20 Free Piano Lessons for Kids That Are Awesome (2023)

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There are many options for free piano lessons for kids to help them try out the amazing instrument before deciding to invest money in a teacher. While there really is nothing that can fully replace an in-person, one-on-one teacher who gets to know the students and customize lessons, exercises and pieces, free piano instruction options should not be ruled out.

In fact, depending on who you are, they might be preferred.

So let’s begin this journey by discussing where you can find excellent piano lessons for free on YouTube.

YouTube Channels

There are many YouTube channels that are genuine resources for the best free online piano lessons on the internet. They are a great option for kids because they can appear more like a one-on-one lesson, and a child can easily pause or rewind a certain segment of the lesson if something is confusing or becomes too difficult.

And who doesn’t like YouTube? It’s a great resource for education content, and piano lessons are no different.

So let’s begin this list with the Creative Piano Academy channel.

1) Creative Piano Academy

Created by Josef Sykora, the Creative Piano Academy YouTube channel has over 100 videos ready to get beginning students playing right away. The videos are clearly organized into those for just starting out like finger exercises and scales, and even moving into more intermediate skills like adding emotion and pedaling. The organization of the videos on the channel provides a loose structure so that students are not at a complete loss of where to start and how to progress.

The videos themselves have quite a high production value with top-down keyboard views overlaid with highlighted keys and a music staff displayed as well. This is similar to many of the paid options of online piano lessons. Josef also offers some free guide sheets to supplement the learnings within the videos such as rhythm exercise and fingering sheets.

Some of the disadvantages of this channel is that it mainly focuses on teaching chords and improvisation with the intent of eventually playing popular music on the keyboard. For those students looking for a more traditional piano learning with reading sheet music and learning theory, this channel would not be a great fit. Additionally, this channel is aimed at teenagers and adults rather than younger kids and can be hard for them to follow independently.

Creative Piano Academy also offers paid courses with more structured lessons and what Josef calls “practice routes”, however that is not necessarily required for those simply looking for beginning steps into piano playing.

2) Piano Lessons on the Web

Piano Lessons on the Web is a YouTube channel dedicated to teaching beginning piano students. Its collection of hundreds of videos contains useful strategies and exercises for learning how to play the piano and includes lessons on music theory and music reading. The earliest beginning lessons are compiled into a playlist making it easy to understand the logical progression of skills for younger students.

The comprehensive nature of the channel’s videos ensure that all aspects of piano playing are covered from posture at the keyboard, to finger dexterity, troubleshooting and even ear training. The concepts are explained in an easy-to-understand manner with a heavy focus on reading music, theory and technique.

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The beginner videos are meant to help build a strong player foundation and hence may not get the students playing right away, however for those looking for a more traditional teaching plan, this is the right spot. Piano Lessons on the Web do not teach students songs, but rather the skills and foundations needed to be able to learn any song from reading sheet music. It expects students are finding external music to practice.

With these videos students can go at their own pace in learning, however after the first two beginning levels the videos are less organized and can be more complicated to follow for younger kids. It has videos meant to answer frequently asked questions, tips for how to learn piano and exercises to help enhance playing.

3) PianoTV

The PianoTV is an all-inclusive and comprehensive piano learning YouTube channel. Hosted by Allysia, there are videos for learning basic piano skills like chord playing and exercises for hand independence. She also has tutorial videos on how to play certain classical songs so students don’t need to figure it out all alone.

The big thing that makes PianoTV different from other YouTube piano channels is the non-skill focused videos it offers. Aimed more at the parents of the student, Allysia answers questions related to composers, listening to classical music, finding the best level-appropriate piano book and practicing tips. She also has popular videos related to more theory and composition based information like chords and tritones.

Videos on PianoTV are geared towards older kids. The explanations are a bit more complex than other channels or online lessons. The videos are also on the shorter side ranging from the shortest being 5 minutes to the longest being around 20. This ensures the videos are captivating and easy to progress through.

4) LivingPianoVideos

The YouTube channel created by Robert Estrin is dedicated to all things piano all the time. The video playlists include everything from learning exercises and chords to tips for improving stage presence, podcasts and interviews with professional pianists from diverse styles.

This channel is created too educate students of all ages wanting to learn piano. It doesn’t simply focus on the skill aspect, including videos about different piano types and brands and music theory lessons. There are also recordings of Estrin playing different classical songs for those students who want to listen before they play, or simply love listening to the classical music they hope to someday play.

