Review and Giveaway

FreePianoLessons4Kids.comOver the last couple of weeks our 5-year-old son has been using the website trying out the free piano lessons. The website is very easy to use and all of the lessons are 100% free. These lessons are intended for beginning piano students and can also be used to supplement instruction if your child is already taking piano. The lessons start off from the very beginning, so if your child has already had some experience playing the piano, you can find where their skill level is and start them at the appropriate level.

Currently there are 50 free lessons listed at the website that are all watched in video segments. The segments are all around 10 minutes or less making it very manageable to schedule the time to get them done. Since our son has had no previous training, I started him from lesson 1. This lesson gave him the basic understanding of the piano keys, high and low notes, and he even learned his very first song: Hot Cross Buns. The lessons are very easy to understand and kept our 5-year-old son engaged the entire 2-weeks of evaluation.

In addition to the free online lessons, optional supplemental materials are available that you can purchase.

Here is an example of the materials you can purchase for $14 for lessons 1-20:

* Complete Materials for Lessons 1-20 (36 pgs)
* Piano Listening Album (33 tracks .mp3 files)
* Parent’s Guide (5 pgs)

Although these materials are optional, I would recommend that you consider buying them to help reinforce and give depth to the online lesson. I have a background in music but still liked having these materials to reference and reinforce the skills my son learned through this course.

As per the instructor’s advice, we did three lessons a week in 5-15 minute increments. In addition we had practice time 2-3 days a week ranging from 10-20 minutes depending on my son’s interest level and what concept he was learning at the time. I found that this was an acceptable amount of time for our young son.

The best part about this free online resource is the simple fact that you can schedule it virtually anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection. I think this is a great option for parents who are not able to get lessons for their children with an actual physical teacher. This program is a very economical option for homeschooling families who desire to give their children a music education but are not able to commit to piano lessons at this time. If your child is showing an interest in piano, I would recommend giving the program a try. After all, it’s free. is generously giving 10 free copies of the Materials for Lessons 1-20, with the Listening Album (this sells for $14 on the website). To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment here on this post. If you are reading this on Facebook, please visit our website. The giveaway will be open until Monday April 16, 2012 at 10:00pm eastern.

UPDATE: Congrats to our 10 winners!  All winners been notified by email.

1) Brandy

2) Dawn

3) Britney

4) Sandy

5) Valerie

6) Craig

7) Stephanie

8) Janeira

9) Jennifer

10) Catie



Carlie has been blissfully married to the love of her life, Michael, since June of 2000. She has been a stay-at-home homeschoolin’ mama to their 3 children since 2001. Carlie currently resides with her family in Germany courtesy of the US Army. You can read about her homeschooling adventures and Christian faith at her blog: So You Call Yourself A Homeschooler?

Carlie received this item complimentary in exchange for an honest review but the opinions in this review is all hers.

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  1. This sounds like a great resource! I took piano for about 11 years, and love it. I haven’t practiced in years, and am trying to figure out how to teach my daughter to play. I’m not sure I am helping her :-) Maybe we will try this!

  2. I love that the opportunities that are being provided to home schoolers to musically educate their children. This not only provide the opportunity to enjoy, educate children, it also provides the proper methods for parents to teach their children themselves!

  3. This looks great. I think my younger ones will enjoy it. My older two are already playing the piano.

  4. Thanks for the wonderful info. My daughter has been wanting to learn piano for a while. A dear friend gave us a keyboard, but the cost of lessons has kept us out. We have been looking to barter for lessons, but even that is not working out. This could be just what God has ordained. Thank you for the review and thank you for the lessons. We are getting started today.

  5. I am looking to start as soon as I can. And to start teaching at home is desired for us for the first part instead of driving around to others houses. And I can’t say enough about saving money on a single income. This will be something we can learn together!

  6. What a wonderful resource! We’ve been wanting lessons for 3 of our children, but haven’t found a viable option – except me as their teacher (also not such a viable option).

  7. So excited to find out about this! Online Piano, what will they think of next! Thank you!

  8. I would love this for my girls! My SIL began teaching them piano, then she moved away. I would love for them to pick it back up, especially since we have the piano sitting here just gathering dust.

  9. My 5 year old son has been asking about piano lessons. He’s loved music since birth. This sounds like a great resource!

  10. This is so wonderful, my son wants to learn how to play piano but we cannot afford lessons at this time so this is truly blessing, you know what else is so good about this? I can learn too, I have always wanted to take lessons growing up but couldn’t but now I can, my son and I can learn together. Thank you for this post. :)

  11. I’ve been looking for a piano curriculum that included video or audio instruction. This looks like a great resource and I would love to win the suppplemental material!

  12. Thanks for the offer. I have one out of four kiddos in piano but with gas for travel to the lessons and the expense of the lessons, this would be wonderful.

  13. I think this will be great for our homeschool next year. my daughter has been saying for months that she wants to play the piano.

  14. We have been wanting to give our daughter lessons for a while, now we can. Can’t wait to try it out!

  15. This sounds wonderful! My almost 5 year old wants so badly to learn to play the piano like his big sister. We will definitely try this!

  16. I acquired a free piano nearly a year ago and have been dreaming of a way to provide our kids with lessons. This sounds AMAZING!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY. :)

  17. Thanks for the info. I’m looking forward to having my son try it out. He has Asperger’s Syndrome and has many issues, but seems to have a unique gift for music. I’m excited to find out if this will be beneficial to his learning style. Appreciate the opportunity!

  18. I am so pleased to learn of your free lesson plans for piano. I can’t wait to get started with my 3 boys.

  19. What a wonderful resource! Thanks for sharing. We have three boys 7, 4 and 2. The older two are showing interest in learning how to play the piano. Having this program will give us a great starting block to see how far their interest will take them.

  20. We love seeing other opportunities to teach our childern from home. What a blessing this is to have access to the lessons from our own computer. Thank you so much!

  21. Wow what a neat opportunity. i do believe I will have two of my children try this!
    Thanks for the information.. I love the fact that homeschool allows us so much time to explore and try things out.

  22. My daughter would love this opportunity. We had to stop her piano lessons a year ago due to the cost. All of my children love music and they sing in church together as a family. They would benefit so much from this.

  23. My son would love these lessons. He will be 7 this fall and it would be great for him to have this opportunity.

  24. My daughter is excited to learn to play the piano. This is going to be great. Thanks for sharing this website!

  25. We’ve been discussing piano lessons a lot lately. Thanks for the info on this site and the chance to win their resource materials.

  26. This would be great for us. My 6 yr old can play by ear.But was told he needed to be able to read music. But we just cant afford it right now. Thank you for the giveaway.

  27. What a wonderful way to start the new year! My class has just activated their blogs so this is perfect timing for us. Looking forward to the challenges.

  28. I played piano for years, very badly, when I was young. My piano now sits in the living room, tuned but largely unused. I’m definitely going to look into this.

  29. This would be perfect for us! My aunt just gifted us my grandmother’s player piano. I can read music but can only hunt and peck on the keyboard.

  30. This is great!! My children are very interested in music and my oldest has specifically asked for piano lessons next year.

  31. We just don’t seem to find the time after homeschooling is done to do individualized piano instruction with DD when 5 DSs are around! This sounds like a great method to try!

  32. I am so excited to find this resource to use with my three children. Thank you for the review and the opportunity to win these materials!