventh chords; memorize chords and transpose them from one key to another; and to embellish your music with flair. With this knowledge, you'll find yourself playing the piano with ease. Students will be able to try these techniques both in class and at home with the workbook and CD you'll receive for follow-up study.