Unit 1 : Year 1 Beginner Piano Lessons

Learn to play while reading music with this gradually paced lesson series that won’t overwhelm you.


This is Unit 1.  It lasts 4 weeks, and contains 16 Lessons. It is the first in a series of units that will teach you to play piano while reading music.  It is for the ultimate beginner.

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The lessons are intended scheduled 1 per day, 4 days per week.  This isn’t NETFLIX, so don’t binge watch!  Progress takes time.

Each lesson has:
an associated webpage
with valuable instructions and information,
a free video lesson (found on the lesson webpage, or on YouTube,)
and printable lesson worksheets and sheet music. (available for purchase, less than $1 per lesson!)

The Lessons Cover:

  • Lessons on musical concepts (theory,)
  • Exercises to develop your dexterity (technique),
  • Exercises in musical listening skills (ear training),
  • Tips for better music reading (sight reading skills.)
  • Short pieces of music (repertoire) to reinforce your learning!
  • And even a little improvising and composing!  How fun does that sound?

Lesson Tracking is available for all who are enrolled.  Enrollment is FREE!  Click  Take This Course   to begin and gain FREE access to all lessons with personal progress tracking.

Daily practice is recommended. Practice is an essential part of your learning.  Your body does not learn as quickly as your brain, and so it takes longer to become competent at new skills than it does to learn new information.  Music performance required both academic learning and skill development.  And that fact is what gives it such a powerful impact on the brain!  Music activates your analytical brain, your memory, and your body coordination all at the same time!



This isn’t Netflix! So, let’s not binge-watch!  The best way to learn is in small doses every day. If you would like to be notified of new lessons as they are added, so you don’t miss any, please be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel.

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Lesson materials Printable PDF’s for this complete unit are available for purchase and instant download.  The cost of the Unit 1 lesson materials (16 lessons) is $14.99.  That’s less than $1 per lesson!   Wow!!

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WELCOME TO UNIT 1 of Year 1 - Comprehensive Beginner Piano Lessons.

This course is designed for adults (or mature adolescents) who wish to self-study piano from the very beginning. All of the VIDEO LESSONS are FREE, the printable ebook is available for purchase.
Unit 1 is 4 weeks with 16 mini-lessons, 4 per week.

To see the scope of upcoming Units as they are developed, and to purchase lesson materials, visit this Year One Course page.

Enjoy your journey!