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Online Piano Lessons

I'm Ashley Kingsley, a professional piano teacher who would be delighted to help you learn to play the piano. Indeed, learning piano has never been as accessible as it is right now, thanks to online piano lessons. No matter your daily routine, you can learn piano at your own pace, right from the comfort of your home. I’m thrilled to be your guide in this musical journey!


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Ashley Kingsley - Professional Piano Teacher

Online Piano Lessons Teacher - Ashley Kingsley
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Lessons Tailored To You

My name is Ashley Kingsley. I’m a piano teacher based in Brighton, with a Masters degree from the Royal College of Music. I teach all ages from 7 and up, and I happily teach beginners to very advanced levels in all styles of music. My experiences as a professional pianist have taught me that we are all different and unique in our tastes in music, so being very flexible is vastly important especially when teaching the piano. I do believe that for beginners and school children it’s highly valuable to learn to read music.

Prices

£30 per 1/2 hour, £45 per hour

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Ashley Kingsley

Location

Online via Skype, Zoom & More
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The Perfect Pace for Every Student

My beginner lessons guide you step by step, ensuring you've got all the basics down. From there, gradually advance to more complex pieces, all while being able to review during lessons and dive in when you need to take a closer look at tricky passages, or speed through sections you’ve mastered. This is the benefit that each private lesson can bring to your playing, we can go as fast or a slow as needed.

Indeed, the beauty of online lessons is in the flexibility; you get to schedule your piano practice around your life, not the other way around. And whether you prefer reading music, playing by ear, or a blend of both, its all tailored just for you.

More Online Piano Teachers

Discover more online piano teachers, who share a passion for teaching. Explore their profiles below to find the perfect fit for you:

Sophia Shedd

Sophia Shedd

Hi there! My name is Sophia Shedd, and I am a harpist (and pianist) and I love teaching music! I'm very passionate about making sure every student develops a love for their instrument, and that being there for every student in both the difficult and rewarding moments of the learning process is so important. If you have been considering learning to play the harp, now is the time! Looking forward to connecting, and making music soon.

Lesson Prices:

$70 per 1/2 hour, $100 per hour

Michael Gijan

Michael Gijan

I'm Michael Gijan graduated at Cebu Eastern College Bachelor of Information Technology. I was a former member of the band called "Inhuman Resurrection" and my current band today is "Storya" Designated at Phillipines. I’ve been working as a freelance music teacher at Rockschool (RSL) for 3 years. What really got me into the field is to pursue my career as a music teacher and become a good musician when I was working at Cebu Music Learning Center. I teach many student as a result I am very in demand when it comes to teaching at young students.

Lesson Prices:

P250 per 1/2 hour, P750 per hour

Kyla Gabka

Kyla Gabka

Hi! I’m Kyla Gabka and I have been studying the performing arts since I was four years old. I am a singer, pianist, violinist, and actress, and I currently offer private virtual violin, viola, piano, and voice lessons. I have a BA in Music and BA in Musical Theatre from Columbia College Chicago. I have had so many wonderful opportunities to share the knowledge that I have gained throughout all my time of being a performing artist. I am a signed artist with Boosted Entertainment, and I am a Producer for the group Musicality, semi-finalists on AGT season 11.

Lesson Prices:

$40 per 1/2 hour, $70 per hour

Advice for New Students

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Piano Online

With the advent of technology, the dream of learning the piano is now more accessible than ever before. Gone are the days when private lessons at a music studio were your only option. Today, you can embark on your musical journey right from the comfort of your own home, thanks to a plethora of online resources. Here's how to make the most of them:

Finding the Best Online Piano Lessons

Begin by exploring the best online piano lessons available. From classical music to popular songs, the digital landscape is brimming with high-quality lesson content. Look for video lessons that provide a step-by-step lesson approach and those that come recommended by piano players who've also started where you are.

Free Online Piano Lessons Versus Paid

While there are numerous free online piano lessons, investing in a quality piano app or in an online piano lesson might offer more structured learning, with lesson content designed by experienced piano teachers. Free resources are a wonderful starting point, but if you're serious about playing piano, consider the added benefits that come with private lessons.

Benefits of Online Lessons With Piano Teachers

Online lessons give you direct access to piano teachers who can offer personalised tips and oversee your progress. Interaction with an in-person teacher might feel different, but video tutorials and virtual lessons have come a long way in providing an interactive learning experience.

