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    For people who dream fo playing piano as a path to deeper relaxation and higher creativity. Unlock the mystery. This training is especially for you. Taught by singer-songwriter Kara Johnstad 

    Sunday - September 11, 2016
    1 pm to 5:30 pm

    Taught in English / German
    Unterrichtssprache Englisch und Deutsch

    Location: Yoga Voice Berlin studio
    Zehlendorf-Mitte, 2 min from S2
    Bus X10, X11, 623, 101, 285, 112, 248

  • Play piano as a path to higher creativity and deeper relaxation. 

    Sounds good? Then this revolutionary method is for you. Get ready for a HUGE mindset-shift.

  • Question. Do you want to be able to play for hours WITHOUT having to practice for hours each and every song?

    Do you dream of playing piano but it always seems TOO DIFFICULT for the freedom you imagine? Have you spent years longing to do it, you even started with classes. but somehow it was too difficult and you dropped it. Now after taking the "Learn to Play Piano in One Day - Level 1" you are back in the game and full of curiosity. You feel the magical pull and are burning to play more! But how? Can you really start to accompany yourself and others knowing only the major and minor triads and the major and minor scales? Can you transpose down a few keys so that you are not stressed reaching the high notes while singing? 

    What can you possibly do in an afternoon with only a few chords? 

  • Well, you might be surprised when I tell you, that on this sunny summer afternoon, you will have the thrill of learning how to make those simple chords sound more luscious. Yup, that's right. in just one afternoon you will open the door to the magical place where your fingers start to slow dance through your favorite songs. 

    Discover easy accompaniment patterns for playing your favorite pop / rock / folk songs. Imagine that!  What if learning to play piano is as easy as learning to ride a bike. Yeah, you might fall off the bike a time or two, but once you get the basics, you will be playing for hours. And cool thing is, just like with bike riding, or swinging, or walking - you will never ever lose what you learn on this weekend. Music is that innate to how we tick. 

    I will share with you simple secrets on how to make basic chords sound fuller and how to add more rhythm. Don't get scared. We are working with voice, laughter, imagery and things you have been doing all your life. You can do this!  Yes, and that all in one afternoon.  Relaxing. Invigorating.  

  • WHO?

    • If you you have completed "Learn to Play Piano in One Day - Level One" this course if for you
    • Singers, Songwriters. Voice Teachers
    • Spiritual Hipsters and Open Minded Souls
    • Thirsty ones who love music and sing in the car
    • You who seek to unwind from too much stress and prefer piano to boring .t.v. shows
    • For lovers of play-a-longs. Play within minutes the chords to your favorite song
    • I teach in English and am fluent in German.
  • Happy People

  • Taking part in Kara's “Learn to Play Piano in One Day" training has offered me the possibility to soothe my overcritical mind and I now find myself playful, curious and brave.
    In one afternoon I discovered how to use the piano to make music, be inventive with rhythm and and I now have the tools needed to grow slowly yet continuously. Truly mind blowing!

    Kara’s workshop and approach, eased me so much that I now dare to play and accompany pop music without fear or hesitation. It is now fun again and I am open to learn ever since.

    I love and appreciate Kara's unconventional playful and loving way of teaching. I have profited from that so much

    Ate Schell | Singer and Voice Coach at the European Theater Institute

  • Kara, I loved your workshop and spent many hours this evening playing Adele songs with my son. Am very excited. Thank you again !!!

    Syd Atlas, keynote speaker, executive presentation coach and creative consultant

  • Meet Kara

  • As a professional singer-songwriter and mentor to voices changing our world, I have worked with thousands of singers who all longed to play piano but never dared. They felt dwarfed by the thought of how complicated it is and most of them did not want to play Debussy of Beethoven. I too came from a background of classical piano. I practiced scales for hours and went cross-eyed trying to remember how many sharps and flats were in each scale. Then I came across this revolutionary method and my life changed. Suddenly a light-bulb went BLING and I was able to remember all the scales and all the chords within an hour. It blew my mind.

  • The last three years I have been teaching this method privately to my voice clients and each and every one was able to play basic chord charts within 2-3 hours. Even clients that had never ever touched a piano, could suddenly play songs and understand the basic chord patterns. This is big stuff if you are studying voice. One of my clients had studied piano for 5 years and had dropped it in utter frustration. After one hour he went home and opened the Beatles songbook and played for 4 hours straight. His mom called me elated and he has been playing for fun ever since.

