Your First 10 Piano Songs: Learn to Play with Two Hands!

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Course Description

Are you ready to play the piano, for real? Start here!

Learn piano the easy way with ten beginner-friendly songs. Multiple versions of the same song allow you to get familiar with moving your hands independently, and get comfortable with the different functions of the left hand (most beginners' weak spot!) This step-by-step method has no boring scales or technical exercises, just fun songs you recognize.

It’s important to me that students feel good about their mastery of each step, that’s why I designed a class that moves very slowly skill-wise. We don’t spend a lot of time talking about music theory or anything at the beginning; of course that’ becomes very important as you continue your piano journey, but it’s also important to have a few songs under your belt so you know WHY you’re learning all that other stuff later. With the context of being able to play a few songs, you're more likely to remember what you'll learn as you continue.

But don't worry, we won't leave any holes in your ability - in fact, you'll learn to read every note you'll be using! Each video has the sheet music right in the video above my hands, so you'll learn to read the notes without even trying!

Would you rather print out the music to have on your piano? No problem! Each PDF has a complete key for all of the notes you need, so you can easily check the notes you are learning. We are only using 5-6 notes in each hand, so you will become very familiar with those notes after only a few songs. This lays an excellent foundation for continued piano study, as you'll have 12 notes down cold by the time we're done!

This is a great way to start piano, or supplement another beginning piano course. You'll be amazed at all the transferrable skills you can learn with just ten songs!

See you inside!


Who this course is for:

