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Our Courses

Intro to Piano

Whether you're a beginner, or you've never played the piano at all before, this is the perfect place to start!

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Intro to Music Theory

Learn the ins and outs of what makes music work!

Intro to Improvisation

Learn the secrets to being able to play anything you want on the fly!

Making Sense of Modes

Understanding the not-so-difficult world of cool scales!

Harmony 101

Learn how to harmonize melodies and more!

Improv Obstacle Course

Put your skills to the test with this 30-part challenge!

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We teach new and aspiring piano players the essentials in easy-to-follow and exciting ways.

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A step-by-step process to musical freedom.


We don't just tell you. We show you.


So you won't be overwhelmed.


With striking visuals and animations


What does purchasing a course get me?

Purchasing any of our courses gets you access to the course FOR LIFE. It's a one-time purchase that will ensure you have access to the material for as long as need it. Also, you'll have access to any new additions or updates to the course over time. You ALWAYS have the most up-to-date and value-packed version available. In addition to the course, you'll receive a secret code to access the private members-only channels in the Charles Cornell Discord server.  

How is this different from other piano courses?

One of the ways Charles has been able to build a YouTube channel with over 1M subscribers is by having a unique ability to explain complicated concepts in an extremely clear and easy-to-understand manner. While other courses simply feature an instructor talking to the camera, this course is packed full of detailed graphic animations and supplemental resources to make sure you'll be up to speed at every step of the way. Plus, you'll practice every single concept we teach in the course in an extensive exercise module for each subject. Not only will you understand everything, you'll put it into practice immediately! 

How much will I need to practice?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how much practice is enough. The best amount of time to practice is any amount of time when you're actually doing it. For some people, that might be 10 minutes per day. For others, it might be 2 hours. With this course, you can go as fast or as slow as you like, and you can replay any of the videos in the course as many times as you like. You get to set your own pace and take as long as you need to work through it.

What kind of piano do I need?

One that works! An acoustic piano will work great and so will a digital keyboard. It doesn't matter how expensive it is, how many keys it has, or how many features it has. If it has some keys and makes a sound, you can probably use it! Now of course, a better quality instrument can help make some things easier. But especially at the beginning, the important thing is that you get playing at all. You can worry about the fine details later.  

What if I've never played the piano before?

You're in the right place! This course is a fantastic place for you to start even if you've never even sat down at a piano before. We'll teach you everything from how to properly sit at the instrument, to correct finger technique so you don't injure yourself over a long period of time of bad habits. We'll cover everything you need to know to get started on this instrument. And with lifetime access, you can go back to each lesson again and again until you feel comfortable!

What if I have trouble with some of the material?

It is absolutely completely normal to struggle with various sections of the course, especially when you're starting from scratch. This course is designed to be completed again and again as needed. The exercises are not one-and-done in the sense that simply accomplishing them correctly once is enough. They are designed to be used over and over again in a consistent and repetitive practice regimen. Even once you've completed the instructional material, the exercise modules can be used time and time again! This repetition will help ensure that you're able to complete all of the sections over time. They only get easier the more you practice!

Meet Charles.

Before building a YouTube channel with over 1.1 million subscribers, Charles made a living as a jazz pianist playing gigs and teaching students. With both formal jazz and classical education, he has helped thousands of aspiring musicians take the next steps in their musical journeys. With such an extensive background and knowledge base in applied theory and improvisation, Charles has been able to help students of all levels improve their skills. From complete beginners looking to start learning the piano, to advanced professionals looking to improve their theory knowledge and improvisational vocabulary on their instrument.