Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a Free Trial?
There are three sample videos on this page that give you a glimpse into the lesson content. If you get the lessons and are not happy with them, we have a 30-day full credit that can be used toward any other lesson or site in our network.
Is there a Money-back Guarantee?
If are not happy with the site, we have a 30-day full credit that can be used toward any other lesson or site in our network. This means you lose nothing. Just contact us within 30-days of ordering and let us know where you'd like to apply your credit. It's that simple.
When does the course begin?
The course begins at 9am EST on Friday, June 21st and continues for 5 weeks. After purchase, you will have lifetime access to the course so no need to rush!
Do the lessons move fast?
No, the lessons for each level (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced) have been created to move at a good pace for most students. Our propriety video player lets you loop and slow down the video, so *if* it is moving too fast for you, you have complete control to slow it down...or speed it up if I'm going to slow for you!
Can I download the lessons?
Yes. If you purchase the Super Star level, you can download all of the videos. All other levels give you full streaming access to the lessons 24/7 and download capability for the sheet music and backing tracks only.
Which level should I choose?
Skill-wise, you get access to ALL levels once the course begins. Price-wise, if you like going at your own pace and don't think you'll need any help from me, I'd choose the Student-level. The Performer-level is great for the recital. Students LOVED the recital last year and this year will be even better. If you want extra attention and would like a private lesson with me, I'd choose the Super Star level. Most students tend to choose the Performer-level since they get feedback from me on their recital piece.
How do I participate in the showcase?
At the end of the 5 weeks, Performer- and Super Star-level participants can *optionally* submit their performance to be included in the live showcase. This will be broadcast LIVE on a day/time TBD and I will play each submitted video. I will comment on the videos privately in a short video that will get sent to each student. Super Star-level participants will also have a 30min lesson directly with me where we can discuss their performance piece and I'll give them practice suggestions.
I was a member of SPJ before. Can I upgrade?
Yes! When you login to Summer Piano Jam, you'll see an option to upgrade for a 65% discount off the list price. Just be sure to upgrade before the course goes live. DO NOT order full price because we will not be able to extend the discount after purchase, so please use the special upgrade link in your account area.
Is there new material for this year?
Yes! This year I'm adding a slow blues version of B.B. King's "The Thrill is Gone" along with improvisation! Lesson release date is TBD and will be released after the course begins. If you were a previous member of Summer Piano Jam, you'll need to upgrade to get this new lesson.
Quizzes and certificates are also new this year.
I'm a member of PWW, do I get access?
First, thank you for being a member of PianoWithWillie!
Since Summer Piano Jam is a different site, it requires a separate purchase. However, during our promotional period before release you can get a discount on the program.
Any special system requirements?
There are no special requirements to use Summer Piano Jam. No special keyboard or piano is required, nor does anything hook up to your keyboard. The video-based lessons play on any modern device. If you can play a Youtube video, you can play the lessons. Since the sheet music and audio files come with the lessons, you have material to take to your piano in case your piano/keyboard is in another room. However, all of the lessons play fine on a smartphone or tablet too!