Project Description

Group online piano courses

Learning to play the piano in a group format is a very effective method to start learning the piano.

There are several advantages to learning in a group format such as learning from your fellow students and benefiting from aural training and in-depth musical theory (where applicable).

Groups take place online via Zoom. There are between three to five individuals per group class.

Our online piano group lessons are suitable for beginner learners and those with a little bit of experience.

If you are intermediate or advanced, we would recommend doing an online one-to-one course instead.

Group Piano Class

At The Online Piano Institute, we are proud to be able to provide an outstanding group piano instruction to adults from all levels and abilities, whether they are interested in studying classical, jazz or pop piano. Our remarkable piano tutors are extremely flexible and know how to adapt in order to design the most suitable piano course and help you improve in the right direction.

Learn to play the piano in a group format with an excellent and friendly non-judgmental piano teacher!

In every lesson, you will learn something new and hone your newly found piano playing skills.

Your teacher will guide you in a non-judgmental fashion!

He or she will help you learn the names of the notes properly, teach you how to play scales and beautiful small classical pieces. You will also learn how to build chords and even compose your music!

Sometimes where appropriate you will also learn the basics of improvisation as well as duet playing.

Each class will leave you invigorated and ready to learn more!

Group are designed to be fun, interactive and also a great all-round educational experience!

Learning in a group is a very effective method of learning to play the piano online.

For more details about why you should seriously consider studying the piano in a group format, please see our 10 reasons why you should consider group piano lessons.

  • Learn how to play the piano using the correct technique from day one
  • Learn to read music properly and memorise music notes without using rhymes or mnemonics
  • Create your own little songs and gain an understanding of how harmony and chords work
  • Play with other individuals in duet/trio and quartet format
  • Get a rock solid understanding of music theory
  • Make fantastic progress and make your dream of playing the piano a reality
  • Meet like-minded individuals who share a passion for playing the piano
  • Learn how to play music with others in a group setting

The group lessons are really specifically designed for beginner piano students or those who have played just a little.

It is a fabulous way of learning how to play the piano. It combines education in a social setting that is filled with learning adventures and fun!

It is simply a wonderful way to learn how to play the piano!

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Course details

The Online Piano Institute invites adults from all walks of life to study the piano and improve their skills online via remote piano lessons. Whether you are an absolute beginner without any prior musical knowledge, an intermediate player or an advanced amateur pianist, you are welcome to join and improve your skills with highly qualified and experienced instructors.

Hands on the piano

Our piano lessons for adults take place weekly on a set day and time via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or another provider of your choice. (We usually use Zoom. It is free, easy-to-use and we can record the lessons for you to re-study in the future.)

The lessons are provided for either 30, 45 or 60 minutes, and our online remote piano courses can be joined at any time during the year.

Please contact our manager Stefan at contact@onlinepianoinstitute.com to select the most convenient day and time for you. We will match you with the appropriate teacher depending upon your timezone and the style of music that you want to learn!

As all our piano lessons for adults are highly personalised and tailored to the needs and wishes of each, you are welcome to decide whether you would like to sit the ABRSM or Trinity graded examinations.

We totally understand that you play the piano for your pleasure and enjoyment so this decision is totally optional.

We do not follow a set syllabus but rather adapt to each of our students as everyone is different and requires special attention.

Courses run on a rolling monthly basis. If you want to stop your course, we do require a month’s notice.

You are most welcome to book an intro lesson prior to committing to a standard rolling monthly course with us.

You are also most welcome to book additional improvement or intensive lessons should you want to make faster progress or prepare for an examination or performance.

If you want to do longer weekly sessions such as 90 or 120 minutes per week, please do ask and we will do our best to arrange a course tailored to your requirements.

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Frequently asked questions

Even if you are a complete beginner with no prior musical experience, you are welcome to join The Online Piano Institute. Our piano classes are designed for adults who are completely new to music, so no prior experience is required. There is no need to be concerned because learning to read music notation and theory will be part of your piano course.

