Here at PianolessonsNJ.com we believe in and teach Sight Reading (the ability to play any song of your choice by simply reading the music in front of you), as opposed to Rote teaching (learning a particular song through endless repetition, and not being able to play much else.) Most piano methods use rote, which is unfortunate because this does not create a musician. This is the reason why you, or someone you know may have taken piano lessons in the past, but can't play today. They were taught by rote. When you are taught to sight read, you will be able to play any song you like, and you will keep this ability the rest of your life! We just don't give you a fish so you can eat today. We teach you to fish so you can eat the rest of your life. We show you how to be a real musician.....not just someone that knows how to play a few songs.
We all want instant gratification. Especially today, when we are so used to getting what we want with the click of a mouse. If you so desire to play a certain song immediately, we can certainly provide that for you. In fact, I think it's good to do both....have fun playing some immediate songs, but also lay down the learning blocks so that you are not limited as to what you can play in the future.