  • Absolute beginners who want to learn to play with both hands from day one

Expected Outcomes

  1. Beginning piano Playing piano with both hands from the start Learn to let two hands work together or separately Requirements Either a piano or keyboard is fine No experience necessary! Description Are you ready to play the piano, for real? Start here! Learn piano the easy way with ten beginner-friendly songs. Multiple versions of the same song allow you to get familiar with moving your hands independently, and get comfortable with the different functions of the left hand (most beginners' weak spot!) This step-by-step method has no boring scales or technical exercises, just fun songs you recognize. It’s important to me that students feel good about their mastery of each step, that’s why I designed a class that moves very slowly skill-wise. We don’t spend a lot of time talking about music theory or anything at the beginning; of course that’ becomes very important as you continue your piano journey, but it’s also important to have a few songs under your belt so you know WHY you’re learning all that other stuff later. With the context of being able to play a few songs, you're more likely to remember what you'll learn as you continue. But don't worry, we won't leave any holes in your ability - in fact, you'll learn to read every note you'll be using! Each video has the sheet music right in the video above my hands, so you'll learn to read the notes without even trying! Would you rather print out the music to have on your piano? No problem! Each PDF has a complete key for all of the notes you need, so you can easily check the notes you are learning. We are only using 5-6 notes in each hand, so you will become very familiar with those notes after only a few songs. This lays an excellent foundation for continued piano study, as you'll have 12 notes down cold by the time we're done! This is a great way to start piano, or supplement another beginning piano course. You'll be amazed at all the transferrable skills you can learn with just ten songs! See you inside! Who this course is for: Absolute beginners who want to learn to play with both hands from day one Show more Show less Course content 12 sections • 90 lectures • 9h 28m total length Expand all sections Introduction 4 lectures • 16min Piano Posture Preview 06:35 Reading Notes Preview 07:11 Reading Rhythms 02:30 Complete Course Printable Sheet Music 00:04 Song #1: Hot Cross Buns 10 lectures • 27min Version 1 Demonstration Preview 00:26 Right Hand Melody 04:09 Left Hand Version 1 03:06 Version 1 Hands Together 04:13 Version 2 Demonstration Preview 00:27 Left Hand Version 2 03:48 Version 2 Hands Together 06:22 Version 3 Demonstration 00:25 Left Hand Version 3 02:54 Version 3 Hands Together 01:25 Mary Had a Little Lamb 10 lectures • 41min Version 1 Demonstration 00:24 Right Hand Melody 06:14 Left Hand Version 1 06:08 Version 1 Hands Together 05:44 Version 2 Demonstration 00:26 Left Hand Version 2 05:11 Version 2 Hands Together 10:05 Version 3 Demonstration 00:31 Left Hand Version 3 03:49 Version 3 Hands Together 02:07 Song #3: Sally the Camel 7 lectures • 26min Version 1 Demonstration 00:20 Right Hand Melody 03:22 Left Hand Version 1 03:00 Version 1 Hands Together 05:28 Version 2 Demonstration 00:22 Left Hand Version 2 05:32 Version 2 Hands Together 07:59 Song #4: It's Raining, It's Pouring 10 lectures • 41min Version 1 Demonstration 00:24 Right Hand Melody 06:02 Left Hand Version 1 05:55 Version 1 Hands Together 05:14 Version 2 Demonstration 00:27 Left Hand Version 2 04:39 Version 2 Hands Together 07:39 Version 3 Demonstration 00:29 Left Hand Version 3 02:25 Version 3 Hands Together 07:51 Song #5: Jingle Bells 10 lectures • 1hr 16min Version 1 Demonstration 00:36 Right Hand Melody 12:14 Left Hand Version 1 08:41 Version 1 Hands Together 07:34 Version 2 Demonstration 00:35 Left Hand Version 2 06:05 Version 2 Hands Together 21:19 Version 3 Demonstration 00:29 Left Hand Version 3 07:26 Version 3 Hands Together 10:51 Song #6: When the Saints Go Marching In 10 lectures • 1hr 19min Version 1 Demonstration 00:31 Right Hand Melody 08:58 Left Hand Version 1 08:31 Version 1 Hands Together 07:49 Version 2 Demonstration 00:37 Left Hand Version 2 06:59 Version 2 Hands Together 22:15 Version 3 Demonstration 00:34 Left Hand Version 3 10:18 Version 3 Hands Together 12:08 Song #7: Ode to Joy 7 lectures • 1hr 8min Version 1 Demonstration 00:44 Right Hand Melody 14:31 Left Hand Version 1 13:34 Version 1 Hands Together 12:01 Version 2 Demonstration 00:44 Left Hand Version 