Mills James Partners with Scott Houston for The Piano Guy Mobile Apps

INDIANAPOLIS (6/18/10) — In a first-of-its-kind release, Scott The Piano Guy Houston and Mills James have made available free of charge the Amazing Grace 1-on-1 mobile application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. This is the first of a series of apps, each of which will feature a different song to learn.

Scott Houston, the Emmy Award-winning host of The Piano Guy public television series, has taught thousands of viewers throughout the country how to play non-classical piano with his simple and easy-to-follow technique. As the only educational piano-playing app currently on the market, The Piano Guy – Amazing Grace is as close as you can get to taking private lessons from Scott himself. “The 1-on-1 series mobile applications are meant to feel personal to the user,” said Houston. “This is for anyone who has ever said ‘I would LOVE to be able to simply sit down at a piano and have some fun playing a favorite song.’ With our app running on an iPad or iPhone right at a users’ piano or keyboard, that lifelong dream can now be realized!”

The app is designed to teach beginners and those who cannot read music how to play piano like a seasoned professional. Starting at the beginning level, Scott takes the user chapter-by-chapter through the process of music-making, allowing the user to go at their own pace. Simply place the mobile device on the music stand of a piano or keyboard and follow along with Scott.

Amazing Grace contains nearly two hours of video content as well as access to the lead sheet (the special style of sheet music that professionals use) and chord charts for every chord used in the lessons. The free content will get someone playing the song with two hands in a very simple yet authentic style. An in-app purchase will unlock chapters that will teach more professional tips and techniques to truly play the tune like a pro would while out playing a gig.

For more information about the Amazing Grace mobile app from The Piano Guy, visit www.scotthouston.com/mobile/apps/amazinggrace.html.

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For more information, please contact:

David Heimann
Marketing Communications, Mills James
P: 614.850.2044 • E: dheimann@mjp.com