From Beginners

Full Piano Lesson: How To Play THRILLER By Michael Jackson

To hear the FULL LENGTH DEMO version of this song, click watch this:   BOO!  Did I scare you?   Well, it is the season after all. And since it’s Halloween season, I wanted to create a tutorial just perfect for all you modern music lovers and of course, THRILLER was the first song I thought…

How To Play Hallelujah: A Full Length Piano Lesson

Ok everyone! Time for a full piano lesson. Today we’re learning “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. You may also know the Jeff Buckley version or maybe Rufus Wainwright or maybe K.D. Lang.   Jeeze! There are a lot of versions of this song.   Well. Here’s YOUR version on the PIANO. Don’t forget to download the…

What Makes A Chord Major Or Minor?

What makes a chord Major or Minor?   The first clue is the sound. You can literally hear the difference. But there’s a lot more to it than that. There’s actual math behind it.   Now before all you math haters start groaning, just listen for a bit. It’s really not that hard to learn…

Lessons On Patience From A Full Time Piano Teacher

A lot of people comment on how patient I must be in order to be a piano teacher.   Well. It’s true. You have to be patient to teach any musical instrument. But patience is not a natural thing for me. It took a lot of practice and patience with myself to make this a… natural trait.…

Terms Every Piano Beginner Needs To Know

Music is a language, that’s for sure.   But it’s different from languages like English, Spanish, Chinese, Pig Latin, etcetera etcetera. It’s mathematical and symbolic and it also includes a vocabulary list.   Having to memorize all those secret codes we call “notes” as well as math formulas we call “harmony” can be so overwhelming.…

How To Play Old Time Rock & Roll

    Sometimes you hit a plateau in your practice and you feel a little bored with the songs you’re practicing. That’s totally normal! Everything we do in life can feel a little stale after doing it for a while, so don’t beat yourself up when this happens.   Over the years, I’ve hit these walls myself,…

How To Learn Piano For Free (All On This Blog!)

  I’ve been working this blog for a little over 7 months now, so I’ve built up quite a collection of informative articles and lessons! I thought it would be fun to put together a compilation of the best posts to help any beginner get started. With this list, anyone can get a piano practice…

How To Improvise On Piano: A Super Easy Guide For Beginners

Improvising is easy. Anyone can do it. Even if you’ve never played a single song on the piano, I’m sure you can improvise. Honestly, I don’t know why students aren’t taught this in every piano lesson.   Do you remember taking art classes in school? Remember learning the color wheel and learning how to mix…