Piano Lessons FAQ


Thanks to everyone who has submitted questions to help make our piano lessons FAQ! 

For Learners:

1. What are the basics?
2. In chords, what does / mean?
3. Where can I see chords on the piano keys?
4. Where I can see a note chart for the notes above and below the staff?
5. How can I learn the notes on the piano?
6. Are there any good online lesson courses?
7. How do you play notes with sharps?
8. What chords do you use with the left hand?

For Teachers:

A.  How can encourage my student who's talented but doesn't want to practice?

B. What are some tips on teaching younger children?

C. How can organize my student's payments, attendance and my piano teaching business.


1. What are the basics?

To learn the basics, you can do one of 2 things.
1) Sign up for the free piano lessons course.
2) Learn the piano keys and the piano notes.

2. In chords, what does / mean?

Example: C/G. This means play the chord C (CEG) in your right hand. G is the bass note. Play it as the lowest note in your left hand. The chord you play is the first one you see.


3. Where can I see chords on the piano keys?

We don't have a pictures of all the chords on this site. The best place to go is: hear and play chord finder.
Enter the chord  you want and you'll see it.

4. Where I can see a note chart for the notes above and below the staff?

Go to www.piano-lessons-info.com/piano-notes-above-below.html

5. How can I learn the notes on the piano?

Go to: www.piano-lessons-info.com/piano-notes.html

6. Are there any good online lesson courses?

Yes. There are 3 I recommend.

The most popular online course is Piano for All. Read about it and the other good ones on my Online Piano Lessons page.

7. How do you play notes with sharps?

When you see a note with a sharp (#) in front of it, it means you need to play the next closest note to the right of the note you're playing. Usually it's the next black note but it can also be a white note.

8. What chords do you use with the left hand?

You play the same chords in both hands. Sometimes you can play chords in the left hand if you're playing a melody in your right hand.

For Teachers

A. How can encourage my student who's talented but doesn't want to practice?

The best thing I can suggest is to try to figure out which kind of the music that student connects with. Some students like classical while others don't. They are more likely to practice a style they like.
You can also try things like composing and other activities that don't require practice. Sometimes that will spark something and they will become more inspired to practice.

B. What are some tips on teaching younger children?

Read: www.piano-lessons-info.com/teach-children-piano.html
and www.piano-lessons-info.com/teaching-beginner-piano-lessons.html.

C. How can organize my student's payments, attendance and my piano teaching business.

A great tool that has been popular with music teachers is Music Teachers Helper. It helps you manage billing, scheduling, taxes and a website. A great tool.


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