Beginner Piano Lessons for Adults

Learn to play the piano! Learn the first steps here with free beginner piano lessons for later beginners.

Let's Play The Piano!

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 at the piano, and simply focus on making a beautiful sound and the great feeling of making music!

Beginner piano lessons

Improve Your Memory

Did you know that playing the piano is great not just for having fun and playing beautiful music, but has been proven to help improve many other abilities as well, like language learning, organization and memory?

The beginner piano lessons below will teach you all about the layout of the keyboard, how to hold your hands, piano fingering and the names of the keys, and much 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 in the order listed and you will gradually learn how to play with hands separately, then 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!

Free Beginner Piano Lessons

Click on each link to go to that specific lesson.

Free Printable Piano Key Note and Chord Finder Tool

Print this free PDF, fold and place behind keys for and instant overview of the names of the keys.

Lesson 1: The Piano Keyboard

Learn about the piano keyboard, the names of the keys and print a handy piano keyboard diagram (PDF).

Lesson 2: How To Sit At The Piano

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.

Lesson 3: Correct Hand Posture

In this lesson you will learn all about how to have a perfect hand posture when playing the piano.

Lesson 4: Playing The Black Keys

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.

Lesson 5: Playing The White Keys

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.

Lesson 6: Exercises and Intervals

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!

Lesson 7: Easy Improvisation with Fifths

In this video lesson you'll learn how easy and beautiful it is to use fifths for improvisation.

Lesson 8: Start Reading Music 1: Hands Separately

In two easy lessons you'll learn how to read music. Really! It will give you a quick way of learning how to read sheet music while playing the piano. Have fun!

Lesson 9: Start Reading Music 2: Hands Together

This is the second lesson in how to quickly learn how to read sheet music while playing the piano. Make sure to complete the first one (above) first!

Lesson 10: Playing Scales

Easy tips and tricks how to get started with scale practice. One of the foundations for piano playing and technique.

Learning Piano At Any Age

Adult Piano Lessons

Can you really learn 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!

What To Do Next?

Now what?

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 a piano teacher.

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.

Choose your favorite style, and click on the link to check them out (and get a free lesson!):


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Piano Quotes

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~Mark Twain

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