The Super Basics

Want to learn to play piano? Our fast, easy, online tutorials teach you the essentials to play piano, without the fuss. Start playing today!

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The fundamentals of learning to play piano for enjoyment are really very simple, but many teaching methods are either inconvenient, expensive or will leave you bored and unmotivated.

If you just love the instrument and want to play piano for fun, if you want to know enough so that you can learn a song you love, or write your own songs: I’m here to tell you that you don’t need all the complicated stuff that leaves your head spinning.

What you need is someone to guide you through your piano learning step-by-step.

It all starts with my piano essentials mini-course:

Super Basics - Learn To Play Piano Course - The Essentials of Playing Piano.

In this course you will learn:

• the layout of the keyboard and how to identify the notes easily

• how to number the fingers to quickly learn new patterns
• the measurements we use in music

• the finger techniques used to play scales

• major and minor scales - how-to build from scratch
 in any key!
• what exactly is the key of a song? The great unlocking!

By the end you will be able to:

• find Middle C and play a song just by reading numbers!

• play major and minor scales up and down the piano!

• play a final song along with the band in three different musical styles!

You will get:

12 concise video lessons

concise video lessons,

21 audio demonstrations and backing tracks,

audio demonstrations and backing tracks,

downloadable cheatsheet to follow along with the piano lessons,

downloadable cheatsheet to follow along with the lessons,

Progress tracker shows how much of the piano course you've completed already,

progress tracker
shows how much of the course you've completed already,

Exclusive access to the Super Basics private support group,

exclusive access
to the Super Basics private support group, and

A final quiz to test your knowledge!

a final quiz to test your knowledge!

Best of all, each video lesson is kept to an average of two minutes, so you can easily fit a lesson into each day!

All of this for less than the cost of a half-hour private lesson!

Enrol below for $47!

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Your Instructor

Ruth Power – Founder
Ruth Power – Founder

Hi I’m Ruth!

I’m a vintage-loving, Piano Coach & Music Mentor from Raglan, New Zealand. I guide & nurture adult students who are tired of traditional piano-learning methods into becoming the creative pianists they desire to be.

My mission: Empower pianists around the globe to embrace their creativity and curiosity.

My method: Provide premium lessons and unparalleled support to equip pianists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve complete freedom as musicians.

I believe…

  1. Theory gets a bad rap! That’s because the traditional piano method (which hasn’t changed since the 1700s) has only taught WHAT theory is and not WHY it is. When embraced with a sense of curiosity it can be exciting – “what would happen if we did this?”. It isn’t about flashcards and latin terminology.

  2. Talent is not a barrier to entry! Anyone can learn the skills of the creative pianist - those who weren’t born with it just have to work a bit harder, but ultimately they get a greater sense of satisfaction!

  3. Reading sheet music is not essential! I can teach you to understand music with the bare minimum of note reading. You do NOT need to read sheet music to learn songs by ear, play from chord-sheets, riff, improv or write your own songs. And that’s a fact.

What people are saying about this course...

"I enjoy the videos and how personable you are, it feels direct, as if a teacher is with me."

- Cecelia, New Zealand

"I mostly like your personality, it comes across as if you really want your students to learn and are available to support them/help them when they need assistance."

- Caleb, USA

"What did I like about this course? The length of the videos, the aesthetic of the course, the presentation by and enthusiasm of the instructor!"

- Naomi, UK

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any support for this course?
YES! Enrolling in this course gets you EXCLUSIVE access to the Super Basics Support Group. This is a private group only available to those participating in the course and is a place for you to share your struggles and successes with the rest of the community. Your instructor, Ruth, will be available regularly to answer queries.
How long does the course take to complete?
Super Basics has a little over 22 minutes of video in total, add practise time for each exercise and it should take you roughly a week of a few minutes a day. Or, you could do the full course in a few days if you spend 20 minutes each session. It's completely up to you!
How long do I have access to the course?
Upon enrolling, you'll have 1 year access to the course across any and all devices you own. The limited duration is to encourage you to commit to completing the course. We've found 1 year is plenty of time to complete any of our courses several times over.
What if I am unhappy with this course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied, contact us within 7 days of your purchase and we will happily transfer you to a more suitable course (of the same value) or credit the value of your purchase toward your next enrolment. Please read the course description carefully as refund requests are granted on a case-by-case basis and will not be granted for change of mind or failure to read the course description. Read our policy (in 'Terms of Use') from the link at the bottom of this page.

Take a look inside...

Course Curriculum

  Introduction to the Super Basics mini-course.
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  Lesson 1 - It's Black, It's White
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  Lesson 2 - Count Your Fingers
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  Lesson 3 - Two Halves Make A Whole
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  Lesson 4 - So Major
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  Lesson 5 - It's All Scalable
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  Lesson 6 - Just A Minor Thing
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  Lesson 7 - Turning Scales Into Keys
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  Congratulations! You've finished!
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