The videos are organized easily into playlists making the channel great to navigate for younger students and progress at their own pace. The skills and playing techniques are explained in an engaging and simple way. Estrin uses the same style as any kids show rather than seeming like a YouTube channel. Kids will love learning the piano from Robert Estrin, and the other enhancement videos on the channel can help to make it a family affair learning about everything piano, not just playing together.

5) Hoffman Academy

Meant for true beginners, the Hoffman Academy YouTube channel walks the viewers through step-by-step instructions of building up piano skills. The channel is organized in extremely easy to use playlists starting from the “super easy” piano lessons and progressing through the 15 units into intermediate playing.

The lessons are explained in a kid-friendly way with illustrations and visual aids making this a perfect free option for kids. Hoffman Academy also offers break videos for when students may feel overwhelmed or simply want a break from the constant piano talk. These videos contain fun adventures such as the delivery of a grand piano or the making of an origami piano.

The Hoffman Academy is a great starting point for young beginners of any kind and the YouTube channel offers an awesome free plan. Mr. Hoffman also has his own website with hundreds more units and online lessons as well as sheet music and practice games. Additionally, there is a premium feature that families can buy to gain access to even more online piano lesson resources, however that is not necessary unless students begin to get into the more advanced bracket.

6) Pianist Magazine

Pianist Magazine is a great YouTube channel to teach piano to students of all ages and levels. While they do not have a consistent teacher, the video playlists are tailored to the right skill level of the student allowing them to start wherever they see fit. There are videos for beginners and there are videos for quite advanced students.

Absolute beginners are encouraged to being with the Basics of Playing the Piano: Tim Stein Series on the channel. It teaches all of the basic skills and knowledge needed to before students start playing the piano and embarking on their lesson journeys.

This is a great channel for people looking strictly for piano playing lessons. It does little else in terms of music theory or other piano information. Therefore students may not get the most inclusive lessons, but for those who are simply looking to learn piano this is a great option to explore.

7) Bill Hinton

Bill’s YouTube channel is a great resource for those students looking for piano tutorials in diverse styles. It’s a comprehensive channel that offers tutorial courses on classical piano, jazz piano, improvisation, chord progressions, theory and more. He keeps his page fairly updated, uploading videos every few days so there is always something new to learn.

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The unique aspect of Bill’s channel is the emphasis on more chord-based playing techniques, and the additional jazz and blues style tutorials. He does also offer tutorials of how to play pop songs and exercises for building up techniques. These things make this channel great for even the non-beginning students to learn new skills.

8) Heart of the Keys

Heart of the Keys is a piano teaching and playing YouTube channel run by Annique Gottler. This channel is geared more towards at least intermediate students because while she does offer tips and tricks to learning to play the piano, she does not go into depth on explaining technical concepts.

Annique styles her channel less like students will be taking piano lessons, and more as a way of helping students develop skills. Her most recommended videos are the practice challenges which are more of a way to encourage students to see the progress in their own practice after 1, 10 and 60 minutes. She is not a piano teacher, but rather a professional musician that can help students develop more specific techniques.

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In Person Lessons

Online piano lessons are great, but nothing can really take the place of an in-person teacher who understands their students and can customize lessons for each individual. While there are not many free in person piano learning options, checking local instructors and music stores is a good place to start.

9) GuitarCenter

While most free piano lessons for kids will be found online or within downloadable apps, GuitarCenter offers piano lessons both in person and on zoom. Now, admittedly, this is the one option on this list that actually isn’t free, but because I think it’s such an easy and accessible way to learn the piano, I wanted to add it to this list.

Just like online classes, students can pick the instrument they wish to learn, what days and times work for them, and pick their own instructor. The website is easy to get students started by having an extensive list of instructors with biographies so students can find the one that fits them most. Additionally, students can pick between in person or zoom and 30 or 60 minute lessons making them almost as accessible as online options.

The benefits of having a real teacher, as discussed above, means lessons can be tailored to the student and what they want to learn and play. Real live lessons are also a bit more engaging as the student gets real time feedback on their practicing and playing. Rather than be on their own they have a partner in the instructor to continue pushing them on their musical journey.

Piano Websites

Websites are another great free resource for many students to use when learning piano.

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While these websites may not have as many video resources for visual aids, the written explanation can be very comprehensive and introduce a new angle of learning for the more advanced students.

