Frequently Asked Questions

 One-day Musetude Workshop:

1. How can you teach music so fast?
2. Am I too old to learn music?
3. What do you learn in the 1-day workshop?
4. Do I need to begin with the beginner workshop, even if I have studied music already?
5. Will I learn in a group – aren’t individual lessons better?
6. I’m untalented. I have tried to learn music earlier, but have not succeeded. Do you think I will learn with your method?
7. I would like to learn the guitar. Is it necessary to do the keyboard workshop?
8. I’m interested but $250 is a bit steep?
9. How about a evening workshop once a week?
10. Why learn music on a keyboard?
11. Do you conduct children workshops?
12. What do students do with the knowledge gained at the one-day music workshop?
13. Why did you design the Musetude method? What would you consider a successful student?
14. Does music-learning require practice and discipline?
15. If I don’t keep up with my music practice, would all the knowledge learnt at the workshop disappear?
16. I have spent my entire life perfecting the art of music, I don’t believe everybody has musical talent, how can you explain how some people play music better than others?
17. I am skeptical as I am a musician, how can a person learn the fundamentals of music in one-day?

1. How can you teach music so fast?
Over the last 18-years we have conducted intensive medical research into understanding the learning process. This has enabled us to design a system of learning that precisely draws out the natural creativity and genius in each person. The method was designed by a diverse inter-disciplinary team comprising of musicians, psychologists, doctors, artists, audio-video engineers, educationists, technologists and computer experts.

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2. Am I too old to learn music?
Absolutely not, music is for everyone! Under our system, age is no barrier. Our eldest student was 84 years old.

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3. What do you learn in the 1-day workshop?
Within just one day you will learn the fundamentals of music. You will be able to play songs on the musical keyboard, read music, learn all scales and chords, compose songs and lots more but most importantly you experience a heightened state of learning. (1-day music syllabus)

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4. Do I need, to begin with, the beginner workshop, even if I have studied music already?
Yes, we strongly recommend that you do. Musetude has developed a completely new approach to learning musical concepts, which will only improve the skills and understandings you already have. Also, the Musetude beginners workshop teaches much more than just music. It focuses a lot on the importance of attitude and also teaches the importance of silence the mind-chatter. This information is fundamental to the Musetude system and will ensure your success within it. At Musetude (like the geniuses, inventors and thinkers of the past like Einstein and Pythagoras we use music as a ‘tool’ to help a person to ‘know oneself’ – not just the physical but the intellectual, emotional and spiritual.

“This was amazing. I learned more in 1 day than I did in 10 years of piano lessons and sitting exams!!”~ Karen Boyes

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5. Will I learn in a group – aren’t individual lessons better?
Learning in groups is one of the main reasons why our students perform way above average. Group synergy boosts energy and makes learning enjoyable. Group classes encourage self-confidence, communication skills and performance flair, which are essential for a good musician. And, by learning topics such as answering phrases, improvisation and impromptu performances in a group, students are able to learn from and inspire each other with their unique and diverse ideas.

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6. I’m untalented. I have tried to learn music earlier, but have not succeeded. Do you think I will learn with your method?
First of all, nobody is untalented, including you! Everybody has natural creativity and musicality inside of them, the issue is only whether a person has had the opportunity to learn to access and express it. We have conducted intensive research over the last decade, to understand how to best bring out this inherent musical talent in people of all ages and learning abilities. We have successfully trained over 10,000 people throughout the world, many of whom believed they were untalented before they studied with us. Our method is so successful that our students are able to pass a Grade Eight exam, the highest grade possible, after only three months of study and some of them have even broken world records with their results.

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7. I would like to learn the guitar. Is it necessary to do the keyboard workshop?
Yes! We strongly recommend it because the keyboard brings out the creative flow in a person. The Rhythm Section helps a student to develop a sense of timing and chords and to create well-structured and harmonious compositions. It also provides exposure to diverse styles like Pop, Blues, Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Rock ‘n’ Roll and so on, so you get a comprehensive understanding of music as a whole.