Yes, absolutely!

We have successfully taught many students online and have had the same level of success as in-person lessons. In fact, for some students, the online remote option is superior to traditional in-person lessons. You save time and money, and you can take your piano lessons at a time that is convenient for you in the comfort of your own home or office.

Furthermore, if you live in a remote geographic area, this is the ideal opportunity for you to study with some of the world’s best adult piano teachers. We will take care of your piano playing and ensure that you learn the proper techniques and habits from the start!

A digital piano/keyboard (preferably with 88 keys, but with a minimum of 61 keys) or an acoustic piano, as well as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, are required. It’s really simple, and you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to get started.

Without a doubt! A smartphone performs admirably. Although a larger screen, such as a tablet or laptop, is preferable, we have discovered that smartphone remote piano lessons work extremely well!

At a minimum as a beginner, a 61 keys keyboard will be enough to get started. (Most music stays within that range – esp. for beginners.) However, if you have a choice we would recommend weighted keys and 88 of them. Please view our recommended digital piano guide.

Without a doubt! Learning to play the piano remotely is identical to learning in person. With today’s modern equipment, we can teach you everything you need to know about playing, including proper hand positioning, posture, how to read notation correctly, timing, and so much more! So, yes, you can definitely learn how to play the piano properly as a complete beginner online.

Yes, upon request we can record your lessons for you. (We will provide you with a link where you can then download each recording.)

With group piano lessons, you get the opportunity to learn how to play the piano with others in a group format. At this stage, we only offer online group piano lessons for beginners.

During the lessons we will initially work from Carol Barratt’s ‘The Classic Piano Course – Book 1’. (You can purchase book 1 from Carol Barratt online here).

Everyone will have an opportunity to play an exercise and at that time the other participants will follow along. (We are also working on getting rid of latency as can be seen with https://www.jamkazam.com. Once we have achieved this, everyone can then play at the same time and we can play piano duets to make learning a whole lot of fun!)

Scales and chords will also be worked on, and you will get to know both classical as well as the basics of popular music (I.e. how to play chords successfully on the piano).

Learning in a group format is highly recommended if you are just starting out!

Expect high-quality piano lessons specifically designed for adult learning.

You will also receive notes with each lesson and specific homework to work on.

Yes, we can undoubtedly assist you in preparing for your graded exam. We can assist you in preparing for ABRSM, Trinity, or any other provider of your choice.

Definitely not. We believe that there is no age limit to learn and enjoy playing the piano for your own pleasure.

Yes, we do offer taster lessons if you want to try prior to committing to a course.

To be honest, any standard internet connection is more than adequate these days. If there are any problems during a lesson, they will be resolved with extra time. (Depending on the schedule, this could be at the same or a different lesson.) To summarize, any standard internet connection will suffice!

Yes, we can most certainly do so. In fact lessons over the telephone work amazingly well!

Yes, you do not need to sign up for any premium services. We use Zoom, which is completely free. If you prefer, we can deliver the lessons via Skype, GoToMeeting, or another service of your choice.

No, because we will make up for lost time at a later date. In the event of a total connection failure, we can also continue any lesson over the phone, or simply reschedule the time that has been lost.

Yes, we most certainly do! We also offer lessons in French, Spanish, Italian, Afrikaans, Serbian and Romanian!

To reschedule an online lesson, we require 24 hours’ notice. When you enrol in a course, you will be assigned a time slot, and we require a calendar month’s notice to discontinue your course.

At The Online Piano Institute, we understand how difficult it can be for some busy professionals to attend their piano lessons on a regular basis. We will gladly accommodate you, but please notify us prior to signing up as any special requests are subject to availability.

Yes, absolutely. We teach guitar, voice, bass as well as the cello.

How to enrol

Lady registering for a course

It is very straightforward to enrol at The Online Piano Institute by either contacting us at contact@onlinepianoinstitute.com or via our contact form. We will endeavour to get back to you within one or two working days.

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