Project Description

By booking an online classical piano course at The Online Piano Institute, you can be assured to benefit from the highest piano instruction available online and to study with a brilliant teacher who specialises in teaching the technical and musical skills necessary to become a proficient classical pianist.

Whether you are interested in learning Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Ravel or Schoenberg, we will be delighted to offer you expert guidance in classical piano playing.

Your online classical piano lessons will take place online via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, GoToMeeting or another video conferencing app of your choice. (We prefer to use Zoom)

Pianist playing on a grand piano on stage

Open to all adults, from absolute beginners without any prior musical background, to advanced amateur pianists, our online classical piano lessons are suitable for those who wish to improve their technical skills and develop their understanding of the interpretation of baroque, classical, romantic or modern composers. Whatever the style you are most interested in studying, we will be pleased to assist you in your remarkable endeavour.

Benefit from excellent classical piano lessons via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime and GoToMeeting

At The Online Piano Institute, our genuine interest in adult piano education and passion for teaching adult piano enthusiasts leads us to provide you with exemplary tuition without ever judging or patronising you. We believe that being encouraged and supported is essential to make wonderful progress as being inspired will play a large role in your pianistic success. All our online classical piano lessons are both highly educational and enjoyable and always suited to the specific needs and wishes of each of our piano students.

  • Tailored online classical piano lessons – Enjoy a highly personalised instruction
  • Study the era of your preference – Learn the pieces written by your favourite composers
  • Benefit from an excellent piano education – Study with highly qualified and experienced piano instructors
  • Be exceptionally well supported – Study with an extremely encouraging piano tutor
  • Attend at a convenient time – Book weekly online piano lessons on a suitable day and time

If you are passionate about classical piano playing, The Online Piano Institute is undoubtedly the most suitable online piano academy for adults who want to learn how to play properly. Passionate by adult classical piano education and fascinated by the enthusiasm of adult pianists, we believe that we possess all the technical and psychological skills necessary to help you achieve your wonderful goals and become the brilliant pianist that you have always wanted to be!

Special note for absolute beginners – Please do not worry if you are an absolute beginner with no prior musical experience. Learning how to read music is part of our classical piano lessons for absolute beginners. Our piano instructors are extremely patient and understanding. You are therefore nothing to worry about and should enjoy learning without having any fear!

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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 enrol@londonpianoinstitute.co.uk 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

You are most welcome to join The Online Piano Institute even if you are an absolute beginner without any prior musical experience. Our piano courses are designed for adults who are brand new to music so no previous knowledge is necessary to join. Learning how to read music notation and theory will be part of your piano course so there is nothing to worry about.

Yes, absolutely!

We have successfully taught many many students online and have seen the exact same success as our in-person lessons. In fact, for some students, the online remote option works even better than standard in-person lessons. You save time, money and you can take your piano lessons at a convenient time in your own residence or office.

Also, if you live in a remote geographic area, then it is the ultimate opportunity for you to study with some of the world’s best teachers specialising in adult piano education. With us, we will take care of your piano playing and make sure you learn the correct techniques and habits from day one!

You need to have 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. It is really really simple and you do not need to have a lot of fancy equipment to get started.

Yes, absolutely! A smartphone works very very well. A larger screen such as a tablet or laptop is preferable, but we have found that smartphone remote piano lessons work very very 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.

Yes most certainly! Learning to play the piano remotely is exactly the same as learning in person. With today’s modern equipment we can teach you all the important points of playing such as proper hand positioning, posture, how to read notation properly, timing and so much more! So a big resounding yes – you can definitely learn how to play the piano properly as an absolute 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 surely help you to prepare for your graded exam. We can help you to prepare for ABRSM, Trinity or another 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 these days is more than enough. If there are any issues during a lesson, it will be rectified with additional time provided to you. (At the same or another lesson – depending upon schedule). So in a nutshell, any standard internet connection will suffice!

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

Yes, you do not need to subscribe to any premium provider. We use Zoom – it is absolutely free of charge. If you prefer, we can also provide the lessons via Skype, GoToMeeting or another provider of choice.

No, as we will compensate for lost time by making up at another time. We can also continue any lesson over the phone in case of total connection loss or we can simple reschedule the time that has been lost.

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

As we provide premium top-notch lessons with master pianists lessons start from £145 per calendar month (4 x 30 minutes). Group lessons are £125 per calendar month (4 x 60 minutes). For complete course details (all options), please do contact us. All lessons are provided with outstanding pianists and teachers who genuinely care about your musical development!

We need 24 hours notice to reschedule an online lesson. Once you join a course, you will be allocated a set time slot and we do need a calendar month’s notice for you to stop your course.

At The Online Piano Institute, we understand that it can be difficult for some busy professionals to attend their piano lessons on a set day and time each week. We will be happy to accommodate you but please inform us before signing up as any special request is 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 our manager Stefan Joubert directly at enrol@londonpianoinstitute.co.uk or via our contact form. We will endeavour to get back to you within one or two working days.

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