If you’re looking for piano (or keyboard) lessons for beginners, this page is for you.
Musiah online piano lessons are a ground-breaking new A.I. (Artificially Intelligent) software invention bringing you the very best piano lessons for beginners of all ages (adults and kids).
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'Musiah' (as the product is known) is the world's first virtual piano teacher. Using the latest A.I. technology, he responds to your playing just like a live teacher.
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Musiah Beginners Piano Lessons — from A to G (the musical alphabet)
- Available 24/7 to support you (traditional teachers are only available once a week)
- Beginners piano lessons are my greatest passion (find out why this is important below)
- Convenient — learn at home when it suits you
- Discounts available — outstanding value — see lesson prices
- Effective — learn to play piano 16 times faster
- Fun for both adults and kids
- Great songs in a wide variety of styles
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Online Piano Lessons For Beginners — Why Musiah (from A to G) Is The Perfect Way To Start Learning
A. Available 24/7 To Support YOU
One of the big advantages of Musiah piano lessons for beginners is unlike a conventional piano teacher, Musiah is available to support you literally around the clock — 24 / 7 / 365.
By contrast, a traditional teacher can only be with their students once a week — during lessons.
The rest of the time (with a traditional teacher) students are left to their own devices without any support from one week’s lesson to the next, often without knowing if they are practicing their songs correctly.
This results in a lot of wasted time as students often form bad habits that need to be corrected in subsequent lessons when they could otherwise be progressing on to new pieces.
With Musiah, it’s like having your own personal piano teacher on hand at every moment of your practice, so you’re always supported, and you know you are learning your songs correctly.
This boosts your productivity and progress by up to 1000%.
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B. Beginners Piano Lessons Are My Greatest Passion
Not many people know this, but among many piano teachers, there is a kind of snobbery when it comes to teaching beginners. It is not uncommon for teachers to feel that teaching beginners is somehow beneath them, and to an extent, they find teaching beginners boring and repetitive.
By contrast, as Musiah inventor and a piano teacher of more than 30 years’ experience, my greatest passion is teaching beginners of all ages.
I regard the opportunity to teach beginners as a tremendous privilege because, in my view, when teaching beginners, I have the greatest opportunity to do good and to make a positive impact in the life of the student.
By contrast students that come to me, having been taught for some time by one or more other teachers, usually have a lot of unlearning to do, having picked up bad habits and inefficient techniques that slow down their learning.
So, for me, teaching beginners is the most profoundly rewarding experience, because when I see how the lives of my students are being changed by Musiah online piano lessons, my life is also changed.
And I am humbled and grateful to have been able to introduce so many students — adults and children — to the best beginners piano lessons available anywhere.
As you are considering beginners piano lessons either for yourself or for a loved one, I commend you for arriving at this point. For you are now contemplating embarking on a journey that will change your life (as it has mine) in more ways than I can begin to describe here.
I’ve always said the greatest thing my parents ever did for me was starting me on piano lessons. It truly has opened up a whole new world to me, and I would consider it a privilege to be instrumental (pun intended) in doing the same for you.
What You Will Learn In Your Musiah Piano Lessons...
When you take beginners piano lessons with Musiah, you’ll be taught step by step right from the very beginning in a natural, supportive, encouraging way.
You’ll learn such things as
- how to place your hands on the keyboard
- the basics of note reading / music theory
- scales and technical exercises
- how to play with both hands straight away
And one of the great things about Musiah is there are no lengthy boring explanations.
When Musiah teaches you theory, it is woven seamlessly into the lessons and also into a variety of games, so you almost won’t notice you are being taught theory. You’ll simply find that you are learning and progressing through the course, and having fun.
You’ll learn hundreds of pieces in a variety of styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk and contemporary styles.
And as you progress through to more advanced pieces, you’ll be taught using the best piano method — a tried and trusted method that will accelerate your development of eye-mind-hand coordination — empowering you to learn the songs that you really want to learn, and to read sheet music with ease.
C. Convenient With A Capital ‘C’
With Musiah you can learn in the comfort, security and privacy of your own home when it suits you — any time of day or night, which is fantastic.
