Learning Path

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Start your journey from novice to piano master.

Begin with the Basics

No keyboard required. Get both hands in the game with 3 easy songs, and learn the names of the keys.

Unit 1: Setting the Stage

Play your first notes on the staff, explore the most popular chord in pop music, and master crossing-the-thumb.

Unit 2: Taking off the Gloves

Play your first left-hand notes on the staff, expand your harmony into the minor chord, and finish off with a 10-finger coordination challenge.

Unit 3: Getting in the Groove

Unlock the notation of rhythm, and play the chord of blues and jazz, before challenging your fingers with a two-octave scale!

Unit 4: Wowing the Crowd

Take your rhythm to the next level with syncopations and meter, play your first Suspended chord, and stretch those fingers to new levels with arpeggios.

Unit 5: Bringing Down the House

Slide into the black keys of the piano with accidentals and key signatures, while learning 3 new scales in other keys!

Unit 6: Ducking Bouquets

Connect all your harmony lessons together, and learn how to play chords like a pro. Complete the Academy with 3 finger-twisting new scales.

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What will I learn from Pianu?

You'll master the basics of playing piano, including how to read sheet music and chords, while learning 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 your Pianu Level.

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.