Unlike “video game” learning where you only learn what keys to hit, you’ll actually play music with step-by-step lessons that will build your foundation in sight-reading, chording, playing by ear, improv skills and more!
Nothing is better than playing to real music! So you’ll get custom play-alongs to help you apply specific skills PLUS full-song breakdowns of popular music so you can play-along to your favorite tunes!
We’re here for you every step of the way. Get direct access to real teachers any time you have a question, access weekly live-streaming video lessons, and connect with teachers and students in the community forums.
Build a rock-solid foundation on the piano with our step-by-step video curriculum.
Connect with your teachers and fellow students in our weekly live video lessons!
Ask your biggest questions and get personalized feedback in our community forums.
You’ll always know exactly what to watch next with our carefully designed modules.
We’ll strengthen both of your hands so you can play more dynamic patterns and grooves.
Get detailed song breakdowns so you can play along to some of your favorite songs.
Learn how to write your own music, from killer chord progressions to killer melodies.
Take the fundamentals up a notch so you can play fast runs and sweet licks.
Build the instincts you need to craft your own solos and jams on the fly!
Build a solid foundation in music and theory so you can reach all of your musical goals.
We’ll go beyond theory, so you can become a better listener and play music by ear.
You’ll get detailed modules on jazz and the blues - and song breakdowns for all genres.
In this level you will learn how to get around on a piano or keyboard. You will be introduced to basic rhythm concepts, learn to play your first scale and lay the foundation for technique and hand independence.
Sight Reading here we come! This level will introduce you to the grand staff and have you reading notation in a way that makes sense. By the end of this level you will be able to read and play simple notation in both hands as well as play notated music hands together.
This level will take you even further into core skills in technique, theory and chording. You will learn about minor scales, how to play more complex rhythms as well as how to use dynamics to help you better express emotion with your playing.
This level is all about expanding your skills. You will learn how to play in a new key, learn about sharps and naturals, improve your sight reading skills and begin to learn about chord inversions. This level has it all, sight reading, ear training, chording, dexterity and more.
This level will introduce you to the flat symbol, the key of F major, chord shortcuts to help you expand your chording abilities as well as dynamics to help your playing make an impact on the listener.
Launching on February 1
This level will take you further into the world of minor sounds. We will look at two new types of minor scales as well as introduce to you 3/4 time and the dotted half note.
Launching on February 15
Think of the circle of 5ths as a key to understanding not only how key signatures work but the relationships between minor and major sounds. This level will take you deeper into understanding how music works while giving you practical ways to explore creating mood in music.
Launching on March 1
Improvisation might just be the most fun you can have a the piano. This level will give you multiple tools that you can use to improvise and create your OWN music. We take fear out of the equation by giving you a safe place and clear guidelines to use while getting used to improvising so that you can feel confident in your skillset as it develops.
Launching on March 15
7th chords, the pentatonic scale, blues riffs and rhythms, stylized improv skills the list goes on and on. This level will not only teach you how to play a blues song, it will give you the skills you need to create your own blues songs and improvisations.
Launching on March 29
Jazz chord progressions, further application of 7ths chords, walking bass lines, and improvisational skills are just a few of the skills you will learn and apply in this level.
Lisa has taught in a variety of settings from beginners just getting started to recording artists preparing their songs for the road. While her background is classical, she loves helping students play the music they love by ear and is excited to be a part of YOUR journey.
Jordan is passionate about songwriting, improvisation, and helping you become a creative musician! He’s worked as a composer for film, commercial, and theatre projects as well as a session musician and producer for recording work.
Each week, Cassi has 30 students going through her home-based teaching studio - and she’s excited to help you, too, through Pianote! Cassi is trained as an Elementary and Intermediate Specialist through the Royal Conservatory Teacher Certification Program.
The author of the popular “Piano System” DVD training pack, Nate has helped thousands of students around the world learn how to play the piano entirely by ear. What a journey! And now he’s sharing his best advice with you through Pianote.
Jonathan has written songs with award-winning musicians, been featured on national television, and performed on stages around the world! As a graduate from Capilano University’s Jazz Program, he’s a strong believer in the power of music education!
Brett says simply, “music is my life”. He’s taught piano and saxophone for 20 years, worked as a musical director, technical director, worship leader, recording musician, touring musician, theatre bandleader, and so much more - and he can’t wait to connect with you!
I first wanted to play the piano as a child. I also wanted to learn ballet. But we couldn’t afford both so I said I would learn the piano sometime later in life. Well, I’m 66 years old now and I’m having a ball! Jordan does such a good job explaining things - I feel like I can attempt anything he talks about. Anyone should try this and it is never too late to learn!
