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88 keys. Infinite happiness.

88 keys. Infinite happiness.

Piano

Startlingly simple, musically logical, yet expressively limitless. Piano keys are pushed down, and the sound is there. But the sound can be intimate and soft or thundering and loud. Piano gives us notes and chords; you can play solo or accompany; perform a one-finger melody, or a three-part fugue with all of both hands.

And a piano is not necessarily a piano. The first keyboards were made eight centuries ago; today they’re small uprights and three-metre grand pianos, synthesizers and MIDI keyboards, Hammond organs and clavinets.

Pianos span all genres. They make the music of the past and the future. And though they’re where many musicians start, their expression has no end.

Let's Play

Even greats get going here.

Making music starts with you producing your first sound, and getting a few fundamentals right.

This isn’t just true for beginners; sometimes even proficient professionals benefit from going back to the basics covered in this video.

COURSE LEVELS

So, piano's where your heart is. Let’s see where your head and hands are.

When you enrol, you get access to all three levels: Introductory Level, Level 1 and Level 2. Read on to find out what level you’re at.

Get started with a free trial. Or cut straight to the chase and enrol in a course.

Introductory Level

Right now, you:

  • Have never played the piano before, or if you did it was so long ago, you’ve forgotten how to put your hands on the thing.
  • Have a piano or keyboard, but have no idea what to do with it beyond the first bars of Fur Elise someone showed you. You look at it with a glint in your eyes and a vision of playing your heart out in a band.
  • Have a collection of music that you love, and you’d love to be able to play some of it.

At the end of this course, you:

  • Will be able to play some music: you’ll know where to find the basic notes on your keyboard; you’ll be able to play melodies and some chords; and you’ll read proper music notation and chord symbols.
  • Will be able to sit behind your piano and play along with some backing tracks.
  • Might find a song in your collection that you can play along with, and you’ll start hearing things musically that you weren’t aware of before.

In this course:

You’ll take your first steps to becoming a real musician. Spanning genres as wide as folk, Latin, jazz and pop, you’ll learn 6 original tunes and play along with some well-known songs.

You’ll learn the first basic notes and chords on the piano. You’ll learn about posture, fingerings, patterns, chords and scales. You’ll learn about theory, develop your ears through ear training with your voice and instrument, and take your first steps as an improvisor. You’ll also play along with attractive backing tracks and learn how to practice with our Shedding Sessions.

Introductory Level

Right now, you:

  • Have never played the piano before, or if you did it was so long ago, you’ve forgotten how to put your hands on the thing.
  • Have a piano or keyboard, but have no idea what to do with it beyond the first bars of Fur Elise someone showed you. You look at it with a glint in your eyes and a vision of playing your heart out in a band.
  • Have a collection of music that you love, and you’d love to be able to play some of it.

At the end of this course, you:

  • Will be able to play some music: you’ll know where to find the basic notes on your keyboard; you’ll be able to play melodies and some chords; and you’ll read proper music notation and chord symbols.
  • Will be able to sit behind your piano and play along with some backing tracks.
  • Might find a song in your collection that you can play along with, and you’ll start hearing things musically that you weren’t aware of before.

In this course:

You’ll take your first steps to becoming a real musician. Spanning genres as wide as folk, Latin, jazz and pop, you’ll learn 6 original tunes and play along with some well-known songs.

You’ll learn the first basic notes and chords on the piano. You’ll learn about posture, fingerings, patterns, chords and scales. You’ll learn about theory, develop your ears through ear training with your voice and instrument, and take your first steps as an improvisor. You’ll also play along with attractive backing tracks and learn how to practice with our Shedding Sessions.

Level 1

Right now, you:

  • Know the basic layout of the piano, you have a sound, you control your fingers and your keyboard doesn’t feel like a stranger to you.
  • Can read, count, play with backing tracks and even improvise a little.
  • Have your ears open to different genres, and you listen not only with the ear of a music lover, but of a musician.

