popMATICS is for people who love music and want to play the piano creatively—whether you’re a rookie, an intermediate, a piano instructor seeking a fresh approach, or a professional musician who desires to improvise and play by ear. Channels is open to anyone who values learning, sharing, growing, and maintaining a supportive environment for others to do the same.
Unlike many educational programs, channels does not limit experiences or restrict access to information based on age, level, or professional status. We shatter the artificial borders that do not serve us in education. In channels, everyone plays in the sandbox. We all learn together.
There are two popular approaches in today’s culture, each with its benefits and significant drawbacks. Private lessons are valuable, personalized, expensive, and hard to schedule. Modern online video-based courses can easily flex with your schedule but are lonely and offer no customization.
We provide the benefits of BOTH—a premium experience at an affordable rate, a convenient schedule with direct access to your instructors, and a community of supportive musicians to keep you motivated and inspired!
No. Even if you’re an advanced pianist with a high level of creative freedom already at your fingertips, the popMATICS curriculum offers a unique and innovative approach that will get you listening, creating, hearing, and thinking about music in new ways.
That’s right! We’re more than a private lesson that happens once a week. You can join every class we offer, but no one tracks your attendance. Say goodbye to negotiating schedules, worrying about missed lessons, conflicts with other activities, driving back and forth to classes, etc. Join us when you can and as often as you like. We’ll be thrilled to see you!
For a limited time, founding members can join channels for the discounted rate of $144 per month. This rate is guaranteed for the life of your subscription. We also offer a family plan for $216 per month.
Your channels subscription includes access to our Discord server, where you can ask questions, request songs, share progress, and see what your fellow popSTARS are up to.
For even more customized support, add popMATICS ‘to go’ for a total monthly cost of $216, or go full circle with popMATICS 360 (which includes private lessons) for $360 per month.
Yes! Our program is unique, and we want you to know it’s a good fit. Book a complimentary introductory session to get started. We’ll provide the campus tour and invite you to participate in our free offerings and public channels. Once you join our program, you’ll also have access to all of our core and elective courses and members-only channels. Your first payment includes one private lesson with Tony and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Heck no! We have a strict “no-locked-in-vibes” policy. We make it easy to cancel your monthly subscription at any time.
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However, don’t worry about making a plan yourself. During the introductory session, we’ll learn about your interests, goals, and any prior experience you may have had before recommending a class schedule. All of the channels reinforce concepts from each other, so at the end of the day, what matters most is that you show up when you’re ready to have fun, make music, and get better!
Tony has been teaching piano for more than twenty years while perfecting the art of online teaching since 2011 (way before that whole pandemic thing happened). From Seattle, Washington, to Sydney, Australia, he has students scattered across the globe. To learn more about Tony’s unique teaching philosophy, check out this podcast with Tim Topham.
In short, this is the Italian expression for “break a leg” or “good luck” before a performance. The literal translation is “in the mouth of the wolf.” It sounds fierce, but a mother wolf protects her young by holding them in her mouth. So it is dangerous, or not? You’ll have to answer that for yourself. But in any case, we wish you the best of luck on your piano journey, whether you join us or not—in bocca al lupo.
Book a complimentary introductory session to learn more.