How does this site work?
All of the online video piano lessons here at PianoVideoLessons.com are free !
Simply register for the site and then enroll in the free courses! (No membership fee!)
Because I believe that in order to find the right learning method you need to dig in and experience the lessons.
Have you paid for something and then regretted it, because the course was not paced at your ability level, or the teaching style didn’t suit you? This can be frustrating!
Also, as a busy adult, sometimes you might not want a large commitment that seems to go along with a big upfront- or monthly-cost.
The solution I came up with was to create a course where you can watch the instructional videos completely free! There is no commitment to explore the lessons.
Who am I?
My name is Lisa, and I have been teaching piano lessons in person in my Private Studio to students of all ages and levels for more than a decade.
Over the years, I have heard so many adults lament that they wished they had taken lessons, or that they had never quit.
Many adults just don’t have the interest, opportunity, or financial ability to commit to a regular piano lesson with an in-person teacher. They, and you, are turning to the internet for help.
Online learning is opening horizons!
The trouble with the internet is that it can be a very disorganized place with lots of misinformation. And while it’s impossible to replicate the tremendous value of a live teacher, I’m doing the best I can to present information and instruction in bite-sized, progressive, organized lessons.
Come on in! Let’s get started….
Where should I start?
I’ve never played piano before!…
If you’ve never played the piano before, you’ll want to start at the very beginning!
This means learning your piano key names and your finger numbers. You can do this by following lessons 1 and 2 of the Pre-Staff Beginner Series. And then come on back and start UNIT 1.
If you feel like you need more time to let this settle, then you can work through all 12 of the Pre-Staff Beginner lessons.
Go to Enrollment Page
I know my finger numbers and piano key names.
If you know your finger numbers and the piano key names, you’re ready for Year 1!
Year 1 Comprehensive Beginner Piano Lessons is a multi-unit series of lessons designed to teach you to play piano while gradually learning to read music.
As an adult beginner there is a lot to learn. Some of it is information and a lot of it is skill-based.
Which unit of Year 1 should I start in?
Units 1-3: Intro to Piano and Reading Music
My goal with this series is to take it slow for the first 3 units to get your fingers comfortable. These lessons combine exercises for dexterity, music theory, note reading, and of course music to play! We’ll even experiment with creating our own improvisations.
I used to play, but it’s been a looonnngg time! …
Unit 4: Playing Hands Together
Once we hit Unit 4, things start to pick up, and we will be playing hands together with increasing complexity.
If you’re looking to recall your notes and do a quick reading checkup, you do some note review and then come back and try Unit 4:
- Note Reading Crash Course (slower paced review, or an introduction to the grand staff for people who have prior instrumental training, but not necessarily piano.)
- Note Speller For Piano (fast review of all notes on bass and treble lines and spaces.)
I can read treble clef and want to learn to play chord harmony with my left hand…
Unit 5: Chord Style Piano
Unit 5 focuses on chord-style piano and lead sheets. In this unit the left hand takes a break from playing from the music and instead gets to follow a chord chart or lead sheet and have some fun playing chords while the right hand plays the melody.
I am ready for some piano classics! Bring it on!…
Unit 6, moves into Classical Piano music. In this unit you’ll learn arrangements of some very familiar classical pieces, including Fur Elise, Moonlight Sonata, and the Pachelbel Canon to name a few. This unit is pretty challenging! So, there’s a chance I might create a unit 6A, or some other simpler classical units to help some of you take more time getting comfortable before giving these ones a go! I’ll need to know how it feels first, though, so please pass on your feedback!
What people are saying:
I’m not a fan of tooting my own horn, but some of you have been very generous in your praise. Here are just a few of the many comments and letters I have received from you all!
Have never played piano before now, but was always a dream of mine to learn. I decided on giving myself a new challenge and after visiting countless other video sites I finally found yours, which I have to admit is totally awesome, and am readily sharing it with everyone I know, singing your praises into the bargain. At this rate your pupils will soar big time. I especially love the easy way you appear to make learning fun, offering us bite size portions to take on board and remember so easily. The lessons are clear and concise and build upon one another, at a pace I can readily remember and learn. Like a giant jigsaw in the making, and each lesson brings in another piece towards the final masterpiece. With your lovely relaxed manner I find myself absorbing your lessons like a dry sponge demanding moisture, and feel so proud when I can make sense and master the pieces you set us to practice on. Even surprising myself when it all comes together. To say you are a wonderful inspiration would be an understatement. I cannot thank you enough for you dedication to this course.
you’re teaching is the best I have found. I really hope you do a video on alternative chord expressions like you mentioned. I am a Senior trying to learn keyboard /piano late in life and thanks to your videos, I am having a lot of pleasure becoming reacquainted with music. Thanks again.
