Beginning Piano

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10+ Hours of Video

Course overview

A Foundational Piano Course for Beginners

Beginning Piano is a comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to the core basics of playing the piano. Through these lessons you'll learn the essentials:

  • Posture
  • Hand position
  • Playing simple pieces with both hands
  • Reading music notation
  • How to practice notated piano pieces

Our piano repertoire and unique interactive exercises drill the essential concepts of piano playing and will have you playing before you ever read a single note on the staff. Larger musical concepts are deftly intertwined with this hands-on playing practice.

By the end of this beginner piano course, you will understand patterns of keys on the keyboard, be able to play with multiple fingers, and confidently play music pieces at the late-elementary level

This course is being updated regularly so check back often for more lesson offerings!

What you'll get

What is included in this course and what you will learn

Piano Playing Basics

How to sit at the piano, correct posture, hand position and how to orient yourself on the keyboard. Everything you need to know about how to play the piano in a relaxed and efficient way.

Basic Music Theory for Pianists

Basic music theory for beginner pianists. This essential music theory knowledge includes how to find notes on the piano keyboard, how to read music, how to interpret rhythms, key signature, scales, and more. 

Fundamental Piano Techniques

Learn the piano techniques through sheet music and exercises, including thumb crossing, wrist movements, five-finger patterns, and more. 

Support from Teachers

Not sure if you are doing it right? Reach out to our team of teachers through emails or chat bubble!

Piano Learning Resources

This course offers a multitude of resources, from repertoire downloads, to review sheets and guides where you can review what you've learned.

HD Video Lessons

High quality video for every lesson so you can watch it any time you want, at the comfort of your home. 

Part I: What We Cover

In Part I you'll learn the core basics of playing the piano and reading music notation. You'll learn how to sit and use your hands on the keyboard, how to read music notes on the music staff, and how to practice your way into playing pieces of music.

Module 1:
Introduction to the Piano

Lesson 1: The Piano and It's History

Module 2:
Playing the Piano: First Steps

Lesson 1: Sitting at the Piano
Lesson 2: The Keyboard
Lesson 3: Playing Your First Keys I
Lesson 4: Playing Your First Keys II

Module 3:
Learning the Beat

Lesson 1: What is the Beat?
Lesson 2: Note Values
Lesson 3: Clapping Exercises
Lesson 4: Keyboard Note Values

Module 4:
Using Your Fingers

Lesson 1: Finger Numbers
Lesson 2: Thinking in Finger Numbers
Lesson 3: Using Multiple Fingers
Lesson 4: Interactive Exercises

Module 5:
Introducing the Staff

Lesson 1: Review of Modules 1-4
Lesson 2: Reading Notes on the Staff
Lesson 3: The Treble and Bass Clef
Lesson 4: Repertoire

Module 6:
The Time Signature

Lesson 1: Introducing Time Signatures
Lesson 2: Time Signature Repertoire I
Lesson 3: Time Signature Repertoire II
Lesson 4: Introducing Ties
Lesson 5: Practicing Ties Repertoire I
Lesson 6: Practicing Ties Repertoire II

Module 7:
Playing with Both Hands

Lesson 1: Introducing Playing with Both Hands
Lesson 2: Exercises I
Lesson 3: Exercises II
Lesson 4: Repertoire

Module 8:
More Notation Elements

Lesson 1: Introduction to Notation Elements
Lesson 2: Tempo
Lesson 3: Tempo Repertoire
Lesson 4: Rests
Lesson 5: Using Rests
Lesson 6: Time Signatures and Augmentation Dots
Lesson 7: 3/4 Time Signatures
Lesson 8: 2/2 Time Signatures

Module 9:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Dynamics
Lesson 2: Dynamics Practice Repertoire I
Lesson 3: Dynamics Practice Repertoire II

Module 10:
How to Practice, Final Repertoire

Lesson 1: Review
Lesson 2: How to Practice
Lesson 3: Repertoire I
Lesson 4: Repertoire II
Lesson 5: Repertoire III

Part II: What We Cover

In Part II of the course, you'll expand the knowledge you earned in Part I by learning new notes values and music notation elements, and by tackling a repertoire of increasing complexity. You'll learn how to play thoughtfully and deepen your general understanding of how piano music works and how to practice it.

Module 1:

Lesson 1: Prologue

Module 2:
Eighth Notes

Lesson 1: Introducing 8th Notes
Lesson 2: Eighth Notes Clapping Exercises
Lesson 3: Eighth Notes Repertoire I
Lesson 4: Eighth Notes Repertoire II

Module 3:

Lesson 1: Introducing Accidentals
Lesson 2: Accidental Repertoire - Sharps
Lesson 3: Accidental Repertoire - Flat
Lesson 4: Accidental Repertoire - Mixed

Module 4:

Lesson 1: Introducing Articulations
Lesson 2: Articulation Practice Repertoire I
Lesson 3: Articulation Practice Repertoire II

Module 5:
Extended Posistions

Lesson 1: Extended Positions
Lesson 2: Extended Positions Repertoire
Lesson 3: Changing Positions
Lesson 4: Changing Positions Repertoire

Module 6:

Lesson 1: Intervals - 2nds and 3rds (Steps and Skips)
Lesson 2: Intervals - Repertoire I
Lesson 3: Intervals - 4ths, 5ths, and Octaves
Lesson 4: Intervals Repertoire II
Lesson 5: Intervals - 6ths, 7ths and tritones
Lesson 6: Intervals Repertoire III

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About West

West has over 10 years of teaching experience in settings that vary from private studios to college classrooms. In addition to teaching through traditional forms of piano pedagogy, West frequently produces music and teaching materials that cater to the needs of his students.

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Liberty Park Music (LPM) is an online music school. We teach music through videos and supporting materials like homework assignments and backing tracks. Currently, we offer lessons on piano, guitar, drums, and music theory. We will introduce more instruments, subjects, and services in the future to give you even more choices.

All you need is a computer or a mobile device that allows web browsing. With a reasonably stable and fast internet connection, your viewing experience is optimized on your desktops, laptops, or tablets.

We are constantly producing and publishing new lessons, about one new module each month, for every instrument and subject.  So you always have new materials to work on. 

Your membership, regardless of of your plan, should give you access to the entire library of lessons. That means ALL lessons are available to you, across instruments, styles, levels, and subjects. For example, you can take piano and theory lessons at the same time, or if you have a good musical appetite, take our piano and drum kit lessons at the same time! It's your choice.

Yes. Learning music online may seem novel to you, but if we can learn a language and other skills online, why not music? Online music lessons allow you to learn on your schedule, in the comfort of any locale of your choice, and at your own pace. You can pause when you need a moment to digest the lesson or rewind to view a particular section again. 

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You can upgrade or downgrade your plan at anytime. You can also cancel anytime. You can do all this on your Dashboard, or contact us at membership@libertyparkmusic.com.

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