people in the world are already playing the piano with Hao Staff, and this is only the start!
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 Test Drive Center
Download the Trial Pack. It contains the one-page Hao Staff User Guide and some warm-up pieces.
There are already over 300 pieces (and fast growing) of piano music converted to Hao Staff notation. The published books only contain about 70 of them, and the legacy site contains about 130 of them.
As we are focusing on promotion in China now, the whole library can only be accessed by a mobile APP called WeChat (both iOS and Android verions available). It is a an APP literally used by everyone in China, and is like a combination of Whatsapp, Facebook, and Amazon put together.
If you want to access the whole Hao Staff library, install this APP, search for ID "wallace61", Jon, and add him as a new contact. Jon found us just like how you did. He enjoyed the benefit of Hao Staff and is volunteering his time to help guide English speaking newcomers to find the Hao Staff library, where you can add selected pieces to your cart, and make payment by PayPal to ID "email@example.com".
The purchased pieces (PDF files) will be sent to you via email.
Price per piece is USD7.50, converted from RMB50 as priced on the WeChat "site" for customers in China.
If you think that is too expensive, it's NOT, because it actually works, speedily. Think about the time and the tuition fees saved. Think about the years of effort spent producing these scores.
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."
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