Online Keyboard Lessons
The keyboard is a great way to start learning the piano inexpensively. Whether you wish to see if students have the aptitude and interest to pursue playing this beloved instrument, or if you intend on taking up lessons yourself as a beginner or pro, online lessons are an excellent choice. At the Academy of Music, they’re also extremely convenient – no need to drive your kids to another city for a lesson, as we can hop on Skype, Zoom, or even Facetime to deliver an experience similar to in-person alternatives!
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course
Alfred’s Premier Piano Course is designed with the young learner in mind. The course designers have a keen understanding of child psychology, and they’ve created a fun and engaging course that will motivate all different types of learners. The course comes with lesson and theory books.
The lesson books are filled with new songs that you and your child will love to listen to and play, time and time again. The pacing for the course was finetuned by professionals with years of experience teaching everyone from preschoolers to high school graduates, so techniques are introduced and compounded upon organically. Plus, the presentation in the book is as beautiful as the songs your child will be learning! They’ll develop a firm understanding of notes, rhythm, and sight-reading. The book also features technical music lessons in order to improve hand coordination.
The theory books are a wonderful accompaniment to the lesson books, featuring games, puzzles, listening exercises, flashcards, and more. This is extraordinarily valuable to students, and one of the primary reasons why we choose Alfred’s system to teach keyboard and piano. The theory book helps kinesthetic, visual, and auditory learners to better grasp and retain the concepts learned in the lesson books.
This system is designed for children between the ages of 6-12.
Alfred’s Adult Piano Course
One of the reasons the keyboard and piano are such incredible instruments is how many chord voicings they offer. You might think you know what a C chord is, but once you realize how many ways you can play it, it unlocks fresh new insights into music. The Alfred’s Adult Basic Piano Course is for the beginner adult player who wants to learn chords for both hands. You’ll be able to play rich, full-sounding songs in no time flat (though some notes might be!) and lessons progress organically, so you’ll build upon the foundational knowledge you develop. You’ll be inspiring sing-alongs before you know it!
Royal Conservatory Piano Course
This is the big league, and for experienced pianists only. Those who have reached this level know the prestige that comes with passing the Royal Conservatory exams; it takes diligence, hard work, skill, technique, and feeling to succeed. When you’re ready for this course, our teachers will make sure you’re ready to pass the exams. When you’ve completed the program, you might be teaching with us yourself someday soon!
Getting to Know the Keyboard
Popular and Fun
The keyboard is one of the most popular instruments to learn and play in the world! You can hear it in many genres of music, from jazz to modern-day pop songs. It’s popular for many reasons and will likely remain so for years to come. Keyboards are relatively inexpensive compared to an acoustic piano. They are also much more portable and never need to be tuned! Also, with the keyboard, you have access to many different instrument sounds as well as drumbeats to play along with. That’s much more fun for many folks than practicing with a metronome, especially if you’re just getting started!
Additionally, many keyboards have recording functions that allow you to record what you play. This is an excellent educational tool that allows you to hear how you’re progressing when you’re learning a new piece of music. They are also immensely popular to start with before advancing to a full-sized piano or digital piano. Students can use a keyboard to study the piano program with ease, especially if they practice regularly. Eventually, your teacher may recommend that you upgrade to an 88-note digital piano or an acoustic piano if you wish to continue the program at a higher level.
Learn the Keyboard Online with Ease
We have lessons for children and adults because music is universal, and that means everyone can enjoy a fun and enriching experience! For children, in particular, the benefits of learning music are clear. They learn discipline, creativity, and patience, while expanding their ways of thinking. Music is part math, part language, part feeling, so a child’s rational and emotional intelligence will be boosted by learning the keyboard and piano. Playing in front of teachers, parents or any other audience will boost their confidence. They’ll learn incredible feats of manual dexterity, skill, and timing. Beyond all of this, to learn the keyboard online is just as much fun as sitting in front of a baby grand – it’s all down to how it feels to play and the pride you feel when producing something beautiful through hard work!
Lessons for Adults
For adults, well…take everything we just said about children, and apply the same logic! Some folks feel like they’re too old to develop these same skills, but it’s absolutely not true. One of the best ways you can develop confidence, intelligence, emotional clarity, and creativity is by making music because you can really sink your teeth into it. Music resonates. We feel it with every bone in our body. It transcends language and gives us the ability to communicate what’s in our hearts. You’ll feel so free when you play, you might forget how much you’re learning; that’s the joy of music.
While both adults and children can benefit tremendously from learning the keyboard piano, we understand that they learn very differently. With that in mind, we offer 3 different piano courses, for piano students of all ages and skill levels. To learn more, we’d love to hear from you – let’s get in touch and personalize your learning experience at the Academy of Music with our online lessons!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an instrument?
Yes, we’d definitely recommend it. However, we know it’s not possible for everyone to run out and buy a Casio, which is why it’s great that keyboards in particular are available in many forms. From rental options via local music schools and shops to digital keyboards on your tablet or even your phone, we’re happy to tailor our lessons around whichever device you have access to. You don’t need a fancy keyboard to learn the basics and get started. Plus, if you’re not sure whether this is the instrument for you after a few lessons, you won’t feel bad about investing in it!
Are online keyboard lessons as effective as in person?
The way we operate, they sure are! We know that not everyone lives across the street from our wonderful learning facilities, which is why we’ve optimized our remote learning approach to mimic the in-person experience as much as possible. With advances in technology we can easily see and work with you via digital communications tools such as Skype, Zoom, and even Facetime, so you’ll enjoy fun, stimulating programming with an instructor no matter where you are!
What age is it best to start learning the keyboard?
The keyboard can be overwhelming for some without the right learning strategy, but our programming makes it easy and convenient to get started on the basics regardless of your age. Explore our children’s and adults-oriented online courses today, or get in touch with us for further details – even if you didn’t start learning at a young age, we can provide an enriching experience!