Community and Support

Learning to play piano online doesn't mean you're learning alone. There are community forums and social media groups where you can share your progress, get feedback, and find encouragement from fellow learners and piano teachers alike.

Technology Assists in Music Reading

When it comes to note reading and music theory, many online tools and apps can make these traditionally challenging areas much easier. Look for resources that incorporate gaming elements to make music reading fun and engaging.

Incorporating Popular Music into Lessons

If classical music isn't your thing, don't worry. Many online piano lessons offer tutorials on popular songs that can help maintain your enthusiasm for playing and practicing. Plus, learning songs you love can be incredibly rewarding.

The Convenience of Piano Lessons in Your Own Home

One of the significant advantages of piano lessons online is the convenience. With the ability to connect with teachers globally, schedule lessons around your life, and learn at your own pace, more people than ever can now enjoy the process of learning to play the piano.

In sum, the resources for learning piano online are vast and varied. From video lessons that let you learn at your pace, to piano apps that track your progress, to communities that offer support and inspiration, every aspect of your musical progression is at your fingertips.

With determination and the wealth of resources available, you'll be reading music and playing beloved melodies before you know it. So, take that first step and dive into the enchanting world of piano from your home—one note at a time.

Enhance Your Piano Playing

Understanding Your Goals

Before you dive into online piano lessons, pause for a second. Ask yourself, “What do I want to achieve?” Maybe you’re looking to master a few songs for your own enjoyment, or perhaps you envision yourself playing classical music to friends and family during piano recitals.

I've seen students dive into piano playing with many different goals; some want a detailed understanding of music theory, others wish to learn at their own pace without the structure of traditional piano lessons. Knowing your journey’s aim is the first step in choosing the best online piano lessons for you, as well as finding the right teacher to match your goals.

Finding Online Piano Teachers

I know how vital a good piano teacher is, and with my online piano lessons, you’ll meet a teacher who is incredibly passionate. Alongside myself, there are other real teachers in the MusicTeacher.com community that offer online lessons - you can find some on this page.

These dedicated professionals offer a wide range of different services, everything from recording video lessons, curating sheet music, and even provide backing tracks for you to play along.

Speak with your chosen teacher to find out more about what they offer. Imagine hitting those keys to popular songs you've always loved, with every note you play, taking your skills up a notch.

What's brilliant about learning piano online is that no one is holding you back, nor are you waiting for anyone to catch up, everything is entirely tailored to you as a student.

Setting Up for Success

Beginning Your Journey Right

Every new skill starts with the first step, and I'm so thrilled you're considering taking that step with your online piano lessons. Learning to play piano starts with creating the right environment for success.

Whether you're in a quiet corner of your living room or a bustling music studio with your headphones on, the goal is to make your practice space inviting and distraction-free. The same should be true for our interactive lessons, enabling you to focus as soon as you start playing.

A reliable internet connection is also a must-have; you can check your internet speed to ensure it is up to holding online video lessons.

Choosing a Keyboard or Piano

First things first, you'll need an instrument. If space or budget is a concern, a digital keyboard can be a fantastic starting point. Look for one with full-size keys and, if possible, weighted action, which simulates the touch and feel of an acoustic piano. This will give your fingers the proper workout and prepare you for playing on different types of pianos in the future.

Headphones and Sound Equipment

A good pair of headphones can make a world of difference, especially if you're practicing in a shared space. They allow for immersive sound and clear-cut feedback on your playing, not to mention keeping peace with your neighbours or housemates.

Supporting Apps and Resources

While your lessons will be the heart of your learning, there are plenty of supporting resources online. Apps that help with reading sheet music, learning music theory, or even simulating a metronome for rhythm practice can be incredibly helpful.

And don't forget, all these resources are just to supplement the information that I will be able to provide during our lessons. In our virtual classroom, I'll show you how to leverage interactive resources that make learning piano not just effective, but truly fun!

With incredible online resources like Musescore and apps like Simply Piano, you can dive into learning piano in a way that suits you, whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced piano player.

Connecting with a Harmonious Community

Embarking on your piano journey isn't just about individual progress—it's also about connecting with fellow piano players. With our lessons, you join a bustling community forum where you can share triumphs, challenges, and thoughts on popular music. This fantastic resource adds an invaluable social dimension to your learning, enveloping you in a supportive network.

