FREE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PLAYING THE PIANO

The free piano course found right here on this page will teach you to play ten of the most famous and beautiful classical piano pieces for beginners. You will be astonished at how easy it is to learn to play the piano when you have the right teacher. Each lesson has been carefully crafted by me. 

It is our mission at River Tech Elementary to not only serve our own students but to serve the local homeschool community. That is why we are making these online piano lessons available to you for free.

To get started, scroll down and press "Play Video."
 

Good luck!

Dan Hegelund

PI-101, Top 10 Classical Piano Pieces for Beginners

Level 1
Beginner
Classical Piano

Free

✓Play 10 famous and beautiful piano pieces for Beginners by composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Antonín Dvořák.
✓Learn all you need to start playing the piano, including learning about clefs, notes, and scales.

✓Plus, learn my favorite piano exercises that will greatly enhance your piano skills.

✓Press "Play Video" to get started.

Lessons 1-3 above taught you some basic skills. Now, we're ready to move on to your first song. Here is how it works: First I teach you the right hand, then the left hand, and finally both hands together. 

The videos contain the sheet music in them, so you won't need a PDF; however, if you still would like sheet music, below each video there is a download button. Good luck!

It's time to learn about note lengths. You have probably noticed how some notes are black and other notes are white. Take a look at the diagram below and try memorize how long each note lasts.

Here is another illustration.

Now you are ready to move on to your second song.

30 years of teaching has taught me one thing—If you rush and don't spend the time it takes to learn each song properly, you will suddenly hit a brick wall where everything suddenly become difficult. Professional musicians practice a song until they can play it by heart.

 

I encourage you not to start on Song 3 until you can play both Song 1 & 2 effortlessly.  Did you forget Song 1? Now would be a good time to review Song 1. Once you have mastered both songs, you are ready to move on to song 3.

I encourage you to take your time. Don't rush it. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. It's important that you stay with it until you can play each song fluently, without effort. Try to memorize the songs. Then try playing them with your eyes closed. Playing with your eyes closed helps you develop muscle memory. When you are completely comfortable playing your first three songs, you are ready to move on to your 4th song. Good luck!