2 09:16 Version 2 Hands Together 16:52 Song #8: The Itsy Bitsy Spider 7 lectures • 49min Version 1 Demonstration 00:22 Right Hand Melody 10:39 Left Hand Version 1 08:23 Version 1 Hands Together 09:19 Version 2 Demonstration 00:22 Left Hand Version 2 04:34 Version 2 Hands Together 15:02 Song #9: Lightly Row 7 lectures • 1hr 8min Version 1 Demonstration 00:46 Right Hand Melody 08:42 Left Hand Version 1 09:43 Version 1 Hands Together 10:40 Version 2 Demonstration 00:48 Left Hand Version 2 10:44 Version 2 Hands Together 26:31 2 more sections Instructor Caroline McCaskey Violin, Fiddle and Piano Instructor; Founder of AltStrings 4.8 Instructor Rating 183 Reviews 1,239 Students 4 Courses In demand as both a teacher and performer, Caroline spends her weekdays teaching Suzuki violin and fiddle in the San Francisco Bay Area. Weekends find her gigging with the contra dance band StringFire! and making YouTube videos playing the musical saw. She is the founder of AltStrings, LLC, which strives to make multi-style string instrument education accessible to classical musicians and students everywhere through books, sheet music, videos, and scholarships. Caroline grew up playing the fiddle with the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, and has been involved teaching at Fiddlekids Day Camp for over a decade. She also teaches cello and musical saw at Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp. She is the author of "How to Read Bass Clef on the Piano: A Musician's Guide and Workbook for the Left Hand" available through Hal Leonard. 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  2. Playing piano with both hands from the start Learn to let two hands work together or separately Requirements Either a piano or keyboard is fine No experience necessary! Description Are you ready to play the piano, for real? Start here! Learn piano the easy way with ten beginner-friendly songs. Multiple versions of the same song allow you to get familiar with moving your hands independently, and get comfortable with the different functions of the left hand (most beginners' weak spot!) This step-by-step method has no boring scales or technical exercises, just fun songs you recognize. It’s important to me that students feel good about their mastery of each step, that’s why I designed a class that moves very slowly skill-wise. We don’t spend a lot of time talking about music theory or anything at the beginning; of course that’ becomes very important as you continue your piano journey, but it’s also important to have a few songs under your belt so you know WHY you’re learning all that other stuff later. With the context of being able to play a few songs, you're more likely to remember what you'll learn as you continue. But don't worry, we won't leave any holes in your ability - in fact, you'll learn to read every note you'll be using! Each video has the sheet music right in the video above my hands, so you'll learn to read the notes without even trying! Would you rather print out the music to have on your piano? No problem! Each PDF has a complete key for all of the notes you need, so you can easily check the notes you are learning. We are only using 5-6 notes in each hand, so you will become very familiar with those notes after only a few songs. This lays an excellent foundation for continued piano study, as you'll have 12 notes down cold by the time we're done! This is a great way to start piano, or supplement another beginning piano course. You'll be amazed at all the transferrable skills you can learn with just ten songs! See you inside! Who this course is for: Absolute beginners who want to learn to play with both hands from day one Show more Show less Course content 12 sections • 90 lectures • 9h 28m total length Expand all sections Introduction 4 lectures • 16min Piano Posture Preview 06:35 Reading Notes Preview 07:11 Reading Rhythms 02:30 Complete Course Printable Sheet Music 00:04 Song #1: Hot Cross Buns 10 lectures • 27min Version 1 Demonstration Preview 00:26 Right Hand Melody 04:09 Left Hand Version 1 03:06 Version 1 Hands Together 04:13 Version 2 Demonstration Preview 00:27 Left Hand Version 2 03:48 Version 2 Hands Together 06:22 Version 3 Demonstration 00:25 Left Hand Version 3 02:54 Version 3 Hands Together 01:25 Mary Had a Little Lamb 10 lectures • 41min Version 1 Demonstration 00:24 Right Hand Melody 06:14 Left Hand Version 1 06:08 Version 1 Hands Together 05:44 Version 2 Demonstration 00:26 Left Hand Version 2 05:11 Version 2 Hands Together 10:05 Version 3 Demonstration 00:31 Left Hand Version 