Success Story #1: Jamal Hartwell, Contemporary Worship Series

Jermaine and I have been affiliate partners for a long time and it has been very successful for me as a business owner and as a ministry. The GospelKeys courses are good for beginners and in this line of work, it is very hard to teach and have material for the brand new beginner. The courses allow me to fill in the gaps where my product lines are deficient.

Jamal Hartwell, Creator of
Urban and Contemporary Worship



Success Story #2: Andre Hayward, Jazz Trombonist & Educator

Hello Fellow Musicians,

I want to take this time and thank Jermaine Griggs for his ingenuity in creating these gospel piano courses. I'm a jazz trombonist/jazz educator in Boston and have purchased countless number of books and videos related to jazz piano. The materials I have are great, but there seems to be more emphasis on intricate harmonic concepts as opposed to the spiritual aspects of piano playing. Also, these books and videos tend to skim over basic harmonic structures such as triadic harmony, simple chord progressions, and the gospel and blues traditions. Jermaine Griggs has changed all that and finally there exists a comprehensive course that covers the spiritual and the intellectual components of music. Whether an individual is a jazz, gospel, r&b, blues, country, or classical player, there's something to be gained  at Hear and Play Music. Jermaine explains all the details in a clear, concise, and enjoyable fashion. I've personally been able to fill a lot of gaps in my playing since I've been studying his course. The whole concept of chord voicings has never been so clear until now. Jermaine, keep up the great work and continue to educate us dedicated students. Look forward to upcoming products in the near future. God Bless!

Andre L. Hayward
Jazz Trombonist & Educator



Success Story #3: Eric Farewell,


I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for setting up your new affiliate tools! In each section of the new support site, it is incredibly apparent just how much you guys put into it. Though I'm part of a lot of different affiliate programs, I can't think of many that are even CLOSE to supporting my efforts like you and your company do. Give my appreciation to Brian for all of his hard work as well, he's really been a blessing when it comes to answering all of my questions and coming up with great marketing ideas (and solutions!). Thanks again for all of your hard work Jermaine!

Eric Farewell



Success Story #4: Mel Owens, God's Gospel

A word of advice from a top Affiliate

Hi, I'm Mel Owens, HearandPlay Super Affiliate and Webminister of Music of GOD'S GOSPEL . com. As a HearandPlay Affiliate I earned more the first week than I did in 3 Months of ALL my other affiliate programs combined! I'm going to be completely honest with you. There are a few secrets to making money with an affiliate program. I'm going to let you in on three of them now so you don't waste your valuable time and energy spinning your wheels

These are the 3 most important lessons I've learned before I started to make any real money with an affiliate program: 1. Select a high commissioned affiliate program like HearandPlay to really promote by email or on your site. And if you have a website, make sure the affiliate program is specifically targeted to your web site's audience. Buy the product yourself so that you are familiar with it and can confidently assure your audience that it is of high quality and worthy of their consideration. In reality most affiliate programs are a waste of your time. Earning 5% on a $10.00 sale will only make you frustrated in time.

The only reason I have those links on my site is for the content of the products related to my site for my visitor's convenience. I make no real money there and you won't either. With HearandPlay you can make a whopping 20 to 30% commission and even more on some special promotions. 2. The second secret. Don't try to reinvent the wheel. It's already been done. Take what has worked for others and make it work for you. Follow the proven instructions to the letter. There are no shortcuts. I repeat, there are no shortcuts.

Copying success is the best form of flattery and the most profitable. If I can help you succeed by becoming one of my HearandPlay sub affiliates you are in turn helping me to continue to do the same. People on the internet are looking for information. If you are looking to sell them something you've already failed. If you are willing to provide them with the targeted information that they are seeking for a price, you're halfway there. Customer service is the key. There is none better than at HearandPlay.

Now, when you get a email promotion from HearandPlay send out an email blast to your mailing list and everyone you know. If you don't you're just leaving money on the table that should be going into your own pocket. 3. The third secret. No matter what anybody tells you to the contrary listen to this. It takes money to make money. No affiliate program worth having is truly free. Targeted traffic is the cornerstone to success. The key is to invest as little money as possible to get the highest return available in the shortest amount of time. Spending $50.00 to make $100.00 in less than five minutes with an automated process is far better than wasting your time spending $1.00 to make $1.05 after hours and hours of work.

