Beginning Piano Course

In this innovative course created by Dr. Kathy Rabago, you will complete 6 units containing 47 piano lessons covering everything from:

Playing by finger numbers on the black keys

Playing on the white keys using the musical alphabet as a guide

Reading music on the Treble Clef Staff with your right hand

Reading music on the Bass Clef Staff with your left hand

Reading music on the Grand Staff with alternating hands

Playing music on the Grand Staff hands together

Start with zero knowledge about music, and end reading music and playing hands together.  That’s what our beginning piano course is about!  Dr. Kathy Rabago will walk you through a step-by-step system in learning how to play the piano.  All lessons are around 10 minutes in length, letting you work through them in a short time frame.  Each unit will focus on a different skill, giving you several pieces to practice within that skill.  We will add on musical concepts as we go, learning how to read music and how to play the pieces in the lessons.  Ready to get started?  All of the lessons are listed below.

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Beginning Piano Course: 47 lessons

000 Outline of Instruction

April 28, 2016/by Kathy

000a Unit One

May 19, 2016/by Kathy

001 Posture at the Piano, Quarter Notes, Half Notes, and Whole Notes

In lesson 1, we will learn about posture at the piano, and quarter,…
March 31, 2016/by Kathy

002 Playing on the three black keys

In lesson 2, we will learn our first piece on the 3 black keys,…
March 31, 2016/by Kathy

003 Moving to a Higher Set of Two Black Keys

In lesson 3, we will play a piece on the 2 black keys and learn…
April 1, 2016/by Kathy

004 Playing on the sets of 2 and sets of 3 black keys; treble clef & bass clef

In lesson 4, you will learn a piece that combines the 2 and 3…
April 1, 2016/by Kathy

005 Chimes

We will learn how to play Chimes in this lesson, which is the…
April 6, 2016/by Kathy

006 Time Signatures

In lesson 6, we will learn all about time signatures! We will…
April 6, 2016/by Kathy

007 First Dance & Improvisation

Lesson 7 covers learning a piece called First Dance. We will…
April 7, 2016/by Kathy

008 Floating; repeat one octave higher

In today's lesson, we will learn a piece called Floating. We…
April 8, 2016/by Kathy

009 Yes I can!

In today's lesson, you will take the skills that you already…
April 11, 2016/by Kathy

010 Amazing Grace on the Black Keys

In lesson 10, we will learn Amazing Grace on the black keys.…
April 14, 2016/by Kathy

010a Unit 2

May 19, 2016/by Kathy

011 Musical Alphabet & CDE

In lesson 11, we will learn about the musical alphabet, and practice…
April 14, 2016/by Kathy

012 Three Finger Twist

Learn Three Finger Twist - a short tune on the white keys that…
April 19, 2016/by Kathy

013 Hot Cross Buns and Mary Had a Little Lamb

In lesson 13, we will learn the traditional pieces Hot Cross…
April 19, 2016/by Kathy

014 FGAB, Au Clair de la Lune

In lesson 14, we will learn to identify and play FGAB on the…
April 21, 2016/by Kathy

015 GAB Finger Twist

In today's lesson, we will focus on learning the piece GAB Finger…
May 6, 2016/by Kathy

016 Rain, Rain, Go Away

Learn the traditional tune Rain, Rain, Go Away on the white keys…
May 6, 2016/by Kathy

017 Ode to Joy

Learn the famous Ode to Joy from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.…
May 11, 2016/by Kathy

018 Old MacDonald

In lesson 18, we will revisit the black keys, and learn Old MacDonald…
May 11, 2016/by Kathy
Third Stage Of Learning - Piano Program: Online Piano Lessons

018a Unit Three

May 19, 2016/by Kathy

019 Notes on the Treble Clef Staff

In lesson 19, we will learn to read all of the notes on the treble…
May 11, 2016/by Kathy

020 Treble Clef: Hot Cross Buns and Mary Had a Little Lamb

In lesson 20, we will revisit the traditional songs Hot Cross…
May 12, 2016/by Kathy