How to play piano – learn with Musiah!

digital piano with iPad running Musiah piano lessons app
  • Completely FREE for 14 Days
  • Works with any MIDI keyboard
  • Like learning with a live teacher

START A 14 DAY TRIAL

digital piano with iPad running Musiah piano learning app
  • Completely FREE for 14 Days
  • Works with any MIDI keyboard
  • Like learning with a live teacher

START A 14 DAY TRIAL

digital piano with iPad running Musiah piano learning app

How to play piano – learn with Musiah!

  • Completely FREE for 14 Days
  • Works with any MIDI keyboard
  • Like learning with a live teacher

START A 14 DAY TRIAL

How to play piano – learn with Musiah!

  • Completely FREE for 14 Days
  • Works with any MIDI keyboard
  • Like learning with a live teacher

START A 14 DAY TRIAL

digital piano with iPad running Musiah piano learning app

What is Musiah?

colorful piano keys

Musiah is the world’s first and only A.I. piano teacher that teaches you how to play piano step by step. With the depth of instruction of a world-class teacher – only Musiah makes learning piano fast, effective and fun.

As your A.I. piano teacher, Musiah speaks to you and, pointing to the sheet music, he guides you and responds to your playing just like a live teacher – encouraging you every step of the way.

There is simply no other piano learning app in the world like it.

As you learn how to play piano songs with Musiah, you will receive a comprehensive music education. From note reading to rhythm, scales to chords, ear training to memory training, music theory, playing technique and more, Musiah even teaches performance skills.

“Musiah is so incredibly effective that students learn piano up to 16 times faster compared to when we used to teach the same syllabus in schools with live teachers,” says piano teaching expert and Musiah inventor, Brendan Hogan L.Mus.A, A.Mus.A. – a veteran with 38 years piano teaching experience who has himself trained over 800 piano teachers.

The Musiah course takes you from beginner to advanced in the shortest time possible, empowering you by showing you how to teach yourself piano. So you learn real skills you can use to teach yourself to play piano songs in any musical style.

Our lessons are suitable for students of all ages – even seniors. In fact, more than 70% of our students are adults who are achieving great results (some even in their 70's and 80's) — so Musiah is perfect for adults and seniors as well as kids from age 7.

If you've been searching the internet for ways to learn how to play piano, you have probably come across many sites claiming to offer the best piano lessons, but Musiah is very different. Musiah is truly special!

Nowhere else will you find a way to learn piano that is so effective, intuitive and life-changing.

Daily, we receive emails from students all across the globe expressing deep joy and gratitude, such as the following unedited comments from recent customer emails:


Amazing software... you have forever changed my life!

I cannot thank you enough for this amazing software. I never thought I would have the opportunity to learn to play. There are times after completing a lesson when I am overwhelmed with gratitude to the point of tears. I do believe you have forever changed my life, Mr. Hogan. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Rebecca Ramirez, United States


I love Musiah... Technically, now you rank just below my parents in terms of gratitude and respect.

I'm 29 years old and have no training on the piano. I love Musiah. I love the story and the whole interface, yesterday I found myself clapping with my fellow alien mates after an exercise :)

I live in Salalah, a city in Oman and I still have to find anyone who teaches or even knows traditional piano yet. Thank you for making my dream true and thank you for being my virtual Guru (in the traditional Indian term). Technically, now you rank just below my parents in terms of gratitude and respect.

Sahla Jamsheer,Oman


The best learning tool I've ever come across.

Thanks a lot for the encouragement. Ultimately I'm indebted to Musiah; it's perhaps the best learning tool I've ever come across.

Tom Hughes,United Kingdom


The programme is really superb.

I am thoroughly enjoying the process and I would never have thought I could learn so much in such a short time. The programme is really superb. I think I am clocking several hours a night but it certainly doesn't feel it. I found the hall of fame videos very inspiring as well.

I'm very grateful for your support, its second to none. My only concern at this time is for all the traditional teachers across the globe!

James Murch, United Kingdom


I am truly amazed at the progress my son is doing! I am so grateful that I found Musiah.

I have to say that it's a brilliant program! I was impressed when I tried it out, but I am truly amazed at the progress my son is doing, especially because of his age. And he won't let go until he gets 5 stars!

I completely stopped teaching him. The only thing that we practise in addition to Musiah, which I'm not even sure is necessary with all the technology, is writing notes in his manuscript pad.

Thank you! I am so grateful that I found Musiah.

Alexandra Beytenbrat, Israel


What you have created is brilliant! Absolutely brilliant.

I have to say that I think the stars have finally aligned for me to learn the piano and keyboard! And I'm absolutely thrilled. It has been a long time goal of mine as an adult to do so. But as a busy executive, I don't have the luxury of learning on an instructor's timetable. So, When I told my wife earlier this week that I was finally ready and wanted to try and find an online piano instruction program that would let me go at my pace, she (being a piano player herself) said "all you need to do is buy some books for adults, and I can guide you through them". You don't know how absolutely positively without a doubt glad I am that I did not take her advice! Had I done so, I hate to think what I would never have discovered in your solution or achieved from it.

Having only experienced your application for a little under a week now, I can say that what you have created is brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. This is a solution that not only meets my individual needs, but actually works. And in an unprecedented way for me, I feel as though I'm being instructed with professional human touch through a software application. I hope that what must've been painstaking efforts for you is paying off, because it should. I know that it will for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am finally learning how to play piano!

With deep regard from an excited student,

Nate Delahunty, United States


You are on the forefront of a revolution in education — and not just in music!

I wanted to try learning something completely new to me (my wife for half a century has pointed out I have no sense of rhythm or timing). Your use of the internet for competence based teaching with progressions, leveling up etc — is innovative and for me brilliant.

You are on the forefront of a revolution in education — and not just in music.

Keep going!

Dick Reece, United States


Thank you, thank you! Your software is incredible! In your debt always

Thank you, thank you! Your software is incredible! I am a 50 year old that always dreamed of playing the keyboard, but knew it was probably far too complex. Your game approach looked fun enough to give it a try. Remarkable! I am actually reading music, playing the keyboard and having a blast!

Well, done Sir! It is nice having a patient piano teacher willing to help me 24 hours a day. ;-)

Thanks again! In your debt always.

Jonathan West, United States


Wonderful program...definitely worth its price!

I'd like to thank you for such a wonderful program which allows me to learn piano staying at home and playing whenever I have free time. I truly love the way it's organized.

Before signing up to Musiah notes were sort of Chinese characters to me, but not any more! Great job here and it's definitely worth its price!

Nikita Azarov, Russia


Such a great program... light years ahead

I just wanted to compliment you on such a great program. I have studied music in some form or another since I was 3. I’m a decent composer and I realized if I really wanted to take my skill to the next level I needed to be able to play and sight read piano much, much better. I had the rudimentary keyboard skills in University and even some private lessons… but they always bored me to tears, so I just rushed through and it didn’t stick. I always wanted to play better, and even though I have a natural aptitude, lessons just didn’t work with however it is I learn.

Musiah is amazing. I watched your video on YouTube about the mistakes in how students are learning and was happily surprised at what good points you brought. Already I feel like I’m light years ahead of any other time I’ve studied. And Musiah is able to keep me moving fast, yet at the same time, adding so many concepts in there, making sure I really get them and really getting the sight reading muscle working in a fun way. So excited about it. Thank you so much for creating it. Can’t wait to show my friends with kids this great program.

Jaime Hartwick, United States


I haven't encountered imagination on your scale since I worked with Disney.

Brendan, I'm very impressed with your methods, and the creativity that expresses them. I haven't encountered imagination on your scale since I worked with Disney people years ago.

Milt Dereyna, United States


Your system is an answer to my prayers... truly a gift!

I am really enjoying my lessons. It has been my life-long dream to play the piano so your system is an answer to my prayers. I have never spent more time practicing anything more than my piano and as a mature student I need all the practice I can manage — lol.

Thank you for your vision and your dedication to helping your students become the best they can be. Your system truly is a gift! Thanks again for all your help and for Musiah. I tell everyone about my newfound passion and about this amazing program. It has truly been life-changing for me!

Gail Beinert, Canada


Much much better than traditional piano lessons

Musiah is a very very good piano lessons website. I can say that Musiah is much much better than traditional piano lessons.

Rabia has learned a piano lessons over 3 years with a traditional piano teacher at a music school. After, she tried Musiah (the free trial lessons), and I asked her " Which one is better?" Her answer was "musiah"(She said from her heart)

I do agree with her. What I can say is "Absolutely, I'll recommend Musiah to my friends."

