Hack the Piano

CHORD PIANO
ONLINE

Piano Lingo's Core Program

The complete, multi-course, step-by-step program to learn how to play contemporary piano (pop, soul, funk, rock, jazz, blues, r&b etc.) without sheets - by chords, by ear, by heart.

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5-Star Rated

  • Learn Piano without sheets
  • Clearly laid out, step-by-step program
  • By Conservatory-graduated professional musicians
  • Understand music - play anything you want
  • Progress-tracking & Level-growing
  • NEW: 8-week *Live* BootCamp training course

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What can Hack the Piano Online

DO FOR YOU

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, its 8-week Chord Piano Bootcamp and Piano Lingo's feature set provide this support - showing, guiding, holding you accountable and making sure you actually follow through. 

They'll fast-track your growth and save you years of frustrating trial and error.

Who is this program for?

Whether you are just starting out, want to make your playing sound more mature by choosing more interesting voicings & broken-up patterns, are ready to start adding fancy extensions, licks or want to (re-)write music, Hack the Piano will help you: 

  • Understand how music works
  • Scale any piece of music to your exact level
  • Play anything on the spot
  • Improvise
  • Make your own (Youtube) cover version
  • Focus and better prioritise your study time
  • Communicate & play with other musicians
  • Improve your studio/arranging productions
  • Play by heart
  • Learn the music you listen to and love
  • Approach music like a musician
  • Figure out songs by ear
  • Sound like your favorite artist
  • Write your own music
  • Learn efficiently and effectively
  • Accompany (your own) vocals
And all of this clearly guided & without ever needing to read a single sheet.

Modern | Music You Love

With Hack the Piano's unique, contemporary approach, learn how the music you listen to works.

YOUR EFFORT · YOUR PASSION

By Chords | Efficient Learning

Music deconstructed into word-like blocks. Easy to grasp & remember.

LEARN ONCE · RE-USE FOREVER

No Sheets | By Ear

Have you ever seen your favorite artist looking at paper while playing? Exactly.

SPEAK MUSIC · SAY ANYTHING

What Sets Hack the Piano Apart From Any Other Program?

01 | Learn Piano Without Sheets

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. 

02 | Work A game

Even though music might already be the coolest thing ever, it still requires discipline to learn. Hack the Piano Online - hosted on the Piano Lingo Platform - eases that pain, making learning fun by being like games. Grow levels by acquiring eXPerience- & Ability Points completing lessons, exercises and passing quizzes to earn badges, certificates and unlock cool extras.

03 | Made By conservatory-graduated, performing professionals

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. 

04 | 120,000+ Students from all over the world

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.

05 | Unmatched guidance and help

Next to carefully planned out, comprehensive Roadmaps for you to follow, the new 8-week live online chord-piano bootcamp is a live, hands-on training program. It's built around weekly workshops, coaching calls and a dedicated online course.

06 | 100% Money back guarantee

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.

Join over 120,000 students worldwide who are succeeding with this method

"This is most likely to be the best that you'll find when it comes to learning how to play the piano. I've been taught classically for over 10 yrs now but was jealous in seeing a guitarist being able to pick up songs very easily, this program will enable you to that. It's top notch."
Jonathan
HACK THE PIANO STUDENT

Your Instructor

Coen Modder

Roland-featured author/instructor
Founder of Piano Couture & Piano Lingo
Creator of the Hack the Piano Method

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.

"Coen teaches in a manner easy to understand that makes the student eager to learn more... I love that I get to choose which music I want to learn/play... No matter the reason you are coming to the piano this is the program you want to take."
Victoriana
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Hack the Piano Online

Hosted on Piano Lingo online platform

Hack the Piano Online Course Program

3 Roadmaps consisting of 27-Courses with Lesson Tracking, Point Scoring and more.
28 courses
Keys to Harmony

Keys to Harmony

Roadmap Level 1
Includes 9 courses

In this Roadmap you'll learn how to understand music through chords. You'll learn how to deconstruct and downscale any tune in the world, creating a unique version to fit your exact level - and play it.

€199 €149
one payment. 12 months free-flow access*

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Beginner
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HACK THE PIANO ONLINE ROADMAP 1

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Roadmap Level 2
Includes 9 courses

This Roadmap will show you the different ways to grab and play all forms of triads, how to use chords to both easily recognise- and form single-note, moving and flowing piano parts and the use of scales.

€299 €199
one payment. 12 months free-flow access*

UNLOCK IN FULL
Intermediate
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HACK THE PIANO ONLINE ROADMAP 2

Coloring

Coloring

Roadmap Level 3
Includes 9 courses

In this Roadmap we'll start extending chords, adding all kinds of exciting colors to them. We'll also learn different embellishment techniques and get introduced to forming-, playing- and using licks.

