In preparing to launch my teaching programs on Udemy, On August 13 I completed the Udemy Instructors Course, “How to Create Your Udemy Course”. I was surprised to find that some of the instructors I had chosen to take courses from were featured in the course. I felt more comfortable about the decisions I had made in turning to Udemy for learning as well as teaching.
Today I enrolled in a free “Introduction to Piano” course by PGN Piano suggested to me by Udemy. Turns out that PGN Piano publishes one of the most popular piano training channels on YouTube. The keyboard I have only has 36 keys and a standard piano keyboard has 88. I learned that most popular music can be played within the 36 keys but classical music tends to use most of the 88 keys. I finished the course over my lunch hour and gave it a 5-star rating. Clearly the instructor’s mission was to introduce Udemy students to his teaching style while engaging them enough to check out his YouTube channel and website. Mission accomplished as far as I’m concerned. I particularly liked what he did in his outro video. He talked over a slide that included a coupon code to get his fee-based course on Udemy at a large discount. Ultimately the instructor’s goal is to get students to become a PCN Piano Fan Club member at the rate of $39.99 per year.
Introduction to Piano – Udemy Course by PGN Piano