I did recommend Musiah to one of my friend. She brought her daughter to try Musiah at my place last night. Her daughter had a piano lesson with a traditional piano teacher before too. After she tried Musiah for few hours. She told me that " I really like Musiah". Now my friend looking to buy a laptop and Midi controller to join Musiah.

Lek (Onanong, Tamcelik) Australia


Read more testimonials

We could literally add hundreds more emails like these here (these are just some of the recent ones).

By now, hopefully you're starting to appreciate the truth that Musiah is absolutely unique. For many students, it represents the very best way to learn how to play piano — a method that is, in all honesty, vastly more effective than any other online piano lessons or piano learning apps.

All through our website, you'll come across inspirational stories like the ones above — from adult students, parents of young students, and young students themselves.

As Musiah Inventor Brendan Hogan observes...

-----------------

"As a piano teacher (and trainer of piano teachers) for more than 38 years, my life-long passion has always been bringing the gift of music to students of all ages — adults and kids, from beginners to advanced — through affordable, effective, fun piano lessons.

But until I invented Musiah — NEVER BEFORE in my career (whether teaching personally or employing teachers to teach on my behalf) — have I received this kind of phenomenal feedback — feedback that is overwhelming in its deep appreciation and its effusive, sincere, joyful, heart-felt praise and gratitude."

-----------------

The Secret to Our Success

The secret to our success is great teaching – which is at the heart of everything Musiah does. For example, our piano method was continually tested and refined over an 18 year period BEFORE being embodied as a revolutionary invention known today as Musiah.

No other piano method has been so extensively tested in the real world and continually analyzed, re-worked and improved upon to bring you the unique approach to learning piano that only Musiah can offer.

Plus, it’s fun – as well as plenty of games, there’s even an optional story mode that allows you to learn as a character in an adventure story set in the future.

So if your dream is to learn how to play piano – our lessons are the most effective, affordable and practical way to learn!

And you can get started right now with just a few clicks.

 

 

Special Offer!

Take our 14 Day Free Trial now – and we'll extend your trial by an extra 14 days when you enter this promo code: EXTEND

Start my free 14 day Trial

 

What is Musiah?

colorful piano keys

Musiah is the world’s first and only A.I. piano teacher that teaches you how to play piano step by step. With the depth of instruction of a world-class teacher – only Musiah makes learning piano fast, effective and fun.

As your A.I. piano teacher, Musiah speaks to you and, pointing to the sheet music, he guides you and responds to your playing just like a live teacher – encouraging you every step of the way.

There is simply no other piano learning app in the world like it.

As you learn how to play piano songs with Musiah, you will receive a comprehensive music education. From note reading to rhythm, scales to chords, ear training to memory training, music theory, playing technique and more, Musiah even teaches performance skills.

“Musiah is so incredibly effective that students learn piano up to 16 times faster compared to when we used to teach the same syllabus in schools with live teachers,” says piano teaching expert and Musiah inventor, Brendan Hogan L.Mus.A, A.Mus.A. – a veteran with 38 years piano teaching experience who has himself trained over 800 piano teachers.

The Musiah course takes you from beginner to advanced in the shortest time possible, empowering you by showing you how to teach yourself piano. So you learn real skills you can use to teach yourself to play piano songs in any musical style.

Our lessons are suitable for students of all ages – even seniors. In fact, more than 70% of our students are adults who are achieving great results (some even in their 70's and 80's) — so Musiah is perfect for adults and seniors as well as kids from age 7.

If you've been searching the internet for ways to learn how to play piano, you have probably come across many sites claiming to offer the best piano lessons, but Musiah is very different. Musiah is truly special!

Nowhere else will you find a way to learn piano that is so effective, intuitive and life-changing.

Daily, we receive emails from students all across the globe expressing deep joy and gratitude, such as the following unedited comments from recent customer emails:


Amazing software... you have forever changed my life!

I cannot thank you enough for this amazing software. I never thought I would have the opportunity to learn to play. There are times after completing a lesson when I am overwhelmed with gratitude to the point of tears. I do believe you have forever changed my life, Mr. Hogan. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Rebecca Ramirez, United States


I love Musiah... Technically, now you rank just below my parents in terms of gratitude and respect.

I'm 29 years old and have no training on the piano. I love Musiah. I love the story and the whole interface, yesterday I found myself clapping with my fellow alien mates after an exercise :)

I live in Salalah, a city in Oman and I still have to find anyone who teaches or even knows traditional piano yet. Thank you for making my dream true and thank you for being my virtual Guru (in the traditional Indian term). Technically, now you rank just below my parents in terms of gratitude and respect.

Sahla Jamsheer,Oman


The best learning tool I've ever come across.

Thanks a lot for the encouragement. Ultimately I'm indebted to Musiah; it's perhaps the best learning tool I've ever come across.

Tom Hughes,United Kingdom


The programme is really superb.

I am thoroughly enjoying the process and I would never have thought I could learn so much in such a short time. The programme is really superb. I think I am clocking several hours a night but it certainly doesn't feel it. I found the hall of fame videos very inspiring as well.

I'm very grateful for your support, its second to none. My only concern at this time is for all the traditional teachers across the globe!

James Murch, United Kingdom


I am truly amazed at the progress my son is doing! I am so grateful that I found Musiah.

I have to say that it's a brilliant program! I was impressed when I tried it out, but I am truly amazed at the progress my son is doing, especially because of his age. And he won't let go until he gets 5 stars!

I completely stopped teaching him. The only thing that we practise in addition to Musiah, which I'm not even sure is necessary with all the technology, is writing notes in his manuscript pad.

Thank you! I am so grateful that I found Musiah.

Alexandra Beytenbrat, Israel


What you have created is brilliant! Absolutely brilliant.

I have to say that I think the stars have finally aligned for me to learn the piano and keyboard! And I'm absolutely thrilled. It has been a long time goal of mine as an adult to do so. But as a busy executive, I don't have the luxury of learning on an instructor's timetable. So, When I told my wife earlier this week that I was finally ready and wanted to try and find an online piano instruction program that would let me go at my pace, she (being a piano player herself) said "all you need to do is buy some books for adults, and I can guide you through them". You don't know how absolutely positively without a doubt glad I am that I did not take her advice! Had I done so, I hate to think what I would never have discovered in your solution or achieved from it.

Having only experienced your application for a little under a week now, I can say that what you have created is brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. This is a solution that not only meets my individual needs, but actually works. And in an unprecedented way for me, I feel as though I'm being instructed with professional human touch through a software application. I hope that what must've been painstaking efforts for you is paying off, because it should. I know that it will for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am finally learning how to play piano!

With deep regard from an excited student,

Nate Delahunty, United States


You are on the forefront of a revolution in education — and not just in music!

I wanted to try learning something completely new to me (my wife for half a century has pointed out I have no sense of rhythm or timing). Your use of the internet for competence based teaching with progressions, leveling up etc — is innovative and for me brilliant.

You are on the forefront of a revolution in education — and not just in music.

Keep going!

Dick Reece, United States


Thank you, thank you! Your software is incredible! In your debt always

Thank you, thank you! Your software is incredible! I am a 50 year old that always dreamed of playing the keyboard, but knew it was probably far too complex. Your game approach looked fun enough to give it a try. Remarkable! I am actually reading music, playing the keyboard and having a blast!

Well, done Sir! It is nice having a patient piano teacher willing to help me 24 hours a day. ;-)

Thanks again! In your debt always.

Jonathan West, United States


Wonderful program...definitely worth its price!

I'd like to thank you for such a wonderful program which allows me to learn piano staying at home and playing whenever I have free time. I truly love the way it's organized.

Before signing up to Musiah notes were sort of Chinese characters to me, but not any more! Great job here and it's definitely worth its price!

Nikita Azarov, Russia


Such a great program... light years ahead

I just wanted to compliment you on such a great program. I have studied music in some form or another since I was 3. I’m a decent composer and I realized if I really wanted to take my skill to the next level I needed to be able to play and sight read piano much, much better. I had the rudimentary keyboard skills in University and even some private lessons… but they always bored me to tears, so I just rushed through and it didn’t stick. I always wanted to play better, and even though I have a natural aptitude, lessons just didn’t work with however it is I learn.