3 03:49 Version 3 Hands Together 02:07 Song #3: Sally the Camel 7 lectures • 26min Version 1 Demonstration 00:20 Right Hand Melody 03:22 Left Hand Version 1 03:00 Version 1 Hands Together 05:28 Version 2 Demonstration 00:22 Left Hand Version 2 05:32 Version 2 Hands Together 07:59 Song #4: It's Raining, It's Pouring 10 lectures • 41min Version 1 Demonstration 00:24 Right Hand Melody 06:02 Left Hand Version 1 05:55 Version 1 Hands Together 05:14 Version 2 Demonstration 00:27 Left Hand Version 2 04:39 Version 2 Hands Together 07:39 Version 3 Demonstration 00:29 Left Hand Version 3 02:25 Version 3 Hands Together 07:51 Song #5: Jingle Bells 10 lectures • 1hr 16min Version 1 Demonstration 00:36 Right Hand Melody 12:14 Left Hand Version 1 08:41 Version 1 Hands Together 07:34 Version 2 Demonstration 00:35 Left Hand Version 2 06:05 Version 2 Hands Together 21:19 Version 3 Demonstration 00:29 Left Hand Version 3 07:26 Version 3 Hands Together 10:51 Song #6: When the Saints Go Marching In 10 lectures • 1hr 19min Version 1 Demonstration 00:31 Right Hand Melody 08:58 Left Hand Version 1 08:31 Version 1 Hands Together 07:49 Version 2 Demonstration 00:37 Left Hand Version 2 06:59 Version 2 Hands Together 22:15 Version 3 Demonstration 00:34 Left Hand Version 3 10:18 Version 3 Hands Together 12:08 Song #7: Ode to Joy 7 lectures • 1hr 8min Version 1 Demonstration 00:44 Right Hand Melody 14:31 Left Hand Version 1 13:34 Version 1 Hands Together 12:01 Version 2 Demonstration 00:44 Left Hand Version 2 09:16 Version 2 Hands Together 16:52 Song #8: The Itsy Bitsy Spider 7 lectures • 49min Version 1 Demonstration 00:22 Right Hand Melody 10:39 Left Hand Version 1 08:23 Version 1 Hands Together 09:19 Version 2 Demonstration 00:22 Left Hand Version 2 04:34 Version 2 Hands Together 15:02 Song #9: Lightly Row 7 lectures • 1hr 8min Version 1 Demonstration 00:46 Right Hand Melody 08:42 Left Hand Version 1 09:43 Version 1 Hands Together 10:40 Version 2 Demonstration 00:48 Left Hand Version 2 10:44 Version 2 Hands Together 26:31 2 more sections Instructor Caroline McCaskey Violin, Fiddle and Piano Instructor; Founder of AltStrings 4.8 Instructor Rating 183 Reviews 1,239 Students 4 Courses In demand as both a teacher and performer, Caroline spends her weekdays teaching Suzuki violin and fiddle in the San Francisco Bay Area. Weekends find her gigging with the contra dance band StringFire! and making YouTube videos playing the musical saw. She is the founder of AltStrings, LLC, which strives to make multi-style string instrument education accessible to classical musicians and students everywhere through books, sheet music, videos, and scholarships. Caroline grew up playing the fiddle with the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, and has been involved teaching at Fiddlekids Day Camp for over a decade. She also teaches cello and musical saw at Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp. She is the author of "How to Read Bass Clef on the Piano: A Musician's Guide and Workbook for the Left Hand" available through Hal Leonard. 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  3. Learn to let two hands work together or separately Requirements Either a piano or keyboard is fine No experience necessary! Description Are you ready to play the piano, for real? Start here! Learn piano the easy way with ten beginner-friendly songs. Multiple versions of the same song allow you to get familiar with moving your hands independently, and get comfortable with the different functions of the left hand (most beginners' weak spot!) This step-by-step method has no boring scales or technical exercises, just fun songs you recognize. It’s important to me that students feel good about their mastery of each step, that’s why I designed a class that moves very slowly skill-wise. We don’t spend a lot of time talking about music theory or anything at the beginning; of course that’ becomes very important as you continue your piano journey, but it’s also important to have a few songs under your belt so you know WHY you’re learning all that other stuff later. With the context of being able to play a few songs, you're more likely to remember what you'll learn as you continue. But don't worry, we won't leave any holes in your ability - in fact, you'll learn to read every note you'll be using! Each video has the sheet music right in the video above my hands, so you'll learn to read the notes without even trying! Would you rather print out the music to have on your piano? No problem! Each PDF has a complete key for all of the notes you