Adult Beginner Piano Lessons

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

So, just sit back and relax at the piano, and simply focus on making a beautiful sound and the great feeling of making music!

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?

Grand Piano with Sheet Music

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 together.

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 take you to that specific lesson.

Lesson 1a: Piano Keys Layout

Why are the piano keys arranged the way they are?

In this lesson we'll look at the layout of the piano keys and design and how it has changed over time. 

Lesson 1b: Piano Keyboard Diagram 

Learn all about the piano keyboard, the names of the keys and print yourself 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 and keep 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 practice finger numbers by playing the theme "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven.

Lesson 6: Beginner Exercises and Intervals

In two short video lessons you will learn easy, beginner 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.

Piano Learning Q & A

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