At the end of this course, you:

  • Will control the main range on the instrument, and know the important flats and sharps. Rhythms, swing feel, dots and ties will be part of your musical tools.
  • Will have played with some exciting reading tracks, and your improvising will have expanded. You’ll feel more comfortable with your piano and expressing yourself through it.
  • Will have developed your hearing, and your knowledge about music theory will have opened your ears to elements in music that you weren’t aware of before.

In this course:

You get on a solid path to becoming a real musician. Sure, with lots still to learn, but you’ll become comfortable with your instrument and creating your sound. You learn 12 original songs, reading parts with fantastic backing tracks. You’ll learn not to be intimidated by a piece of sheet music. You’ll be able to close your eyes and play your heart out, while improvising against inspiring backing tracks.

Level 1

Right now, you:

  • Know the basic layout of the piano, you have a sound, you control your fingers and your keyboard doesn’t feel like a stranger to you.
  • Can read, count, play with backing tracks and even improvise a little.
  • Have your ears open to different genres, and you listen not only with the ear of a music lover, but of a musician.

At the end of this course, you:

  • Will control the main range on the instrument, and know the important flats and sharps. Rhythms, swing feel, dots and ties will be part of your musical tools.
  • Will have played with some exciting reading tracks, and your improvising will have expanded. You’ll feel more comfortable with your piano and expressing yourself through it.
  • Will have developed your hearing, and your knowledge about music theory will have opened your ears to elements in music that you weren’t aware of before.

In this course:

You get on a solid path to becoming a real musician. Sure, with lots still to learn, but you’ll become comfortable with your instrument and creating your sound. You learn 12 original songs, reading parts with fantastic backing tracks. You’ll learn not to be intimidated by a piece of sheet music. You’ll be able to close your eyes and play your heart out, while improvising against inspiring backing tracks.

Level 2

Right now, you:

  • Can control the main range on the instrument, and know the important flats and sharps. Rhythms, swing feel, dots and ties are among your musical tools.
  • Are comfortable with your instrument and expressing yourself through it. You can read fairly comfortably, improvise a little, and you have some knowledge about music theory.

At the end of this course, you:

  • Will control a good range of the piano. Different time and key signatures won’t be alien to you. Your reading will have improved, your dynamics will be clearer and your timing more solid.
  • Will feel comfortable with new music. Unafraid to close your eyes and play by intuition, you’ll also be able to pick up a tune by ear and play it.
  • Will be able to play in a rock band, blues group or with a singer. Complicated chords and fast fusion licks will beckon and seem a possibility in the near future.
  • Will have discovered music you hadn’t heard before, and your sensitivity will have developed.
  • Will be a proper piano player, ready to go out into the world.

In this course:

The essential tools in music are covered, and a solid foundation is well laid: you read, play by ear, improvise, play fast and slow. You develop into a proper pianist, with a sound, and a love of your instrument.

Get started with a free trial.Or enrol for /month (and get all Introductory Level and Level 1 material included). You can switch levels any time.

Level 2 | COMING SOON

Right now, you:

  • Can control the main range on the instrument, and know the important flats and sharps. Rhythms, swing feel, dots and ties are among your musical tools.
  • Are comfortable with your instrument and expressing yourself through it. You can read fairly comfortably, improvise a little, and you have some knowledge about music theory.

At the end of this course, you:

  • Will control a good range of the piano. Different time and key signatures won’t be alien to you. Your reading will have improved, your dynamics will be clearer and your timing more solid.
  • Will feel comfortable with new music. Unafraid to close your eyes and play by intuition, you’ll also be able to pick up a tune by ear and play it.
  • Will be able to play in a rock band, blues group or with a singer. Complicated chords and fast fusion licks will beckon and seem a possibility in the near future.
  • Will have discovered music you hadn’t heard before, and your sensitivity will have developed.
  • Will be a proper piano player, ready to go out into the world.

In this course:

The essential tools in music are covered, and a solid foundation is well laid: you read, play by ear, improvise, play fast and slow. You develop into a proper pianist, with a sound, and a love of your instrument.

Get started with a free trial.Or enrol for /month (and get all Introductory Level and Level 1 material included). You can switch levels any time.

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