Learn how to PLAY PIANO BY EAR


Meet Your Instuctor

At the age of 12 years old I began taking classical piano lessons from the best teachers in town and eventually graduated from a university where I obtained a degree in music. soon realized that traditional piano lessons did not give me the flexibility needed to play my favorite songs. I was  bound to playing everything by notes on a staff. While searching for an alternative learning method I stumbled across the number system, which enables individuals to play virtually any song by ear quickly and easily. I developed unlockpiano.com to share my knowledge with the rest of the world and to help new and aspiring pianist learn in a better, more fun and intuitive way.


Ditch The Sheet Music

Unlock piano teaches you to play without having to rely on sheet music. There is a better way besides staring at notes on staff. We teach you real piano theory and how to use it to play by ear simple, fast and easy.

Play in all 12 keys

We give you the complete package. We teach each and every concept in all 12 keys. Don't cripple yourself any longer playing in only one or two keys, now you can know it all and have understanding to do it all.

Learn piano ANATOMY

Our comprehensive courses teach the basic building blocks of piano which are necessary when it comes to expanding your knowledge of piano. You will learn piano anatomy such as key names, scales and chords.

How It Works

Step 1: Learn Key Names

The very first thing you will learn in this course is the piano key names. It is essential that you learn and commit each key name to memory. You will use key names to form scales, chords and progressions. The alphabetic key names will also provide you with guidelines for each scale and will tell you which key you are playing in.


Step 2: Apply The Number System

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After you've mastered the key names you will then learn how to apply the number system. The number system allows you to replace lettered key names with numbers. This allows you to take concepts, patterns, songs, licks and tricks that you learn in one key and apply it to every other key on the keyboard. Chord types are also built using the number system.

Step 3: Learn Scales, Chord Names & Formulas

You need to know chord names and chord formulas. Each chord type has its own unique sound and own formulation. Chords are formed based off of the number system. For example if you wanted to play a Major Seventh Chord you would use the formula 1-3-5-7, such as in the image to the right. The Extreme Beginner Piano Course will teach you every chord name and formula in every single key giving you the ability to play hundreds of chords at will.

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Step 4: Play by ear in Every Key Like a Pro!

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The Extreme Beginner Piano Course is jam packed with everything you need to know in order to understand basic piano theory. You will learn to dissect the piano by using the same tools that pro players like Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and many others use. In order to play like a pro, you must first think like a pro and The Extreme Beginner Course will teach you just that. This course is designed to kick start your piano proficiency and launch you into a whole new musical dimension.


Is this Course for You?

Unlock Piano offers online piano courses for individuals desiring to play piano by ear as an alternative to sheet music. Our first course, The Extreme Beginner Course, is for people who are looking to take their playing to the next level. Maybe you're trying to bypass the traditional method and learn to play in a more simplified, fun and fulfilling way. You might be an individual that doesn't have the time in your schedule to stop and learn on the slow track. The Extreme Beginner Course jumps straight to the punch teaching you basic ear theory at a very fast and easy to learn pace. All it takes is a little practice and you will have guaranteed results. 

The Extreme Beginner Course is for those who have taken the traditional route and somewhere along the line gave up because piano was too hard, boring and time consuming. Well keep calm our courses are guaranteed to spark a fire in you and give you a desire to revisit the piano, but this time from a completely new and interesting perspective.  You may have considered online lessons before but simply haven't made the investment. Well, what are you waiting for? If you're looking to take on piano as a new hobby or have dreams of knowing what its like to play and impress friends and family this course is made just for you.

This Course May Not Be For You...

The Extreme Beginner Piano Course is not for someone looking to take the classical route of learning. If you're seeking to peck away at the piano while staring at notes on a staff then this course is not for you. If you’re someone who loves advanced concepts and principals of music, or if you're someone who wants to chase after dreams of being the next Mozart or Bach then this course will not be for you either. Unlock Piano is not offering courses for individuals looking to play through traditional methods only.

Unlock Piano offers courses that will teach you how to begin playing music by ear.  We teach the musical foundation using an alternative method other than notes on a staff. The Extreme Beginner online course is geared toward getting you up and playing much faster and more efficiently than learning by sheet music.

Different Methods of Learning Piano

There are many different ways to learn piano, but not all methods are for you. Unlock Piano has made it as easy as possible to learn in the most practical way possible. Learning to play by ear using the number system provides you with a real music education and a real skill set that will transfer and can be applied to other instruments. We teach material that real professional musicians use everyday to play concerts, gigs, church services and much more. How do I know this, because I myself and thousands of other musicians use the very same tools day in and day out. 

If you feel that our online courses are right for you purchase the first of many courses to come and get ready to jump into the fast track of learning piano by ear. Learn some of the most valuable information pertaining to piano that you will ever find on the web. We provide you with the framework you need to get up and playing super fast. If you're ready sign up for our first course now. There are no downloads you'll simply access the content on this website via your mobile device or home computer which will allow you to access our content anywhere in the world.

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Save Cash

Save time and money when you sign up as a member with unlock piano.We are dedicated to helping our customers save money by offering premium teaching material for a super low cost. We understand that traditional piano lessons can be very expensive and thats exactly why we want you to learn with us. See our price comparison below...

  • $50 / Lesson x 2 Monthly = $1,200 / Year (Traditional)
  • $25 One Single Payment (Unlock Piano)

Learn Piano Anywhere in the World

No matter where you are in the world, you can take advantage of our online courses and learn at your own convenience. Take your time and learn at your own pace. You're just one click away. All you have to do is make a one time payment of $25 to gain access to "The Extreme Beginner Piano Course" provided by unlockpiano.com.

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"I took piano lessons as a kid and I absolutely hated reading sheet music. With Unlock Piano I discovered that there was a better and more fun way to learn. Thanks to the courses offered on this site, I now have a new found love for music."

-Gavin Lee 

"I just love, love, love the material that is being taught. The instructor is very articulate and makes learning the piano easy and exciting!"

-Laury Rogers

"After years of traditional lessons I realized I was crippled as I could not play fluently in every key. After watching the "Extreme Beginner Piano Course" I learned how to play in all 12 keys within a matter of 3 months. I'm amazed at how quickly and easily I learned to play in all keys after years of struggling."

-Natalia Prasad

"As a recent college grad and father of a 5 year old I could never afford piano lessons, they were just too expensive. I stumbled upon unlockpiano.com and was surprised at how affordable the lessons were. I purchased the Extreme Beginner Course and now my son and I are both enjoying the lessons."

-Alejandro Rodriguez 

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