While we provide a few musical tips here and there, the PSR Tutorial site
does not attempt to teach basic music theory and keyboard techniques. But
there are lots of other places on the internet where you can find free music
lessons. You will also find commercial sites where you can purchase lessons. You
may find just what you need in the links below.
This is not an exhaustive list, but it does point to a number of very good
training sites. Sites are listed alphabetically. If you prefer to learn on your own, there are a number of "How To ..." books for beginners. Check them out in the Music > Fake Books > How To page.
If you are a beginner looking to get more comfortable with music terms and expressions, you may be interested in taking a look at the "Musical Glossary for Kids" by Carina.
One of our young enthusiasts, Whitney Spencer, has suggested one of her favorite sites as a new addition to our "Music Lessons" pages. Check out Edison Farnel's "Family Road Trip Fun: Songs to Sing With Kids." It has 20 suggested songs with links to lyrics and more info.
What Age To Start Piano Lessons?
- As a parent, you may be itching to get the lessons startedd but you're probably wondering if there is an age where kids are deemed ready for piano. In this guide, Liamm Duncan discusses what age to start piano lessons. He also looks at what you can do to prepare your children for their musical education.
Free sheet music, free music lessons, popular, classical, jazz and traditional
sheet music pieces and riffs, free music resources.
Keller's Jazz Page
Bob provides pointers to quite a few lessons and much, much more. Here's
a look at his Table of Contents: Academic Articles; Books, Charts,
and Music off the Web; Calculators; California Music Stores; Chords and
Scales; Critics and Journalists; Discs and Products; Discussion Groups;
Explanations of Jazz; Instruction off the Web; Instruction on the Web;
Links; Miscellaneous; Musicians and Composers; Music on the Web; Music
Software; Organizations; Periodicals; Radio Stations; Theory; Trumpet
Stuff; Tunes; Venues; Workshops; Harvey Mudd College Music 84 Syllabus.
- Online since 1994, this Library offers over 7,600 pre-recorded
video music lessons, 15,000 pieces of printable sheet music, songs, and
lesson notes. For absolute beginners and people who need help with what
direction to proceed, Danman's Music Academy Online is included with your
Online Piano Lessons
- Piano Lessons at the beginner's level are
hands-on, self-paced, interactive, and totally Free! Piano lessons are
for both the beginning piano student and the student who wants to review
Ewer's Easy Music Theory on CD-ROM
- This course comes complete with
video instruction. Lessons, worksheets, quizzes, answer sheets, videos
-- everything you need to go step-by-step from beginner level to performance
level. All lessons packed on a powerful two CD-ROM set that dramatically
slashes the time it takes to learn music.
David Seagal provides a course that introduces beginning keyboard students
to the fundamentals of professional improv piano. The course includes 30
lessons with 4 hours of video and a 60-page booklet that includes 300 picture
chords. A monthly newsletter also offers pro piano tips and techniques.
- The jazz piano material provided here will help you
learn about jazz chords, scales, blues licks, and other tricks of the trade
that professional jazz piano players use all the time.
Marco is one of the most highly acclaimed concert artists in the world. Accepted into the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music at age 12, he has become legendary for his incredible talent -both as a performer and as an educator. He is a special artist who shares his musical genius with you during his special events and online lessons and classes. It is now possile to take private lesson with Marco. You pick the song, and he will take your selection and build a lesson for you. Visit Marco's site for a list of CDs and titles of song registrations that are available. Marco's arrangements are available for Genos and Tyros (4 & 5) keyboards, Clavinova digital pianos and Lowrey and Roland organs,.
Net Sounds Music
provides useful free lessons for aspiring musicians. For example, in this article
, we go over the benefits of learning a musical instrument. We are constantly publishing new articles and making updates.
On the Net
. - PianoNanny.com has acquired Piano on the Net. This
excellent educational site is a free public service brought to you by PianoNanny.com
and The Nanny Group. We hope you find it useful. Your instructor for the
course is film composer and jazz musician, Clinton Clark. Lessons takes
about 35 minutes to complete. However, you may work slowly and at your
- Are you looking for piano lessons that will teach you
how to play the Piano or Keyboard BY EAR? It's possible! In fact, with
these online piano lessons, you can begin today. This site offers a variety
of courses: Pattern
Piano and Keyboard
for Piano and Keyboard
and Keyboard Salsa
and Gospel for Piano & Keyboards
and Scale Finder
Fillers and Turnarounds
, and Modulation
Tips and Tricks
. Initial parts of most courses are available online
via short videos.
. - Nearly three dozen interactive online
lessons on Music Theory plus a wide range of
"trainers" to improve your keyboard and listening skills.
. - Piano, Keyboard & Organ Lessons By Phone Or Web cam
Using Skype. Scott provides music lessons by phone or web cam, which makes
his coaching services available worldwide. Scott plays most instruments,
but has concentrated on performing on the trumpet, saxophone, organ, keyboard,
and drums. He has performed in a wide variety of bands playing styles of
music including swing, jazz, rock, polkas and big band music.
If you are new to the keyboard or the piano, you may appreciate some advice on how to sit at your instrument and position your hands. Check out Michele Wheat's article "Piano Wrist and Arm Positioning and Playing Resources.
" At the bottom of this article, you'll find links to additional articles on Piano Techniques and hand positions.
14 Educational Music Games for Kids
- You can give your kids some games that’ll be fun and
educational and music related. Your kids can combine a love of music with word games, and practice spelling and typing too. Here are fourteen of our top picks to get your kids into the groove – and into musical words.
This page updated on
December 1, 2022