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Top 5 Best Piano Software – A Beginners Guide

What is the best way to learn piano online?  Which is the best piano learning software?

Many people are looking to learn piano these days and being in the digital age with the internet and technology at our fingertips, many of us are purchasing digital pianos.  Digital pianos/keyboards are extremely versitile for learning piano.  They can be plugged into a laptop or computer via MIDI and used with many piano learning apps or software.

Here i have listed some of what I believe to be the best methods available.  Each and everyone are the best  in the field and will depend on your learning style. I have had opportunity to use many of them and have written reviews for each, click the red links below to read the full review.

Playgroundsessions software

 

Product: Playground Sessions

Price: Monthly subscriptions:
$17.99 standard monthly subscription, or if paid annually works out to $9.99.
Best value is their lifetime membership currently $269.99 (previously $329.99)

Platforms: Works with both Windows and Mac.

Read full review

 

 


Piano Marvel box

 

Product: Piano Marvel

Price: FREE membership with limited lessons
Paid subscriptions: $15 monthly, $99 annual

Platforms: Works with both Windows and Mac.
Read full review

 

 

 


Product: Learn Piano In 30 Dayspianoin30days

Price: $1  19 day trial membership
Paid subscriptions: $27 per month

Platforms: Works with both Windows and Mac
Read full review

 

 


pianokeyz logoProduct: Pianokeyz

Price: 99 cent 30 day trial membership
Paid subscriptions: $27 per month

Platforms: Works with both Windows and Mac
                                                                             Read full review


56052-piano-with-willie-box

 

Product: Piano With Willie

Price: FREE membership with limited lessons

Paid subscriptions: $49 per month or $39pm Quarterly, $29pm yearly

Platforms: Works with both Windows and Mac
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20 Comments

  1. Kevin

    hi Jon,
    what a great way to learn piano! my musician skills are lacking to say the least lol. i did not even realize you could learn this way. how have you progressed so far? would love to be able to play any elton john tune, he is one of my favorites. thanks for the informative info on how i might someday be able to be a “mini-mozart”…..doubtful!
    cheers,
    kevin

    Reply
    1. Jon (Post author)

      Hi Kev,

      Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. You absolutely have it in you to learn and be the next Elton John, everybody does! Yes, we may not make it that far… but we still make it in our own way. At the very least for your own enjoyment or to the enjoyment of family and friends you entertain. You already have whats needed.. a love of music. The skill is something you can learn easily with the software 🙂

      I am not doing bad myself and i’ve learned it all from the online programs listed here and a lot of it is just from watching tutorials on YouTube (take a look at some of the channels on the you tube section of the website).

      I learned Yiruma – River Flows in you, from watching PGN’s tutorial. Its not perfect, but i managed to play it comfortably and improvise in less than a few months: https://youtu.be/DCt71KBTxT4
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      Have a go… don’t give up hope 🙂

      Regards

      Jon

      Reply
  2. Derek

    Amazing, there are programs to do just about everything now a days. I love to learn new things and I’ve never tried to learn the piano. I may give one of these a try.

    Reply
    1. Jon (Post author)

      Hi Derek,
      Yes go for it, always good to learn new things!

      Reply
  3. Dave Donahue

    Wow so cool and lessons sure have come a long way. My dad was a professional jazz piano player back in the 60’s and 70’s in San Diego. This is a great resource for beginners!

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    1. Jon (Post author)

      Hi Dave,

      Wow, good on your dad! Yeah there are plenty of opportunities for beginners to learn piano these days without having to spend a fortune on piano lessons!

      Thanks for taking the time to visit.

      Jon

      Reply
  4. Julius

    Nice! Never actually known piano learning software exists. Seriously, this stuff makes a HUGE difference.

    By chance, maybe you found a free one?

    Reply
    1. Jon (Post author)

      Hi Julius,

      Yeah not a lot of people realise the potential for learning piano these days. People still picture piano lessons as one on one tuition with expensive tutors that one the rich can afford to put their child through. Granted there are affordable one on one tuitions out there and lessons with a real life tutor has its advantages.. but the advantages of online tuition massively outweigh this.

      There are free trials in most of the software on show here, most of which will give you plenty to work with as a beginner and if you enjoy it, upgrading your membership to a paid subscription won’t cripple the bank! 😉

      Jon

      Reply
  5. larry

    I’ve always wanted to learn the Piano. Which program would you recommend for someone that is a little older in life? It would be great to be able to sit down and play a song or two. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Jon (Post author)

      Hi Larry,

      Its never too late to learn, regardless of age. All the software in the ‘online training’ section of the website is perfect for any age. There is also the legacy training DVD set which is perfect if you don’t have a MIDI keyboard. Playground sessions mixes both video tutorial with MIDI capability and has less of a game theme to it than piano marvel so maybe try playground.

      I would recommend you do a trial on each, see which you prefer as there will be differences in the approach.

      Regards
      Jon

      Reply
  6. Axton

    Hi Jon,
    Never knew we can learn playing piano with apps. And the price is so inexpensive in comparison with getting a piano teacher.
    The above products do they come with support where we can ask about our problems learning to play piano?

    Reply
    1. Jon (Post author)

      Hi,

      Yes each of the programs have their own support team to help and some will have the tutor themselves assisting you with private messages which is much more personal and close to one on one tuition.

      Thanks for stopping by, good luck if you are starting to learn.

      Jon

      Reply
  7. chris

    Which of these programs has the most religious songs? esp traditional Christian hymns and such?

    Reply
    1. Jon (Post author)

      Both Playground Sessions and Piano Marvel are your best bets

      Reply
  8. Ewan

    Playground Sessions or Piano Marvel?

    Reply
    1. Jon (Post author)

      Playground Sessions tends to be very popular due to its more visual training with video tutorials from Dacid Sides. If you are a moderate player and want to improve your sight reading try Piano Marvel

      Reply
  9. Sarah

    Is there an interactive program that helps you play using chords (instead of reading every note)? I have some experience playing, and just want to learn a little more about how to play using chords and filling in some of the melody?

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    1. Jon (Post author)

      Hi Sarah,

      Piano Marvel is probably your best bet here.
      Thanks for checking out the site and good luck with your training!

      Jon

      Reply
  10. Dan

    Why does Learn Piano in 30 Days offer monthly paid subscriptions??? :/

    Reply
    1. Jon (Post author)

      To continue learning to higher levels.. you can learn basic skills and play piano in 30 days but the monthly subscriptions continue your journey.

      Hope this addresses your question, if not please email me Jon@waystolearnpiano.com

      Reply

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