I wanted to learn the piano without hiring a tutor, so I was looking for something where I could learn at my own pace -- with videos, consumables, and tracked progress.
I was nervous about paying for online lessons, but now that I’m a member I’m comfortable with my decision -- I’m learning quickly, the teachers are very clear in the explanations and demonstrate at a good pace. It’s a great website!
Despite not having too much talent for the piano, I learned a lot during the first year on Pianote. And what’s the most important to me is that I still love every minute of playing.
It is the perfect way to learn if you need to fit piano lessons into your busy schedule. I get instant responses to my questions, both online and offline. And piano became a part of my life. Yes, there’s a lot more I should learn, but I’m so happy to be making progress!
Life is busy and it’s tough to predict when you will have time to practice and learn, but learning the piano is easier than I thought it would be. The lessons are little units. It’s like how you eat an elephant: in biteable chunks!
I love that I can learn on my own schedule whenever I have an opportunity. I love the slickness of the experience and connecting with other learners. It feels modern and progressive and it can work for anyone.
I live in the country away from any major cities, so I was looking for a piano tutor. Your foundation course is just what I wanted with step-by-step lessons that fits every level of piano playing and you are so supportive when contacted.
This is the equivalent to a music school where you can learn music no matter where you are in the world. And the best thing is that you are not limited to just practising - there is so much more you will learn and be able to apply in your piano journey!
Jordan Leibel, Nate Bosch and other Pianote instructors have varied and innovative approaches to teaching music - the songs and play along tracks are truly musical and super FUN to play. I honestly love everything about Pianote! It’s inspiring! Encouraging! I’m addicted to Pianote!
It’s the best place to learn piano. You get a new song breakdown every week and a step by step program with lots of piano teachers - and you get a fast reply when asking questions. I’m happy I joined!
I’m a little older than probably most piano students, but I’ve had this dream of playing the piano for a while. With Pianote, I can learn at my own pace and there’s tons of info at my disposal. I have the choice of communicating for instructions, I have great teachers instructing me, and I am becoming a better musician.
I just wish Pianote would have been available to me sooner. And considering the going price on piano lessons these days, Pianote is a good deal!
I am an academic musician, with a music and education degree from the University of Haifax and a teaching diploma. I am a drum teacher myself and learned with many teachers, mostly drums and guitar but some piano too. I know what good music education is when I see it - and I can’t stop saying my praises on Pianote.
I found a well organized system, easy to use interface, high level of teaching and instructors, and fun experience which motivates me. True online music education professionals, and that is why I recommend them highly.
Learning to play piano is a good investment, and Pianote is definitely cheaper than private tutoring. The community is really encouraging and supportive and the lessons are easy to understand and follow.
I love the combination of video tutorials with provided sheet music and how easy it is to progress through the lessons - and the continuous new lessons makes learning dynamic and fresh. If you’re someone who likes to work through things at your own pace and enjoy learning online, then go for it!
The foundation lessons are the closest thing to real private lessons - technique, theory, and application. You always know what you can work on, one thing at a time, and get good at it before moving onto the next lesson.
All the teachers have a rich teaching experience and their lessons cover the basics through to advanced topics. And you’ll get all the lessons to work through at your own pace. Learning to play piano is hard. Piano lessons by Pianote made it easy.
I loved the lessons but felt like they were becoming too advanced, so I decided to leave for a while to practice what I had learned without the expense of paying. It was the most disappointing feeling when I realized I could no longer access my lessons!
What a joy when I was able to rejoin again. Pianote is fantastic and gave me absolutely everything I ever needed to learn to play piano. I absolutely recommend it to others.
I played the piano when I was younger. However as I got older, priorities took place over continuing to play. When I joined Pianote, it was some 20+ years since I last touched a keyboard. I was looking at getting my muscle memory back again… and the exercises that you offer are doing just that!
I found the site easy to navigate and I like the way it keeps track of my progress as I move through the lessons. But most importantly, it’s saving me a ton of cash as I don’t have to find a private tutor.
You give me the opportunity to learn at my own pace. Keep doing what you’re doing. You guys are awesome!
I’ve used other piano lesson websites, but the interfaces are too complicated and there was always issues with different apps. I wasted so much time troubleshooting rather than practising.
Pianote gives me nice step by step lessons in progression and a sense of satisfaction. Jordan and Lisa are so nice to watch and there are always PDFs that go with each lesson.
I’d been self taught but hit a wall and wasn’t progressing anymore, so I decided to try Pianote. It’s like sitting down with a friend who’s teaching me how to play while explaining the logic behind what they’re doing. It’s most helpful to watch the fingering for each exercise to make sure I’m moving in the most efficient way.
The lessons are well thought out and I can do this all on my own schedule. Jordan is especially as talented of a teacher as he is a musician.
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