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In this page I offer different kinds of piano lessons on reading notes. I'll first introduce you to the instrument, then we're going to learn to orient ourselves on the piano. Finally we're going to be learning the play the piano and while reading piano notes on the staff.


This is how I'm teaching piano with these beginning piano lessons; you're going to be learning to play the piano based on reading a written content and videos which are added to each and every beginning piano lesson. (We're in the process...)


Eyal and me during our piano lesson

What's so great about the piano notes lessons is that once you've learned a certain subject I'll direct you to free piano sheets the cover this subject so you'll be learning to play the piano efficiently.


  1. The Beginning

    In this first piano lessons I'm going to introduce you to the instrument. We'll the discuss the names of the fingers and the correct hand position for piano playing.

  2. Piano Keys Names

    With a simple layout of piano keys I'm going to teach you how to orient yourself on the piano and learn to know the names of the piano keys.

  3. Play Piano By Ear

    Before you'll start reading piano notes I thought you should know you don't really need it in order to start playing piano.
    This page will blow your mind off since you'll realize that with developing your musical ear you'd be able to play simple melodies by ear.


  4. Music Rhythm

    This piano lesson shows you how the rhythm helps us to count the length of piano notes.

  5. Reading Notes on the Treble Staff (Notes above middle C)

    It's time to get to know the staff and how to the notes on it. I'll make it short and clear so let's get going.

  6. How to Draw a Treble Clef

    In this short and clear piano lesson I'll show you how to draw the Treble Clef.

  7. Reading Notes on the Bass Staff (Notes Under Middle C).

    This piano lesson is dedicated to notes under middle C which are written on the Bass Clef (Mostly played with the left hand). I'll give you some handy tips that will help you to read them fast.

  8. Reading Notes on The Grand Staff (For Both Hands)

    My students told me that the tips on this piano lesson helped them to read piano notes with both hands two times faster then they did before.

  9. Reading Harmonic Intervals on the Piano Staff

    This next lesson will show you how to read two notes played together on the piano staff.

  10. A Dotted Half Note

    In this page we're going to cover a new time signature and learn about the dotted half note.

  11. The Quarter Rest

    Silence is the opposite of a sound. In this piano lesson we're going to learn how to combine both elements in musical pieces, starting with the quarter rest.

  12. The Half Rest

    Next on the line is the half rest - a sign of a rest that lasts two counts

  13. The Whole Rest

    the last rest sign we're going to cover for now is the whole rest. A sign of rest that lasts four counts.

  14. Basic Dynamic Signs

    This lesson concerns both reading music notes and piano technique. I'll teach you how to read the dyanamics signs and give you some exercises to help you play them in a convincing manner on the piano.

  15. Sudden and Gradual Dyanamic Signs

    Here's how to play surprise your listeners with sudden dynamic changes and excite them with gradual dynamic signs.

  16. The Eighth Note

    Two eighth notes are played in a quarter note. They enrich the variety of the rhythm in our piano pieces. Let's learn to read and play them.

  17. The Sharp Sign

    It is time to learn to read and play, and use the black keys and combine them in our musical pieces. In this piano lesson we'll learn to read piano pieces with a sharp sign.

  18. The Flat Sign

    In the previous lesson we talked about raised notes, and this time we're going to talk about lowered notes indicated by the flat sign.

  19. The Natural Sign

    The Natural Sign Cancels a Flat or a Sharp. In this piano lesson we'll learn to play some musical pieces with the natural sign.

  20. Music Accents Marks

    In real life people speak in different accents. That's what makes the way they talk so unique and expressive. Let's talk about musical accent mark to have our own style in piano playing.

  21. Music Terms for Beginners

    In this page we're going to cover a few very important basic music terms for beginners such as the Repeat Signs, the 8va, the incomplete measure, the first and second ending, the D.C al Fine and D.S al Fine

  22. Sixteenth Notes

    The next tone length we're going to discuss is the sixteenth note.

  23. Tempo Marks

    We walked a long road on the path of reading notes. Now let's talk about different Tempos (which is the rate of speed and mood you're going to play).

  24. Dotted Notes

    In order to make our playing more intersting, let's add new exciting rhythms. The dotted notes will help us with that.

  25. Triplets

    Triplets or Triolas divide a quarter or a half note to three equal units instead of two. Let's see how to read and play them on the piano.

  26. Double Accidentals

    Why do we use the Double Sharp and the Double flat signs. Here's a free piano lesson about the double accidentals.

  27. Review of Musical Terms

    Here's a review of musical terms for those who lost their way somewhere on the road.



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