Foundation Course for Beginners
Learn how to play the piano online with our classical piano beginner course. This course covers all the piano basics from how to sit in front of the piano, basic music theory for pianists, up to scales, arpeggios, chords, and some important but simple piano pieces by well-known composers such as Lully, Haydn, and Schubert. Perfect for complete beginners and those who have played the piano and want to review the basics.
This course contains 40+ lessons, each of which spans for about 10-15 minutes. Every lesson comes with clear instruction to help you learn piano techniques, musical theory and concepts, and short simple piano pieces for you to enjoy playing and apply what you have learned.
What you'll get
What is included in this course and what you will learn
What we cover
Below are the breakdown of this course, module by module, with video previews
Lesson 1: Posture and hand shape
Lesson 2: Basic note values and dynamics
Lesson 3: Musical Staff
Lesson 4: Tempo, articulations, and rests
Lesson 5: New note values, meter, and dynamics
Lesson 1: Key signature
Lesson 2: Articulations
Lesson 3: Finger strength and dexterity
Lesson 4: Harmonization
Lesson 5: Repertoire – Carefree Johnny and Pequeña Polka
Major 5 Finger Patterns On White Keys
Lesson 1: Major five finger patterns on white keys
Lesson 2: Major triads on white keys
Lesson 3: Transposition
Lesson 4: Harmonization and chord inversion
Lesson 5: Repertoire – A Funny Joke and Funny Incident
Major Five Finger Patterns on Black Keys
Lesson 1: Major five-finger patterns on black keys
Lesson 2: Review of all Major five-finger patterns
Lesson 3: New rhythm: 16th notes
Lesson 4: Techniques: thumb crossing
Lesson 5: Repertoire - A Kind Man and A Little Harpist
Minor Five Finger Patterns
Lesson 1: Minor five-finger patterns on white keys
Lesson 2: Repertoire and Harmonization
Lesson 3: Minor five-finger patterns and chords on black keys
Lesson 4: Harmonization, Transposition and Repertoire
Lesson 5: Repertoire – Chord quality and repertoire
Major Scales, Arpeggios, and Chord
Lesson 1: Tetra chords and major scales
Lesson 2: Major scales and arpeggios
Lesson 3: Triads of the white key and chord progressions
Lesson 4: Black key major scales and arpeggios
Lesson 5: Triads of the black key
Lesson 1: IV chord and chord progressions
Lesson 2: Accompaniment styles
Lesson 3: Ecossaise by Franz Schubert
Lesson 4: Primary chords in minor keys
Lesson 5: Damper pedal
Minor Scales, Arpeggios, and Chords
Lesson 1: Minor scales and arppegios
Lesson 2: Gypsy Dance by Joseph Haydn
Lesson 3: Minor key triads
Lesson 4: Prelude No. 1 by Catherine Rollin
Lesson 5: Menuet in D Minior by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Michelle is an active professional pianists, who has also been teaching piano at all levels for more than 15 years. Michele graduated from Florida State University with a Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance, which qualifies her as both a top level performing pianist as well as a well-trained piano educator.
Access to all the lessons. First 30 days for free.
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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 [email protected]
It's very easy. We will need you to select a membership level (Balcony or Center Stage) and provide your credit card information or use PayPal. We will NOT charge you anything for the first 30 days. After that, you will be billed monthly.
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