Musiah is amazing. I watched your video on YouTube about the mistakes in how students are learning and was happily surprised at what good points you brought. Already I feel like I’m light years ahead of any other time I’ve studied. And Musiah is able to keep me moving fast, yet at the same time, adding so many concepts in there, making sure I really get them and really getting the sight reading muscle working in a fun way. So excited about it. Thank you so much for creating it. Can’t wait to show my friends with kids this great program.

Jaime Hartwick, United States


I haven't encountered imagination on your scale since I worked with Disney.

Brendan, I'm very impressed with your methods, and the creativity that expresses them. I haven't encountered imagination on your scale since I worked with Disney people years ago.

Milt Dereyna, United States


Your system is an answer to my prayers... truly a gift!

I am really enjoying my lessons. It has been my life-long dream to play the piano so your system is an answer to my prayers. I have never spent more time practicing anything more than my piano and as a mature student I need all the practice I can manage — lol.

Thank you for your vision and your dedication to helping your students become the best they can be. Your system truly is a gift! Thanks again for all your help and for Musiah. I tell everyone about my newfound passion and about this amazing program. It has truly been life-changing for me!

Gail Beinert, Canada


Much much better than traditional piano lessons

Musiah is a very very good piano lessons website. I can say that Musiah is much much better than traditional piano lessons.

Rabia has learned a piano lessons over 3 years with a traditional piano teacher at a music school. After, she tried Musiah (the free trial lessons), and I asked her " Which one is better?" Her answer was "musiah"(She said from her heart)

I do agree with her. What I can say is "Absolutely, I'll recommend Musiah to my friends."

I did recommend Musiah to one of my friend. She brought her daughter to try Musiah at my place last night. Her daughter had a piano lesson with a traditional piano teacher before too. After she tried Musiah for few hours. She told me that " I really like Musiah". Now my friend looking to buy a laptop and Midi controller to join Musiah.

Lek (Onanong, Tamcelik) Australia


Read more testimonials

We could literally add hundreds more emails like these here (these are just some of the recent ones).

By now, hopefully you're starting to appreciate the truth that Musiah is absolutely unique. For many students, it represents the very best way to learn how to play piano — a method that is, in all honesty, vastly more effective than any other online piano lessons or piano learning apps.

All through our website, you'll come across inspirational stories like the ones above — from adult students, parents of young students, and young students themselves.

As Musiah Inventor Brendan Hogan observes...

-----------------

"As a piano teacher (and trainer of piano teachers) for more than 38 years, my life-long passion has always been bringing the gift of music to students of all ages — adults and kids, from beginners to advanced — through affordable, effective, fun piano lessons.

But until I invented Musiah — NEVER BEFORE in my career (whether teaching personally or employing teachers to teach on my behalf) — have I received this kind of phenomenal feedback — feedback that is overwhelming in its deep appreciation and its effusive, sincere, joyful, heart-felt praise and gratitude."

-----------------

The Secret to Our Success

The secret to our success is great teaching – which is at the heart of everything Musiah does. For example, our piano method was continually tested and refined over an 18 year period BEFORE being embodied as a revolutionary invention known today as Musiah.

No other piano method has been so extensively tested in the real world and continually analyzed, re-worked and improved upon to bring you the unique approach to learning piano that only Musiah can offer.

Plus, it’s fun – as well as plenty of games, there’s even an optional story mode that allows you to learn as a character in an adventure story set in the future.

So if your dream is to learn how to play piano – our lessons are the most effective, affordable and practical way to learn!

And you can get started right now with just a few clicks.

 

 

Special Offer!

Take our 14 Day Free Trial now – and we'll extend your trial by an extra 14 days when you enter this promo code: EXTEND

Start my free 14 day Trial

 

What is Musiah?

colorful piano keys

Musiah is the world’s first and only A.I. piano teacher that teaches you how to play piano step by step. With the depth of instruction of a world-class teacher – only Musiah makes learning piano fast, effective and fun.

As your A.I. piano teacher, Musiah speaks to you and, pointing to the sheet music, he guides you and responds to your playing just like a live teacher – encouraging you every step of the way.

There is simply no other piano learning app in the world like it.

As you learn how to play piano songs with Musiah, you will receive a comprehensive music education. From note reading to rhythm, scales to chords, ear training to memory training, music theory, playing technique and more, Musiah even teaches performance skills.

“Musiah is so incredibly effective that students learn piano up to 16 times faster compared to when we used to teach the same syllabus in schools with live teachers,” says piano teaching expert and Musiah inventor, Brendan Hogan L.Mus.A, A.Mus.A. – a veteran with 38 years piano teaching experience who has himself trained over 800 piano teachers.

The Musiah course takes you from beginner to advanced in the shortest time possible, empowering you by showing you how to teach yourself piano. So you learn real skills you can use to teach yourself to play piano songs in any musical style.

Our lessons are suitable for students of all ages – even seniors. In fact, more than 70% of our students are adults who are achieving great results (some even in their 70's and 80's) — so Musiah is perfect for adults and seniors as well as kids from age 7.

If you've been searching the internet for ways to learn how to play piano, you have probably come across many sites claiming to offer the best piano lessons, but Musiah is very different. Musiah is truly special!

Nowhere else will you find a way to learn piano that is so effective, intuitive and life-changing.

Daily, we receive emails from students all across the globe expressing deep joy and gratitude, such as the following unedited comments from recent customer emails:


Amazing software... you have forever changed my life!

I cannot thank you enough for this amazing software. I never thought I would have the opportunity to learn to play. There are times after completing a lesson when I am overwhelmed with gratitude to the point of tears. I do believe you have forever changed my life, Mr. Hogan. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Rebecca Ramirez, United States


I love Musiah... Technically, now you rank just below my parents in terms of gratitude and respect.

I'm 29 years old and have no training on the piano. I love Musiah. I love the story and the whole interface, yesterday I found myself clapping with my fellow alien mates after an exercise :)

I live in Salalah, a city in Oman and I still have to find anyone who teaches or even knows traditional piano yet. Thank you for making my dream true and thank you for being my virtual Guru (in the traditional Indian term). Technically, now you rank just below my parents in terms of gratitude and respect.

Sahla Jamsheer,Oman


The best learning tool I've ever come across.

Thanks a lot for the encouragement. Ultimately I'm indebted to Musiah; it's perhaps the best learning tool I've ever come across.

Tom Hughes,United Kingdom


The programme is really superb.

I am thoroughly enjoying the process and I would never have thought I could learn so much in such a short time. The programme is really superb. I think I am clocking several hours a night but it certainly doesn't feel it. I found the hall of fame videos very inspiring as well.

I'm very grateful for your support, its second to none. My only concern at this time is for all the traditional teachers across the globe!

James Murch, United Kingdom


I am truly amazed at the progress my son is doing! I am so grateful that I found Musiah.

I have to say that it's a brilliant program! I was impressed when I tried it out, but I am truly amazed at the progress my son is doing, especially because of his age. And he won't let go until he gets 5 stars!

I completely stopped teaching him. The only thing that we practise in addition to Musiah, which I'm not even sure is necessary with all the technology, is writing notes in his manuscript pad.

Thank you! I am so grateful that I found Musiah.

Alexandra Beytenbrat, Israel


What you have created is brilliant! Absolutely brilliant.

I have to say that I think the stars have finally aligned for me to learn the piano and keyboard! And I'm absolutely thrilled. It has been a long time goal of mine as an adult to do so. But as a busy executive, I don't have the luxury of learning on an instructor's timetable. So, When I told my wife earlier this week that I was finally ready and wanted to try and find an online piano instruction program that would let me go at my pace, she (being a piano player herself) said "all you need to do is buy some books for adults, and I can guide you through them". You don't know how absolutely positively without a doubt glad I am that I did not take her advice! Had I done so, I hate to think what I would never have discovered in your solution or achieved from it.

Having only experienced your application for a little under a week now, I can say that what you have created is brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. This is a solution that not only meets my individual needs, but actually works. And in an unprecedented way for me, I feel as though I'm being instructed with professional human touch through a software application. I hope that what must've been painstaking efforts for you is paying off, because it should. I know that it will for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am finally learning how to play piano!

With deep regard from an excited student,

Nate Delahunty, United States


You are on the forefront of a revolution in education — and not just in music!

I wanted to try learning something completely new to me (my wife for half a century has pointed out I have no sense of rhythm or timing). Your use of the internet for competence based teaching with progressions, leveling up etc — is innovative and for me brilliant.

You are on the forefront of a revolution in education — and not just in music.

Keep going!

