How the Lessons Work provides a variety of Basic, Intermediate and Advanced piano lessons online.  Many of the lessons are FREE and cover subjects such as blues, country, scales, worship and much more.  Before you dive into the site you need to first learn how to use it.  Here is a video on “How the Lessons Work”.

Video Summary

Welcome to We are so excited to teach you all the tricks and secrets to playing the piano. First, let’s do a site overview.

The lessons tab up at the top will take you to the lessons page if you click on it. This is a page that gives an overview of the lessons. There are the piano curriculum and worship path links. If you scroll down to the bottom, it just shows you all the things from the menu in a different way.

If you click the arrows on the lessons tab, you have a different menu to scroll through the different categories, like:

  • I’m new to the piano
  • Piano Basics
  • What are fundamental chops
  • Music theory
  • Style chops
  • Chords scales, theory
  • Country
  • Jazz
  • Worship

On the individual lessons pages, like the blues page, you will have ala carte links that you can pick and choose. For example, if you want to learn about the chords and patterns, blues seventh or 9th chords, go through individually and choose what you want to learn.

For more structure, go to the curriculum page. It will give you a specific roadmap for specific options. If you want to learn to play worship, blues, chords, develop my ear, soloing, etc., just choose a path. For example, if you want to learn how to play chords, click on that path. This will give you more options, depending on what you want to learn. To start, you might want to click on learning major and minor chords, or how to move between chords.

No matter what you click on, you end up at a checkpoints page that shows you exactly what you need to do. This page will have links to take you to the practice page. Each curriculum also has a printable pdf. Up at the top, you click on the line indicating a printable checkpoints sheet. This will let you have a more printer-friendly page where you can check off things, like lessons, to know you practiced that part. There is also a spot to mark the date when you complete it. It is helpful for motivation and organization.

This is what all the curriculum pages are like, even the worship path. It will take you through different steps. It is a highly developed curriculum to build chops to play in a worship service.

The other tabs on the site include a blog tab. This provides you with some good reading material and tips, like five ways the piano helps develop your brain. This is a great info that is sometimes linked to in the lessons.

Next is the FAQs or frequently asked questions page. This has typical questions we get, like how to change your password or what to do if you’re having trouble logging in. If you have questions, check out this page first. If it’s not there, go to the contact page and send us a message and we will help you out. There is also a logout page and a tab for your account. Here you can find your account information, like if your billing is all good, or update billing information. You can also go here to change any account settings.

That’s a quick recap of our site. Now that you know how to work the site, we hope that you have a lot of success in the lessons. If you have done the lessons and want to show us what you’ve learned, send us a video or upload it to YouTube for us to see. We love to hear about our student’s progress. Good luck on your journey!

21 Comments on “How the Lessons Work”

  1. Thank you so much for providing this site to learn the piano, I am 48 years old have always wanted to play the piano in church, Ive never taken lessons but have taught my self a few basics, I am excited to be able to learn through this site and in the future be finally able to play in church.

    1. I’m so happy and blessed that I can help. I am here to serve…so keep working hard and let me know if you need anything. Peace, Wade

  2. HELLO Wade. So sorry to here you broke your finger.I am a new comer.looking forward to learning . from you i have been on my own teaching my self .but need to advance and get better.ty much I will be praying for that finger . for total complete healing ty

  3. Hi all just starting myself! I have tried learning myself watching different video’s but hopefully signing up for your course will help me understand more! Ty! ??

    1. Good luck on the journey! Make sure and check out the curriculum part of the site (under lessons)…that will help keep you on track. All the best! -wade
      P.S. Welcome to the site!

  4. Hey Wade, I just wanted to thank you here from Clatskanie Oregon! I have watched many many of your YouTube tutorials on playing and I’ve study many other places, but you stand out to me for two reasons, one, you are teaching from a perspective of learning how to play, and not so much learning particular songs. As well as because your prayer before each lesson, and eye on learning to praise the Lord and not for our own ability. I just found this website (which I assume is fairly new) from the cheat sheets URL ^_^ lol I was curious where you hid the pdf so that people could only get it when they subscribe hahaha, nice job on that sir. Anyways, I have only been playing about two months now, but you have been a great help, I’ve shown my sister who also is learning of your lessons, and will continue to point people looking to learn, straight to you. You are a great teacher, and I thank you, please keep doing what your doing, and God bless my man! 🙂

    1. Hello from Levelland Texas! Thank you for the message and the feedback 🙂 God has truly given me the vision for this site…and I’ve been very blessed especially because of great people like you. Keep up the good work and good luck on your learning journey. A big thanks to you and your sister for pointing people to the site! Peace in Him, Wade

      P.S. I’ve never been to Oregon…what should I do if I go someday??

      1. You should for one stop by our lil ‘ol church Gateway Worship Center ^_^ lol but also, you could see some of the more touristy towns like Medford and Ashland! I lived in both and they are very quite beautiful! Great Hiking regions.. But I never done too much in terms of exploration seeing as I’m only 18 right now. Hahaha! But Southern and Eastern Oregon are very much similar to California in temperature, but less humid, and if you come by northern, lemme know! 🙂 At very least I’d love to at least say hi as you pass through. hahaha, anyways, I will be watching the site and your channel. 😀 Oh btw, if you do come by, I have actually done website development and management before, so if you don’t already have anyone working on it I’d be glad to lend a hand if you feel that’d help. Blessings to ya, Dante.

        1. I appreciate everything! I’ll be sure to let you know if I’m ever over that way. I’m pretty solid on the site right now but thank you for the offer. Blessings! -wade

  5. I finally took the plunge and signed up for lessons. Very excited to learn, even though I have to wait until late at night when the kids go to sleep and I am extremely exhausted! Oh well, that’s the sacrifice that must be made.

  6. Hello Wade,
    I’ve just signed up for the courses after trying out the free lessons, Now can’t wait getting home to start.
    Just to say a big “THANK YOU SO MUCH” for making those lessons and for the way you teach with taking in account that for people like me give up easily when theory is getting boring.
    You made things so easy to understand….and to practice.
    Your courses are a huge blessing for me….May God bless you beyond all your expectations Wade!!!!

    1. Hey Kayser! You are very welcome. I hope that my lessons continue to help you grow as a musician! You can do this! God bless you too and I pray for you on your journey. In Him, Wade

  7. Hello Wade! I am excited to take your lessons as I want to play in our church along with our band. We have a grand piano that I hope to play since no one else plays it. We have 2 keyboard players so I can help out when needed. I currently sing on our praise team. I took lessons as a kid but am teaching myself again. I know your lessons can help me. Thank you so much!

    1. Hey Dorothy! Yes…please make that grand piano sing! It needs someone to make beautiful music flow from it. I pray the best for your learning journey. Keep up the good work! -wade

  8. Enjoying the site so far. My only preference is more material on the gospel genre. Everything thing else seems to be covered.

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