What is pianu?

A new way to learn piano online
interactively, at your own pace.

Learn What You Love

The best way to learn piano is by playing your favorite songs. That’s why our Library is always growing. We take requests!

Play Any Way

You can start playing piano right away with your QWERTY keyboard, mouse, or touchpad. When you’re ready connect any MIDI keyboard to your computer.

As Fun As A Game

Pianu celebrates your progress every step of the way, as you progress through the Learning Path racking up badges, repertoire, and high scores.


Matt started playing piano as soon as he could reach the keys, and never stopped. He’s shared a stage with Gavin Degraw, Kelly Rowland, and performs in a variety of styles and ensembles around the Twin Cities. As a piano teacher of 10+ years, he brings a lifetime of music-learning experience into Pianu’s curriculum.

Jacob is a graphic and interactive designer working at digital agency Space150. He has been hard at work for 5+ years with an extensive client list including Nike, Jordan, 3M, Pearson’s Candy Company, Xcel Energy, and more.

Micah stumbled into advertising after years of writing, performance, and nonprofit publishing. A freelance creative, he’s made words, ideas, and strategies for 3M, Purina, Nestle, and General Mills, among other brands.


What will I learn from Pianu?

You’ll master the basics of playing piano, reading sheet music and chords, and the fundamentals of good technique.

Do I need a musical keyboard to use Pianu?

It’s recommended but not required. Pianu turns any web-connected device into a playable piano, so you can start learning right away tapping your touchscreen or qwerty keyboard. To gain the most from the technique lessons however, you’ll want to gain access to a musical keyboard.

Many are available starting as low as $30. View our keyboard page for recommendations.

How is Pianu’s Learning Path different from other ways of learning piano online?

Pianu is the first online piano course to be fully interactive. You can learn on any device connected to the internet, with or without a musical keyboard.

Pianu is also designed to be fun! You collect badges along the way,
while building up points and practice time.

How long will it take me to complete The Learning Path?

Pianu is designed to let you learn at your own pace and skill level. Each lesson is supplemented with guided play-alongs, which you can return to over and over. The content of The Learning Path is comparable to a college-level “Intro to Piano” course.

Why did you create Pianu?

To make the joy of learning piano accessible to everyone.

Read more about Our Mission.