Dick Reece, United States


Thank you, thank you! Your software is incredible! In your debt always

Thank you, thank you! Your software is incredible! I am a 50 year old that always dreamed of playing the keyboard, but knew it was probably far too complex. Your game approach looked fun enough to give it a try. Remarkable! I am actually reading music, playing the keyboard and having a blast!

Well, done Sir! It is nice having a patient piano teacher willing to help me 24 hours a day. ;-)

Thanks again! In your debt always.

Jonathan West, United States


Wonderful program...definitely worth its price!

I'd like to thank you for such a wonderful program which allows me to learn piano staying at home and playing whenever I have free time. I truly love the way it's organized.

Before signing up to Musiah notes were sort of Chinese characters to me, but not any more! Great job here and it's definitely worth its price!

Nikita Azarov, Russia


Such a great program... light years ahead

I just wanted to compliment you on such a great program. I have studied music in some form or another since I was 3. I’m a decent composer and I realized if I really wanted to take my skill to the next level I needed to be able to play and sight read piano much, much better. I had the rudimentary keyboard skills in University and even some private lessons… but they always bored me to tears, so I just rushed through and it didn’t stick. I always wanted to play better, and even though I have a natural aptitude, lessons just didn’t work with however it is I learn.

Musiah is amazing. I watched your video on YouTube about the mistakes in how students are learning and was happily surprised at what good points you brought. Already I feel like I’m light years ahead of any other time I’ve studied. And Musiah is able to keep me moving fast, yet at the same time, adding so many concepts in there, making sure I really get them and really getting the sight reading muscle working in a fun way. So excited about it. Thank you so much for creating it. Can’t wait to show my friends with kids this great program.

Jaime Hartwick, United States


I haven't encountered imagination on your scale since I worked with Disney.

Brendan, I'm very impressed with your methods, and the creativity that expresses them. I haven't encountered imagination on your scale since I worked with Disney people years ago.

Milt Dereyna, United States


Your system is an answer to my prayers... truly a gift!

I am really enjoying my lessons. It has been my life-long dream to play the piano so your system is an answer to my prayers. I have never spent more time practicing anything more than my piano and as a mature student I need all the practice I can manage — lol.

Thank you for your vision and your dedication to helping your students become the best they can be. Your system truly is a gift! Thanks again for all your help and for Musiah. I tell everyone about my newfound passion and about this amazing program. It has truly been life-changing for me!

Gail Beinert, Canada


Much much better than traditional piano lessons

Musiah is a very very good piano lessons website. I can say that Musiah is much much better than traditional piano lessons.

Rabia has learned a piano lessons over 3 years with a traditional piano teacher at a music school. After, she tried Musiah (the free trial lessons), and I asked her " Which one is better?" Her answer was "musiah"(She said from her heart)

I do agree with her. What I can say is "Absolutely, I'll recommend Musiah to my friends."

I did recommend Musiah to one of my friend. She brought her daughter to try Musiah at my place last night. Her daughter had a piano lesson with a traditional piano teacher before too. After she tried Musiah for few hours. She told me that " I really like Musiah". Now my friend looking to buy a laptop and Midi controller to join Musiah.

Lek (Onanong, Tamcelik) Australia


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We could literally add hundreds more emails like these here (these are just some of the recent ones).

By now, hopefully you're starting to appreciate the truth that Musiah is absolutely unique. For many students, it represents the very best way to learn how to play piano — a method that is, in all honesty, vastly more effective than any other online piano lessons or piano learning apps.

All through our website, you'll come across inspirational stories like the ones above — from adult students, parents of young students, and young students themselves.

As Musiah Inventor Brendan Hogan observes...

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"As a piano teacher (and trainer of piano teachers) for more than 38 years, my life-long passion has always been bringing the gift of music to students of all ages — adults and kids, from beginners to advanced — through affordable, effective, fun piano lessons.

But until I invented Musiah — NEVER BEFORE in my career (whether teaching personally or employing teachers to teach on my behalf) — have I received this kind of phenomenal feedback — feedback that is overwhelming in its deep appreciation and its effusive, sincere, joyful, heart-felt praise and gratitude."

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The Secret to Our Success

The secret to our success is great teaching – which is at the heart of everything Musiah does. For example, our piano method was continually tested and refined over an 18 year period BEFORE being embodied as a revolutionary invention known today as Musiah.

No other piano method has been so extensively tested in the real world and continually analyzed, re-worked and improved upon to bring you the unique approach to learning piano that only Musiah can offer.

Plus, it’s fun – as well as plenty of games, there’s even an optional story mode that allows you to learn as a character in an adventure story set in the future.

So if your dream is to learn how to play piano – our lessons are the most effective, affordable and practical way to learn!

And you can get started right now with just a few clicks.

 

 

Special Offer!

Take our 14 Day Free Trial now – and we'll extend your trial by an extra 14 days when you enter this promo code: EXTEND

Start my free 14 day Trial

 

What is Musiah?

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Musiah is the world’s first and only A.I. piano teacher that teaches you how to play piano step by step. With the depth of instruction of a world-class teacher – only Musiah makes learning piano fast, effective and fun.

As your A.I. piano teacher, Musiah speaks to you and, pointing to the sheet music, he guides you and responds to your playing just like a live teacher – encouraging you every step of the way.

There is simply no other piano learning app in the world like it.

As you learn how to play piano songs with Musiah, you will receive a comprehensive music education. From note reading to rhythm, scales to chords, ear training to memory training, music theory, playing technique and more, Musiah even teaches performance skills.

“Musiah is so incredibly effective that students learn piano up to 16 times faster compared to when we used to teach the same syllabus in schools with live teachers,” says piano teaching expert and Musiah inventor, Brendan Hogan L.Mus.A, A.Mus.A. – a veteran with 38 years piano teaching experience who has himself trained over 800 piano teachers.

The Musiah course takes you from beginner to advanced in the shortest time possible, empowering you by showing you how to teach yourself piano. So you learn real skills you can use to teach yourself to play piano songs in any musical style.

Our lessons are suitable for students of all ages – even seniors. In fact, more than 70% of our students are adults who are achieving great results (some even in their 70's and 80's) — so Musiah is perfect for adults and seniors as well as kids from age 7.

If you've been searching the internet for ways to learn how to play piano, you have probably come across many sites claiming to offer the best piano lessons, but Musiah is very different. Musiah is truly special!

Nowhere else will you find a way to learn piano that is so effective, intuitive and life-changing.

Daily, we receive emails from students all across the globe expressing deep joy and gratitude, such as the following unedited comments from recent customer emails:


Amazing software... you have forever changed my life!

I cannot thank you enough for this amazing software. I never thought I would have the opportunity to learn to play. There are times after completing a lesson when I am overwhelmed with gratitude to the point of tears. I do believe you have forever changed my life, Mr. Hogan. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Rebecca Ramirez, United States


I love Musiah... Technically, now you rank just below my parents in terms of gratitude and respect.

I'm 29 years old and have no training on the piano. I love Musiah. I love the story and the whole interface, yesterday I found myself clapping with my fellow alien mates after an exercise :)

I live in Salalah, a city in Oman and I still have to find anyone who teaches or even knows traditional piano yet. Thank you for making my dream true and thank you for being my virtual Guru (in the traditional Indian term). Technically, now you rank just below my parents in terms of gratitude and respect.

Sahla Jamsheer,Oman


The best learning tool I've ever come across.

Thanks a lot for the encouragement. Ultimately I'm indebted to Musiah; it's perhaps the best learning tool I've ever come across.

Tom Hughes,United Kingdom


The programme is really superb.

I am thoroughly enjoying the process and I would never have thought I could learn so much in such a short time. The programme is really superb. I think I am clocking several hours a night but it certainly doesn't feel it. I found the hall of fame videos very inspiring as well.

I'm very grateful for your support, its second to none. My only concern at this time is for all the traditional teachers across the globe!

James Murch, United Kingdom


I am truly amazed at the progress my son is doing! I am so grateful that I found Musiah.

I have to say that it's a brilliant program! I was impressed when I tried it out, but I am truly amazed at the progress my son is doing, especially because of his age. And he won't let go until he gets 5 stars!

I completely stopped teaching him. The only thing that we practise in addition to Musiah, which I'm not even sure is necessary with all the technology, is writing notes in his manuscript pad.

Thank you! I am so grateful that I found Musiah.

Alexandra Beytenbrat, Israel


What you have created is brilliant! Absolutely brilliant.

