The Piano Skills Foundation is a series of video piano lessons. This series of lessons is designed to help you build your piano skills from a beginner level all the way up to advanced levels. Step by step, the lessons will help you develop your keyboard awareness, your piano fingering, your technique, your rhythm, your ear, and your overall musical ability. You will learn these things through practicing tunes, scales and chords, music reading, and learning and memorizing piano pieces.
A gradual progression of learning will take you through 3 beginner levels, 3 intermediate levels, and 3 advanced levels. Once all 9 levels become available, any piano player of any variety of experience should be able to "plug in" to the appropriate level for their situation. Whichever level you start with, work forward over a long period of time and watch your piano skills develop.
At this moment (as of January, 2018), the 3 Beginner Levels are available, along with the 1st Intermediate Level.
Each level consists of 12 Lessons. In order to work through the lessons you need two things: the videos and the accompanying materials. You will find links to the videos of the lessons below. (The Intermediate Level 1 videos are presently in production.) The accompanying materials are in the form of an ebook for each level (12 lessons per ebook). The links for purchasing these ebooks can also be found below.
The average cost of taking piano lessons with a private teacher around the country (USA) stands at about $60 per hour. Most teachers offer a 30-minute weekly lesson for a monthly tuition price of $120 (4 lessons). Thus, tuition for 12 lessons would cost $360. Though video lessons do not offer the immediate feedback of a personal private teacher, they can still offer the motivated do-it-yourselfer a very effective way to learn and develop piano skills. Plus, these videos cover as much ground in each lesson as can be covered in private lessons of 45 to 60 minutes.
Your cost to enjoy these video/ebook lessons is a much more affordable (hopefully), yet still helpful for supporting this website:
$25 per level (12 lessons)
(Now includes a bonus: free download of ebook "Piano Player... You")
Here is a link to the ebook for Beginner Level 1 (12 Lessons) for $25.
Here is a link to the ebook for Beginner Level 2 (12 Lessons) for $25.
Here is a link to the ebook for Beginner Level 3 (12 Lessons) for $25.
Here is a link to the ebook for Intermediate Level 1 (12 Lessons) for $25.*
Here is a link to the ebook for Intermediate Level 2 (12 Lessons) for $25.*
...however, I do not want anyone to not learn to play for lack of money. So...
Choose the rate that fits for you... (still supporting the website).
Beginner Level 1
Beginner Level 2
Beginner Level 3
*(Intermediate Levels are only available for $25)
(Click here if you need Beginner Level 1 for free.)
(Click here if you need Beginner Level 2 for free.)
(Click here if you need Beginner Level 3 for free.)
If you want to "try before you buy", here are the materials for the first 2 lessons:
(Combine them with the videos below.)
In the videos, I will simply demonstrate to you how you should work through the materials. Work with patience and enthusiasm, enjoying every step of the practicing process. If you do, your ability at the piano will gradually grow to higher and higher levels.
Lesson 7 Lesson 8 Lesson 9 Lesson 10 Lesson 11 Lesson 12