So with Musiah beginners piano lessons, there is:
- No driving time getting to and from lessons
- No travel / petrol costs
- Flexibility to learn whenever you want
Additionally, privacy and security also go hand-in-glove with convenience.
Many students (both adults and kids) feel uncomfortable playing in front of a live teacher because they feel embarrassed or shy about making mistakes. By contrast, Musiah is completely nonjudgmental and infinitely patient.
He doesn’t mind how many times you make mistakes, and he’s always willing to help you.
So learning in the privacy of your own home gives students the chance to build up their skills and confidence before playing in front of others.
And then there’s security to consider.
Particularly in the case of a child (if you are a parent), how comfortable are you letting your child sit in a room alone with an adult — who, let’s face it, you don’t really know that well?
Musiah, on the other hand, is the world’s first virtual piano teacher (an A.I. animated character on your computer or iPad screen), so you never need to be concerned about the suitability of the teacher or your child’s safety.
D. Discounts Available
If you are looking for the absolute best value beginners piano / keyboard lessons you have definitely come to the right place. With Musiah, the value you get is truly exceptional.
Your first 14 days are FREE.
Then, there are four plans (subscription options) to choose from — and discounts apply if you choose a 12 monthly option.
All piano sheet music is included which means
- significant cost savings for you (no need to purchase printed textbooks) and
- benefits for the environment (no trees were harmed in the provision of the Musiah piano sheet music)
AND if you choose a family plan – up to 6 family members can all learn for the same low price (by contrast, other sites charge extra for each additional student).
Lastly, when you take beginners piano lessons with Musiah, there is NO RISK.
- No contracts — you’re not locked in for any fixed period
- Cancel at any time
- 14 Day Free Trial to see for yourself if our beginners piano lessons are right for you
At no stage in a student’s musical development is effective piano teaching more important than when they are beginners.
With the right foundation, you can shave years off the time it would otherwise take you to learn to play piano and read sheet music proficiently.
But don’t just take my word for it... Research proves you will learn to play piano up to 16 times faster with Musiah online piano lessons than through traditional piano lessons.
And in the words of celebrity music maestro, John Foreman;
"With Musiah online piano lessons, you will be able to achieve in weeks or months what might normally takes years to do."
View this video... to hear more from John Foreman on what he thinks of Musiah piano lessons for beginners.
The truth is; there are a number of inefficiencies in the traditional piano method, and a number of practices common among traditional piano teachers that actually slow down your learning.
And this is why I (Brendan Hogan) have created the Musiah Piano Method.
Why The Musiah Piano Method?
There are many wonderful piano teachers around the world, but there are very few (if any) piano teachers who have had the unique opportunity I have had to train more than 800 piano teachers and then to spend thousands of hours observing these teachers delivering my piano syllabus in the field.
Every time I visit a teacher, the main question going through my mind is always — what is the one thing that most needs to change in order to make these lessons more effective?
By contemplating this question over many years, I have found answers that overcome a number of inefficiencies associated with the traditional piano method, and these answers have been gradually refined, implemented and tested over many years in lessons taught to more than 80,000 students.
Musiah piano lessons are great fun not only because the songs and arrangements make you want to keep learning and progressing, but they are also fun for students of all ages (including adults) because the lessons come as an interactive game with an optional 'story' mode.
The program includes a cast of interesting, funny, and literally colourful characters that talk with and respond to you as you learn how to play the piano.
Musiah includes “games within a game”, such as note recognition games, symbol matching games, quizzes, and performance challenges.
Perhaps (if you are considering beginners lessons for yourself as an adult) you may think that games are a bit childish.
Now, adults, I urge you to consider this with an open mind… By presenting the lessons in a game-like environment, this not only benefits kids, it benefits adults too.
As one adult student wrote in a Musiah review...
“Upon opening the program it establishes a friendly environment in which piano students can study, practice and even feel welcomed in! The interface is easy and fun to navigate.
I believe that the entertaining child-like story lines and characters also play a very significant role in engaging adults in learning piano.