I have to say that I think the stars have finally aligned for me to learn the piano and keyboard! And I'm absolutely thrilled. It has been a long time goal of mine as an adult to do so. But as a busy executive, I don't have the luxury of learning on an instructor's timetable. So, When I told my wife earlier this week that I was finally ready and wanted to try and find an online piano instruction program that would let me go at my pace, she (being a piano player herself) said "all you need to do is buy some books for adults, and I can guide you through them". You don't know how absolutely positively without a doubt glad I am that I did not take her advice! Had I done so, I hate to think what I would never have discovered in your solution or achieved from it.

Having only experienced your application for a little under a week now, I can say that what you have created is brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. This is a solution that not only meets my individual needs, but actually works. And in an unprecedented way for me, I feel as though I'm being instructed with professional human touch through a software application. I hope that what must've been painstaking efforts for you is paying off, because it should. I know that it will for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am finally learning how to play piano!

With deep regard from an excited student,

Nate Delahunty, United States


You are on the forefront of a revolution in education — and not just in music!

I wanted to try learning something completely new to me (my wife for half a century has pointed out I have no sense of rhythm or timing). Your use of the internet for competence based teaching with progressions, leveling up etc — is innovative and for me brilliant.

You are on the forefront of a revolution in education — and not just in music.

Keep going!

Dick Reece, United States


Thank you, thank you! Your software is incredible! In your debt always

Thank you, thank you! Your software is incredible! I am a 50 year old that always dreamed of playing the keyboard, but knew it was probably far too complex. Your game approach looked fun enough to give it a try. Remarkable! I am actually reading music, playing the keyboard and having a blast!

Well, done Sir! It is nice having a patient piano teacher willing to help me 24 hours a day. ;-)

Thanks again! In your debt always.

Jonathan West, United States


Wonderful program...definitely worth its price!

I'd like to thank you for such a wonderful program which allows me to learn piano staying at home and playing whenever I have free time. I truly love the way it's organized.

Before signing up to Musiah notes were sort of Chinese characters to me, but not any more! Great job here and it's definitely worth its price!

Nikita Azarov, Russia


Such a great program... light years ahead

I just wanted to compliment you on such a great program. I have studied music in some form or another since I was 3. I’m a decent composer and I realized if I really wanted to take my skill to the next level I needed to be able to play and sight read piano much, much better. I had the rudimentary keyboard skills in University and even some private lessons… but they always bored me to tears, so I just rushed through and it didn’t stick. I always wanted to play better, and even though I have a natural aptitude, lessons just didn’t work with however it is I learn.

Musiah is amazing. I watched your video on YouTube about the mistakes in how students are learning and was happily surprised at what good points you brought. Already I feel like I’m light years ahead of any other time I’ve studied. And Musiah is able to keep me moving fast, yet at the same time, adding so many concepts in there, making sure I really get them and really getting the sight reading muscle working in a fun way. So excited about it. Thank you so much for creating it. Can’t wait to show my friends with kids this great program.

Jaime Hartwick, United States


I haven't encountered imagination on your scale since I worked with Disney.

Brendan, I'm very impressed with your methods, and the creativity that expresses them. I haven't encountered imagination on your scale since I worked with Disney people years ago.

Milt Dereyna, United States


Your system is an answer to my prayers... truly a gift!

I am really enjoying my lessons. It has been my life-long dream to play the piano so your system is an answer to my prayers. I have never spent more time practicing anything more than my piano and as a mature student I need all the practice I can manage — lol.

Thank you for your vision and your dedication to helping your students become the best they can be. Your system truly is a gift! Thanks again for all your help and for Musiah. I tell everyone about my newfound passion and about this amazing program. It has truly been life-changing for me!

Gail Beinert, Canada


Much much better than traditional piano lessons

Musiah is a very very good piano lessons website. I can say that Musiah is much much better than traditional piano lessons.

Rabia has learned a piano lessons over 3 years with a traditional piano teacher at a music school. After, she tried Musiah (the free trial lessons), and I asked her " Which one is better?" Her answer was "musiah"(She said from her heart)

I do agree with her. What I can say is "Absolutely, I'll recommend Musiah to my friends."

I did recommend Musiah to one of my friend. She brought her daughter to try Musiah at my place last night. Her daughter had a piano lesson with a traditional piano teacher before too. After she tried Musiah for few hours. She told me that " I really like Musiah". Now my friend looking to buy a laptop and Midi controller to join Musiah.

Lek (Onanong, Tamcelik) Australia


Read more testimonials

We could literally add hundreds more emails like these here (these are just some of the recent ones).

By now, hopefully you're starting to appreciate the truth that Musiah is absolutely unique. For many students, it represents the very best way to learn how to play piano — a method that is, in all honesty, vastly more effective than any other online piano lessons or piano learning apps.

All through our website, you'll come across inspirational stories like the ones above — from adult students, parents of young students, and young students themselves.

As Musiah Inventor Brendan Hogan observes...

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"As a piano teacher (and trainer of piano teachers) for more than 38 years, my life-long passion has always been bringing the gift of music to students of all ages — adults and kids, from beginners to advanced — through affordable, effective, fun piano lessons.

But until I invented Musiah — NEVER BEFORE in my career (whether teaching personally or employing teachers to teach on my behalf) — have I received this kind of phenomenal feedback — feedback that is overwhelming in its deep appreciation and its effusive, sincere, joyful, heart-felt praise and gratitude."

-----------------

The Secret to Our Success

The secret to our success is great teaching – which is at the heart of everything Musiah does. For example, our piano method was continually tested and refined over an 18 year period BEFORE being embodied as a revolutionary invention known today as Musiah.

No other piano method has been so extensively tested in the real world and continually analyzed, re-worked and improved upon to bring you the unique approach to learning piano that only Musiah can offer.

Plus, it’s fun – as well as plenty of games, there’s even an optional story mode that allows you to learn as a character in an adventure story set in the future.

So if your dream is to learn how to play piano – our lessons are the most effective, affordable and practical way to learn!

And you can get started right now with just a few clicks.

 

 

Special Offer!

Take our 14 Day Free Trial now – and we'll extend your trial by an extra 14 days when you enter this promo code: EXTEND

Start my free 14 day Trial

 

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What you will learn

In your Musiah piano lessons, you'll learn how to play piano properly with both hands, how to read sheet music with ease... rhythm, scales, chords, ear training, music theory and more – Musiah will even teach performance skills.

What you will learn with Musiah is equivalent to 6 years of traditional piano lessons – but with Musiah it will take a fraction of that time.

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What you wIll learn

In your Musiah piano lessons, you'll learn how to play piano properly with both hands, how to read sheet music with ease... rhythm, scales, chords, ear training, music theory and more – Musiah will even teach performance skills.

What you will learn with Musiah is equivalent to 6 years of traditional piano lessons – but with Musiah it will take a fraction of that time.

Explore deeper

colorful pie chart showing skills you will learn in Musiah online piano lessons

What you will learn

In your Musiah piano lessons, you'll learn how to play piano properly with both hands, how to read sheet music with ease... rhythm, scales, chords, ear training, music theory and more – Musiah will even teach performance skills.

What you will learn with Musiah is equivalent to 6 years of traditional piano lessons – but with Musiah it will take a fraction of that time.

Explore deeper

What you will learn

colorful pie chart showing skills you will learn in Musiah online piano lessons

In your Musiah piano lessons, you'll learn how to play piano properly with both hands, how to read sheet music with ease... rhythm, scales, chords, ear training, music theory and more – Musiah will even teach performance skills.

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Over 80,000 students have learned piano through the Musiah Method


Heck, we've even got a labradoodle learning piano

Meet a very special student, Hugo, who is currently learning how to play piano with the help of Musiah.

After many months of work, he recently learned the first song on the Musiah course.

To see his video & photos – and to get a special offer from Hugo himself – check out Hugo's Story

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Meet a very special student, Hugo, who is currently learning how to play piano with the help of Musiah.

After many months of work, he recently learned the first song on the Musiah course.

To see his video & photos – and to get a special offer from Hugo himself – check out Hugo's Story

Great value plans

We're passionate about making premium piano lessons accessible to everyone.

In fact, up to 6 family members can learn at no extra charge.

  • Affordable
  • Convenient
  • Effective – Learn 16 times faster

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Great value plans

arrow pinning dollar bill to targetWe're passionate about making premium piano lessons accessible to everyone.

In fact, up to 6 family members can learn at no extra charge.

  • Affordable
  • Convenient
  • Effective – Learn 16 times faster

View our Plans

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What do I need to get started?