The key is to get the product in front of your targeted audience. You do so by using web site promotions, search engine submissions, email blasts, and yes, even local papers and publications. Promote, Promote, Promote! If you are willing to internalize the 3 secrets above and act accordingly you have what it takes to be a successful affiliate marketer. Then I invite you to join the HearandPlay program as a sub-affiliate of mine by going to By Doing so you will be provided with all the tools and guidance you need to be very successful. I can help you make the most out of the HearandPlay Affiliate. It worked for me. Now I can help it work for you.

Thanks for listening and Be Blessed.


Mel Owens,
Webminister of Music God's Gospel



What our customers are saying


"I first started learning with this piano course about 3 months ago and I can't even begin to explain how much it has helped me. If I had to buy this course all over again, I wouldn't mind paying $500 for it. I especially enjoy how interactive it is and the opportunity to hear all of the examples on the CD. I would recommend this course to anyone!

Jane Choi, 33, California


"I have to admit that I was skeptical about this program because it seemed too good to be true. But after receiving a few e-mail newsletters, I finally realized that this guy knows what he 's talking about. Consequently, I purchased the course and it arrived in about three days. To make a very long story short, after three weeks, I was playing over 30 different chord progressions in several different keys. And just to tell you where I came from, I didn't even know what a chord progression was so thank you for this wonderful opportunity!"

Jerry Reid, 29, Utah


"Thank u Hear and Play!"

Maggie, 6, New Hampshire


"It's amazing how much information can be squeezed into 300 pages. This course has helped to improve my piano playing tremendously and has also taught me some advanced terminology. I would honestly recommend this course to anyone who desires to improve their playing or even learn piano from scratch."

Maggie Haynes, 41, South Carolina


"This course has been the answer to my prayers. Let me start by telling everything that I've tried. I have bought book after book, video after video, and have even had a personal teacher and none of those tools even come close to the information that I received through this course. I have even recommend your site to my girlfriends. Thank you so much for this course and may God bless you.

Regina Connelly, 37, Virginia


"I started learning with the piano course about 5 weeks ago and I can't even begin to express how well it has helped my piano playing. Choosing this course was one of the wisest decisions I could have ever made. Thank you!"

Shirley Johnson, 38, Idaho


"At first, I have to admit that I was skeptical about ordering your piano course. After a few weeks of your free online lessons, I decided to purchase the "Secrets to playing piano by ear" home study course. To make a long story short, I now play for the children's choir at my church as well as teach beginning lessons to students at my daycare. I am so thankful that I stumbled across this site one day. Keep up the good work Hear & Play Music. Thanks again!"

Margaret Hines, 45, New Mexico


"I am a Pastor of a Church and was without a musician for months. I was finally fed up with how most musicians were not committed to the ministry and were driven by a paycheck. I have always wanted my daughter to play the piano and when I came across, I thought it was too good to be true. Being a preacher, I am skeptical about many things but I decided to buy the course for my daughter. I do not have enough time to tell you the details of my success story, but I can tell you this ... after 6 months, she now plays for my Children's Choir and Morning Worship Services."

Rev. J. A Lewis, 50, Florida


"I've passed this course on to friends because they have been so amazed at my piano playing. I have played for my church for 6 years but never like I've played the last 4 months. I decided to try some of the altered chord techniques and now my chords sound so good that people come up to me and wonder if I am the same musician that played for the choir 6 months ago. Thank you Hear & Play!"

Corine Butler, 46, Nevada



*Gospel Case Studies*

"I have to admit. I was one of those people that would post help ads on websites asking for chords to this song and that song. I just couldn't figure out these songs on my own no matter what I did. I had no structure to my playing and I'm not ashamed to admit it. That was before I came across Your videos have helped me to understand how gospel music is structured and I can't exchange anything for this knowledge you've given me. It feels good to learn songs on my own now instead of bothering other folks for chords all the time. Now I'm glad to be helping people myself."

