Campfire Challenge — 10 Free Lessons

This free course is an excellent introduction to popMATICS. You’ll create beautiful sounds at the piano in minutes, not months. 

And, you’ll get a preview of the incredible results you’ll receive in our paid program.   

  • Live attendance encouraged but not required 
  • Open to all ages and experience levels
  • Teachers are welcome too! 

This 10-lesson series is offered once a month. Sign up now to join our next one! Once you complete the challenge, you’ll receive a coupon for 50% off your first month of a popMATICS membership. Because we know that If you like our free thing, you’ll love our paid program.


I love this for my students! I have done improv with them, but this step-by-step way that builds on itself and uses the whole keyboard feels superior to random disjointed exercises. I introduced it to two 6-year-olds yesterday and they loved it!

- Amy Benedict Stanger  

Tony, you inspire me to be a better piano player. You’ve always been a great teacher and a great friend. you make learning the piano easy with your explanations. Your teaching style is fun and exciting. I like that I don’t have to be perfect around you. Just realistic like we’ve talked about. I had a lot of fun with this campfire challenge.

- Heidi White   

I just sat for 20 minutes at the piano, it's absolutely amazing to just sit and play! Thank you Tony! I could live on an island with nothing but this campfire for the rest of my life!

- Heather Morris

I loved the Campfire Challenge! A delightful interlude in the middle of the day! When I couldn't attend live, I looked forward all day to watching the recording that evening and applying what I learned on the piano. As a teacher, I found the methodology outstanding. As one who has never done a lot of improvising, I found it freeing and empowering. Angela and Tony are so welcoming! Highly recommend it to all ages!

- Catherine Parrill