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The ReviewsNest team of experts performed hands-on tests of numerous Piano Lessons sites, courses and software.

The test results proved that while the market contains some really awful products or mediocre ones, some excellent products exist, which can teach you very quickly how to play the piano.

The four courses rated highest by our testers, along with the best piano course we could find for children, were thoroughly reviewed in the previous web pages. This section summarizes our findings, providing a comparison table followed by our conclusions.

Disclosure: As a professional reviews site, we are sometimes compensated by the companies whose products we review. This in no way influences our reviews, which remain unbiased. Full Details Here.

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Category Best Piano Courses for Adults and Teens Children's Piano
Product Learn and Master Piano
by
Will Barrow
Rocket Piano
by Ruth Searle
Piano By Pattern
by
Scott Jordan
Power Piano Chords
by Duane Shinn
Piano Wizard
by Music Wizard Group
Our Review
Lowest Price
What You Get ● 14 full-length DVDs containing countless files.
● 120 "active" jam tracks, in 5 CDs
● 110 page workbook
● Numerous supplemental files online (songs, music, sheet music, tips and tricks)
● Members forum
Unlimited online help
● 3 eBooks
   Rocket Piano Beginner
   Rocket Piano Intermediate
   Rocket Piano Advanced
● 133 audio files
57 video files
● Jazz Piano Book
● Gospel, Spiritual and Hymns Book
● Jayde Musica Pro software
● Chordinator software
● Virtual Metronome software
● Advanced Learning Techniques for Piano eBook
● Perfect your Pitch Pro software
● Lifetime access to online updates
● Free email consultation line
● 9 main Video Lessons
● Secrets to EXPLOSIVE Songwriting! video
● Read Music Now! eBook
● 4 additional Training Video Lessons
● Power Piano Chords eBook
● 39 lesson audio files
Varies by package purchased. Typical selection contains:
● Piano Wizard Premier Software
● M-Audio MIDI Piano Keyboard
● USB Cable
Color Coded Stickers
● Multiple DVDs
● Multiple Videos
● Multiple Books or eBooks
● Numerous MIDI Songs
Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced
Professional
Children adult assistance required adult assistance required
Mostly for Children, ages 3-13.
Computer PC, Mac or DVD PC or Mac PC or Mac PC or Mac PC or Mac
Risk:
Order Security + Money Back Guarantee

Two thumbs UP!
Secure order.
No Risk, Fully guaranteed, 60 days. In case of problem just return course to get full refund.

Two thumbs UP!
Secure order.
No Risk, Fully guaranteed, 60 days. In case of problem just email author, and you get to keep all bonus items.
Two thumbs UP!
Secure order.
No Risk, Fully guaranteed, 60 days. In case of problem just email author, and you get to keep all course material!
Two thumbs UP!
Secure order.
No Risk, Fully guaranteed, 1 year. In case of problem just email author.
Two thumbs UP!
Secure order.
No Risk, Fully guaranteed, 30 days. In case of problem just return course to get full refund.
In a Nutshell An amazing course. Amazing DVDs teach just about any thinkable subject related to piano playing.
Excellent book by itself may be considered a complete course.
Active jam tracks fun, and enable practicing with live players.
Great online content rivaling some other courses' full material.
Members forum provides help from pros and fellow students.
The Rolls-Royce of Piano Lessons courses. Not cheap but worth every penny.
A very effective package composed of excellent eBooks, audio files, video files and software. Very compre- hensive, very well structured. Learning and practice are enjoyable and fun. Software is very flexible. Email personal consultation line a great bonus, itself worth the price of the product. Very good course.
"Secret Patterns" method provides results FAST, cuts training time significantly. Excellent job in teaching play-by-ear. Appearance a bit less polished than others, but teaching material very good.
Very compre- hensive course for teaching chords, inversions, variations and chord progressions. Lacks video, but very thorough, and comparable to college courses on chords costing thousands. Excellent for completing your chord education, and very effective as comple- mentary product for one of the other courses.