Furthermore, if you play the piano, violin or guitar, you are one single instrument, whereas the Electronic Keyboard is a complete orchestra, giving you an understanding of many different instruments. Once you’ve mastered the language of music as it is on the keyboard (i.e. notation, timing, scales, chords, ear training and so on), you can apply your knowledge to any other instrument and learn that instrument very easily. It is similar to driving: once you’ve mastered the art of driving a car, learning to drive a truck is simple!

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8. I’m interested but $250 is a bit steep?
In comparison to conventional methods, Musetude is actually very economical. Normally, it would cost between $100 – $200 per month to study music, i.e. $25 – $50 per half-hour weekly lesson. One to Two years of music lessons, which is the equivalent to what we teach in one day, would cost around $1500.

After attending our workshops, many students tell us we should increase our fees, however, we are a charitable trust, so we like to make our fees as manageable as possible. The $250 serves only to cover our costs and enables us to continue our research.

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9. How about an evening workshop once a week?
This brain-based method requires one day of intense learning, so one can glimpse their genius within a heightened learning environment.

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10. Why learn music on a keyboard?
We developed this programme for the keyboard for many reasons:

  • First, it is not just a single instrument; it is an orchestra. When playing the keyboard, students can play and compose with the sounds of many different instruments and in many different musical styles, which gives them a good, overall understanding of the possibilities of music.
  • Secondly, the keyboard is affordable and convenient. It is compact and portable, making it easy to integrate into your life.
  • Thirdly, the electronic nature of the keyboard has many benefits. You can plug headphones into it, so you don’t have to worry about disturbing others when you practice. There is no tuning required and, also you can connect the keyboard to a computer, which makes recording compositions far simpler.
  • Fourthly, Playing the keyboard requires that you utilize both hands simultaneously. This develops co-ordination of the hemispheres in the brain, which is hugely beneficial.
  • Fifthly, the keyboard provides a great way to learn music theory because it is very logically organized. The consecutive manner in which the keys are laid out (A, B, C, D, E, F, G) makes them easy to learn, and, similarly, the concept of sharpening and flattening notes is easy to grasp as the black keys sit adjacent to their corresponding natural keys.
  • Sixthly, the keyboard is an instrument that is suitable for both beginners and professionals alike. A beginner can play satisfactorily after only a short amount of time, while the functions of rhythm, speed, style and sound give the professional infinite ways to continue to expand and improve their skills.

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11. Do you conduct children workshops?
No, we don’t conduct children workshops. The one-day music workshop caters to people 15-years and over. For children, we conduct two-hour workshops over two-and-a-half-weeks instead of an intense 1-day workshop.

At this stage, we don’t conduct workshops for kids as we are in the process of writing a script for a Virtual Reality TV series which takes a lot of focus and time. Due to these time restraints, we can’t commit to conducting both adult and children workshops. Once a parent learns music using this method, you can help your child learn by playing music with them for a few hours every week. Ofcourse if you have any questions or need guidance during the process we would be very happy to assists you free of cost. However, if you feel called to, you could donate to our trust for services rendered.

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12. What do students do with the knowledge gained at the one-day music workshop? Are they successful?
Each individual after the workshops finds a unique way to keep the knowledge alive. This experience touches all aspects of their being, sparking it into action on various frontiers. Here’s feedback received from a relative number of  students after their music experience:

  • Some students after the workshop keep up their practice, by playing twenty minutes once or twice a week, so they develop their keyboard skills: learn various songs, compose songs and perform music.
  • Some students prefer to appear for music exams, as a goal teaches them consolidation, discipline and focus. The exam results are irrelevant, the fun is in the journey, much like life! Most of our students pass with flying colours.
  • Some students don’t continue their music practice after the workshop. They grasped the essence of the workshop which is using heightened focus/willpower as a tool to generate awareness, learning and creative magic. At the workshop, they experience their ability to grasp the vast topic of music within such a short timeframe, thus realizing they can replicate this inspirational experience toward whatever they put their heart and soul into.
  • Some students use music and frequencies as a cathartic tool. They are not interested in learning to perform music, but to just heal themselves and get out of their constant mind-chatter. The music keyboard is their sounding board – they sing out their emotions, thoughts and feelings, generate a state of flow, and tap into ‘the space’ between their thoughts to enter the arena of frequency, vibration and energy.
  • Some students use this whole-brain method with its ancient mystical knowledge, to create and invent – igniting their own ideas and breakthroughs in other fields. The workshop opens their creative spirit to endless possibilities – that one is not limited by this time, beliefs and thought patterns.
  • Some students apply the musical concepts and method to learning other musical instruments or other arts.