All you need is a MIDI Keyboard / digital piano, a cable or Bluetooth connection and an iPad or computer.

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What do you need to get started?

MIDI piano keyboard connected to iPadAll you need is a MIDI Keyboard / digital piano, a cable or Bluetooth connection and an iPad or computer.

Learn more about equipment needed

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What People Say About Musiah...

Musiah will change many lives!

“I must tell you, Musiah exceeded my expectations and is too perfect for words… in one day of using Musiah not only did I learn more but everything I had tried to understand fell into place… I am so appreciative of the work you have put into developing this software. I know it will change many lives as it has mine already.”

— Hayley Waterhouse, Australia

We all think Musiah is brilliant!

“We all think Musiah is brilliant! Who would have thought that in just 4 months with Musiah a 6 year old would be playing like that? Now, the traditional method seems to be so painfully slow and boring. Thank you!”

— Alexandra Beytenbrat, Israel

I think Musiah is a marvelous accomplishment!

“I think Musiah is a marvelous accomplishment, I'm truly amazed at the speed with which my skills have improved. Brendan, you're sounding more like my college professor every day – and I mean that as a thank you. I had no idea there would be such close support when I signed on. Thanks much...very much.”

— Milt Dereyna, USA

The people who see me progress are amazed!

“ Anyone who wants to learn to play the piano should do it this way. Thank you for creating this revolutionary way of learning the piano! I've been spreading the word about Musiah. And the people who see me progress are amazed and also started spreading the word. I hope Musiah will soon become the main way of learning the piano.”

— Ruud Lampe, Netherlands

Meet our Inventor

Piano teaching expert Brendan Hogan – Musiah InventorIn a career spanning nearly four decades, Brendan Hogan, L.Mus.A., A.Mus.A. has trained more than 800 piano teachers, been a concert pianist, published composer of both classical and popular music, director of a number of choirs, founded the largest in-school keyboard music program in Australia and developed the revolutionary Musiah piano method which pioneers a range of highly original teaching techniques.

Musiah piano lessons are a software embodiment of Brendan, so it's just like having him as your personal piano teacher available 24/7 to guide you every step of the way.

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Our guide on learning how to play piano

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piano keyboard at an angle

How to play piano

How to play piano - explained in detailThere are countless answers to the question of how to play piano in online articles, blogs, magazines and journals.

Some answers focus on music theory and things like learning the names of the keys on the piano keyboard, how to place your hands on the keyboard, how to read sheet music, etc.

Other answers take a more pedagogical approach examining things like how to teach yourself to play piano, methods of how to practice piano, practice tips, playing technique, piano teaching technique, chord-based learning sytems and so on.

Some articles and web sites even promise magical solutions that will have you playing piano like a keyboard king instantly.

But all of these ‘answers’ overlook the very heart of what it takes to learn how to play piano properly.

However you learn to play piano – whether you teach yourself or you attend lessons with a traditional piano teacher (or an innovative online piano lessons provider such as Musiah), the fundamental answer of what it takes is the same…

Take the experience of Musiah piano student Hayley Waterhouse as an example. (FYI, you can also read a Musiah Review by Hayley).

At the time of writing, Hayley has been learning piano for approximately six months. During that time, she has learned 125 songs and is currently working on a piece called Gipsy Dance — Lesson #126 on the Musiah Piano Lesson Course.

To give you an idea of how much Hayley has accomplished in that short a space of time, you can view the video below of yours truly playing Gipsy Dance.

View video of Brendan playing Lesson #126 – Gipsy Dance

To put Hayley's progress into perspective, Gipsy Dance is the last song in Level 11 out of 13 levels on the course. So in six months, Hayley has learned what would normally take an average piano student around five or maybe even six years to learn through traditional piano lessons.

So how is she doing it? How is she learning to play piano so effectively in such a short period of time?

Sure, she has had the support of our highly innovative piano learning app to help her along the way, but even Musiah is not miracle worker.

In a recent email to Hayley, I asked her; “How are you going, and more specifically, how are you enjoying Gipsy Dance?”

This is her reply…

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Hi Brendan,

I’m going well thanks. Still enjoying the process and still practicing at least 4 x 30 min sessions per week (often more).

Gipsy Dance is a lot of fun. I’m still practicing/learning it on the slow tempo and will just keep practicing to get the speed up.

I haven’t really been able to master separating the hands (letting the left hand go with the rhythm a bit more) but the more I practice the piece and the more each hand gets familiar with their bit it should flow better.

It’s pretty exciting that I’m only six songs away from finishing the course. I’ll miss Musiah but I’ll be looking forward to the challenge of putting into practice what I’ve learned with my favourite music. Because I’ve learned so many songs with Musiah I have a pretty good idea of how to approach a new piece of music.

I love the later levels because while the early levels taught a lot of the theory, the later levels have really shown me how to be patient, persist and enjoy the process. It just gives me time to reinforce the learning so far and gives me goals to work towards so that I don’t lose interest.

Thanks for your email :)

Hayley

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Have you seen the secret in Hayley’s reply — the essence of what it takes to learn how to play piano?

It is in the last paragraph where she says “to be patient, persist and enjoy the process".

Regardless of which approach you take to learning how to play the piano, this is the key (no pun intended).

Be patient, persist and enjoy the process.

And this is something that Musiah — if you give him the chance — will help you master.

Musiah is not a gimmicky approach that claims to turn you instantly into a concert pianist with one wave of a wand. He is a very unusual, quality piano teacher that will guide you on your journey, nurturing and nudging you as required, but ultimately, it is your journey.

And if, like Hayley (who in my view is an inspirational student), you can learn to be patient, persist and enjoy the process, you will not only learn how to play the piano, you will grow as a human being in ways that will help you achieve all manner of goals you set your mind and heart on.

More than anything else, this is why I’m so passionate about piano teaching and this is why I created Musiah — the world's first A.I. Virtual Piano Teacher, and the most technologically advanced piano lessons online.

To experience to joy of learning how to play piano yourself, why not take the Online Piano Lessons 14 Day Free Trial right now.

Brendan Hogan L.Mus.A, A.Mus.A.
Piano Teacher & Musiah Inventor

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Can you learn to play piano online without a teacher?

Yes, while there is no doubt that having a good traditional piano teacher can be helpful, the fact is you can teach yourself piano / keyboard very effectively with Musiah.

In all honesty, the only people who will tell you you need a piano teacher are usually piano teachers themselves because they have a vested interest in advising you accordingly. But it’s just not true.

There are of course many piano learning apps and online piano lessons that do not teach effectively, but with Musiah, you will learn how to play piano properly and you’ll learn up to 16 times faster than with a traditional teacher.

So, just to be clear, Musiah is a standalone piano learning app and students using the program will receive all the benefits of traditional piano lessons without needing the assistance of a private piano teacher.

The A.I. (Artificially Intelligent) component of Musiah means you receive quality instruction and responsive experienced assistance as if Mr Hogan (Musiah Inventor) were teaching you personally.

However, while it is not at all necessary, if your personal preference is to learn piano from a live teacher in addition to your Musiah lessons, that is also a perfectly viable option.

For some students, having a live teacher they see every week (or even every few weeks) may help to keep them accountable as they will be expected to achieve a certain amount of progress before their next lesson with their live teacher.

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What's the best app for learning how to play piano?

It depends on your particular goals. For example, Musiah's strength is its ability to teach you real playing playing and music reading skills but other online piano lessons sites may offer larger libraries of songs with less emphasis on instruction. This article explains the main differences between Musiah and other online piano lessons. 

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Why learn piano with Musiah as opposed to a live teacher?

As your A.I. piano teacher, Musiah is with you 24/7. Imagine how much more effective your practice time would be if your teacher could sit next to you at every single moment... Well, with Musiah, that’s what you get.

In the words of music maestro John Foreman (Musical Director of Australian Idol 2003-2008 and Musical Director of Young talent Time): "Musiah is absolutely the best value, the most convenient and the most fun way to learn piano".

Available 24/7, Musiah will be with you every step of the way as you learn a diverse range of pieces from classical to folk music, jazz and contemporary dance styles seamlessly presented in a never-before-seen environment so the lessons look and feels like fun, but you're really learning, progressing and achieving at the best possible pace for you.

One of the big challenges with traditional piano lessons is that you usually only see your teacher for half an hour, once a week. Then, you are left to your own devices, completely unsupported until the next week.

