Learning is one of the most important things in my life. I like to learn all kinds of things: languages, music, writing and other things. What fascinates me the most is the learning process: that is, ‘learning how to learn.’ I love sharing my insights on the process of learning, and to help others become better learners. My purpose is to empower people to develop their potential and achieve their learning aspirations.
Between 2012 and 2018 I worked as a piano teacher. I helped people to learn how to play piano both in-person and online. I’ve created most of the learning materials I use in my lessons, including piano tutorials, theory notes, and exercises. I also took advantage of digital resources such as websites, apps, and e-books. In 2017, I created a YouTube channel to help piano students get better at the instrument: Alto Pianista. I also created online courses for piano learners (www.altopianista.com).
I published a series of graded readers for Spanish learners under the pen name Paco Ardit (www.spanishnovels.net). It is a series of short stories with difficulty levels that range from beginner to advanced. In these stories I put into practice one of the fundamentals of skill building: start with small steps. The easiest ones are written using short sentences, paragraphs, and chapters. The beginners’ titles only use simple present tense. The more advanced levels become more difficult gradually, with longer and more complex sentences and additional tenses.
I believe human beings are born to learn and improve, enjoy life and make positive contributions to the world. We all have a tremendous learning potential, and my mission is to help everyone unfold it.