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from a concert pianist.
Jump-start your piano skills with the Internet's best online piano course.
Meet Your Teacher
Dr. Jason Paul Peterson is a professional concert pianist, Fulbright Scholar, and prizewinner of several international piano competitions. Here he is performing one of Scriabin’s virtuosic etudes.
Hundreds of step-by-step
Learning to play piano should be fun and easy. Jason Paul Peterson has designed hundreds of lessons designed to take you from your very first notes all the way through advanced techniques and pieces.
Instruction you can trust
The course is designed and taught by Dr. Jason Paul Peterson. He holds a doctoral degree in Piano from the Peabody Institute and has more than twenty years of experience teaching beginners and advanced pianists alike.
Want personalized feedback? Join one of the live masterclasses, and try out your piece in front of a virtual audience! PPA also hosts a variety of live seminars on various topics related to playing the piano. Join as many seminars as you want – it’s included in every membership.
Learn your favorite pieces
From Beethoven to the Beatles and beyond. You’ll learn pieces that match your current level, so you progress quicker and without frustration. The custom player even lets you loop a tricky section!
Whether you're an absolute beginner or already an experienced pianist, you'll find materials tailored to your skill level.
Each module is divided into three parts: technical exercises to improve your coordination and facility, theory exercises to improve your note reading and understanding of the music, and repertoire selections appropriate to your current abilities.
Learn tips and tricks from a pro.
Structured, Consistent Progress
Why waste time scouring Youtube for tutorials taught by amateurs? At PPA, you get a clear path to success created by a world-class professional pianist, and you’ll also get countless tips on phrasing, articulation, dynamics, pedal, and timing- for EVERY PIECE. You can be sure you’re building good habits right from the beginning.
Each instructional video is accompanied by a downloadable PDF file. No more scouring the web for a great piano arrangement, and no more wondering if a piece is the right level for you.
Live Piano Seminars
Want personalized feedback? Join one of our online masterclasses. Our live seminars also cover a variety of piano-related topics, from music theory and technique to memorization and stage fright. Unlimited access is included in every membership.
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