Firstly on the surface level, it is highly engaging as students of all ages like ‘achievement and recognition’ (we like seeing things get done, ticking things off, earning reward points etc.). This is achieved through the story line and process of collecting stars to unlock pieces of the clavitrisk.
Secondly on a deeper level, the use of child friendly animations, establishes an underlying sensation of ‘joy’ which makes the student feel at ease, a sense of (childhood) fun and playfulness.
This is astonishing, because it places the students in the most receptive state of learning.
It allows students to not feel threatened or intimidated by a scholarly musical maestro sitting across the table from them (as would have traditionally been the case).
So Musiah overcomes a huge barrier that holds a lot of people back from learning piano, especially in their later stages of life.
I would recommend Musiah without hesitation to anyone (and I have) who is even remotely considering learning the piano, because once you start with Musiah you will never look back."
G. Great Songs In A Variety Of Styles
The piano videos below are a snapshot of just some of the songs you will learn as you progress through the course. Check out some of these great videos to see Musiah students — both adults and kids — playing songs from the very beginning of the course, through to intermediate and avanced levels.
Piano Lesson #09 "Mary Had A Leg Of Lamb" played by Savannah, age 7
In this video, Savannah, age 7, from Caboolture QLD, Australia plays Mary Had A Leg Of Lamb.
This particular piece is Lesson #09 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus.
By this stage in the course, students have learned to read and play different notes in each hand at the same time.
In Savannah's own words: "Musiah is really fun and I like the characters in the story, especially the green girl alien! I think it's funny when Musiah scratches his head when I get the notes wrong but he helps me until I get it right. Mummy helps me with my lessons too and I can even do them in my pyjamas!"
Piano Lesson #14 "Big Ben" (Part 1 of 3) played by Elizabeth, age 9
In this video, Elizabeth, age 9, plays Big Ben (Part 1 of 3).
This particular piece is Lesson #14 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus.
By this stage in the course, students have become accustomed to playing ensemble (group) pieces. Big Ben has three parts in total. The other virtual student characters play Parts 2 and 3 while Elizabeth plays Part 1 together with a backing track.
Piano Lesson #20 "Indian Dance" played by Joshua, age 9
In this video, 9 year old Musiah piano student Joshua Ortiz from Fullerton, CA, United States plays "Indian Dance", which is Piano Lesson #20 from the Musiah Online Piano Course.
"Indian Dance" is the first song from Level 2 of 13 and requires students to play with their hands placed in the D position on the keyboard for the first time.
Joshua is one of four boys from the Ortiz family who are learning to play piano wth Musiah, all with amazing results.
For example, Joshua — at 9 years of age — learned to play this piece (Piano Lesson #20) at 4 weeks, and no human teacher was involved. His piano teacher is simply Musiah, the world's first Artificially Intelligent Virtual Piano Teacher.
This is an outstanding result.
Piano Lesson #31 "Frere Jacques" played by Jackson, age 7
In this video, 7 year old Jackson plays "Frere Jacques".
This song is Piano Lesson #31 from the Musiah Online Piano Course.
"Frere Jacques" is from Level 2 of 13, and is a well known song that challenges students by requiring them to change hand positions as they play.
Jackson was still age 6 when he learned to play this piece (Piano Lesson #31) after only 7 weeks of lessons, and no human teacher was involved. (Jackson was age 7 when this video was made).
Piano Lesson #46 "Ode To Joy" played by Maurie (adult student)
In this video, Maurie (an adult student of Musiah online piano lessons) plays Ode To Joy (Part 1 of 2).
A much-loved tune, this is particular piece is Lesson #46 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus and challenges students to develop their coordination.
As Maurie says himself, “it took me forever to get this right, but I’m glad I did” – and so will you be when you hear how good it sounds.
Piano Lesson #61 "The Rakes Of Mallow" played by Michael, age 13
In this video, 13 year old piano student Michael Ortiz from Fullerton, CA, United States plays "The Rakes Of Mallow", a tricky piece which is Piano Lesson #61 from the Musiah Online Piano Course.
