Piano Basics: Playing Without Reading Music

Learn how to get started on the piano WITHOUT needing to learn how to read music!
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Basic structure of a piano keyboard
How to identify notes on a piano
How notes link in to each other
Tones & Half-Tones
Sharps & Flats
Major & Minor Scales


  • No musical experience AT ALL required - this is a complete beginners course
  • Access to a piano or keyboard is useful but not absolutely necessary


Hi there!

Have you ever wanted to get into piano, or music in general, and not known where to start? Although one of the most incredible things on the planet, there are quite a lot of barriers to entry to getting started with music - including the complexity of early lessons.

This course is for anyone who is a complete newcomer/beginner when it comes to playing the piano, or knowing about music theory. I've designed it to get you started without needing to read music, but to give you some crucial underlying theory that will propel you forwards into the musical world!

The course builds you up to be able to play any major or minor scale anywhere on the piano. From here, the musical world is your oyster.

If you enjoyed this course let me know, and I can follow it up with more in the future!

Happy playing!

Who this course is for:

  • Completely beginner musicians who want to learn piano
  • Completely beginner musicians who want to learn basic music theory

Course content

7 sections18 lectures39m total length
  • READ BEFORE STARTING: Some additional information
  • Introduction


Founder at Pyxium
Hari Sood
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My name's Hari, I'm a Brit based in London who has a passion for education. I founded Pyxium to help people see value in learning.

I studied Maths & Philosophy at University in Bristol, and have since then worked in an operational consultancy in Oxford. I’m really interested in learning and education, and the liberation and empowerment that comes with them!

Am a keen reader, sports fan and music player - pretty much anything that piques my curiosity.