10) Piano Nanny

Established in 1994, Piano Nanny is one of the most used websites for learning piano. Instructor Clinton Clark takes students through 32 units of playing piano that are easily organized into starter studies, intermediate, and advanced studies. The interface is extremely simple to use and is tailored to be a website that loads fast and is easy on the eyes while learning.

The lessons start at the very beginning, introducing students to simply the layout of the keyboard. It breaks down the overwhelming and complicated concepts into easy-to-understand explanations with visual aids to help facilitate learning. The lessons progress relatively slowly making sure to teach every concept in depth.

Lessons are a quick read and always end with a quiz to test students’ knowledge and learning. This can help the younger students who may need a more structured way of advancing through the curriculum rather than YouTube videos that are very self-evaluative. Additionally at the end of the lesson write ups there are practice tips to help students with retention and encouragement to practice in with different techniques.

Piano Nanny is a website that allows students to progress at their own pace. Students of almost any skill level can use it as they are not required to start with lesson one. Furthermore, while the lessons are not videos students can go back and review previous lessons any time they’d like.

11) Pianolessons

This website offers everything a student could ever want to learn on piano. It is all-inclusive and comprehensive of piano skills, different skill leveled lessons, popular song tutorials and more. Pianolessons.com is a legacy library chock full of online piano lessons that are absolutely free. In fact, the library of lessons were created by those behind the piano learning website Pianote, which I have reviewed previously.

Now these lessons focus on one specific aspect of playing piano at a time, and are organized in such a way that they are easy to understand what will be taught. They have lessons to count different length notes to scales and eventually learning different styled songs.

The videos are relatively short making them easy to repeat and engage with, without burnout or boredom. The are straight to the point since they are separated so specifically the can go into depth about the concepts without making videos 20 minutes long. Additionally under each video is a written explanation of the lesson and a recommendation for which lesson to progress to next.

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12) Zebra Keys

Zebra Keys is one of the only websites that has free piano lessons targeted at older students. They recommend ages 13 and up are going to be the most successful using their site, and beginner parents are encouraged to jump in on the fun as well. However, they are not just for beginners as the site encourages advanced students to utilize their resources and music tools as well.

The amount of sheet music Zebra Keys offers students is one thing that sets it apart from other websites. They have full versions of public domain sheet music from classical composers and previews of sheet music for more popular songs. Additionally they have blank sheet music for students that want to try out composition, or advanced students looking to do more with their piano skills.

Each lesson has 4 parts: preparation, beginner, intermediate and advanced. This makes the progression of each lesson easy to understand and follow. Additionally, each lesson is separated into the main skills needed to play piano: song learning, chords, theory, improvisation and technique.

Zebra Keys is one of the few websites that can bring beginners into the advanced stage and still have things to teach them. This website can be used throughout a piano journey as students can develop more advanced skills like improvisation and ear training.

13) Musictheory

Staying true to its name, Musictheory teaches piano students everything about theory they could possibly want. Starting with the basic introduction to the staff, clefs and ledger lines, the lessons advance into more complex theories such as inversions and analyzing common songs. Musictheory specifically focuses on the theory behind the music rather than the playing piano, and the website will be more beneficial to those that already have some semblance of piano playing skills.

The website interface is extremely interactive. Student can click on the lines of text as the advance through each lesson write up and the visual aids change with each click. The concepts are explained in simple sentences so that younger students will be able to understand them despite how complicated theory can get.

To supplement the lessons Musictheory also has quizzes so students can test their knowledge and know where to start and when to progress. The also offer tools including an online keyboard that pops up on the computer screen, staff paper and a metronome. The website is built for students of all levels who want to dive into some of the theory whether that’s the basic note identification or more advanced concepts.

14) Piano Lessons 4 Children

Taught by Maria Miller, Piano Lessons 4 Children has 22 lessons meant for absolute beginners. The videos start by explaining proper posture and physical approach to the piano before moving on the names of the keys and eventually learning to play well-known children’s songs. The concepts are explained in a very simple way to ensure the younger students can understand and learn.

The unique aspect of this website is the composer lessons. Students are not only focused on skills and songs, but there is an additional section teaching about the different eras of piano composition and the composer associated. This is not something that students can find at any website.

This website is unable to bring players past the beginning level. It is meant to be a piano test for many younger students to see if it sparks then interest and then Maria encourages students to sign up for piano lessons with a real teacher to advance their skills.