Each student is left to creatively interpret and benefit from either a single point, all six points or some not mentioned.

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13. Why did you design the Musetude method? What would you consider a successful student?
We the inventors of Musetude designed this method with the sole gumption of igniting one’s genius potential. We sat for years in meditation questioning ourselves, the universe and the many mysteries of life, which are all too confounding, yet revelatory and simply wow!

Through this search, we used to ‘get-given’ knowledge, inventions, disciplines and creations beyond our times. We wanted to then gift these revelations to the world.

But, we hit a road block! We could talk for hours on end, about the many mysteries philosophically but realized that most people could not taste or feel what we meant, by touching ‘genius’. So we wanted to design a workshop that engulfed a human being so totally: body, brain and soul, that it moves them beyond themselves.

By sitting in meditation with this intent, we cracked the code of being able to teach music to beginners so that they could witness their genius. For this reason, we created the music workshop.

For example; Pythagoras saw and designed the Pythagorean theorem, one level is being able to digest the theorem once it is available, the stage above that is being able to pick this theorem out of the grid of knowledge – becoming the designer, the inventor.

And so we decided to use this discipline of learning to help our student to see, to design, to create,  to explore – demonstrating to them the attitude of an explorer. To us, a successful student is one who searches within, stimulates him/herself to invent, design and explore, in wonder!

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14. Does music-learning require practice and discipline?

Yes, it does, but that is not the entire truth. The entire truth would be to ‘know thyself’ through thy skill, be it music, work, art or science. Music practice to most people implies, sitting at the keyboard for hours working on scales, chords, songs, etc. But this is NOT the practice we refer to.

The most important practice is to practice seeing ‘music’ in each deed, word, thought and feeling. One will be in harmony with the entire universe! Pythagoras called it tapping into the music of the spheres.

Each act and thought have a frequency. A master musician is in total control of their musical instrument (their body and mind), the instrument that projects frequencies onto this world. Acing in any skill-set, is easy, once the person has sufficient willpower. That’s why ‘genius’ to ‘polymath’ is a natural process as you are in control of your mind, not your mind in control of you.

We encourage our student to spend an equal amount of time in silent reflection as they do with the music skills they learn at the workshop – both go hand in hand for heightened learning. Music is one of the best tools to dig deep within our soul and truly find the reservoirs of wealth hidden within our being.

Yes, learning songs and composing music, requires time, focus and practice – about an hour a week. The process of learning and composing songs will dramatically upshift once one works on perfecting themselves. Our Grade 8 students sit for hours in silence and reflection, which enables them to pass this exam in three months, instead of the usual 8-10 years of practice it generally takes. Once an individual builds sufficient awareness, energy and silence, the grade 8 is a breeze – learning any subject is easy and fun!

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15. If I don’t keep up with my music practice, would all the knowledge learnt at the workshop disappear?

Using group energy, we help our students witness their genius in a practical manner learn the fundamentals of music within 1-day! This takes them out of their usual can-do’s and can’t-do’s which transports them into vaster field of possibilities – bridging the gap between body and soul.

After the workshop, students require discipline and willpower to revisit this genius state they once tapped into. This greatness is intrinsically at their fingertips – it is part of the totality of their being.

As John Muir so eloquently states, “We cannot forget anything. Memories may escape the action of will, may sleep a long time, but when stirred by the right influence, though that influence be light as a shadow, they flash into full stature and life with everything in place.”

Testimonial from our students have told us, that this knowledge and skill-set once received is never forgotten. Even though in their conscious state they believe they have lost touch with their music, once they sit at their keyboard and go through the course material, all they learnt at the workshop comes back to them.