Tailored Lessons to Complement Your Rhythm

As you advance, your online lessons evolve with you. Whether you're interested in branching out to other instruments or diligently working through the Royal Conservatory repertoire, these piano courses are more than lessons—they're a personal guide on your piano playing adventure.

For me, teaching piano is not just about imparting knowledge; it's about nurturing your passion. So, take that first lesson. Let the best online piano lessons infuse every note you play with the joy and satisfaction that comes with learning.

Understanding the Basics

Grasping the Keyboard Basics

Whether you've played piano before or it's your first encounter, I'm here to help you understand the ins and outs. Learn piano online with lessons crafted to help you at your own pace. When life gets hectic, take comfort knowing your online piano lessons are flexible. You'll discover not just the how, but also the why of music reading, making reading musical scores as natural to you as your favourite song.

Finding Harmony with Your Schedule

Your time is precious, but so is your passion for piano. That's why online lessons piano are tailored for the bustling lifestyle. You can take online piano lessons when it suits you, squeezing in a session between obligations or immersing yourself in music on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The online sheet music is always ready, waiting to challenge your skills further. Maintain your momentum by following online video lessons that intrigue you, and watch as your piano skills improve dramatically.

Mastering Melodies, Your Way

You determine how quickly you advance through the lesson plan. As an advanced player or a fresh face in the world of music, you'll love the instant feedback my piano lessons provide.

The online method we use is like a library of knowledge, and your practice sessions can be as intense or relaxed as you wish. Every progress check, every note learned, moves you closer to your aims on the piano.

Your Symphony of Progress

Each lesson is another step in your musical story. Learn songs with interactive elements that engage and educate, making every practice session absolutely amazing.

The path of a pianist is full of discovery, and with my lessons to help you, you'll take each step by step lesson with confidence. Should you crave a more traditional approach, private lessons can also enrich your journey, as they blend seamlessly with your online adventures.

The Role of Parents in Supporting Beginners

As you begin this fascinating journey to learn piano, it's important to remember that the role of parents can be a game-changer for beginners.

Think of me as the friendly guide who's here to help you support your child through their musical discoveries. Now, if you've been considering online piano lessons, you're already on the right track. These piano online lessons are a fantastic starting point and a welcoming, encouraging space for your young musician to get started.

Encouragement is Key

Encouraging your child as they play piano is as crucial as the lessons themselves. A little support goes a long way, and it's about applauding the effort, not just the achievement. When they learn piano online, celebrate every chord and scale; these are the small victories that pave the way to confidence and growth in their musical voyage.

Setting the Stage for Practice

Remember, the atmosphere at home should resonate with positivity, making practice sessions something to look forward to. By creating a supportive environment, you’re not just helping your child learn piano; you’re crafting a space where mistakes are seen as stepping stones, and progress, no matter how marginal, is celebrated.

As you journey together with your child through the world of music, know that every lesson is more than just instruction; it's the applause in their audience of one, the duet that accompanies their solitary practice, and the fortissimo in their moments of doubt. Keep the symphony of support going, and watch as they compose the soundtrack of their dreams.

Encouraging a Rhythm of Self-Discovery

Diving into the depths of music should also be an exploratory journey for your child. Empower them to compose little pieces or improvise on melodies they love. It's about giving them the creative freedom to find their own musical identity. Celebrating original compositions or unique renditions strengthens their self-esteem and emboldens them as artists.

Fine-Tuning the Ear: The Joy of Listening

Teach your child the art of active listening — to appreciate the intricacies of different genres and composers. Like a detective uncovering clues in a melody, they can learn so much about rhythm, harmony, and structure, which can inspire and elevate their own performances. Presenting listening as a playful activity makes it an exciting part of music education.

Importance of Learning Music Theory

Learning Music Theory: Your Melodic Compass

Whether you're taking traditional lessons, joining online courses, or enjoying free online piano lessons elsewhere, grasping the basics of music theory serves as a solid foundation. It'll help you read sheet music confidently, allowing you to understand rhythm, pitch, and harmony, acting as your compass through the world of music.

With a grasp of theory, you're not just playing; you're composing, improvising, and truly speaking through music. It’s like finally being fluent in a language of music.