This often leads to songs being learned incorrectly which means, when you go back to your live teacher, instead of progressing and learning new songs, much of the time has to be spent re-learning things and correcting the way they have been practiced.

By contrast, Musiah is with at every moment of your journey so your practice time will be way more effective. And this is a large part of why Musiah students learn how to play piano up to 16 times faster than students learning the same material with a live teacher – and they have a lot more fun while learning.

Plus, learning piano with Musiah will save you a fortune compared to the cost of traditional lessons.

With Musiah, you can learn how to play piano any time of day or night that suits you – and you don’t have to travel to see a teacher. You just sit down at your keyboard and learn!

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What is the Musiah Method?

This video and article compares the Musiah method (the teaching method used in our piano lessons) to other piano methods and shows why Musiah is by far the best method for learning to play piano online or offline.

Brendan Hogan (Musiah Inventor) giving lecture on the Musiah piano method

View video of a lecture on the Musiah method for learning piano

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What are the unique benefits of learning piano with Musiah?

Musiah takes you from piano beginner to advanced player in the shortest time possible, empowering you by giving you real skills – so you’ll quickly gain the ability to teach yourself any piano song you choose.

It’s an epic course delivering 6 years of traditional piano lessons in a fraction of that time.

“Musiah is so incredibly effective that students learn how to play piano up to 16 times faster compared to when we used to teach the same syllabus in schools with live teachers,” says piano teaching expert and Musiah inventor, Brendan Hogan L.Mus.A, A.Mus.A. – a veteran with 38 years piano teaching experience who has himself trained over 800 piano teachers.

The Musiah method for learning piano and its syllabus were continually tested and refined over an 18 year period BEFORE being embodied as a software invention.

No other piano method has been so extensively tested in the real world and continually analyzed, re-worked and improved upon to bring you the unique approach to learning to play piano that only Musiah can offer.

Musiah is not just piano lessons. It’s a deeply considered holistic approach to learning and self-development that empowers you realize your true learning potential.

If you have a dream to learn how to play piano, this is the most effective, affordable and practical way to learn.

Learn more about our online piano lessons for beginners

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How much do I need to practice piano?

First of all, the amount of practice required is a little different for adults and children.

For example, a parent recently asked in relation to her 7 year old daughter…

“I want to ask your opinion if a practice of 30 minutes 3 times a week would be fine to keep progressing?”

As a general guide, the same amount of time spread over 5 days (e.g. around 10 to 15 minutes per day) would be our ideal suggestion, especially for children.

That said, it really boils down to what works best for your child, and if 3 x slightly longer sessions works better for your family, that's perfectly fine.

For young students, around 90 minutes or so per week is a good level to aim for and hopefully will be sustainable.

The same parent went on to ask in relation to herself…

“For an adult (I am 44) how much practice do you think I might need per week/day to get good progress?”

This is a good question. Of course, the more the merrier, but there are many different considerations that go into the optimal practice routine for each adult student.

In some ways, practice is like pruning hedges – “little and often” is the key.

This approach (a small amount several days a week) is definitely preferable to one or two longer sessions per week, especially in the early stages. But ultimately, the best arrangement will depend on your individual circumstances and what works best for you.

For beginner adults, if you can possibly manage 20-30 minutes a day 5 days a week, that will see you progress nicely. Then, as you become more advanced (e.g. Level 10 of the Musiah course onwards), if you can manage it, it would be great to increase this gradually to about 1 hour per day, 5 days a week.

This way, you will progress very well indeed, but even if this amount of practice is not possible, that's OK. Just do what you can, and you will still get there. It may just take a little longer, which is perfectly fine. After all, learning how to play the piano is not a race.

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How does Musiah encourage me to practice?

While Musiah is a serious piano learning tool, the interactive game-like nature of the program makes learning to play piano and read sheet music more fun than ever.

Additionally, there are multiple layers of incentives to encourage students to practice and continue to progress through the course.

For example, students must learn each song to a high standard to collect stars that are required to unlock the piano performance challenges at the end of each level.

Plus, in 'Story Mode' (an optional setting), by completing the piano performance challenges, students acquire pieces of a clavitrisk (a special key) that will ultimately unlock 'The Lost Song' and save the galaxy.

Students are also promoted to a higher rank at the end of each level, the ultimate rank being that of Musiah which students are promoted to upon completion of the course. 

Plus – if you're looking for the ultimate encouragement to practice, discover how you can learn to play piano free.

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How long does it take to learn the piano?

Musiah is utterly unique in that it delivers 6 years of traditional piano lessons in a way that can be learned much faster.

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What songs will I learn to play with Musiah?

In your Musiah piano lessons, you will learn to play hundreds of songs in wide variety of musical styles such as classical, jazz, folk, blues, dance, pop, rock, Christmas songs, plus scales, arpeggios, chords and technical exercises.

There are many well-known (non copyright) songs by famous composers as well as many original pieces throughout the course.

You can preview the full list of songs in the Musiah app from the Main Menu or in the Practice Area.

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What level of playing skills will I achieve with Musiah?

In summary: By the time a student finishes the course, they will reach approximately a Grade 5-6 standard of playing.

In detail: Often, when people ask this question, what they are really trying to assess is where their Musiah piano lessons will take them. So they often ask the same question in a variety of guises. The wording is different, but fundamentally, the question is the same…

  • What songs will I be able to play after 1 year of learning?
  • What songs will I be able to play when I have completed the course?
  • Will I be able to play the piano by ear?
  • What happens after I have finished the course?
  • Will there be more levels added?
  • How do I continue my piano learning journey beyond Musiah?
  • Will I need to learn from a private teacher?
  • Will I be able to improvise?
  • Will I be able to accompany the church choir?

What songs will I be able to play when I have completed the course?

Whether you will be able to play a specific piece you wish to learn will depend on a number of variables.

Firstly, it’s important to understand that there are many different aspects to what makes a piece 'difficult'.

For example, exam syllabi, in our opinion, tend to focus excessively on the length of pieces rather than the content (longer pieces do take more time and prac­­­tice to master, but if the challenge is largely the same throughout the whole piece, there is limited benefit in this), and they also tend to have excessively long lists of scales and technical exercises (one can definitely have too much of a good thing).

By contrast, the Musiah syllabus emphasizes short piano songs that get right to the point, and challenge the student mostly in terms of their technique and coordination. This helps Musiah students to develop advanced playing skills that normally take years to develop in a much shorter period of time than would be possible in other piano learning scenarios.

When you reach the end of the Musiah course, you will have reading and playing skills equivalent to around Grade 5-6 which will enable you to learn and, with practice, play more or less any song within reason.

If you are not sure what is meant by the term “Grade 5-6 standard”, or if you are unfamiliar with how high up the musical hierarchy a grade 5-6 skill level is, you may find this article helpful:

Are Piano / Keyboard Exams Necessary?

Among other things, it outlines the sequence of piano grades commonly offered by examining bodies in most Western countries.

Of course, if you happen to choose a relatively easy piano song, this will of course take less time to learn, practice and master than a very advanced song that may take many weeks or even months to master.

This same dynamic holds true even for piano teachers and professional musicians.

Fundamentally, the important thing to understand is that the primary goal of the Musiah course is to give you a range of skills that will empower you to continue to go forth on your own, creating your own musical journey and destiny.

What songs will I be able to play after 1 year (or “X period”) of learning piano with Musiah?

Again, there are too many variables to answer this precisely. Factors that can influence your rate of progress include

  • how much and / or how often you practice
  • the consistency / regularity with which you practice
  • your mental state when practicing (e.g. are you relaxed / focused OR stressed / easily distracted)
  • your natural ability including such areas as musical ability, general intelligence / IQ, coordination

... and so on.

What happens after I finish the course / How will I continue my musical journey / Will I need to learn from a private teacher?

The most logical way for you to continue learning piano after Musiah will depend on a number of variables such as your individual goals and aims, what you want to achieve musically, what particular style(s) you want to play in, whether there are any particular skills you want to specialize in, your individual character, and so on.

One of the main skills Musiah will give you is the ability to teach yourself any piano song you want to learn (within reason). You will know how to read the sheet music and will be able to tell whether you are playing it correctly, and you will be accustomed to learning and practicing efficiently, so simply building up a repertoire of piano songs you can learn by yourself without the assistance of a teacher or web site is definitely an option.

