Hack the Piano
Chord Piano BOOTCAMP
Learn to understand music, by chords, without sheets, to play anything you want.
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You have a dream. A goal. You want to be able to use the piano to express yourself. To play anything you want to play.
Accomplishing this requires a few things: understanding, practice, discipline and a clear path to follow. A plan that tells you exactly what to do and when to do it.
Without it, the process can be overwhelming.
Hack the Piano's 8-week LIVE Chord Piano Bootcamp provides this support - showing, guiding, holding you accountable and making sure you actually follow through.
It will fast-track your growth and save you years of frustrating trial and error.
Whether you're just starting out and don't know a "c" from a "b," want to make your playing sound more mature by choosing more interesting voicings & broken-up patterns, or are ready to start adding fancy extensions and licks, Hack the Piano *Live* will help you:
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to read sheets to play piano. Think of guitarists. They learn to understand chords - music's building blocks. Piano and guitar are in fact very similar. Hack the Piano teaches piano using this "guitarists' approach" - you won't need sheets.
Even though music might already be the coolest thing ever, it still requires discipline to learn. Piano Lingo - the platform that hosts Hack the Piano - eases that pain, making learning fun by being set up like a game. Grow levels by acquiring eXPerience- & Ability Points completing lessons, exercises and passing quizzes to earn badges, certificates and unlock cool extras.
Hack the Piano is based on years of experience from within the field. We are actual musicians and have been doing this for a living for decades. This is how we do music. In the Live BootCamp we add that level of unprecedented guidance to help you learn music.
There’s a reason our method is so popular. Our strategies work across all styles of music and for musicians at virtually every stage of their journey.
Next to a carefully planned out, comprehensive, step-by-step online companion course, this live program adds coaching calls, workshops, feedback and assignment & exercise grading. It's the closest you'll get to actual private lessons from a professional musician.
We’ve always backed our programs with a 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee. So you can rest assured that your investment is safe with us.
Understanding music means freedom - being able to paint your own musical canvas, playing anything you want - exactly like all contemporary musicians. Whether that is copying what someone else has played on your favorite records, or writing your very own music.
Understanding music = playing anything you want
Hi! I’m Coen.
I love to play the piano, sing, write, stay fit, eat, be healthy and take unconventional approaches and chances in life while teaching others how to do the same.
At age 17, I taught myself how to play piano. 4 years later I got accepted into the Conservatory of Amsterdam (major Pop-Piano / Vocals). Over the course of 15 years of playing, I've performed on stage extensively -both solo and in multiple bands- written and recorded with many different artists, became one of the top-5 Youtube piano teachers of the world and taught over 120,000 people worldwide how to play piano.
Hack the Piano is the backbone-method of all my teaching.
It's the definitive guide to learn how I accomplished all of the above without ever needing any piano lessons or read a single sheet.
Hack the Piano Live - our unique 8-week online "Chord Piano BootCamp" revolves around six core modules, weekly online training sessions, workshops and coaching calls with Coen, plus worksheets, exercises and assignments that make you dive deep and fly through the entire Hack the Piano curriculum.
During these eight weeks you are expected to do both preparation (mostly reading) as well as 10-30 minutes of practice every day, depending on your skill level.
Perfect as an overview-, introduction- or even a hands-on deep-dive-recap of the Hack the Piano methodology, this Program is suited for anybody, stepping in at any level, to greatly enhance your progress and insights of the world of chord-piano.
The online companion course is essentially a tightly compressed version the entire Hack the Piano methodology. Each module goes deep into one of its six main pillars: Musical structures, chords & voicings, rhythms & patterns, extensions, embellishments, (re-)harmonization.
As this is an intensive bootcamp training, you're expected to put in some work yourself. Complete assignments, 10-30 minutes of study time per day and prep reading for the next lesson.
Video workshops and instruction videos go over each of the main piano hacking pillars.
In the live coaching calls Coen answers any question you might have. Missed a session? Simply watch the recorded version for up to 6 months later*
Whether you are more of a beginner to get an intensive overview-introduction out of this (before going over the full Hack the Piano program yourself) or a more advanced player, reviewing and diving deep into chord-piano practice and theory, this scalable BootCamp will boost any player's progress.
*Or you can keep access forever on a Premium Piano Lingo Membership
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Let Hack the Piano help you reach your musical goals
How to be fluent with all major, minor, diminished and augmented chords in all inversions, different rhythms, breaking up techniques, extensions and able to improvise with this, creating your very own and unique piano parts. To understand music, figure out music, play anything you want and be free on the keys. Play in a band. Write music. Improvise. Play anything on the spot, by heart and on any piano/keyboard.
Since we are Amsterdam -and thus Europe- based, you'll be charged in Euros. The dollar price depends on the current conversion rate and optionally costs your bank or credit card company charges for the conversion. These costs are outside of our control unfortunately and conversion rates vary by day.
You can check the current conversion rate on our shop page by using the "currency converter" or use Google's currency converter by Googling €[amount of your desired version] in US dollars. Note that both of these options give estimates only. Actual rates may vary depending on the costs for your bank/conversion etc.
To anything downloadable: lifetime access.
