Learn to Play Piano

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Playing the Piano

The piano is one of the most widely played instruments available, and rightfully so: it makes a wonderful accompaniment to other instruments, and can stand on its own as a solo instrument. Whether you want your child to start playing, or wish you’d never stopped your piano lessons years ago, the Web can help you find what you need to start tinkling those ivories.

Learn to Play Piano

With some good music theory lessons, an understanding of piano basics and lots of practice time, you can turn your aspirations of playing the piano into a reality. The Web sites in this section take you through much of the preliminary work you’ll need to accomplish before sitting down to play.

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  • Learn why it’s never too early—or too late—to learn to play the piano at Pianonet.com, the Web site of the National Piano Foundation.

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Buying a Piano and Piano Accessories

Buying a piano is a major purchase but the Web makes it easy to research your options. Use the sites in this section to get tips on buying a piano, and find popular locations for purchasing both pianos and piano music.

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  • If you’re not sure what type of piano you’d like to buy, a directory like the one on Piano.com can be a great place to browse a long list of piano makers and dealers.
  • Companies that sell pianos, such as Eckroth Music, frequently sell piano music.

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The Piano Community

If you have questions about piano playing that you can’t answer on your own, or if you just want to talk about a piano-related topic that you really enjoy, the sites listed in this section can connect you with other piano players within the music community.

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  • As with any public forum on the Internet, remember to be cautious about sharing personal information online.

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