    Here is what you get after spending only one afternoon together.

  • WHAT YOU GET - freedom

    • Deepen your practice from Level One
    • Experience the "beginner's mind" and accelerate your learning
    • Learn the first important chord progessions
    • Practice easy accompaniment patterns
    • Get life changing tools to make learning FUN
    • Build a strong foundation you will keep forever
    • BONUS: Learn to Transpose
    • BONUS: Meet a great community of like-minded people
    • BONUS Write your first song
  • Designed for people who dream of playing piano as a path to deeper relaxation and higher creativity.

    Kara Johnstad


    • Playing piano produces happy chemicals.
    • It is something many of us secretly dream of doing and never dared.
    • You will no longer feel guilty having a piano that is gathering dust.
    • You can start putting your ideas into song form! 
    • You can search your favorite lyrics + chords and start playing the song!
    • You can start accompanying yourself while singing.
    • You can play with your kids.
    • You can play for your choir or music students.
    • You can play for your grandma.
    • You can smile at how easy it is.
    • You can start to compose.
    • Ah, I delight in showing you how fun it is too dive into music.
    • The coolest thing, it is like riding a bike or cooking, once you know it, you can NEVER EVER FORGET IT!

    Herbergerweg 14.
    14167 Berlin,
    Zehlendorf Mitte
    S1 Zehlendorf
    Bus: X10, X11, 285, 112, 248, 623, 248, 101


  • WHEN

    September, 2016
    1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Maximum 10 people.

    If registrations exceed 10 persons, there will be a waiting list for the next workshop.


    before September 1st.

    Early Bird Special including worksheets value €20 Euro

    after August 31st.
    Learn to Play Piano in One Day Workshop
    including workbook value €20

    Registration is closed!


    Paper + pen
    Headphones - optional
    Stand if you need
    Waterbottle / snack if you need

    *Note: the venue is a yoga studio, so we work sitting on pillows on the floor. If you are uncomfortable with this, you can stand with the keyboard. If you need to sit, due to knee or back issues, please bring a folding chair which will not scratch the wooden floors. Thanks!

  • Success Guaranteed.

  • This course is for anyone who has completed Learn to Play Piano in One Day - Level One with Kara Johnstad. It is for beginners or anyone  who studied but never understood how to connect the chords into a tapestry of song. Experience Piano as A PATH to higher states of creativity and deep relaxation. To take part in this workshop you need absolutely NO understanding of music or previous piano studies except what you learned in LEARN TO PLAY PIANO IN ONE DAY - Level One.

    It is ideal for curious singers, poets, yogis, stressed out moms and tense dads who want to take time to relax and gain new inspiration every day. No more looking at a piano or keyboard sitting in the corner gathering dust. No more unfulfilled dreams or long bucket lists.  After this afternoon you will be playing songs and get a glimpse into songwriting. Cool thing is, you will be able to remember everything  easily. Why? Because I am a story teller and I teach through story. I welcome you on this very cool adventure.

    Share the love. See you at the studio. 

  • Photo Credits
    Banner by Kara Johnstad
    Learn Piano in One Day Workshop Photos by Matthias Fuchs
    Suzy von Barker by Matthias Fuchs
    Group Photo - Sarah Alles, Suzy von Sonntag, Sylvia Reitz, Christine Barker by Matthias Fuchs
    Karin Kuschik by Matthias Fuchs
    Ate Schell courtesy of Ate Schell
    Syd Atlas courtesy of Syd Atlas
    Kara Johnstad by Linda GaSonntag by Matthias Fuchs

    Group Photo - karin Kuschki, Soraya Sala, Sarah Alles, Suzy von Sonntag, Sylvia Reitz, Christine Barker by Matthias Fuchs
    Group Photo - Sarah Alles, Suzy von Sonntag, Sylvia Reitz, Christine Barker by Matthias Fuchs
    Karin Kuschik by Matthias Fuchs
    Ate Schell courtesy of Ate Schell
    Syd Atlas courtesy of Syd Atlas

    Kara Johnstad by Linda Gavin
    Kara Johnstad by Fabrizio Pigliucci