And don't worry if it seems complex at first – like any new language, it gets easier with practice. Plus, I'm here to guide you through those tricky bits, ensuring you can navigate your musical path with ease and joy. Remember, understanding the 'why' behind the notes on the page gives you the freedom to express the 'you' in the music.

Music Theory: A Universal Language

Here's the great part: when you're learning piano online, you can often get instant feedback on your theory exercises. You might be a complete beginner or already have some experience, but either way, adding music theory to your routine will open up a world of possibilities. You'll not only play songs, but you'll also understand them, leading to a more fulfilling and absolutely amazing music experience.

So, as your guide on this melodious adventure, I'm nudging you to dive deeper into the world of music theory. Like sight reading, it's a skill that will serve you every time you sit down to play—and the best online piano lessons will make sure you have this skill in your repertoire. Remember, it's not just about the first lesson or mastering those popular tunes; it's about fully immersing yourself in the language of music to truly speak through your piano.

Navigating Challenges and Overcoming Frustration

If we're honest, every once in a while, a challenge or two might hit a sour note on your journey to learn piano online. It's perfectly normal—like a complex piece of sheet music, deciphering one note at a time until it clicks. Encountering hurdles is really just part of reading a greater musical story.

Embracing the Difficult Bars

When the going gets tough, remember, I've been there, and I know that with a little perseverance, even the trickiest music lessons become a set of keys you can master. Sometimes, it’s about breaking down the song into easier bits, playing each measure with the care it deserves until it all starts to gel together.

Tempo and Patience

It's just like reading music: it takes time to make friends with the notes and rhythms. Maybe today, it feels like you're stuck in molasses, but with practice, you'll soon be sailing through allegros and waltzing through waltzes. Be patient with yourself, step by step, note by note.

Celebrate the Small Victories

I can't stress this enough—the small victories are the sweetest. Mastered a new chord? Fantastic! Played through an entire section without a hitch? Absolutely stellar! These moments are your applause—cherish them. They are signs of growth, and each one propels you a bit further along your musical path.

Remember, frustration is fleeting, but your musical journey is for a lifetime. Keep those keys tuned to patience and positivity, and you'll find that, with every practice session, you’re building a stronger, more resilient foundation. Lean into your love for music, stay the course, and trust that you're never alone in this concerto of learning.

Progression and Milestones

Let’s chat about your progression and set some milestones, because let's face it, this isn't just about learning scales and songs—it's about the journey, the growth, and the memories you're creating with every note.

Setting Realistic Goals

We all have our Everest to climb and in the world of music, it's no different. So let's set some realistic goals together. Think about where you'd love to be a month from now. Maybe it's finally nailing that tricky riff, or perhaps it's about feeling more at ease with your scales. Whatever it is, write it down, pin it up and let's work towards that goal, one day at a time.

Tracking Your Progress

I'm a fan of the old saying, "What gets measured gets managed." So why not keep a little diary of your practice sessions? Nothing fancy, just notes on what you've played, what felt good, what needs work, and any of those wonderful 'aha!' moments. This way, we can look back and see just how far you've come—it's often more than you think!

Sharing Your Wins

Here’s the thing—when you've reached a milestone, I want to hear about it. And I reckon the rest of our music-making clan does too. So, don't be shy. Share it! Whether it's within our community, with your family, or the neighbour who enjoys your practice sessions more than they let on. Let's make some noise about your accomplishments and use that to lift each other up.

Savouring The Journey

Remember, the beauty in music isn't just in the final performance; it's in the late nights, the early mornings, and the 'just one more try' moments. It's in the resilience you're building and the joy you find in every little improvement. So yes, celebrate those milestones big and small.

So, take a deep breath, my friend. Progression in music is a beautiful dance—sometimes it's a tango, swift and passionate. Other times, it's a slow waltz. Yet with each step, you're becoming more the musician you're meant to be. Keep playing, keep smiling, and remember—I'm cheering you on every note of the way.

Embracing the Plateaus

It's essential to acknowledge that progress in music isn't always linear. There'll be days, maybe weeks, when you feel as though you’re not moving forward.

This is the plateau, and it's as natural a part of learning as the peaks! During these times, it's crucial to stay patient and keep the melody going. Reflect on why you started and what music means to you.

Sometimes, it's during these quiet phases that your brain is doing its deepest learning—consolidating skills and prepping you for the next leap forward.

Remember, every musician's journey includes these plateaus, and they're not just okay; they're important. So, embrace them, play through them, and soon enough, you'll find yourself climbing to new heights.

