Free online piano lessons with videos — beginner / elementary level

These lessons are especially geared towards children and parents, and also piano teachers who teach children — but they work for all beginning piano students! I explain everything in very simple terms so that you can learn yourself, and also teach your child, without any prior knowledge of the piano.

I can't teach anyone piano to any advanced level (you'll need a teacher/lessons at some point), but I hope these lessons help people get started and help parents find out if their children are even interested in learning the piano. That way they don't have to commit to paying for piano lessons and waste their money if the child is not motivated. Parents can use these free lessons for starters, and then, if the child is progressing and is interested, they can sign the child up for piano lessons.

Choose a lesson from the list below.

Lesson 1: How to sit at the piano

Lesson 2: Names of the white keys on a piano

Lesson 2b: Names of the black keys on a piano. This lesson is optional when teaching beginners and young children, and is usually done later, when they have already learned to play some songs.

Lessons 3 & 4: Mary Had a Little Lamb

Lesson 5: Chords

Lesson 6: Mary Had a Little Lamb, with chords

Lessons 7 & 8: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Lessons 9 & 10: Old McDonald Had a Farm

Lessons 11 & 12: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Lesson 13: Alphabet Song

Lesson 14: Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

Lesson 15: This Old Man

Lesson 16: Bingo

Lesson 17: Frère Jacques (Are You Sleeping)

Lesson 18: If You're Happy and You Know It

Lesson 19: Introduction to some major keys and scales

Lesson 20: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star in the key of D major

Lesson 21: Baa, Baa, Black Sheep in the key of A major

Lesson 22: Mary Had a Little Lamb, in the keys of G, D, and A major