A dream come true!

Brother, after years of wanting to learn how play the piano, I am finally learning. This is a dream come true for me. I am learning how to play and at my own pace. Thank you so much!

– Derrick J. (Kansas)

I’ve learned so much!

This course has taught me to read music using the number system, which I was so confused on before while my daughter was taking lessons.  I have learned several shortcuts to making chords, (for example the dominant flatted 7th’s) and I also learned a couple of different runs and fills that I did not know before this course.

– Sherry S. (California)

I’m over 40. If I can, anybody can!

I’m so enjoying my lessons, never thought it could be so easy! I’m over 40 years old and if I can do it anybody can! I’ve wasted my money on so many other courses, but I have learned so much in just 3 short weeks! Thank you Jesus I love it!

– Joyce S. (Texas)

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You asked for shortcuts, we’re giving them to you.

The one thing we hear the most – besides how effective our training is – is that our students want shortcuts. They want to start playing better…faster.

That’s why we added an exclusive “Shortcut” to our popular Apostolic Praise program. We’re calling it the “Apostolic Praise Complete Access.” If you’re looking for the fastest way to learn to play and transform your sound, this is it. It’s the ultimate path to going from wherever you are to successful playing (in under four weeks) and it’s included in your Apostolic Praise Complete Access membership.

In this Shortcut you’ll learn how to:

Advance Your Playing (at any level)

Understand How Music Works (not just learn songs)

Substitute Advanced Chords and Fills in Many Different Places and Songs

You can sign-up anytime.  There is no specific registration dates for students or semesters.  You start learning when you sign-up!

(Of course, when you join today, you’ll get immediate access to all the lessons included in The Apostolic Praise Complete Access so you can do more advanced learning whenever you’re ready.)

Also, when you order today, you’ll get 1-on-1 personal support via email or phone, PLUS access to all Apostolic Praise Video Lessons, Study Infos, Goal Sheets, Online Quizzes, Practice Tracks, Apostolic Praise Song Download Center and more!

Which course is right for you?  View all our lessons in a list here.

Complete Apostolic Praise Membership (1 User)

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$49.95 / Month

$449 / Year

$1299 / Lifetime

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1 Designated Username

• User can share it with their spouse and children – FREE!

• Hundreds of Instruction Videos, PDF Study Guides, Goals, Homework Quizzes, Practice Training Tracks

Fills and Runs Central (Database of videos teaching tons of fills)

• Apostolic Praise Database (About 700 Extra Chord Sheets and 60+ Choir Parts for Practice)

• Access to All Instruments (Piano/Keyboard, Bass, Guitar, Organ, Drums, Choir Parts)

• Email Newsletter

• Complete Access to all Lessons and Courses

• Does Not Include Access to Chord Sheet Database (700+ chord sheets)

• Cancel at any time

Complete Apostolic Praise Membership (1 User) with Feedback

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$99.95 / Month (1 Recording per month)

$149.95 / Month (2 Recordings per month + monthly mastermind call)

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EVERYTHING INCLUDED IN COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP PLUS…

• May Send 1-2 Recordings of Yourself Playing per month for Instructor Feedback

• Live Mastermind Zoom Call 1x per month ($149 membership only)

Have questions? Want to call in payment by phone? 650-877-2473

Click here to view our Everything Package!

100 Series (5 Courses)

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COURSE BUTTON_AP 100

AP 100
A Crash Course in Basics
Beginner Stuff, Melody, Fills & MORE!
12 Lessons
3 hours 16 minutes of learning!
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 101

AP 101
A Crash Course in Piano
Beginner Stuff, Fast Songs, 7ths & MORE!
12 Lessons
3 hours of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 102

AP 102
A Crash Course in Chords
Sus, Aug, Dim, 6th Chords & MORE!
12 Lessons
3 1/2 hours of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 103

AP 103
Advanced Piano Chords
9ths and Advanced 7th Chords
12 Lessons
2 hours 10 minutes of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 104

AP 104
How to Play Fast Songs
Focused on Playing Praise Music
12 Lessons
2 hours 45 minutes
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200 Series Four Course Series

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COURSE BUTTON_AP 201

AP 201
The Secrets to 11th and the Three Types of 13th Chords
11th & 13th Chords & MORE!
12 Lessons
2 hours 8 minutes of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 202

AP 202
Playing In Other Keys
All 12 Keys and Minor Keys & MORE!
12 Lessons
1 hour 18 minutes of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 203

