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Want to learn the piano? Enjoy free beginner piano lessons especially tailored for later beginners.
Learn the first steps to play the piano right here. No previous skills needed. By starting to play by ear, your playing will sound great at once. C'mon! Let’s play!
In the lessons below you will first learn to play piano by ear. In this way your playing will sound great almost immediately!
And you know what? You need absolutely no previous skills at all!
The only things you need are a piano or a keyboard, a sliver of time and a great attitude!
Just sit back and relax and simply focus on making a beautiful sound and the great feeling of making music!
The first beginner piano lessons will teach you all about the layout of the keyboard, how to hold your hands, piano fingering and the names of the keys, and more.
In the first lessons you will learn to play only by ear, so no note reading or sheet music is needed.
Follow the lessons below in the order listed and you will gradually learn how to play with both hands, about chords and scales, how to start reading notes, and much more!
Some of the piano lessons have videos to help explaining and showing you a particular technique. You will also learn a lot of other tips and tricks along the way. Have fun!
Learn about the piano keyboard, the names of the keys and print a handy piano keyboard diagram (PDF).
Start right by learning how to sit at the piano with proper posture as soon as possible. Here is a beginning lesson with a video that explains how to do just that.
In this lesson you will learn all about how to have a perfect hand posture when playing the piano.
This is a video lesson where you will start playing using only the black keys. You will learn more about the layout of the piano keys, finger numbers and how to make a simple and beautiful improvisation.
Next step is to learn about the white keys. In this video lesson you will learn simple warm up exercises to do daily and how to play the theme "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven.
In two video lesson you will learn five finger exercises on the white keys, and about intervals and how to use them to make your own pieces!
Can you really start to play an instrument as an adult?
Later beginners sometimes wonder if it is too late to begin learning an instrument as a teenager or as an adult.
Read more about why learning to play the piano is never too late, and not only that, but learning to play an instrument at any age is really good for you as well!
After playing and learning the beginner piano lessons above you might be ready to start piano lessons with a teacher. Here is help on how to find one.
Another great idea is to take online piano lessons, with a real piano teacher, but available to you wherever you are.
I recommend Artistworks. They offer Jazz, Popular or Classical online beginner piano lessons, check them out here (and get a free lesson!):
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Teach yourself to play with free piano lessons for beginners! In this easy lesson you will learn about hand position, finger numbers and how to play Ode to Joy by Beethoven!