Piano Apps

Piano apps are another option for free piano lessons for beginners. While the apps are mostly not compatible with a PC, they can often offer instantaneous feedback on student’s playing to help them improve. Apps can also be great for those who may not own a piano at home, offering an in-app piano to play.

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However, apps offer relatively similar options and are not entirely comprehensive of piano learning. They have very limited lessons as it’s more about learning to play popular songs and spark interest in learning the real thing.

15) Piano Marvel

Piano Marvel is an iOS app to help students learn piano. It features high-quality video lessons that guide students as they go through learning songs. With the free account, students are only able to access the level one video lessons and a few songs, but after interest has been sparked a premium account gives access to over 25,000 songs and hundreds of video lessons.

Piano Marvel has quite a few features unique to the app. The first unique feature is the Standard Assessment of Sight Reading (SASR) that tests students’ sight reading and teaches them how to improve. There is also the Asses Mode within the app that assesses students playing abilities and teaches how to avoid practicing mistakes through instantaneous feedback.

Along with those unique features, there are many tools to help enhance student practice and learning as well. These include common things such as a metronome, prepare mode that waits for students to play the right note before moving on, and a playback bar. Piano Marvel is a great app for actively learning piano, however it is completely AI run without a face for students to connect to.

16) Perfect Piano

An Android app that contains all 88 keys of the piano, Perfect Piano is a great option for those looking to learn piano who may not have one at their disposal. While it may not replace the real thing, the keyboard width can be adjusted on screen to have more notes as well as dual player mode for duets or chords mode to press more than one note at a time.

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Similar to most piano learning apps, Perfect Piano uses popular songs and music scores to teach students the basics of piano playing. There are three guidance patters (falling note, waterfall music sheet) and three play modes (auto play, semi-auto play, note pause) meant to create a learning environment. Additionally students can adjust the speed of the songs, difficulty of the sheet music and loop certain sections to practice them until they are perfect.

The benefit of Perfect Piano is for those that may think playing piano is too much of a solo activity, through the app students can play piano with others from around the world, compete in weekly song challenges, and create guilds and communities of piano players.

Those using this app will not develop theory knowledge or exceptional technique, but they can learn how to read sheet music and create a piano playing community while they continue their studies.

17) Simply Piano by Joytunes

Simply Piano is ranked the #1 education app in 20 different countries, and is an exceptional app to learn piano. The device interactively listens to what students play on their piano through the microphone and then gives instant feedback. It customizes the exercises, sheet music and warm ups to the student’s skill level.

In tandem with the thousands of songs to learn in the library there are courses in the app for students to learn as well. While the library of songs is unlimited, students can take 2 free courses before needing to upgrade to a subscription for the rest.

The sight reading, chords and techniques offered to students by Simply Piano are some of the best that can be found in the app world of learning piano. Students can make quick progress and advance through the piano levels as they see fit.

18) Vivace – Learn to Read Music

As the name implies, Vivace is a tool meant to teach students how to read music. There is very few technique and playing skills learned with this app, however for students who are simply using apps as a jumping point, this is a great starting point to build the foundation of reading and therefore playing more complicated music.

Vivace has over one hundred lessons and many customization options making it great for both advanced and beginning levels students. There are step-by-step tutorials on both clefs including all the ledger lines. Practice mode allows students to combine all the notes they have learned and practice finding and identifying them on the staff and keyboard.

19) Perfect Ear

Similar to Vivace, Perfect Ear is not a comprehensive piano learning app. Instead, it takes the solfege method to teach music theory and train students’ ears to distinguish between notes and understand how they work together in chords and such.

Ear training in an aspect of piano that all students are capable of learning whether they are beginners or more advanced. The exercises in Perfect Ear are customizable to the student’s skill level and there are features meant to help develop absolute pitch, sight reading and not singing.

The interface is easy to use and has a minimalist design so that students can really focus on developing their skills. It can be a difficult app for some younger students to use given the more advanced concepts and more serious form of the app.

20) Piano Academy

Piano Academy functions like many of the other piano learning websites with video lessons by an instructor and animations. There is fun games to help students develop senses like musical listening, hand coordination and sense of rhythm. Tutorials also help students learn to play with both hands, chords and more to advance from beginner to intermediate skills.

As students play the sheet music within the app, the can get instantaneous feedback on their playing skills giving students knowledge of how to improve. The app also has an on screen keyboard making it accessible to those who are not quite ready to invest in an at-home keyboard, but for those who do it can also listen to the acoustics of students’ own piano.

