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The Piano Player newsletter issue #71, Learn to play the piano tools
August 09, 2022

Tips & Tools for Piano Players

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"The Piano Player" Issue #71, August 2022

In This Issue:

Tools for Learning to Play the Piano

In this issue, we're focusing on some tips and tools for beginners looking for ways to learn to play the piano.

You'll find tips and advice on how to find a piano teacher that suits your style. You'll also get some handy printable tools to use when getting acquainted with the piano keyboard and tips on how to learn the note names on the keys fast!

I will also advise a reader on what method books you could start with as an adult beginner. As well as some suggestions on great software (yes, it still exists!) that is really useful (and fun) when learning to play the piano.

I hope you'll find some inspiration here!😉

Happy Practicing,


How to Find a Piano Teacher That's Right for You

How do you find a piano teacher that is right for you? Here is a practical guide on what to look for and how to find the best piano teacher for you.

Whether you are trying to find a piano teacher for yourself or your child, start by asking yourself what you want to get out of the piano lessons.

Remember that a great piano performer does not necessarily make a great piano teacher, and a great piano teacher might not be a great pianist.

Think about what you are looking for. Would you like to find a piano teacher / pedagogue to help you learn in the best way possible or an amazing pianist to inspire you by their playing?


Learn the Right Hand Piano Key Notes Fast

One of the first things to learn as a beginner are the names of the notes and where to find them on the piano keyboard. Here is a printable tool to help you with exactly that!

This printable Treble Piano Key Notes and Chord Finder is a handy little DIY tool for beginning pianists!

Just print it, fold it and place it behind the piano keys on your piano keyboard, matching it where indicated with "middle-C".


Printable Piano Keyboard Diagram

In this lesson, you can print piano keyboard diagram templates and learn all the note names quickly and easily on the piano keys.

The templates are useful tools when you are first starting out to learn how to play piano, so you will not get lost among all the piano keys!

But keep on reading, and by the end of this piano lesson, you may no longer need it! :)


Got Piano Questions?

Ask piano related questions here: Piano Playing Q & A

Piano Question of the Month

What Piano Method Should I Choose?

I play guitar, bass, drums, and have a small recording studio, for working on original compositions. I am currently self-studying Harmony & Theory by Wyatt.

I would like to learn proper piano technique, to aid in my study of theory, as well as be able to record basic piano parts. I know you have free lessons here, and that's cool!

However, have you ever tried to set a laptop on a keyboard? Not to mention the fact that my laptop doesn't fit in my music stand! (GRIN) I have read your recommended book list, but unsure which book/s would be a good choice to get started.

Could you please recommend some books to get started? Thanks in advance for your time!

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Recommended Piano Learning Software

Piano Learning Software

What type of piano learning software do you need when you learn to play the piano? Here are my recommendations of helpful music and piano software for adult beginners that can assist you in different areas of your piano study.

Top Piano Learning Software

Comments? Ideas? Feedback?

I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this newsletter and tell me what you think or what you'd like to read more about.

Happy Practicing,

Your Online Piano Coach,


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