Musiah brings you the best piano lessons for beginners that will guide you from novice to advanced up to 16 times faster.
Our beginner piano lessons are suitable for adults as well as kids from age 7.
- Start playing great songs with both hands from day one
- Easily learn how to read sheet music
- Learn all the essentials of music theory
- Works with any MIDI keyboard / digital piano
- No prior experience needed.
Over 80,000 piano beginners have learned through the Musiah Method
Getting started as a piano beginner is easier than ever
For any piano beginner, it's always hard to know where to start. And the journey ahead often seems daunting because, learning the traditional way (or through online tutorials), it usually takes many hears to become a profient piano player.
Fortunately Musiah has revolutionized piano lessons for beginners delivering 6 years of traditional piano lessons in a way that can be learned in as little as 16 weeks, i.e. around 4 months (sometimes even less) – that's around 16 times faster than students learning the same syllabus through traditional lessons. learn more
So now, starting out as a piano beginner with Musiah, you'll be playing with two hands in time with a backing track on your first day. And with daily practice, within a few weeks, you'll be playing songs at a level that would otherwise have taken years to reach.
From piano beginner to proficient player step by step
In the Musiah course of piano lessons, there are 13 levels in total.
- Levels 1 to 3 are piano lessons for beginners
- Levels 4 to 9 are intermediate piano lessons
- Levels 10 to 13 are advanced piano lessons
Below is the learning path for beginners consisting of 49 consecutive piano lessons over the three beginners levels of the course.
Lesson 1 – Easy beginner steps
Our piano lessons for beginners start off step by step with the basics such as how to find all the C notes on the keyboard, how to place your right hand in the C position, and then progress to basics of reading sheet music including simple timing (quarter notes and half notes). By the end of the lesson, you’ll be able to play your first beginners song, “Jack In The Box – RH only” in time with a fun backing track.
Lesson 2 – Playing with the left hand
In your second piano lesson for beginners, you will learn how to put your left hand in C position on the keyboard, and how to quickly put both hands in C position. You’ll practice playing notes with the left hand, right hand and both hands, and you’ll play the beginners song “Jack In The Box – BH” (this time with both hands) in time with a backing track.
Lesson 3 – Easy song for both hands
This third piano lesson for beginners begins with a quiz to revise items of knowledge learned so far. You’ll learn how to find G on the keyboard, and through a fun game, you’ll practice playing C and G in each hand and with both hands. You’ll learn how to read C’s and G’s on the sheet music and how to read a song for two hands. And to finish, you’ll learn to play “First Of All – Part 1” – a beginners song for both hands with a backing track.
Lesson 4 – Reading sheet music
In this piano lesson for beginners, we expand on the basics of music notation covered in our earlier piano lessons. Plus, to further develop your music reading, you can play our interactive note reading games in the Games area at any time. In this lesson, you’ll revise and practice reading the notes C and G in each hand and with both hands together. After all, reading music properly is key to understanding the piano songs you’ll be playing – including “Now For Seconds – Part 1” which you’ll learn to play in time with a backing track at the end of this lesson.
Lesson 5 – Learning to read and play more notes
In this fifth piano lesson for beginners you’ll learn how to find and play more notes on the keyboard – C, D, E, F & G in each hand and with both hands, and you’ll learn and practice how to read these notes on the sheet music. Plus you’ll learn about eighth notes as you learn to play “Hot Cross Buns – Part 1” with both hands in time with a backing track. As a beginner piano playing, this is an important lesson as it includes learning to read and play a song with different notes in each hand at the same time which, in turn, will help you develop both coordination and hand independence.
Lesson 6 – Playing duets
A song for two people is called a duet, and in this piano lesson for beginners, you’ll learn to play “Hot Cross Buns – Part 2” which is the 2nd part of a duet. Interestingly, the backing track features Part 1 (which you learned in the previous lesson), so it’s just like playing with another person… you have to listen to and concentrate not only on your part but also on the other part (Part 1). In this piano lesson, you’ll also revise the notes C, D, E, F & G in each hand to further develop your note reading. And you’ll learn about recognizing recurring patterns in the sheet music which will help you read and learn new songs.
Lesson 7 – Advanced duet playing and the importance of rests
In this lesson, we start with note revision of right hand notes learned so far, learn about ‘whole rests’, and learn to play “First Of All – Part 2” in time with a backing track that includes Part 1. In this song (which is another duet), you’ll take your skills to the next level as you learn to observe rests in the music while following where the other ‘virtual‘ person playing part 1 is up to so you’ll join in again at the right times.
Lesson 8 – New rhythms and introduction to sight reading
In this beginner lesson, you’ll learn a new note – left hand A, there’s a revision game covering notes learned so far, and you’ll learn about dotted quarter notes followed by single eighth notes and how to tap them in rhythms. You’ll learn new rests – half rest and eighth rests, plus there’s an introduction to sight reading. And to finish this lesson, you’ll learn to play “Now For Seconds – Part 2” in time with a backing track that includes Part 1 (yes, it’s another duet).
