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.

8 notes.com logo8Notes - Free sheet music, free music lessons, popular, classical, jazz and traditional sheet music pieces and riffs, free music resources.

Bob 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; Instruments; 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.

Danman's Music School logoDanman's Music School - 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 Library subscription.

free online piano lessons logoFree 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 their skills.

instant prop piano.comInstantProPiano - 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.

Learn Jazz Piano logoLearn Jazz Piano - 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.

Net Sounds logo 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.

Piano on the Net logoPiano 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 own pace.

A Playground for Music Education and Music Theory
Learning about music gives children the opportunity to express themselves creatively, and it also has several educational benefits. As children learn the basics of music theory and develop their ability to read and create music, they hone their discipline and memory as well as their language and motor skills. Music can also bridge cultural divides, giving children a better understanding of how other people live and appreciation of the diversity of our world. That's why it's so important that all children have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of making music alongside other academic subjects as part of a well-rounded education.

music theory net logoRick Adams' MusicTheory.Net. - Nearly three dozen interactive online lessons on Music Theory plus a wide range of "trainers" to improve your keyboard and listening skills.

Scott Langholff logoScott Langholff. - 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.

Music Therapy Treatment Options and Resources. - This article reviews the types of music therapy available to treat a variety of conditions, as well as what conditions are most benefited by music therapy. Additionally, this article includes resources for those interested in seeking more information about music therapy for themselves or a loved one.

This page updated on July 8, 2024 .