This is one of the better piano learning apps with a wide range of songs designed so students can progress at their own pace. There are some in-app purchases, but the download is free and the purchases are not extremely necessary to get what is needed out of this app and start a piano journey.

Free vs. Paid Piano Lessons

In reality, free piano lesson for kids can only take them so far. As much as students would like, there is no free piano lesson that will continuously try to push them and grow as they do. However, that being said free piano lessons such as those described can be a great way to find if students have a passion before investing the money needed to get a teacher or a paid piano learning subscription.

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FAQs

Are there any completely free piano apps? ›

Another common type of free piano apps are those associated with programs like Flowkey, Simply Piano, and Skoove, which are free at first but require payment to access most content.

Where can I learn piano for free? ›

Music Tutor App

One more resource for free piano lessons is the Music Tutor app. This free piano lessons app is easy to take with you on the go! A sight-reading app, it will help you develop accuracy and speed when you're reading sheet music of any kind.

Can a 5 year old learn piano? ›

Most children will be ready to begin lessons between the ages of 5 and 9. Use the following guide to make sure your child is ready for their lessons: Hand Size: A piano player needs to be able to place their five fingers on five white keys right next to each other.

Is Simply Piano really free? ›

Is Simply Piano Really Free? Simply Piano does have one free course (“Piano Basics”), and after you've completed it, you will be prompted to pay for a subscription before you can access more advanced material. Furthermore, before you purchase the paid version of the app, you can experiment with a free seven day trial.

What age should a child start piano lessons? ›

The best age to start piano lessons is typically between the ages of 6 and 9-years-old. While older students may have an easier time learning to play, students as young as 6-years-old can also learn since the keys of the piano are easy to operate.

Can I learn piano in 2 months? ›

If you can already play songs hands together it'll take you about 4 months to get good at playing piano by ear. If you're a complete beginner and you've never played a song hands together before, it'll take you about 6 months because you'll need to learn some other skills first.

Can piano be self taught? ›

Yes! While we believe the best way to learn piano is from an expert instructor, we're also in full support of students who prefer self-learning. Piano's one of the most versatile instruments, so learning how to teach yourself is a skill that will serve you in other areas of life.

Is piano easiest to learn? ›

The piano is one of the most difficult and rewarding instruments to learn; not only do you have to learn to read notes and translate them to the keys, but you have to do it with both hands at the same time. You'll also have to learn to play with correct technique or you could face injuries in the future.

Can a 70 year old learn to play the piano? ›

Learning to play the piano as an adult can be intimidating. Many people limit themselves because they think they are too old or that it's too late to start something new. The good news is, it's never too late to start.

Is 40 too old to learn piano? ›

Learning piano has no age limit. In fact, activities like learning piano can stimulate the brain, increasing the ability to recall information. There are physical benefits to learning piano as well. By practicing fine motor skills in your fingers, piano students are keeping the muscles in their hands flexible.

Does piano make kids smart? ›

The simple answer is yes, taking piano lessons does make you smarter and improve brain functions. Playing the piano works out parts of the brain that are useful in subjects like math and science, spatial intelligence, and other cognitive functions.

Is Flowkey completely free? ›

You can download the flowkey app for free and immediately gain free access to selected songs and course content. For full access to all songs and course content, you will need to purchase a flowkey Premium subscription. You can access flowkey Premium content on all your devices.

Is online Pianist free? ›

Download OnlinePianist now to learn how to play your favorite songs on piano! Subscriptions are annual ($59.99), six months($41.99) or three months($29.99). Every subscription period includes access to all player features and songs.

How can I get Flowkey for free? ›

Register your qualifying purchase of an eligible Yamaha keyboard or piano and get a 3-month subscription to flowkey Premium (a $60 value) absolutely free! That includes access to the entire flowkey library of 1,000+ songs as well as piano theory courses to improve your playing technique.

How much does Simply Piano cost? ›

Simply Piano has a slightly different pricing structure. You can start with a seven-day free trial to help you see if this is the app for teaching you to play the piano. After that, you can purchase a 3-month subscription for $59.99, a 6-month subscription for $89.99, or a year-long subscription for $119.99.

What is better than Simply Piano? ›

Flowkey is the overall better option if you are a beginner looking for comprehensive online piano lessons. They have a large selection of songs to choose from and the learning pace is much quicker and more structured than Simply Piano.