AP 203
Master Playing Songs By Ear
Want to be able to listen to a Song and Play It?  Take this course!
12 Lessons
2 hours 5 minutes of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 204

AP 204
The Secrets to Playing Gospel
& Pentecostal Music
Every chord and movement you need to know & HOW TO PLAY THEM IN EVERY KEY!
12 Lessons
5 hours 20 minutes of learning
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300 Series Four Course Series

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COURSE BUTTON_AP 301

AP 301
Next Level Chords
Tritones, Modes, Soloing & MORE!
12 Lessons
2 hours 20 minutes of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 302

AP 302
12 Songs with Richard W. Smith
Fat Chords, Advanced Fills & Runs & MORE!
12 Lessons
3 hours 10 minutes of learning
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 303

AP 303
How to Play Gospel &
Pentecostal Hymns
Read Sheet Music, Play Hymnals, Make Hymns Sound Good
12 Lessons
3 Hours of Learning!
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 304

AP 304
The Secrets to Fast Songs, Gospel Blues Style, Shouting Music, Preacher Chords
(5 hours of learning)
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COURSE BUTTON_AP 401

AP 401: Ear Training Series 1
Chords

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COURSE BUTTON_AP 402

AP 402: Ear Training Series 2
Movements

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AP 501
A Crash Course in Choir Parts
Learn the three parts and how to teach them to a choir/chorale
12 Lessons
2 hours 48 minutes of learning
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AP 601 Shout Learn how to play gospel shouts and praise breaks – the EASY way! 12 Lessons

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700 Series Three Course Series

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COURSE BUTTON_AP 701

This course teaches how jazz chords and chording works and how we apply jazz chords and concepts to Gospel and Pentecostal music.

COURSE BUTTON_AP 702

This course teaches how jazz voicings (totally different from chords!) work and how we use them to re harmonize, accent, hear and play the melody (and of course how they apply to Gospel and Pentecostal music).

COURSE BUTTON_AP 703

This course teaches jazz improvisation (soloing, fills and runs using scales, modes, chromatic and diatonic concepts as well as other jazz techniques) and how we use it “tastefully” in Gospel and Pentecostal music.

COURSE BUTTON_AP KIDS 100

AP 100
A Piano Party in Sightreading
(Recommended Ages 3-7)
12 Lessons
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AP 100 Organ

AP 100
A Crash Course in Organ
12 Lessons
Learn how to play the organ!
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COURSE BUTTON_AP BASS 101

AP 101-Bass
A Crash Course in Bass Guitar
Everything you need to know to play!
12 Lessons – 2 hours 30 minutes of learning
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AP 101-Guitar
A Crash Course in Guitar
Beginner to Advanced Gospel Guitar Lessons
12 Lessons
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AP 101-Drums
A Crash Course in Drums
Beginner to Intermediate Gospel Drums Lessons
12 Lessons
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button-free-chord-sheet-downloads-w190-oAround 50 chord sheets to some great, popular church songs.  Written in Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.  Included in all memberships.  
button-fills-runs-central-w190-oFills and Runs Central is a database of video tutorials teaching you different songs, fills and runs you can add to your playing IMMEDIATELY.  Included in all memberships.
button-choruses-with-chior-parts-w190-oVocal Parts (3 parts soprano, alto, tenor) for multiple church songs.  Included in all memberships.
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Chord sheets to around 700 church songs.  These are all chord sheets we have made for our personal use and are for educational use only.  Included in Complete and Lifetime membership but NOT Basic.  


The Bible: The Infallible Word of God!
The key to staying in church is Scriptural study and memorization.  90% of young people and new converts involved for 3 years or more in a Scriptural memorization program stay in church.  (Article Here) This course takes 60 Scriptures and we teach you to memorize them and there is a short, fun lesson with each Scripture.  Great for all ages!  

Keys to Success for Young People!

12 short, easy-to-read lessons from the dealing with finances, relationships, authority, prayer, the Word and more with things I wish I had known when I was a young person.


Scientific Faith 101
Strengthen your faith with these fun, easy-to-read lessons.
guide to your spiritual success
Guide to Your Spiritual Success
New to Christianity or just want to get closer to God? Start here.

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In the past 15 years (since 2008), Apostolic Praise has taught of students of all ages and levels to play piano, bass, guitar, organ, and drums.

We have developed the most effective strategies and systems for learning to play in less time.

Now you can take advantage of our experience and proven step-by-step training to learn to play better in your first year than most self-taught students learn to play in years. Read more.