Some in fear of losing this skill-set, redo the workshop and, after sitting through the first few hours, find this knowledge flooding into their being like it never left at all. They feel restless and leave. However, if a student doesn’t have sufficient energy, discipline and will to continue with their musical journey, we work through the process and allow them to attend as many workshops and dedicate an hour a week to their solo experience for the next two-three months, free of cost!

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16. I have spent my entire life perfecting the art of music, I don’t believe everybody has musical talent, how can you explain how some people play music better than others?

Everybody is talented, everybody can play music, just like everyone can speak, walk, laugh, etc. Some might be better orators they may have mastered the play of words. But this shouldn’t prevent the rest of humanity from speaking.
In the same way, music is the language of the soul. It communicates that which is beyond words, it transports one in the realm of frequencies and tones. This device called ‘music’ should be made available for the benefit of all! Everyone needs to be able to explore and express themselves using frequency, in order to heal, live fully and grow.

Each person is born with a unique ‘calling’ a ‘purpose’.
Example ONE: Mozart, Beethoven were musical geniuses. They spent their entire life perfecting their musical skills in order to know themselves. Their life becomes music, they are so intoxicated with it, they don’t need any other way of expression.

“Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.” – Beethoven

Example TWO: Einstein, Leonardo, Pythagoras and other such geniuses of the past used music as a conduit to initiate genius. Their musical compositions were not considered masterpieces.

“The theory or relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.” Albert Einstein

In silent reflection, you will find your unique expression, your purpose. Music to you might be just a tool to connect with your inner self, not a life mission.

We designed the workshop, for people to unlock their genius using music: giving lawyers, healers, professors, householders, businessmen and musicians alike an opportunity to feel the unity, passion and awareness generated, as they enter into the realm of frequency, vibration and energy.

No one is musically untalented, if you can speak, walk, talk in rhythm, your entire being is music! Playing music is natural, it’s easy. Music is an essential part of life. Musical expression will boost your life, ignite your creative spirit. Do not kerb your creative spirit just because someone has labelled you untalented. Music is still for you!

Explore the different facets of your being using frequency, without fear or comparison. Don’t let judgements or memes dictate your music. There will come a time when this expression will pour out of you.

Music is supposed to be fun, creative and an innovative way to express oneself without getting too involved in the discipline, structured and goal-driven mentality that music has become associated with. In today’s society, only the supposedly talented few dare enter into the frequency-arena, and this is a shame! When Pythagoras designed the Western music scale, he did it as a feat of magic, to inspire all, to benefit all to play frequencies designed so mathematically in harmony.

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17. I am skeptical as I am a musician, how can a person learn the fundamentals of music in one-day?

This is possible because there are two different areas of the brain being used when learning music. The lower processors of the brain learn through rote, repetition, is emotion-driven or logical. The higher processors learn through creativity, novelty, spontaneity, visualization and intuition.

At the one-day music workshop, we cover all the topics that a student would ever need for a very long musical ride in a holistic, pattern-based way. Of course to keep music alive, our students still need to keep up their practice at home: learn new songs, create compositions, etc. This holistic approach grants our students the ability to have freedom and fun with their practice: switch between right-brain topics like composition to left-brain topics like reading music or whole brain topics like co-ordination keeping enthusiasm, novelty and fun alive. This attitude allows for accelerated learning.

Acing in a skill can only be achieved once a person ‘knows themselves’. The aim of the method is precisely that – use ‘music’ as a tool to explore YOU! – the multifaceted, multidimensional expressions of your being. Most students who have learnt in the conventional method don’t stick with music long enough to gain these benefits of playing an instrument.

Many musicians and music teachers attend the workshop to experience the attitude, the method, brain techniques and mystical truths.

People take years to learn a topic as they drain most of their energy in self-importance or self-sabotage. The way to take quantum leaps in any subject, including music, is through silencing one’s fears, overcoming emotions (anger, stress, etc.) and limiting logic – the lower processors of the brain, thus switching into higher processors which enable heightened learning, focus and creativity.

“The human being holds a universe within, filled with overlapping frequencies and the result is a symphony of cosmic proportions” – Masuru Emoto.

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