How much does Simply Piano cost a month? ›

Various subscription levels are on offer - you can opt for 3 months for $59.99, 6 months for $89.99 or 12 months for $119.99. There's a 7-day free trial to test the water and you can create up to five profiles on one subscription, giving the whole family the opportunity to learn together if so desired.

How many hours should a beginner play piano? ›

Teenage and adult beginners should practice at least 30 minutes a day, six days a week. Once you have developed a proper working methodology, a practice regiment of 45 minutes to an hour five to seven days a week should be considered mandatory.

What should I learn first on piano? ›

The Musical Alphabet

Each of the white notes has a letter name. These letter names make up the musical alphabet, which is one of the first things a piano player should learn. The letter names of these notes link the piano to all other instruments and also to written music.

How long should kids take piano? ›

It can be a process of about 6-9 years. Starting in the primary grades 1-3, after three years of lessons, a young student typically will be a solid elementary player, able to play simpler music with both hands.

Is 6 years of piano good? ›

Expert – 5-6 years: Can play almost anything, but complicated songs might need years of practice to master them. Professional – Above 10 years: The years of practice mold you into a respected piano player, and your concerts are well-received.

Is guitar harder than piano? ›

Overall, the guitar is easier to learn than the piano. If you consider the layout, learning songs, the ability to self-teach and a few other things, it is an easier instrument. However, it's the easiest on average for everyone. This means for people of all ages.

What's the easiest instrument to learn? ›

If you're looking for an easy instrument to learn, any of these options fit the bill:
  • HARMONICA. One of the easiest instruments you can take up, which is also very popular in a variety of styles, is the harmonica. ...
  • GUITAR. ...
  • UKULELE. ...
  • KEYBOARD. ...
  • DRUMS.
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Do pianists type faster? ›

Some people start to wonder if pianists can type faster. Amazingly, studies show that pianists type more quickly and accurately than non-pianists. According to a recent research from the Max Planck Institute of Informatics, piano players can 'play words' as fast as expert typists can type them.

Is piano harder than violin? ›

An instrument's level of difficulty to learn is a significant consideration when choosing a musical instrument. The violin is harder to learn than the piano as the player must learn to play in tune with a pleasant sound. With the keyboard, pitch, and fundamental aspects of sound quality, are built-in.

How long should you practice piano every day? ›

Pianists should practice between 30 minutes to 4 hours per day. Beginners will benefit most from shorter practice sessions while advanced pianists will be more accustomed to longer days. Each practice session can be split into segments to help avoid physical and mental fatigue.

How can I improve my piano skills fast? ›

Tips on How to Become a Better Piano Player
  1. Manage Your Practice Time.
  2. Practice Sight Reading.
  3. Slow Down.
  4. Keep Challenging Yourself.
  5. Make Sure Your Goals are Realistic.
  6. Learn To Play Classical Pieces.
  7. Practice Playing in Public.
  8. Get A Teacher.
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What are some fun ways to learn piano? ›

Tips on how to make piano lessons fun for children:
  1. Don't Spend A Lot of Time on One Task. ...
  2. Throw In Some Games. ...
  3. Let Children Explore the Inside of the Piano. ...
  4. Put Stuff in the Piano to Change the Sound. ...
  5. Find Out Which Songs the Child Loves. ...
  6. Invite Children to Bring their Special Toy to the Lesson.
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Why is piano the hardest? ›

Most instruments/singers must read notes in a certain range, because that instrument or vocalist can only handle a certain number of notes in their specific range. The piano has an 88-key range, which is a massive range of notes to have memorized.

Which is harder piano or keyboard? ›

Keyboard keys are also significantly lighter than piano keys, which may make them easier for a beginner, especially a young child who hasn't yet built up the finger strength to be effective on a larger instrument.

What is the hardest instrument to master? ›

The 11 Hardest Musical Instruments to Learn
  • Violin. The violin is a wooden stringed instrument that's part of a larger family of similar instruments. ...
  • The French Horn. ...
  • The Organ. ...
  • Bagpipes. ...
  • Accordion. ...
  • Oboe. ...
  • Harp. ...
  • Guitar.

Can piano get too old? ›

10-20 years: Depending on use and environment, sometimes pianos feel brand new while at other times, they might feel subtly broken in. At 30 years: the difference between the new, tight and succinct feel of a piano can change depending on use. With light use, pianos will feel like the 20-year version.

