Learn to 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!
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!
Click on each link to go to that specific lesson.
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.
Learn all about the piano keyboard, the names of the keys and print yourself 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 and keep 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 practice finger numbers by playing the theme "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven.
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!
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!
After playing and learning the beginner piano lessons above you might be ready to start piano lessons with a teacher. Get tips about how to prepare yourself for your first lesson here.
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 and Classical online beginner piano lessons.