The Complete Piano Course - Master The Piano
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The Complete Piano Course - Master The Piano

A full guide on learning how to use every single note on the piano.
4.6 (315 ratings)
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5,271 students enrolled
Created by Iliya Ryakhovskiy
Last updated 12/2016
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  • 21.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 15 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Play Anything on the Piano
  • Know how to use every key signature
  • Understand Music Theory
  • Improvise like a Pro
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  • Have a piano or keyboard instrument ready.

UPDATE: (6/8/16): Remade 9 videos/lectures and uploaded a new promo video. 

UPDATE: (5/14/16): Added over 70 New lectures! The entire basic section is completely redone for a more motivational experience. The addition of new rhythms, bass techniques, and chord progressions has made learning piano easier then ever before.

UPDATE: (10/5/15): 9 New BONUS Songs Added in the Basic Section!

Category: Music

This course is huge! Over 240+ lectures and 22.5+ hours of content. There are three different sections and three different levels throughout the course.

After completing this course, you will be able to play any kind of music in any kind of style in any kind of key signature. The material in this course will give you a step by step guide to fully learning the piano

Everyone is welcome. This course is broken down into 3 different sections. Basic, intermediate, and advanced. Basic is for students who are just starting to learn the piano. Intermediate are for the ones who completed the basic section or who already have a few years of experience with the piano. Advanced is for players who have completed the basic and intermediate sections and are ready to learn the piano at a masterful level.

Sign up today to fully learn the piano and become an amazing musician.


Over 240+ lectures and 22.5+ hours of content!

Learn how to play ANYTHING on the piano.

Improvise like never before.

Develop music skills to impress your friends and family.

Understand Music Theory.

Create your own music.

Perform beautiful music.

Get extremely motivated.

Learn basic and advanced piano techniques.

Apply music skills to your life.

Finally play the way you dreamed.


Have a piano or electronic keyboard ready to create music.

Who is the target audience?
  • The Complete Piano Course has 3 different stages fit perfectly for anyone who wants to learn how to play the piano.
  • Students who have never played before.
  • Students who have played long time ago and want to pick up piano again.
  • Students who want to know the piano inside and out.
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Curriculum For This Course
240 Lectures
3 Lectures 05:56

A brief summary on the effectiveness of this course. This lecture describes in detail what content the course has and talks about the results of one completing it.

Preview 01:45

Information about the instructor. His knowledge and history in music and how he applied this course to his own piano playing.

Preview 01:59

Motivation why to play the piano. The instructor goes in depth with beauty and uniqueness of the piano and how anyone who has a desire to play it can make music.

Why Play Piano?
Piano Knowledge
3 Lectures 12:01

Where did the piano come from and why was it invented? This video explains the evolution of the earlier keyboard instruments that was further developed into the piano.

Piano History

Believe it or not but there are many right and wrong ways how to chose the right piano for you. In under 7 minutes, you will learn the different types of pianos and what is essential when choosing your perfect piano.

How To Chose A Piano

Several tips that will help you in the future to buy a good piano for your home.

How To Buy A Piano
Music Theory
9 Lectures 08:51

The first video on music theory. Here the instructor will talk about the main fundamentals that is needed when learning any musical instrument.

All You Need To Know About Music Theory

Rhythm is the heart of music. The very first instruments that mankind has played were rhythmical instruments. Stay tuned and listened as the instructor teaches the improtance of rhythm.


This PDF is very important to this course. Every key on the keyboard is named and this lecture will reveal all the note names.

Note Names
1 page

1 page

Scales are one of the exercises in this course that we will be covering in this course. With the help of this PDF we will know how a scale is built so that we can built any major scale from any root note.

How a scale is built
1 page

This is a diagram of the circle of fifths. This circle shows the progress that we will be making in the sections of this course. We start from C, then move on to G, then D, A, E, B.... and back to C.

Circle of Fifths
1 page

Each scale has a degree. Each degree has a number and a name. This PDF reveals the scale degree of every single key signature in music theory.

Scale Degrees
4 pages

A video where the instructor explains how chords are built and how to play them. Chords are the foundation for playing improvisation on the piano.

How To Create Chords

Time to talk about the black keys. We know that the white keys are C, D, E, F, G, A, B... now in this lecture, the black keys are in play.

1 page
4 Lectures 09:00

Everything taken step by step at a time always wins the race. Being on fire to learn the piano is a good sign, but some burn out early and quit. This video explains the danger of playing too much or playing too little in learning the piano.

Slow and Steady

Devoloping a scheduel is healthy in learning a new instrument. This will keep you focused and motivated throughout your piano learning.


I have seen many many many good musicians that have terrible form. They can play very complex songs but their bad form doesn't make the song sound as good. The instructor will show the correct form and how to maintain it. Once the form is down confidentaly, then the piano will sound better then it sounded before.


A simple lecture showing the fingerings that will be used in this course.

Fingering Chart
Basic Introduction
2 Lectures 03:20

This is the beginning of the second part of the course.

Preview 01:15

Very important to complete to basic section before moving on to the intermediate or advanced. The basic has the foundations that are required to proceed to the next lectures.

About the Basic Section
The Key of C
14 Lectures 01:15:17

Basic C Scale Part 2

Basic C Scale Part 3

Basic Scales Sheet
3 pages

Basic C Chords Part 1

Basic C Chords Part 2

Basic Chords Sheet
11 pages

Basic C Arpeggios

C Variation 1

C Variation 2

C Variation 3

C All Variations

Learn how to play the classical song by Beethoven called Ode to Joy.

BONUS: Learn How To Play 'Ode To Joy'
The Key of G
11 Lectures 56:14
Basic G Scale Part 1

Basic Scale G Part 2

Basic G Chords

Basic G Arpeggios

G Variation 1

G Variation 2

G Variation 3

G All Variations

G Rhythm 1

G and C Review

An old hymn written in 1779 by John Newton. Learn how to play Amazing Grace.

BONUS: Learn How To Play 'Amazing Grace'
The Key of D
10 Lectures 47:56
Basic D Scales

Basic D Chords

Basic D Arpeggios

D Variation 1

D Variation 2

D Variation 3

D All Variations

D Bass 1

D Review

Another popular Christmas song. Learn how to play Angels we have heard on high.

BONUS: Learn How To Play 'Angels We Have Heard On High'
The Key of A
9 Lectures 36:48
Basic A Scale

Basic A Chords

Basic A Arpeggios

A Variation 1

A Variation 2

A Variation 3

A All Variations

A Rhythm 2

A Review
The Key of E
10 Lectures 43:57
Basic E Scale

Basic E Chords

Basic E Arpeggios

E Variation 1

E Variation 2

E Variation 3

E All Variations

E Bass 2

E Review

One of the most popular cinematic pieces ever written by James Horner. Hymn of the Sea is the main theme from the movie Titanic (1997). Watch this video and learn how to play this beautiful and powerful song.

BONUS: Learn How To Play 'Hymn of the Sea'
16 More Sections
About the Instructor
Iliya Ryakhovskiy
4.6 Average rating
314 Reviews
5,271 Students
1 Course
Music Teacher, Producer, Pianist

A musician who loves to play music.

I have been playing for many years on many different instruments. I play the piano, guitar, drums, saxophone, and orchestral percussion. Performing around the world in Europe, Asia, and North America I enjoy sharing my talent with other people.

Besides performing in front of thousands of people, I also produce music in Piano compositions, orchestral orchestrations and electronic music.