need, so you can easily check the notes you are learning. We are only using 5-6 notes in each hand, so you will become very familiar with those notes after only a few songs. This lays an excellent foundation for continued piano study, as you'll have 12 notes down cold by the time we're done! This is a great way to start piano, or supplement another beginning piano course. You'll be amazed at all the transferrable skills you can learn with just ten songs! See you inside! Who this course is for: Absolute beginners who want to learn to play with both hands from day one Show more Show less Course content 12 sections • 90 lectures • 9h 28m total length Expand all sections Introduction 4 lectures • 16min Piano Posture Preview 06:35 Reading Notes Preview 07:11 Reading Rhythms 02:30 Complete Course Printable Sheet Music 00:04 Song #1: Hot Cross Buns 10 lectures • 27min Version 1 Demonstration Preview 00:26 Right Hand Melody 04:09 Left Hand Version 1 03:06 Version 1 Hands Together 04:13 Version 2 Demonstration Preview 00:27 Left Hand Version 2 03:48 Version 2 Hands Together 06:22 Version 3 Demonstration 00:25 Left Hand Version 3 02:54 Version 3 Hands Together 01:25 Mary Had a Little Lamb 10 lectures • 41min Version 1 Demonstration 00:24 Right Hand Melody 06:14 Left Hand Version 1 06:08 Version 1 Hands Together 05:44 Version 2 Demonstration 00:26 Left Hand Version 2 05:11 Version 2 Hands Together 10:05 Version 3 Demonstration 00:31 Left Hand Version 3 03:49 Version 3 Hands Together 02:07 Song #3: Sally the Camel 7 lectures • 26min Version 1 Demonstration 00:20 Right Hand Melody 03:22 Left Hand Version 1 03:00 Version 1 Hands Together 05:28 Version 2 Demonstration 00:22 Left Hand Version 2 05:32 Version 2 Hands Together 07:59 Song #4: It's Raining, It's Pouring 10 lectures • 41min Version 1 Demonstration 00:24 Right Hand Melody 06:02 Left Hand Version 1 05:55 Version 1 Hands Together 05:14 Version 2 Demonstration 00:27 Left Hand Version 2 04:39 Version 2 Hands Together 07:39 Version 3 Demonstration 00:29 Left Hand Version 3 02:25 Version 3 Hands Together 07:51 Song #5: Jingle Bells 10 lectures • 1hr 16min Version 1 Demonstration 00:36 Right Hand Melody 12:14 Left Hand Version 1 08:41 Version 1 Hands Together 07:34 Version 2 Demonstration 00:35 Left Hand Version 2 06:05 Version 2 Hands Together 21:19 Version 3 Demonstration 00:29 Left Hand Version 3 07:26 Version 3 Hands Together 10:51 Song #6: When the Saints Go Marching In 10 lectures • 1hr 19min Version 1 Demonstration 00:31 Right Hand Melody 08:58 Left Hand Version 1 08:31 Version 1 Hands Together 07:49 Version 2 Demonstration 00:37 Left Hand Version 2 06:59 Version 2 Hands Together 22:15 Version 3 Demonstration 00:34 Left Hand Version 3 10:18 Version 3 Hands Together 12:08 Song #7: Ode to Joy 7 lectures • 1hr 8min Version 1 Demonstration 00:44 Right Hand Melody 14:31 Left Hand Version 1 13:34 Version 1 Hands Together 12:01 Version 2 Demonstration 00:44 Left Hand Version 2 09:16 Version 2 Hands Together 16:52 Song #8: The Itsy Bitsy Spider 7 lectures • 49min Version 1 Demonstration 00:22 Right Hand Melody 10:39 Left Hand Version 1 08:23 Version 1 Hands Together 09:19 Version 2 Demonstration 00:22 Left Hand Version 2 04:34 Version 2 Hands Together 15:02 Song #9: Lightly Row 7 lectures • 1hr 8min Version 1 Demonstration 00:46 Right Hand Melody 08:42 Left Hand Version 1 09:43 Version 1 Hands Together 10:40 Version 2 Demonstration 00:48 Left Hand Version 2 10:44 Version 2 Hands Together 26:31 2 more sections Instructor Caroline McCaskey Violin, Fiddle and Piano Instructor; Founder of AltStrings 4.8 Instructor Rating 183 Reviews 1,239 Students 4 Courses In demand as both a teacher and performer, Caroline spends her weekdays teaching Suzuki violin and fiddle in the San Francisco Bay Area. Weekends find her gigging with the contra dance band StringFire! and making YouTube videos playing the musical saw. She is the founder of AltStrings, LLC, which strives to make multi-style string instrument education accessible to classical musicians and students everywhere through books, sheet music, videos, and scholarships. Caroline grew up playing the fiddle with the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, and has been involved teaching at Fiddlekids Day Camp for over a decade. She also teaches cello and musical saw at Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp. She is the author of "How to Read Bass Clef on the Piano: A Musician's Guide and Workbook for the Left Hand" available through Hal Leonard. 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