Your First Course on Piano

Learn to read music, play simple one handed songs, count simple rhythms, and chase your dream learning the piano!
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  • Lectures 32
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Want to begin learning how to play the piano but don't know where to start? Get the perfect starting point right here in this course!  This course will take you from knowing nothing to reading music and playing simple songs in no time.  

Join over 1900 students in learning how to play the piano!

4.94 Star Rating Average. 18+ stellar reviews from real students.

Here is what one student had to say: "I've always had an ear for music but could never make time in my life to learn nor have I ever had anyone to teach me. These lessons are great and very interesting and informative. I'm learning, slowly but surely. Thank you Tim !."


Difficulty Level: 1 (EASY)

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

-Find notes on the piano keyboard

-Read music notes for both the treble clef and bass clef

-Play simple rhythms

-Play simple songs

-Play with simple dynamics

My name is Tim and I have a Bachelors of Music from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. I have taught dozens and dozens of students locally and have been teaching online for about 3 years. I have taken my music knowledge and compiled it into this course for students around the world who are looking for an easy way of learning piano without spending thousands on lessons.

Did I mention that there is a 30 day money back guarantee. No risk, enroll today and begin learning to play the piano!

What are the requirements?

  • Nothing! No need for any fancy software.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play Simple One Handed Songs and Know How to Read Music

What is the target audience?

  • The beginning student who knows next to nothing or very little about piano and music.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

02:26

This is a video talking about the general layout of the lessons.  Keep in mind that some of the videos were recorder earlier and don't have all of the nice things the new ones do.  I will replace most of the old videos with new ones at some point. 

Section 1: Start Here
16:47

™Before we can play on the piano, we need to talk about some basics. Some of these includ

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™Musical Alphabet

™Finger Numbers

™Finding Notes on the Keyboard

™Note Durations

™Time Signatures and Measures

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™Practice Recommendations for Unit 2

Make sure to take a look at the video and the PowerPoint presentation included!

11:35

These are the playing sheet examples for the very first unit of the course. These are designed so that you can get used to putting your fingers on the piano and playing some simple key patterns. These exercises are also useful in getting used to playing with finger numbers.

01:59

Here is an extra example to help you get used to playing on the keyboard!

Practice Suggestions
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Finger Practice
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Notes on the Keyboard
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Section 2: Unit 2
09:31

This is the unit's concepts video where we will go over the topics for the second unit. The topic for this unit is reading notes on the treble clef.

08:07

Here are the playing examples for this unit, again designed to help you get used to playing on the piano.

03:22

The first real song of the course! Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

13:56

Here is a note reading assignment for you. Please watch the video, fill out the note reading keyboard practice sheet and complete the note reading assignment.

Unit 2 Worksheet
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Section 3: Unit 3
16:56

This unit concepts video reviews reading notes for the treble clef and introduces playing music notes on the bass clef!

13:26
  • Here are the playing examples for this unit, again designed to help you get used to playing on the piano.
10:23

Up for an extra challenge? Check out these challenge examples.

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13:56

Here is a note reading assignment for you. Please watch the video, fill out the note reading keyboard practice sheet and complete the note reading assignment.

Unit 3 Worksheet
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Section 4: Unit 4
10:32

Part 1 of this unit's concepts, which include playing rests, repeats and dynamics.

10:28

Part 2 of this unit's concepts, which include playing rests, repeats and dynamics.

13:17

Of course as always, here are the piano playing examples for this unit!

05:02

Learn Good King Wenceslas and Mary Had a Little Lamb on the piano.

11:11
  • Here is a note reading assignment for you. Please watch the video, fill out the note reading keyboard practice sheet and complete the note reading assignment.
Section 5: Unit 5
13:20

The final concepts section for the course. Congratulations for making it this far! This is a wrap up unit which is a review of the concepts introduced in this course.

11:39

Get the Unit 5 piano playing examples here.

04:34

The last song of the course (are you sad?), Jingle Bells.

Section 6: Bonus: Everything you need to know about note reading
18:10

An extra video to help you out. Everything you need to know about note reading part 1.

19:36

Everything you need to know about note reading part 2. Congratulations again on finishing the course!

01:37

Where should you go to learn more about how to play piano, music theory, and more?

Section 7: Additional Note Reading Practice
Additional Note Reading Assignment
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Here are some extra songs for you!
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Section 8: Extra Songs to Practice
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This is a list of easy songs that you can try to play after finishing the course content to get more practice.  These include BINGO, Row row row your Boat, and Go Tell Aunt Rhody. 

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Instructor Biography

Timothy Wurm, WCU Graduate, Professional Piano and Theory Instructor

I went to West Chester University' School of Music and Performing Arts Center in West Chester Pennsylvania. I also have a Masters in Information Technology from Kaplan University. I have been teaching piano for over five years now and teaching online for over two years. I have developed in that time a method for making high quality instructional videos using various forms of technology.

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