Is an old piano OK? ›

Are old pianos better than new ones? The answer is: it depends. Old pianos can continue to sound wonderful for many years with regular maintenance and care, but even pianos that have deteriorated can often be restored to their former glory, and in many cases made to sound even better than when they were new.

Is Grade 1 piano hard? ›

The demands of the Grade 1 pieces will mean that it would be very difficult to make progress with the pieces without having a good level of note-reading fluency and recall.

Can a 72 year old learn to play the piano? ›

Beginning Piano Lessons for Teens and Adults

People can start piano at 60, at 70, at 80, even later. Your brain can still form new connections at any age. You can always learn new skills. For those who begin piano later in life, learning the piano may take a little more patience.

Can a 66 year old learn piano? ›

It's a proven fact that adults have successfully learned to play the piano to a very proficient standard even when starting at an older age! In fact, playing an instrument has plenty of benefits for adults, whether they're in their 20s or are enjoying their retirement.

Can you learn piano in 4 years? ›

Most people who want to learn piano to play for their own enjoyment can get great results within three to five years of study and practice. Whatever level you're hoping to achieve, your progress depends on how diligently and effectively you practice.

Does piano raise IQ? ›

Study says learning a musical instrument increases your IQ by 10 percent. Picking up a musical instrument gives you a higher IQ, according to a new study of more than 4,600 volunteers. New research has claimed that learning to play a musical instrument increases intelligence by 10 percent.

Should I force my child to practice piano? ›

First off, never force your child to practice. Study after study shows that positive reinforcement promotes growth and learning much better than negative reinforcement. With that said, don't bribe your kid either.

Are kids who play music smarter? ›

Playing music gives the brain a multisensory “workout” that can strengthen memory, help us pay attention, and perhaps even improve reading ability.

Does Flowkey have a free version? ›

With a free membership to Flowkey, you'll have access to: Limited access to courses: this includes a complete 'Introduction to the Piano', and partial lessons to other courses including 'Playing with Both Hands' and 'Intermediate Piano Playing'

Is Smart pianist app free? ›

The app is FREE and available on all iOs devices and Android.

Which is better Simply Piano or Flowkey? ›

Flowkey is the overall better option if you are a beginner looking for comprehensive online piano lessons. They have a large selection of songs to choose from and the learning pace is much quicker and more structured than Simply Piano.

Is Flowkey good for kids? ›

The focus on learning through doing, particularly being linked to specific, relevant and understandable goals (song playing), makes flowkey ideal for kids.

Is Skoove free? ›

Skoove is available in two tiers: Skoove Basic and Skoove Premium. Skoove Basic will give you access to selected lessons from our courses for free. With Skoove Premium you get full access to all courses with over 400 lessons and 1-on-1 support from our piano instructors. Skoove Premium is a subscription service.

Is piano by Yousician free? ›

Yousician is subscription-based, and you have a few options to choose from. You can choose between a single-instrument plan, an all-instrument plan, or the Premium+ plan that grants access to all instruments as well as to current, popular songs in the library.

What app is like Simply Piano but free? ›

The best alternative is Flowkey, which is free. Other great apps like Simply Piano are Yousician (Freemium), Melodics (Freemium), SmartMusic (Paid) and Jameasy for Violin (Freemium).

How much is Flowkey a month? ›

The standard plan is $19.99 per month, and you can cancel anytime. If you pay for 3 months in advance, it's $12.99 per month (saves you $21). If you pay for 12 months, it's $9.99 per month (saves you $120). The lifetime membership is a lot upfront, but you will save money over the years.

How long does it take to learn to play piano? ›

If you want to be a professional classical performer, you're looking at a minimum of 10 to 15 years of concentrated study with a master teacher, and hours of practice every day. Most people who want to learn piano to play for their own enjoyment can get great results within three to five years of study and practice.

Is Magic piano free? ›

Magic Piano - New Music Game is one of the best piano games. It is a free music game with more than 800 piano songs.

What is the perfect piano app? ›

The Perfect Piano ™ app offers users a realistic experience through the looks, sounds, and feel of this offering. You'll get the total experience thanks to being able to view the full keyboard at one time. The app supports multi-touch play, just as you would play in real life.

Can I practice piano on my phone? ›

Although an app isn't a complete substitute for learning from a professional, you can still benefit from a piano app. These apps have tutorials, lessons, and recordings you can take advantage of to improve your skill. Here are the best Android apps for learning the piano.

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