With an Apostolic Praise Complete Membership plan you can get full access to all 300+ Apostolic Praise Video Lessons (and more are being added regularly!) and learn at the pace you want to learn at. 

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Learn The Proven Steps To Being Capable of
Playing in Church
In Your First Year


In the past 10 years, Richard Smith has taught hundreds students of all ages and levels to play piano, bass, guitar, organ, and drums. He’s developed the most effective strategies and systems for learning to play in less time.

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



TESTIMONIAL
"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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Announcement
You asked for shortcuts, we're giving them to you.


In Just 12 Weeks You Can Have Mastered the Basics,
​Be Playing Real Church Songs with Advanced Sounding Chords
​(not just plain majors and minors), and Actually Understand What You Are Playing

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 Exclusive 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 Exclusive 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 signup anytime.  There is no specific registration dates for students or semesters.  You start learning when you signup!


(Of course, when you join today, you’ll get immediate access to all the lessons included in The Apostolic Praise Exclusive 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 100+ (and growing) Apostolic Praise Video Lessons, Study Infos, Goal Sheets, Online Quizzes, Practice Tracks, Apostolic Praise Song Download Center and more!
CURRENT COURSES BELOW​


Not sure where to start?
Start a TEXT conversation at 650-877-2473​!​​
OPTION 1 FREE: Try your course 100% free.​
Instant access to first two lessons of each of our 24 courses! (​40+ Free video lessons).
​Plus get a free chord sheet to a new song every Wednesday ​when you signup for our email list!

STEP 1 SERIES (5 Courses - 60 lessons) - Click to buy the package
14 hours 41 minutes, 400 pages of learning!
STEP 2 SERIES (4 Courses - 48 lessons) - Click to buy the package
10 hours 51 minutes of learning​
AP 201
The Secrets to 11th and the Three Types of 13th Chords
11th & 13th Chords​ & MORE!
12 Lessons - Course 1 of Step 2 Series
2 hours 8 minutes of learning​​

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AP 202
​Playing In Other Keys
All 12 Keys and Minor Keys & MORE!
12 Lessons - Course 2 of Step 2 Series​
1 hour 18 minutes of learning​
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AP 203
​Master Playing Songs By Ear
Want to be able to listen to a Song and Play It?  Take this course!
12 Lessons - Course 3 of Step 2 Series
2 hour​s 5 minutes of learning​

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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 - Course 4 of Step 2 Series
5 hours 20 minutes of learning​​

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STEP 3 SERIES (4 Courses - 48 lessons) Click to buy the package
16 hours 18 minutes of learning​
Have questions? Want to call in payment by phone? 650-877-2473​​

(You may cancel payments at any time - you will still have access through your payment period.

​Even though this is a limited time offer, you will be able to use it as long as you are a member!​
AP 104
​How to Play Fast Songs
Focused on Playing Praise Music
12 Lessons - Course 5 of Step 1 Series
2 hours 45 minutes​

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AP 103
​Advanced Piano Chords
9ths and Advanced 7th Chords​
12 Lessons - Course 4 of Step 1 Series​
2 hours 10 minutes of learning​

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AP 102
​A Crash Course in Chords
Sus, Aug, Dim, 6th​ Chords & MORE!
12 Lessons - Course 3 of Step 1 Series​
3 1/2 hours of learning​

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AP 101
​A Crash Course in Piano
Beginner Stuff, Fast Songs, 7ths & MORE!
12 Lessons - Course 2 of Step 1 Series
3 hours of learning​

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AP 100
​A Crash Course in Basics
Beginner Stuff, Melody, Fills​ & MORE!
12 Lessons - Course 1 of Step 1 Series​
3 hours 16 minutes of learning!​

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AP 301
​​Next Level Chords
Tritones, Modes, Soloing & MORE!
12 Lessons - Course 1 of Step 3 Series​​
2 hours 20 minutes​ of learning

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AP 302
​12 Songs with Richard W. Smith
Fat Chords, Advanced Fills & Runs & MORE!
12 Lessons - Course 2 of Step 3 Series
3 hours 10 minutes of learning​​​

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AP 303
​How to Play Gospel &
​Pentecostal Hymns
​Read Sheet Music, Play Hymnals, Make Hymns Sound Good
12 Lessons - Course 3 of Step 3 Series​
3 Hours of Learning!​

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AP 304
The Secrets to Fast Songs, Gospel Blues Style, Shouting Music, Preacher Chords
​(5 hours of learning)
​ Click here for more info​

AP 100
​A Crash Course in Organ
12 Lessons
Learn how to play the organ!
Click Here for more info​

AP 101-Bass
​A Crash Course in Bass Guitar
Everything you need to know to play!
12 Lessons - 2 hours 30 minutes of learning
Included with STEP 1 SERIES​

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​​​AP 101-Guitar
​A Crash Course in Guitar
Beginner to Advanced Gospel Guitar Lessons​
12 Lessons - Included in STEP 1 Series​

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AP 401: Ear Training Series 1
​Chords

​ Click here for more info​

AP 402: Ear Training Series 2
​Movements

​ Click here for more info​

AP 100
​A Piano Party in Sightreading
(Recommended Ages 3-7)
12 Lessons
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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 - Included in STEP 1, 2 and 3 Series​
2 hours 48 minutes of learning​

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This course teaches how jazz chords and chording works and how we apply jazz chords and concepts to Gospel and Pentecostal music.​​
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).
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.
Basic Apostolic Praise Membership

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$6.25 / Week (Beginner to Intermediate)

$25 / Month (Beginner to Intermediate)

$175 / Year (Beginner to Intermediate)

$6.25 / Week (Intermediate to Advanced)

$25 / Month (Intermediate to Advanced)

$175 / Year (Intermediate to Advanced)


• 1 Designated User / Family

• Use it for your spouse and your 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)

• AP Song Download Center (50 Extra Chord Charts for Practice)

• Access to Live Instructor (Call, Text, Email, Facebook Messenger)

• Email Newsletter

• Beginner to Intermediate Includes all Courses except AP 204, AP 300 Series and AP 700 Series.
• Intermediate to Advanced includes all courses except 100 Series.

• Cancel at any time
Complete Apostolic Praise Membership

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$12.50 / Week

$49.95 / Month

$349 / Year

$897 / Lifetime Membership

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• 6 Designated Users/Families

• Use it for your spouse and your 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 500 Extra Chord Charts and 60+ Choir Parts for Practice)

• Access to Live Instructor (Call, Text, Email, Facebook Messenger)

• Email Newsletter

• Complete Access to all Lessons and Courses

• Cancel at any time
Complete Apostolic Praise Membership (1 User)

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$8.75 / Week

$35.00 / Month

$249 / Year

$697 / Lifetime Membership

​(click to select)


• 1 Designated User/Family

• Use it for your spouse and your 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 500 Extra Chord Charts and 60+ Choir Parts for Practice)

• Access to Live Instructor (Call, Text, Email, Facebook Messenger)

• Email Newsletter

• Complete Access to all Lessons and Courses

• Cancel at any time