Online access depends on the version you choose. Essentially it's possible to keep access to anything forever - as long as you're subscribed to the Piano Lingo Premium Membership.
To Hack the Piano Live - The Chord Piano BootCamp you'll have up to 6 months access after the live edition has ended. After that, you can keep access by becoming a Premium Piano Lingo member.
For Hack the Piano Online options, without a Premium Membership, you'll have a full year access. After the year, you can keep access by becoming a Premium Member, or just let your access expire.
You can follow the entire Hack the Piano Online Program on Piano Lingo in five ways:
1 - Free membership. Gives limited access to introductory courses of the program in “drip.”
2 - Premium Membership. Access to the full program in “drip.”
3 & 4 - Unlockers. Full “free-flow” access -every course unlocked and all waits removed- to the program for 12 months.
5 - Premium Bundle. Includes all the above.
Where 2. (a Premium Membership), does allow you to access all courses and lessons included in the Hack the Piano Online Program, it does so in “drip.”
This means you will still have to wait for new lessons to be released and courses will only open up after you have taken the appropriate action (progress through the program, or spend keys to take shortcuts).
Given the fact that a Premium Membership gives a weekly amount of keys and you are able to earn more keys by doing exercises, it does allow you to move a lot faster -skipping waits- than a free membership.
3 & 4 (Unlockers) on the other hand, completely unlock - i.e. open up AND remove all lesson waits in all courses included and give full “free-flow” access for an entire year.
They are essentially like buying time (no more waiting for next lessons) and freedom (do whatever course you want, in any order, whenever you please), while renting access to the course for the full year. After the year, you can keep (full and free-flow) access by hopping on a Premium Membership at 50% discount.
Then there is Hack the Piano Live (see next point)
The BootCamp is based on Hack the Piano Online, but it runs live and goes over its contents in an extremely intense matter. It’s a bit like summer-camp, getting you maximal training and growth in the minmal amount of time.
This means that in the time it runs, you do need to put in the work, and time - although you can also take it later at your own pace by using the recordings.
Even though, to cram so much content in such a short period of time it is in a way “compressed,” Hack the Piano Live - the Chord Piano BootCamp is our most extensive and beneficial program.
It is highly recommended for anybody truly looking to understand music and learn how to put chord-piano into practice - whether that is you who is already in the Online Program; or you who is just looking to get started, to take the online program afterwards - which is what we recommend: to use them in tandem.
The order in which you take them doesn’t matter too much.
If you’d go with the BootCamp before the online course - you’ll have had a thorough introduction, to then go more granular and at an easier steady pace yourself in the Online Program.
If you’d start with the Online Program, the BootCamp will serve both as a refresher (repetition is key to learning) and hands-on workshop-program, training and putting into practice everything you’ve been learning.
This is why we offer the Hack the Piano Live BootCamp tickets bundled with Full Online Program Access - so you can do them both and get max benefits.
Don’t worry though - if you have already bought the online program before getting on the BootCamp, you will simply get your already paid amount as a discount when you'd get a bundle, or you can opt for just an admission ticket to the BootCamp.
With a Premium Membership you can follow the entire Hack the Piano Online Program “in drip” (wait for new content).
Any version or Unlocker of the Online Program allow full “free-flow” access to its included courses - do any course, whenever you want and never wait for a lesson.
BootCamps are only available as a one-time purchase. Premium Members do however get a standard discount on admission tickets.
The best would actually be to pick both. They work in tandem and essentially “cross-pollinate.”
A Premium Membership + Unlocker means lifting all the waits with a discount, while having -and keeping- unlimited, non-expiring access.
An Unlocker + Premium Membership means keeping access to everything your Unlocker unlocked - plus accessing everything it did not unlock by using your keys there.
A Roadmap is a collection of 9-11 courses, laid out for you to follow in a logical order. Those courses are also referred as "Course Packs." Courses consist out of 4-7 lessons. Each lesson is made up of 2 or 3 elements called "Topics": A Video, Text (optionally enhanced with short video or audio) and an Exercise.
The hierarchy looks like this:
For sure. Hack the Piano starts at the very start. At the end of the program, after you've gone over all the material, followed all the advice and instructions in the program and practiced enough, you'll be able to play anything you want.
Absolutely! This is a completely new & unique approach and if anything will only enhance your current lessons. It might even inspire your own teacher to take your lessons to another level.
For anybody interested in playing contemporary (pop, jazz, blues, soul, funk, rock etc.) music, this is a great program.
For those that want to learn how to play piano without sheets, it is too.
Note that Hack the Piano is our full premium program, essentially a bundle of everything we offer.
This means it is for you if you are serious, motivated and ready to make the full commitment, both mentally and financially - you'll essentially be purchasing four €150+ programs (3 Roadmaps and the membership access to the rest of our platform) at once, with combined retail value of about €800, but with a massive discount.
For whom it is not.
For people that want to learn to play classical music exclusively. Although this approach will hugely improve your understanding of classical music as well, it won't teach you how to read sheets, which comes in handy for classical music.
It’s also not for people that are already very proficient in playing by ear and with chords (are fluent with all major, minor, diminished and augmented chords in all inversions, different rhythms, breaking up techniques, extensions and able to improvise with this creating their own and unique piano parts)