Easily the best program for teaching piano to children.
Learning is intuitive and fast.
Kids are so busy having fun, they don't even notice that they are actually learning and practicing.
Excellent for children, parents, grandparents and piano teachers.
Not intended for teenagers, or as main course for adults.
Music is all about hitting the right note at the right time - and that's exactly what this course teaches!

Grade 10/10

Best Piano Lessons, Bar None

9.3/10
Best Low-Price Piano Lessons

8.9/10 As a course:
8.7/10
For teaching chords:
9.3/10
Best for teaching chords
for children
9.4/10

Best Piano course for children
Our Review




Note: We only display the results for the highest rated products we tested. Our experts have also tested other programs, but to avoid data overkill (and legal issues from sore losers), the also-rans are not listed here.

Our tests of Piano Lessons courses currently on sale laid out a very clear picture of the market:
Although we have tested several piano courses, we listed here only the four top-rated courses, and the best piano course for children. This means that all products listed above are good, and provide effective results. In addition, none of them is a scam, and you can safely buy and use any of them. However, most piano students normally buy only a couple of products, and you certainly want to put your dollars only on the programs that give you the best value. That is why we have to pick our winners.

The best "learn piano at home" course we know is Grammy award winner Will Barrows'Learn and Master Piano. The best piano course for children is Piano Wizard.

Learn and Master Piano is the most comprehensive piano lessons course we tested. With 14 full-length DVDs, an extensive book and 5 CDs full of active Jam tracks, it will lead you on your way from beginner to pro, constantly teaching you new insights, constantly improving your skills. Although less expensive than some other lesser courses that didn't make it to our top five, it provides the best piano tuition available. High quality video teaching format makes course very easy to use and follow. If you take your piano playing seriously - order this course. You can spread the cost to several installments, and the bulletproof money back guarantee makes sure that you just cannot lose.

Rocket Piano takes a different approach to teaching the piano. Based on three eBooks, multiple software programs and games, 133 audio files, 57 video files, 2 dedicated jazz and Church Piano books and additional bonus eBooks, Rocket Piano is highly effective. It too enables you to start playing very quickly, and then leads you on from beginner to advanced level. The software's flexibility enables endless different practice sessions, while the excellent eBooks and audio files provide excellent tutoring. Rocket Piano is also the only course besides Piano Wizard and Piano Is Fun that children really loved.

How can I choose?
Simply put, Learn and Master Piano followed by Rocket Piano emerged from our tests as the best piano teaching programs
, and are both excellent buys. All-in-all, deciding between them is a matter of price and preference:

  • If you can afford to purchase Learn and Master Piano - do it. The course is truly excellent, Barrow is an excellent teacher, and the high quality tuition and production make learning fun and extremely effective.

  • If playing piano is a serious hobby, or you want to play piano professionally and have a career buy Learn and Master PianoIf you can't shell out the full price in one payment, use Learn and Master Piano's easy payment plan.

  • If playing piano is just one of your many hobbies - buy Rocket Piano.

  • If you want to pay less, buy Rocket Piano's download version.

Piano By Pattern is a good course. The "secret patterns" technique underlying this course is different from regular "old school" piano lessons - and extremely effective. However, it is not unique to this course, as both Learn and Master Piano and Rocket Piano utilize piano patterns as part of their teaching. Having said that, Piano By Pattern does a commendable job in teaching you to play by ear.

Power Piano Chords is the best course we tested for teaching chords and chord progressions. We highly recommend it both for intermediate, advanced or pro students who wish to complete their knowledge of chords and as a complementary product for the others.

Piano Wizard is the best course we know for teaching children piano. Combining learning with fun, kids actually learn piano without wanting to skip practice. The course is very effective, especially with the Academy packages which include DVDs and books taking the student to step 5 of actually mastering the piano. Piano Wizard is tightly focused on children, and is not intended for teenagers 14 and up or grown ups. However - if you want to teach your child to play the piano or you are a children's piano teacher - this program is for you and it is practically unbeatable.
Note that if you want to spend less for a children's piano course, you can get Piano is Fun. While not as good as Piano Wizard, it is still very effective and costs much less.
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Learn and Master Piano
Rocket Piano
Piano By Pattern
Power Piano Chords
Piano for children: Piano Wizard
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