10 Free Beginner
Piano Lessons

Free beginner piano lessons

Welcome to your first ten free beginner piano lessons!

If you’ve ever wanted to get your hands on a piano and just start playing it, you’re in the right place!
Can’t read music?
No problem.
In this beginner’s section,
we won’t need to read music.
We’ll play music.
And no, not the complicated classical music that is generally taught in most piano courses.
We won’t need to figure out any black and white dots, or memorize the lines and spaces on a staff.
We won’t concern ourselves with whole steps or half steps, time signatures or key signatures.
And we definitely will not “see sharp”, nor will we “be flat”.
Here we’ll throw the note reading out the window, and focus our energy on genuine hands-on keyboard exercises.
These free beginner piano lessons are designed to develop your mechanical abilities on the piano and increase your understanding of the piano keyboard.
In fact, if you approach these beginner piano lessons one at a time in sequential order you'll become an excellent keyboard player way before we start learning how to read notes.
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Or if you’d prefer to read a brief description for each of these free beginner piano lessons, just scroll down:
Get Piano Lesson 1: Welcome to Your First Online Beginner Lesson for Piano! Ready to play some music? Good! Using our "numbered fingering system", we'll start off playing a basic 5-finger note pattern with our right hand. During this exercise, we'll also learn two distinctive fingering styles often used in piano music.
Get Piano Lesson 2: Your First Online Beginner Lesson for Piano - Left Hand Using a slight number variation for our left hand, we'll continue the same 5-finger note pattern using our left hand and practice the two fingering styles we previously learned for the right hand.
Get Piano Lesson 3: Free Beginner Lessons for Piano - Right Hand 1 Now let's mix it up a little. Using our "numbered fingering system", we'll begin to play the original note patterns out of sequence. By using the interactive chalkboards, you'll be able to see and hear how these free beginner piano lessons should be played.
Get Piano Lesson 4: Free Beginner Lessons for Piano - Right Hand 2 Continuing with our right hand, we'll do three more 5-finger note patterns. The goal here is to keep your eyes on the online chalkboard as you strike the correct note on your piano keyboard. When you want to hear how the patterns should sound, or if you simply want to play along with the demo, click the "Play" button to see and hear how the notes should be played.
Get Piano Lesson 5: Free Beginner Lessons for Piano - Left Hand 1 If you're right-handed, this next set of free beginner piano lessons may prove to be a bit of a challenge. Following the unique numbering system for the left hand, we'll play two 15-note chalkboard exercises. The goal here is to play the notes smoothly and evenly while trying not to look down at your fingers
Get Piano Lesson 6: Free Beginner Lessons for Piano - Left Hand 2 Let's continue working the fingers of our left hand by playing three more 15-note sequences. While keeping your hand in the proper "C position", keep your eyes on the chalkboard and play the correct notes on your piano keyboard one at a time.
Get Piano Lesson 7: Your First Two Handed Lesson for Piano
Get ready to make some music! This next group of free beginner piano lessons is sure to challenge your level of concentration and ambidexterity. Using both hands together, we'll slowly begin to play a series of simple, but melodic tunes with the right hand playing the lead and the left hand adding harmony.
Get Piano Lesson 8: How to Learn Piano Quickly and Easily
Let's play another simple set of double-handed exercises. But this time we'll put most of the emphasis on our left hand, while our right hand plays a less frequent line of notes. Our goal here is to play the busier left-hand notes smoothly and evenly underneath the harmonizing notes of our right hand.
Get Piano Lesson 9: Need Help Learning Piano?
Here's where things start to get a little tricky. This time both hands will be just as busy playing separate note sequences at the same time! These free beginner piano lessons will not only challenge your hand-to-hand coordination, they will also test your knowledge of the "numbered fingering system".
Get Piano Lesson 10: Want to Learn to Play Piano?
Ok, this next exercise may make you a little dizzy. So be careful. Yes, it’s still simple... but not as simple. In this lesson, each hand must play a separate sequence of 30 notes simultaneously, and is easily the most challenging of our free beginner piano lessons so far. The cool thing is, if you play this exercise correctly, you will actually hear two separate melodies being played at the same time!
Piano Examination
Now it’s time to see how well you’re doing. Here we’ll take a brief online piano exam to test our keyboarding and sight-reading skills. But don’t worry. You’ll have a whole two minutes to play 100 piano notes using both hands. Now come on... you didn’t think these 10 free beginner piano lessons were for nothing, did you? Good. Oh, and by the way... you will be receiving a grade on your performance. So let’s get started!
3 Easy Piano Songs
On this page you will finally get a chance to apply everything you’ve learned so far and learn to play three fun (but challenging) piano songs. These songs are not your typical “Mary Had a Little Lamb” type of songs. These are complete musical compositions (written by me) which will require you to use all the skills you have developed so far!

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