Are you interested in having your kids learn to play the piano, but can’t swing the cost of traditional lessons that average $120 per month?
Online piano lessons offer incredible savings and a few strengths that traditional lessons don’t offer. To begin with, online lessons are often taught by experienced teachers, and sometimes scripted to be sure that every element of the lesson is thoughtfully presented. Online lessons also allow students to review what was taught every time they practice.
Now that you’re beginning to see the value of online piano lessons from the stand point of educations value, let’s take a look at the savings.
The cost of online piano lessons varies from site to site, but on average lessons will run you about $15-20 per month per child. After I share the links to the free lessons, I’ll provide you with links to a few sites that offer online lessons, along with their pricing plans.
Free Online Piano Lessons for Kids
This lesson is a great place to start. It introduces students to Middle C and their first three rhythms – Quarter Note, Half Note and Whole Note.
This lesson is a continuation of the first lesson, adding treble clef D above Middle C. It continues to drill the first three rhythms – Quarter Note, Half Note and Whole Note.
I Love Bubble Gum is a three note song that introduces treble clef E above Middle C. This lesson continues to drill the first three rhythms – Quarter Note, Half Note and Whole Note.
This lesson introduces students to Solfege and identifies the piano keyboard keys.
This piano lesson introduces kids to the musical alphabet.
Tick Tock is a Level 1A song, and is ideal for students that have completed a primer lesson book. Students are expected to know treble clef notes C, D, E, F, G and bass clef notes C, D, E, F, G. The lesson continues to drill basic rhythms: Quarter Note and Whole Note.
We Love You America is a Level 1B lesson, though is easy enough to play by the absolute beginner. It’s a Middle C Position song that drills two basic rhythms: Quarter Note and Half Note.
Frog in the Middle is a very easy song with only three notes: C, E, and G. This lesson provides plenty of repetition.
This lesson talks about the good and bad ways to sit at the piano, how your arms should be positioned, and piano bench height.
I Am A Gold Lock introduces treble clef F, and continues to drill treble clef notes C, D, and E. Rhythms remain very simple.
Online Piano Lesson Pricing
MakingMusicFun.net Music Academy – $15 Per Month for the Whole Family
MakingMusicFun.net offers online piano lessons at the most competitive price. It’s not $15 per student. It’s $15 for the whole family. Once you sign up you have unlimited access to the piano lessons, piano sheet music, music theory worksheets and games. If you sign up for the annual plan your kids can participate in the MusicStars online festival. It’s a great way to get individualized feedback.
Hoffman Academy– $18 Per Month Per Student
Pricing goes up a bit with Hoffman Academy, but it’s still a great value. They offer a comprehensive program, including piano lessons, sheet music, and worksheets. Mr. Hoffman teaches many of the lessons, but has a team of teachers sharing their talents to help young students grow into great musicians.
FlowKey – $19.99 Per Month Per Student
FlowKey takes a different approach to online piano lessons. The first two on this list have developed a course of study for young students, so everything a student needs to know gets covered. FlowKey provides some instruction to students, but is more of a site where you learn the songs that you want to learn with a just-for-fun mindset. FlowKey might provide you with a great option for the teens in your family that are interested in learning to play the piano.
Related Beginner and Easy Piano Sheet Music and Music Theory Game Posts
Free Piano Sheet Music for Beginners (PDF)
Free Piano Sheet Music | Beginner/Level 1B
Free Piano Sheet Music | Beginner/Level 2A
Free Piano Sheet Music | Beginner/Level 2B
Free Piano Sheet Music | Easy/Level 3A
Carnegie Hall Park™ Music Theory Board Game