74 minutes | Oct 13th 2020

151: Courses Change Lives – A Success Story from Jacques’ Piano Course (featuring Ken Richard)

If you’re an online course creator, you know that hearing from successful students about their progress is one of the best feelings in the world! Today’s interview wasn’t originally destined for this show, but talking to my former student Ken Richard reminded me how powerful it is to hear when your resources have made an impact on someone’s life. At the end of the day, student success is the most important goal of any online course, so I hope you feel inspired by what you hear today.

“With all the noise in our lives, you just don’t know what you can do… Push yourself. If it’s uncomfortable, that’s where you’ve got to go.”

– Ken Richard

In This Episode, We Talked About:
    • (0:45) Why today’s episode is different
    • (1:24) Thoughts from David on helping people go further and trying new ways of doing things
    • (9:48) Setting the stage for today’s conversation
    • (11:54) The experience that inspired Ken to get into piano
    • (16:54) Why he chose Piano In 21 Days
    • (23:02) Where to find Ken’s original music and what his endgame is
    • (26:33) The highlight of his piano journey so far
    • (30:52) Unlocking potential and why it doesn’t have to be so hard
    • (36:09) The power of being able to share your passion
    • (40:07) How Ken got over his reluctance to start composing
    • (43:50) Learning from different teachers and branching out
    • (48:12) Is it possible to learn piano so quickly?
    • (51:03) Our thoughts on Ken’s journey
    • (52:51) Why David thinks I should share certain success stories even more
    • (54:34) Living the lives we want to live
    • (56:48) The “bomb and gauge” technique
    • (59:06) Favorite concert experiences
    • (1:01:38) Do we have famous doppelgangers?
    • (1:03:10) Composition vs. improvisation
    • (1:06:14) Wrapping up
    • (1:08:59) A song from Ken

That’s all for now, folks! See you on the next episode of The Online Course Show.


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