"The Rakes of Mallow" is from Level 4 of 13, and requires great dexterity and accuracy, with lots of passing the thumb under the fingers, or passing fingers over the thumb, as the student plays rapid scale-like passages.
Amazingly, Michael learned to play this piece (Piano Lesson #61) at 4.5 weeks, and no human teacher was involved. His piano teacher is simply Musiah, the world's first Artificially Intelligent Virtual Piano Teacher.
This is a remarkable result.
Piano Lesson #64 "In The Hall Of The Mountain King" played by Leigh (adult student)
In this video, Leigh (an adult student of Musiah online piano lessons) plays “In The Hall Of The Mountain King” — originally a piece of orchestral music composed by Edvard Grieg for the sixth scene of Act II in Henrik Ibsen's play, Peer Gynt.
This particular piece is Lesson #64 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus and requires students to execute a nice crisp staccato throughout almost the entire piece. It also has a fair few sharps and flats to keep students on their toes.
A much-loved piece, this is certainly one of the course favorites with many students.
Leigh has written a Musiah Review describing his experiences learning piano online with Musiah.
Read Leigh's Musiah Review
Piano Lesson #70 "The Willy Tell Overture" played by John Foreman (Celebrity Music Maestro)
In this video, celebrity music maestro, John Foreman plays The William Tell Overture by Rossini — or The ‘Willy’ Tell Overture (Part 1 of 2) as it is called on the Musiah piano syllabus.
You may know John as the Musical Director of Australian Idol 2003-2008 and current Musical Director of Young talent Time as well as Musical Director of Carols by Candelight.
On the day we filmed the Musiah TV commercials, we caught John on camera mucking around with the Musiah software and attempting this audition of The Willy Tell Overture.
This particular piece is very well known (it was used as the theme for the Pizza Hut TV ads for some years) and is Lesson #70 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus.
Watch a Video: Musiah Review by John Foreman
Piano Lesson #81 "The Can Can" played by Hayley (adult student)
In this video, Hayley (an adult student of Musiah online piano lessons) plays The Can can by Offenbach.
This well-known tune is Lesson #81 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus and challenges students to develop their finger strength and dexterity with its scale-like melodic phrases that require accuracy and an unwavering tempo.
Hayley has written a Musiah Review describing her experiences learning piano online with Musiah.
Read Hayley's Musiah Review.
Piano Lesson #101 "Fur Elise" played by Brendan (Musiah inventor)
In this video, Brendan Hogan (who invented Musiah) plays Fur Elise by Beethoven (arranged by Brendan Hogan).
This particular piece is Lesson #101 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus and is one of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s most popular compositions.
The main challenge this piece presents for students is that the hands move around quite a bit and also, students often struggle to maintain a steady tempo as the colors and moods evolve throughout the piece.
Piano Lesson #117 "Celtic Sunrise" played by Kristina (adult student)
In this video, Kristina (an adult student of Musiah online piano lessons) plays Celtic Sunrise (Part 1 of 2) by Brendan Hogan (Musiah inventor)
This particular piece is Lesson #117 on the Musiah Piano Syllabus and is a great favorite among Musiah students.
It’s rhythmically quite quirky and requires a high level of accuracy to pull it off successfully, but it is great fun to play.
Piano Lesson #122 "Bluesin' Around" played by George, age 7
In this video, 7 year old George from Hoppers Crossing in Melbourne Victoria plays "Bluesin' Around".
This song is an advanced piece — Piano Lesson #122 from Level 10 (of 13 levels) in the Musiah Online Piano Course.
George (age 7) learned this piece after only 10.5 months since he first commenced lessons with Musiah.
This is a wonderful result and is a testament not only to the effectiveness of Musiah piano lessons, but to the efforts of this young student, who with regular practice has shown that great results can be achieved.
Thank you for your interest in beginners piano lessons with Musiah. Our online piano lessons really are a great way to begin your piano lessons journey.
Our videos, FAQ's and articles (under 'Resources') are also a great source of information, and of course, if you have any questions for me personally, please feel free to contact me directly.
Thanks again for visiting,
Brendan Hogan L.Mus.A, A.Mus.A.
Piano Teacher & Musiah Inventor