Lesson 9 – Efficient ways to learn and practice
This beginner lesson kicks off with a game to revise all notes learned so far, and a symbol matching game to revise all note and rest values. Next, you’ll be introduced to efficient ways to learn and practice new songs as you learn to play “Mary – Part 1” (Mary Had A Little Lamb) in time with a backing track that includes Part 2 played by virtual students.
Lesson 10 – Playing a rhythmic accompaniment
In this tenth piano lesson for beginners, you’ll learn about reading and recognizing recurring rhythmic patterns in the sheet music. This lesson’s song, “Mary – Part 2”, is a rhythmic accompaniment part that you’ll learn to play in time with a backing track that includes Part 1. It’s a fun piece that will take your timing skills to the next level.
Lesson 11 – Playing very different notes in each hand at the same time
This beginner lesson is mostly about playing different notes in each hand at the same time where the two hands do not follow the same direction (which is the nature of this song). So this is a great lesson for helping you develop greater brain elasticity in terms of reading two completely different hands at the same time and greater coordination as you play the piece with both hands. The song is called “Third Tune Lucky – Part 1” and you’ll finish the lesson by learning it in time with a backing track that includes Part 2.
Lesson 12 – Playing thirds
In this lesson you’ll learn to smoothly play thirds (pairs of notes) in sequence within the right hand. This a great exercise for developing finger independence and coordination and is also a stepping stone to reading and playing chords. You’ll finish this piano lesson for beginners by learning “Third Tune Lucky – Part 2” in time with a backing track that includes Part 1.
Lesson 13 – Ensemble playing: accompaniment part
In this beginner piano lesson, you’ll learn the first of three parts of “Big Ben” (the tune played by the famous clock tower in London and by grandfather clocks all around the world). We start with Part 3 which is a simple accompaniment part, but as you play, you need to be aware of two other parts – Part 1 which is the main melody and part 2 which is a harmony part. You’ll learn a new note, the B below middle C, and you’ll learn about repeat signs and dotted half notes. To finish, you learn to play “Big Ben – Part 3” in time with a backing track that includes Parts 1 & 2.
Lesson 14 – Ensemble playing: main melody part
In this lesson you’ll play the main melody part of this ensemble piece using a really nice ‘tubular bells’ sound. (There’s a different instrument allocated for each piece, but if you prefer, you can change the instrument to a piano sound at any time). As you play Part 1 in time with the backing track, listen out for and follow Parts 2 and 3 which are included in the backing track.
Lesson 15 – Ensemble playing: harmony part
In this fifteenth beginner piano lesson, you’ll learn to play a harmony part. While this is an easy part, one thing that’s new is that it’s your first time playing a harmony part. In this case, it’s like the melody but it’s played a third higher (two notes higher). And of course, the backing track includes the other parts.
Lesson 16 – Advanced coordination
In this lesson, you start off learning about the correct names for notes of different lengths, also known as “note values”, and you’ll play a symbol matching game where you have to drag note values onto matching rest values. Plus there’s a note playing game where you’ll be asked to play any one of; a single note, a left hand note and a right hand note together, or a pair of notes just with your right hand. The song itself requires coordination that is more advanced that any song you have played so far with the character of the right hand melody being very different to the character of the left hand notes. “4X4 – Part 1” is the first part of a duet which, at the end of the lesson, you’ll learn to play in time with a backing track that includes the other part.
Lesson 17 – More advanced coordination
In this lesson, you’ll learn more about rest values and their correct names including the addition of dotted rests. There’s a symbol matching game to test how well you remember the names of the various rests. And for the song, “4X4 – Part 2” is a tricky rhythmic second part to this duet in which your coordination will be further developed as you learn to play the piece in time with a backing track that includes Part 1.
Lesson 18 – Finger exercise
This beginner piano lesson is a short finger exercise which is a stepping stone to learning scales. The song is called “Playful Fingers” and features rapid scale–like passages in alternating hands, so it’s sure to get your fingers moving as you learn to play it in time with a backing track.
Lesson 19 – Alternating hands
In this nineteenth piano lesson for beginners, you’ll learn a song in which there’s lots of alternating between the two hands as you play. With the left hand essentially mimicking the right hand, it’s rapid–fire fun that will help you develop another aspect of your coordination between the two hands as you learn to play “Let’s Mimic” in time with the backing track.
At the end of this first level of beginner piano lessons (there’s a total of thirteen levels in the course), you’ll experience a performance challenge in which you’ll be tasked with performing three randomly chosen pieces from the songs you have recently learned in front of a virtual audience. This is great way to develop the skills and discipline of preparing for a real life performance. If you fail, three new pieces will be allocated and you can try again. When you pass, you will be awarded the rank of “Rookie” and you’ll be able to advance to Level 2.
With these ground-breaking A.I. piano lessons for beginners you will learn the skills and knowledge to become a real piano player.
After completing the course, you will reach a playing level of approximately Grade 5-6. You will be able to learn and, with practice, play any piece within reason, e.g. famous songs by Beethoven, Chopin, The Beatles, Elton John and others. You will be able to read sheet music with ease, including reading and playing chord progressions, rhythms and more.
And the geat thing is you don't need to practie for hours. WIth just 20-30 minutes of daily practice ideally 5 days a week, you'll get the most out of your Musiah pianoi lessons. And in a few short weeks you'll be playing piano like a pro.
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