I absolutely love your videos. in my opinion you’re the best piano teacher on youtube. you made me keep going and practicing. I will do this as soon as possible. thank you and keep making videos!!
[/expand]I want to let you know that I enjoy the manner in which you teach. I especially appreciate your calm, even manner of speaking. And, how you teach new concepts and reinforce them with by having us play a song with them. I am 65 and recently decided that I wanted to learn to play the piano. I started on my husband’s keyboard and now have purchased a piano. I love it!I watched a few other YouTube instructors and soon became disheartened and felt I would not be able to progress. Then I found your course. I have been making steady progress.
And the Ebooks?
…Jump in, if and when you’re ready!
The videos are free, but the course materials are available for a small fee (around $1 per lesson.) But, there is no obligation to purchase the materials in order to learn from the free video lessons!
You can choose to purchase the printable materials when they will enhance your learning experience.
If the lesson is too easy for you, you can move on to the next one until we match! Or, if the lessons are just right you can commit to 16 lessons and purchase a 1-unit ebook for a nominal cost. And, if the lessons are perfect for you, you can purchase a bundled multi-unit ebook and work through unit-after-unit at your own rate!
Year 1 Overview:
All of the Video Lessons are free. Just click on the unit title (above the photo or below the contents list) to go to the course page for that unit and get started watching right now!
1-1 The Staff
1-2 Treble Clef Landmarks
1-3 Rhythm Lesson 1
1-4 Finger Gym #1
1-5 Bass Clef Landmarks
1-6 Treble G Neighbors F and A
1-7 Two Practice Pieces
1-8 Finger Gym #2
1-9 Bass F Neighbors E and G
1-10 Sight Reading
1-11 Two Practice Pieces
1-12 Finger Gym #3
1-13 Time and Measures
1-14 Practice Piece
1-15 Ear Training Up/Down
1-16 Finger Gym #4
Unit 1 EBook:
Go to Unit 1 Course and Free Videos.
|Unit 2: |
2-1 Treble Clef D and E
2-2 Playing loud and soft
2-3 Sight Reading/Rhythm Echo
2-4 Finger Gym #5 HT!
2-5 Bass Clef A and B
2-6 Moving by Skips
2-7 Hands Together
2-8 Contrary Motion
2-9 Landmarks: Mirror C's
2-10 C's in Space
2-11 Ode to Joy
2-12 C Major Pentascale
2-13 Bass Clef D and Treble B
2-15 Ear Training - which melody?
2-16 Finger Gym
Unit 2 EBook:
Go to Unit 2 Course and Free Videos.
3-1Dotted Half Note
3-2 Intervallic Thinking
3-3 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
3-6 Melody Patterns
3-7 Mezzo forte
3-13 Sight Reading
Unit 3 EBook:
Go to Unit 3 Course and Free Videos.
|Unit 4: |
4-1 Eighth notes
4-2 Grand Staff Notes
4-3 Primary Chords in C Major
4-4 D Major
4-6 Transposing I
4-7 Interval Review
4-8 Transposing II
4-9 Amazing Grace
4-10 Chord Inversions
4-11 Happy Birthday
4-12 Chord Drill
4-13 Andantino by Kohler
4-14 Melody Writing
4-15 Building Major Scales
4-16 Playing Major Scales
Unit 4 EBook:
Go to Unit 4 Course and Free Videos.
|Unit 5: |
5-1 All the Major Chords
5-2 Lead Sheets: Alphabet Song
5-3 All the Minor Chords
5-4 Major/Minor - Blow Man Down
5-5 Diatonic Chords in C
5-6 Danny Boy
5-7 Oom Pa Pa - Morning Broken
5-8 [1-5-8 Pattern] Skye Boat Song
5-9 Minor:All the Pretty Horses
5-10 Chord Progressions
5-11 Pachelbel Canon in D
5-13 Inversions - Early 1 Morning
5-14 Music Box Pattern
5-15 Intros - Happy Birthday
5-16 Chord Strumming - Hallelujah
Unit 5 EBook:
Go to Unit 5 Course and Free Videos.
6-1 Key Signatures
6-2 Brahms Lullaby
6-3 Dotted Quarter Note
6-4 Key of B Flat Major
6-5 From the New World
6-6 Ledger Lines
6-7 Key of A Minor
6-8 March Slav
6-10 Key of E Minor
6-11 Moonlight Sonata
6-12 Sixteenth Notes
6-13 Key of D Major
6-14 Pachelbel Canon
6-15 Three Eight Time
6-16 Fur Elise
Unit 6 EBook:
Go to Unit 6 Course and Free Videos.