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LEARNING PATH

Complete Piano: 5 Classes to Take You From Beginner to Songwriter

In your early classes you'll learn the fundamentals of playing and understanding the piano, while your later classes will focus on sight-reading, composition, and arrangements.

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Your Path

5 classes (4 hr 20 m) of on-demand instruction. You set the pace!

Your Level

Beginner progressing to intermediate

You'll Need

Keyboard or piano, ideally with a sustain pedal; MuseScore software

You'll Create

5 practice pieces, including 2 original compositions

1. Let's Start with the Basics

This class is all about setting you up with the fundamentals you need to become an excellent piano player. You'll learn about the history of the instrument, and how to identify and practice notes, scales and chords. Elijah will also introduce you to some musical theory tools you'll refer back to again and again throughout your musical journey.

Piano Basics: Learn Notes, Scales & Chords
Piano Basics: Learn Notes, Scales & Chords
Elijah Fox-Peck
31m ·

2. It's Time to Build Your Skills

Now that you know the basics, it's time to take things to the next level. In this course, Elijah will break down complex topics like chord progressions, bass lines and arpeggios into simple, understandable movements, ensuring that you're able to easily absorb them into your own practice.

Build Piano Skills: Progressions, Basslines & Arpeggios
Build Piano Skills: Progressions, Basslines & Arpeggios
Elijah Fox-Peck
45m ·

3. Get Ready to Expand Your Scope

You've built a foundation as a piano player in your previous lessons; now it's time to deepen your understanding of the music you're playing. In this class, Elijah will teach you the basics of sight reading and musical notation, and you'll put together your first original composition!

Build Piano Skills: Music Notation & Sight Reading
Build Piano Skills: Music Notation & Sight Reading
Elijah Fox-Peck
1h 2m ·

4. Take Your Music to the Next Level

Elijah's taught you the rules and structures of piano — now's your chance to unlock your creativity! In this intermediate-level class, Elijah will show you how to use improvisation to deepen your understanding of harmony and improve your composition work.

Level Up in Piano: Music Composition & Improvisation
Level Up in Piano: Music Composition & Improvisation
Elijah Fox-Peck
1h 5m ·

5. Create Your Own Arrangements

The journey you started as a beginner has lead you here: you're ready to create your own musical arrangements! In your final class, Elijah will take you through building arrangements step-by-step, so you can show off your new piano skills with confidence and pride.

Level Up in Piano: Create Your Own Musical Arrangements
Level Up in Piano: Create Your Own Musical Arrangements
Elijah Fox-Peck
1h 4m ·