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
Download the Trial Pack. It contains the one-page Hao Staff User Guide and some warm-up pieces.
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to tell your three dream pieces, and you might be in for a sweet surprise.
Don't forget to submit a link to us if you upload your play to YouTube. We will add it to the following Playlist.
What people say about us
"I do have a few students who can only read Hao Staff. I recommend this system for many adult beginners who have no background in music. I think that Hao Staff is a very helpful tool for them."
"As we have all seen, Jeff has created a very thoughtful system. It is the best answer to a long standing key issue, how can we change the impression that the piano is inaccessible for people who have never played."
"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."