In terms of considering whether to continue your piano learning with a live teacher, this is also an option that will suit some students. But an alternative spin on this is... with the skills you will have, you could potentially learn a range of piano songs on your own, and then once you have done the basic learning, if you feel you would like some help / guidance from a live teacher to finish the songs to a really high standard, you could consult with a live teacher as needed / on an occasional basis (rather than every week) just to make sure you are on the right track, seek any tips they may have, etc.

Will I always have to rely on the sheet music?

As with most of these questions, it depends on a number of factors.

Once you have passed the beginner stage and become a little more advanced, as you learn piano songs (e.g. from the sheet music), it is good to try develop the skill / habit of memorizing your pieces so that you can play them without the need for sheet music.

Although most concert pianists, for example, learn piano songs by reading the sheet music, they nearly always perform those songs without sheet music. In part, this is because, quite often, when playing very advanced piano songs, you simply don't have time to look at the sheet music. The ability to play from memory without having to refer to the sheet music also means you can devote all your attention to playing expressively.

So learning piano songs from the sheet music in no way ties you to having the play songs from the sheet music.

Will I be able to play the piano by ear?

In terms of whether you will be able to learn piano songs by ear and subsequently play them by ear without ever having referred to the sheet music, it's important to understand that this is a separate skill which you can work on and develop over time if that is what you wish to do.

No doubt, if you choose to work on this, you will naturally improve at it over time.

Does learning to play piano by initially studying the sheet music of various pieces in any way inhibit your ability to also learn to play by ear? Absolutely not.

If anything, it will help you to play by ear as you will understand more about the structure of music.

Also, if developing your ability to play by ear is of interest to you, there are some really beneficial Ear Training Games in the Musiah app in the “Games” Area to help get you started.

Will I be able to improvise?

Like playing by ear, improvisation is a separate skill which you can work on and develop over time if that is what you wish to do.

Like ear training, if improvisation is something you choose to work on, you will naturally improve at it over time.

While the Musiah course does not provide specific instruction on improvisation, what you will find is that learning music theory – including how to read sheet music and also learning to play scales and a range of piano songs in different styles – will help improve your understanding of the structure of music, which is a necessary prerequisite for improvisation.

So one might reasonably regard improvisation as a skill that is best nurtured after one has mastered the basics — which are comprehensively covered in the Musiah course.

Will I be able to accompany the church choir / my wife who is a singer?

Yes. Not only will the music reading and playing skills you will acquire from Musiah help you develop the skills needed to accompany others, one of the great aspects of Musiah is that many of the songs are ensemble arrangements in which you get to play along with a backing track that includes the other parts.

Being able to play your part in a song while others are playing (or singing) a different part is invaluable and is very much a part of the Musiah learning experience.

Will there be more levels added?

In terms of whether we will add more levels and songs to the program, time will tell.

We would probably like to give Musiah some more time to become really established in the market place and get a sense of the demand for further pieces, etc. before considering whether to extend the syllabus.

What sites or programs will take me to a higher level?

To be honest, beyond Musiah, we do not recommend looking on the internet. Instead we recommend trying to find the right balance between self-teaching and / or a live teacher to suit you and your individual circumstances and goals.

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What ages is Musiah for... can adults learn piano with Musiah?

Musiah piano lessons are ideal for adults (around 70% of our students are adults) and also kids from age 7.

Musiah is mainly for piano beginners or relative beginners.

That said, it may also suit some advanced students, particularly those returning to piano lessons after a long break who are seeking to refresh their skills.

So, most definitely, yes, adults can learn how to play piano with Musiah. And kids can learn too.

Interestingly, there is a common misperception that kids supposedly learn piano quicker or more easily than adults but this is just a myth that unfortunately often discourages adults from taking up learn to play piano.

In fact, as an adult, you have several key advantages over kids when it comes to learning piano.

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Why is it important to learn music theory?

Learning music theory helps you to read the notes and chords on the sheet music and helps you understand the music which in turn helps you gain the skills to be able to learn to play all your favorite piano songs.

Understanding music theory is also a great foundation for helping you develop skills in other areas of music such as improvising, playing by ear, composing, arranging, and even singing.

Musiah piano lessons also teach all the required theory in a gradual and natural way as you progress through the course.

However, there’s nothing worse than long, boring explanations.

So, as you learn to play piano with Musiah, through smart teaching techniques, all essential music theory is slipped into the lessons surreptitiously (I promise you’ll barely notice it — but it is there). So you’ll be learning music theory while still being engaged in learning songs and playing the piano.

As Matt C, a Musiah student from Bulleen VIC, Australia writes in his Musiah review…

"As a former professional musician myself, one of the things I appreciate the most about Musiah, is its very heavy focus on quality Music Theory, which is so essential and presents in such a way that children are generally only vaguely aware that they are learning theory - it's all just fun for them.

Keyboard instruction, skill development and music theory in a fun format - who would have thought that was possible? Clearly, Brendan Hogan; well done!"

Read Matt's full review

Plus, in the Musiah Games Area, there are special sections of games dedicated to

  • note reading (correctly identifying notes within a time limit) and
  • sight reading (correctly playing as many notes as you can within a time limit)!

Note reading / sight reading are among the most fundamental aspects of music theory. So these games are great way to work on building your skills in these areas.

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Will I need to buy any piano books to learn with Musiah?

No. All songs in the Musiah course are included when you become a subscriber, so there are significant savings.

Compared to the costs of piano sheet music normally associated with traditional piano lessons – not to mention benefits to the environment that come from not needing printed piano sheet music, you'll save heaps with Musiah.

That said, if you wish to print the sheet music, you can do so by simply taking a screenshot of it and saving it as a jpg which you will then be able to print.

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Can I learn to play piano on a keyboard?

When Musiah inventor Brendan Hogan L.Mus.A, A.Mus.A. began learning piano at age 7, he started out learning on a keyboard. As this video shows clearly, this did not do him any harm.

Rustle of Spring played by Brendan Hogan

View video of Musiah inventor playing piano

So, just to confirm – yes, you most certainly can learn how to play piano on a keyboard – and it will not in any way impair your ability to play piano later on.

And just to be really clear… Musiah teaches piano but you learn on a MIDI keyboard for obvious practical reasons – such as the ability to connect a MIDI keyboard to a computer or iPad.

Learn more about Equipment Needed.

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What kind of keyboard do I need?

In summary, any MIDI keyboard with at least 49 keys will be suitable for learning piano with Musiah.

What is a MIDI keyboard?

In practical terms, a MIDI keyboard is one that is capable of being connected to a computer or iPad.

To find suitable examples, simply google “buy midi keyboard 49 keys USA” or similar (e.g. if you live outside the United States, replace “USA” with your country-name).

To learn more about different kinds of MIDI keyboards, view MIDI Keyboard Requirements.

OR – Take a look at how you can learn keyboard online.

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Can I use Musiah with an acoustic piano?

Unfortunately, no. You need a MIDI keyboard (a keyboard that is capable of being connected to a computer / iPad). Why?

Because the most reliable way — by far — to have your piano playing assessed by any piano learning app is to connect a MIDI keyboard to your computer or iPad either wirelessly (using Bluetooth) or using a cable of some sort.

There are some apps that use an iPad's microphone to 'listen' acoustically for the notes as you play, however, there are many disadvantages to this approach which is essentially not reliable, and the challenges faced with this approach will continue to be tricky to overcome even as technology advances.

For example, if the volume of the piano / keyboard notes is not sufficient, or there is background noise, microphone-based apps will struggle, they’ll miss some notes, not respond instantly, fail to assess your timing properly, etc.

Plus, these apps won’t assess duration (the length of the notes) at all.

They also struggle in particular with polyphony (several notes at once). E.g. if you play a chord, assuming the app hears the notes to start with, it will often not interpret what it hears correctly via the microphone.

So even if apps that listen via the microphone appear to be effective for learning very basic beginner songs, as the music becomes even slightly more complex, the effectiveness drops dramatically.

And these issues compound further if you’re using an acoustic piano that is out of tune, or if you're using the sustain pedal on an acoustic piano.

For these reasons, and because we are passionate about ensuring each of our students receives the optimal learning experience, the Musiah app assesses student’s playing using MIDI data which the app receives via a cable or Bluetooth connection.

This way, your notes, timing and duration will always be assessed accurately.

Learn more about connecting MIDI keyboard to a computer or iPad on our How To Videos page.

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Can I learn piano on a computer keyboard?

The ideal way to begin learning piano with Musiah is to learn on a MIDI keyboard.

But if you don't have one, don't worry – It's fine to start out using the free online piano keyboard or the free computer keyboard piano included in the Musiah app.

 

 

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