Charlene Huntley, 40, West Virginia

"I had been playing for 11 years and still couldn't follow worship leaders and soloists in my church. I would always hide behind the organist but wouldn't dare play by myself. Then a friend of mine told me about and how they were teaching gospel music. So to make this real short, I started working with your resources and made up in my heart that I would be serious about my playing and in about 2 months, I began to pick up songs all by myself. I've learned about a dozen or two songs and am constantly learning new ones each week. I no longer feel the need to hide behind another musician and am building my confidence because of This is a Godsend.

Jim Malano, 49, New York


"I may not know everything there is to know about the piano but what I do know is that now I'm playing for my church service. I've had a strong desire to play piano and for years, I watched musicians come and go, but never stepped out on faith and got started myself. I couldn't really afford a piano teacher and when I did use one, the whole idea of playing nursery rhymes wasn't interesting to me, so I stopped. It's now been 18 months since I've been learning with you and I can truly say that this has been the best investment I've ever made in myself. You are truly a blessing to many people.

Peter Willis, 63, Florida


"... I just have to say that my experience with and Jermaine Griggs has been awesome!"
  Bishop Karl Robinson
 Good Success Christian Fellowship Church, CA


"I could never get help from musicians around here so I decided to search online for help. I found about five months ago and couldn't believe that this much information was available online. Not only did I learn all of my chords, but I am able to hear them in songs and actually play them now."

Reida Moore, 54, AZ


"...I've personally witnessed Jermaine's expertise and knowledge about piano playing by ear. At a seminar in Orlando, FL, I witnessed him take one of the speakers and teach him exactly how to play tunes by ear with no sheet music whatsoever! This course is a direct representation of his expertise and knowledge and It definitely works because I've seen it in action!"

 Air'n Monahan, CA


"Being in my school band for years, I learned how to sight read pretty well. But I found that when I didn't have sheet music in front of me, I was stuck. That's when I found Hear and Play and began taking your lessons. In just six months of learning all my chords and progressions, I am not only able to play without sheet music, but I'm composing my own songs on the piano. Thank you for all your support!"

Percy Voorhies, 17, NY


This is one of the best sites on the net for musicians seeking advice on how to play by ear. I've been playing for 7 years now and have learned more in three weeks at this site than in all my career. You guys are an inspiration to many."

Thomas Lanksy, 44, NC


"I don't know who blessed you with all of this knowledge but I do know that it has totally changed the way I look at music. Before using your techniques, it was taking me literally hours to learn basic songs. I won't even talk about difficult songs because these might have taken days to learn. Now I can truly say that most songs come to me in less than 30 minutes. This definitely beats sitting in front of the piano three to four hours guessing which chords work. You have definitely made a believer out of me that there is a better way to learn piano. Thank you."

Patty Goldberg, 44, Texas


"I had never touched a piano before coming in contact with this method. I didn't know anything about music. I just wanted to play. I wanted to play gospel music but I wanted results faster than I had seen in my children's playing years ago. I took them to piano lessons for years before they played complete songs and those weren't gospel songs neither. After studying with you, I have been able to play about a dozen hymns in all major keys and I accomplished this in less than 2 months. I wouldn't trade anything for this training. God bless the hearandplay family. I will be coming back."

Donald Jesby, 59, Massachusetts


"I am a retired music teacher, band director, and a member of the board of education in the city of New York. I am currently working in a church part time as well. I have come across much music during my experience as a teacher but your course is far and away, the best I've ever seen. Even though I am a jazz instrumentalist and arranger, I have learned much in the short 2 weeks I've had this course. Your course has given me the same kind of freedom I have playing jazz in terms of opening up my creativity. Being a latecomer to sacred music, I am so grateful that God led me to your course. I will definitely be going through the other GospelKeys videos when they are available."

Alexander Lombard, 65, New York


"I've been purchasing materials from for about two years and they have never cease to amaze me with their professionalism. Everyone knows that there is a lack of resources out there for gospel musicians but no longer can it be said that there is no one catering to the gospel community. Jermaine and his team has definitely filled a void that many organizations have been unwilling to venture into in the past. As a corporate leader, I know the struggles and thank God for a company that is striving to excel in teaching musicians how to play gospel music by ear. God Bless You."

Mark Montgomery, 37, Illinois

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