Exploring Different Genres: From Classical to Jazz in Online Piano Learning

The Classical Foundation

When you first learn to play piano, it's common to start with classical music. It provides a sturdy foundation, teaching you to read music with precision and discipline. As you begin your piano lessons online, you'll find that the complexity of Bach and the elegance of Mozart not only challenge your fingers but also enrich your understanding of musical theory.

Diving into Jazz

After mastering the basics, you might feel a yearning to try something different—something that swings. That's where jazz comes in. Translating your skills to jazz piano can be as exhilarating as it is challenging. Jazz demands a different kind of reading, one that's less about notes on a page and more about the space between them. It invites you to interpret, improvise, and express yourself in new, spontaneous ways.

Blending the Genres

Through piano lessons online, exploring various genres is simpler than ever before. You can play piano in one genre one day and switch to another the next. This versatility not only keeps your practice sessions fresh but also develops you into a well-rounded musician. So, while you read music from Chopin, you can also swing to the rhythms of Count Basie, building a musical toolbox that's brimming with diversity.

Beyond the Basics: Advanced Techniques and Specialisations in Online Piano Learning

Once you're comfortable with the fundamentals and genres, online piano learning can guide you through advanced techniques that unlock even more musical potential. This is where things like intricate fingerwork, pedal use, and dynamic control come into play. You'll learn to coax an array of emotions and colors from your instrument, telling a story with every piece you play.

Composition and arrangement tutorials are available, empowering you to create your own music. With lessons in music theory, you can start piecing together melodies and harmonies that reflect your personal style and voice. And let's not forget the thrill of duets and ensemble playing, where you collaborate with other musicians, whether they're across the room or across the globe.

Niche specialisations, such as historical performance practices or contemporary electronic music, are also within reach through the vast resources online. So whether you're refining the delicate art of Baroque ornamentation or venturing into the world of synthesizers and samplers, your online piano journey can be as unique and creative as you are. Keep exploring, keep playing, and above all, keep sharing the music that's in your heart.

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Remember, the goal here isn't to master piano overnight; it's about relishing in every little victory and every new chord along the way. My job is to keep you motivated, remind you that it’s okay to stumble on a note or two, and celebrate your wins as you learn songs and master techniques. You're about to uncover the beauty of the piano online with me cheering you on every step of the way.

Learning piano can be an incredible journey, and I cannot wait to see how far you'll go. Remember, it's not just about the notes you play but the music you create. Let's hit those keys and make some melodies that are uniquely yours!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can learn piano online! With online lessons and tutorials, there's an online piano teacher to suit every beginner and it's often cheaper than one-on-one lessons. You'll need to stay motivated and put in the work, but with tips, tricks, and best practices, you can learn piano successfully online.

The research suggests that online piano lessons are effective, as students who used online piano teachers and courses progressed faster than those learning with traditional teaching alone. Online lessons offer an efficient and supportive way to practice between sessions with their teachers, enabling them to learn faster.

Start your musical journey today and take virtual piano lessons with one of our professional piano teachers, the perfect learning experience for everyone from beginners to professionals.

Choose the right online piano instructor by researching their qualifications, teaching methods and technical compatibility. Make sure they have the expertise and experience necessary for online instruction.

For online piano lessons, you'll need a few essential pieces of equipment:

  1. Piano or Keyboard: The most crucial piece of equipment is, of course, a piano or keyboard. Whether you have an acoustic piano or a digital keyboard, ensure it is in good working condition and properly tuned if it's an acoustic piano.
  2. Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone: You'll need a device with internet access to access the online lessons. A desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone can all work well for this purpose.
  3. Internet Connection: A stable internet connection is essential for streaming video lessons, participating in live classes, and accessing online resources.
  4. Optional Webcam and Microphone: If you're participating in live lessons or classes, having a webcam and microphone can enhance your interaction with the instructor. Many devices come with built-in webcams and microphones, but you can also use external ones for better quality.
  5. Headphones: While not always necessary, headphones can help you hear the instructor's guidance more clearly, especially if you're in a noisy environment or if you prefer privacy during your practice sessions.
  6. Optional Accessories: Depending on your preferences and the type of piano or keyboard you have, you may want to consider additional accessories such as a sustain pedal, a music stand, or a comfortable bench or chair for extended practice sessions.

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