Several years ago, piano teacher (Jed Levine) and piano student (Michael Gitter) wondered if there was an easier way to learn how to play the piano. Standard music notation (sheet music) is complicated and has remained essentially unchanged for centuries. They thought that if they could simplify the notes on the page, and match the notes to the keys on the piano, students would instantly realize they were playing songs, and want to continue.

PlayMethod™ music looks very different. There are colors and numbers. Yet it is not a game or toy. It is intuitive and is really a new way to start playing within minutes.  All you need to get started is a piano or keyboard and a color printer (or use a FedEx printing or other office supply store to do the printing). You also have the option of buying the keyboard guide from us.   

Once you get started, you can play many songs. And for those who want to go on to learn how to read standard music notation, we also have an advanced program that provides a solid foundation of musical terms and concepts to help students seamlessly make the transition step-by-step.


Jed Levine has been playing the piano since he was 8 years old. He is a New York-based music teacher and a strong advocate of music education. Jed is also a composer and arranger. For the past 9 years, he has served as music director at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens.

Michael Gitter is a lifelong innovator and someone who always wanted to play the piano but never could “get it.” As a piano student, Michael wanted to figure out an easier way to learn how to play, without it taking years to perfect.