We exist because we believe that everyone, regardless of age or occupation, can easily and accessibly experience the joys of playing the piano.
- Zenas, Ernie, Manfred from the Hong Kong International School
Hao Staff piano notation is the one-step and ultimate solution to the historical problem of reading difficulties for late starters. It is also a useful and effective tool to help establish and improve the ability to read the traditional standard Grand Staff notation.
Download the Trial Pack. It contains the Hao Staff explanation and some warm-up pieces.
We are continuing to transcribe all interesting piano music onto Hao Staff notation.
Hao Staff Piano Music List (12 Feb 2021)
The Excel file contains over 500 titles, including links to MP3/MP4 files.
USD 300 for up to 4 one-to-one Zoom lessons (extras at USD 100 per lesson), and over 40 video tutorials.
Although a novice at age of 40, Mr. Hao took piano lessons and masterclasses from renowned concert pianists such as Ernest So (Julliard) and Ivan Yanakov (Mannes). He has enjoyed piano learning and playing for 15 years.
Mr. Hao set up a chain of piano schools in Shanghai in 2018 and has been teaching students and training teachers since.
USD 100 to become "Sheets Only" member.
Members have access to ALL the Hao Staff (with original standard notation) scores in the library. We supply 3 pieces of your choice upon registration, and later 3 pieces at a time. You can request for the next supply after uploading a video of your piano practicing to YouTube and submitting the link.
What people say
"Hao Staff is the most impactful innovation in China in recent years, letting people experience piano playing in the shortest possible time and with the least effort. It will not only benefit the music loving general public, but also the artists, teachers, teaching centers, piano manufacturers, piano shops, concerts and events. Hao Staff opens the flood gate for people wanting to learn for passion (and not passing exams). I hope to live to see the day when the piano loving population in the world overtake the number of car drivers."
"Actually, I did try to use Grand Staff to do the same about 3 or 4 years ago. But it was too hard to find the notes, and I quickly gave it all up. I feel that the biggest advantage of the Hao Staff is ... it is simple. One just need to focus a little, and it can be understood in a very short time."
"... what is different now is that I don't think music is 'beyond me' any more. I think, perhaps the purpose of Hao Staff is exactly to expel the myths of music brought about by the Grand Staff, making it accessible to all."
"The end result was, after about a month, I was able to play the whole piece (Canon in D)! Although I took a month to learn something that only lasts a few minutes, I felt great about it."
"Some people say, Grand Staff is easy to learn, too. But I only want to learn a piece once in a while for fun. I don't have the time and effort to train to read the Grand Staff just for that."
"My goal is to have fun, and try to enjoy playing the music that I like as best as possible. Initially when I started my lessons I was using the standard music sheets and (my teacher) Eugene introduced me to the Hao Staff. So for a couple weeks I was using standard and Hao Staff in parallel."
"Quickly I switched to Hao Staff simply because, for someone like me who hasn't learned music, it's just easy to read and you can spend more time practicing than deciphering notes."