Your Learning Path
20 interactive lessons to guide you through reading notes, playing chords, and building technique - using songs you love.
No keyboard required. Get both hands in the game with 3 easy songs, and learn the names of the keys.
Play your first notes on the staff, explore the most popular chord in pop music, and master crossing-the-thumb.
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.
Unlock the notation of rhythm, and play the chord of blues and jazz, before challenging your fingers with a two-octave scale!
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.
Slide into the black keys of the piano with accidentals and key signatures, while learning 3 new scales in other keys!
Connect all your harmony lessons together, and learn how to play chords like a pro. Complete the Academy with 3 finger-twisting new scales.
Learn How to Play Piano
"If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play the piano, Pianu can help. All you need is a web browser, and an internet connection."
What will I learn from Pianu Academy?
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 Academy?
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 Academy different from other ways of learning piano online?
Pianu Academy 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 Academy 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 Pianu Academy?
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 Pianu Academy is comparable to a college-level "Intro to Piano" course.