€399 €247
one payment. 12 months free-flow access*

UNLOCK IN FULL
Advanced
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HACK THE PIANO ONLINE ROADMAP 3

Complete Online Course Program

All 3 Roadmaps. 28 Courses. Fully Unlocked.

€599 €399
one payment. full year free-flow access*
FULL PROGRAM
*Fully Unlocked

All the above Hack the Piano Online Course options instantly open up- and remove all waits for all included courses and lessons - you can do any course, in any order, at any time.
They give access to the program for 12 months, including all updates and lessons added in that term. After the year, you can keep your access by hopping on a premium Piano Lingo membership @ 50% discount, or let the access expire automatically. There are no recurring payments.
Want lifetime access? Available only on request (€699) - requiest here

Live Online Training

Intensive, 8-week deep-dive course

Premium Bundle

The Complete Experience
Hack the Piano Self-Study Bundle

Hack the Piano Self-Study Bundle

DOWNLOAD · FULL ONLINE PROGRAM · YEAR PIANO LINGO PREMIUM

€599 €399
  • Compressed Download Edition*
  • Complete Hack the Piano Online Program**
  • Full Year Piano Lingo Premium Membership
*Downloadable
**Fully Unlocked. Full Year Access
After the year you can keep access by staying a premium Piano Lingo member
Hack the Piano PREMIUM Bundle

Hack the Piano PREMIUM Bundle

INCLUDES ALL HACK THE PIANO OPTIONS + BONUSES

€899 €599
*3 Roadmaps. 28 Courses. Fully Unlocked. Full Year Access
After the year you can keep access by staying a premium Piano Lingo member
**EXCLUSIVE: Instant Access to Online BootCamp Course with Recordings
Recordings of previous live sessions immediately available + unique pre-enroll ticket = access to next live BootCamp (€499 value)
***Downloadable
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"This method has saved me time and effort as it has been well written so not to confuse the reader. It opens a pathway of consciousness into the world of music. Wow I am glad I purchased this and so will you be if you are looking to fulfill your piano dreams. Worth every penny."
Jamie
HACK THE PIANO STUDENT

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Carefully Laid-Out Collections of Courses

Roadmaps

Complete-, game-like-, step-by-step course experiences that guide you from your current level, right to the level you want to reach next.

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Keys to Harmony

Keys to Harmony

Roadmap Level 1

In this Roadmap you'll learn how to understand music through chords. You'll learn how to deconstruct and downscale any tune in the world, creating a unique version to fit your exact level - and play it.
Beginner
SEE INCLUDED COURSES

HACK THE PIANO ONLINE ROADMAP 1

Expanding

Expanding

Roadmap Level 2

This Roadmap will show you the different ways to grab and play all forms of triads, how to use chords to both easily recognise- and form single-note, moving and flowing piano parts and the use of scales.
Intermediate
SEE INCLUDED COURSES

HACK THE PIANO ONLINE ROADMAP 2

Coloring

Coloring

Roadmap Level 3

In this Roadmap we'll start extending chords, adding all kinds of exciting colors to them. We'll also learn different embellishment techniques and get introduced to forming-, playing- and using licks.
Advanced
SEE INCLUDED COURSES

HACK THE PIANO ONLINE ROADMAP 3

Fully Unlocked

Hack the Piano Online-options instantly unlock all included courses and lessons.
"..a breath of fresh air... offers thorough piano theory along with chord knowledge backed up with superb videos providing visual demonstrations for the subject of the lesson. He also provides wonderful tips for effective practice. This is not work, this is fun.."
Harsant
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Hack the Piano LIVE
CHORD PIANO

BootCamp

Hack the Piano Live - our new and 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.

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BOOTCAMP COURSE CURRICULUM

Chord Piano BootCamp

  • Week 1: Chords & The Construction of Music
    • Harmony vs. Melody
    • Triads
    • Left hand basses
    • Song Structures
  • Week 2: Chords 2.0
    • Voicing
    • Inversions
    • Left hand Expansion
  • Week 3: Rhythms & Patterns
    • Quarters
    • Eighths
    • Sixteenths
    • Combi Patterns
    • Breaking (level 1 -> the NOT simultaneously playing of all chords notes)
  • Week 4: Practice & Implementation Week
  • Week 5: Extensions
    • Scales and numbers
    • Additions under 7
    • 7’s
    • 9’s
    • 11’s & 13’s
  • Week 6: Embellishments
    • Breaking 2.0 - “in chord dressing up”
    • Licks intro
    • Improvisation
    • Pentatonic & Blues scales
  • Week 7: (Re-)Harmonization
    • Degrees
    • Transposing
    • Substituting chords
    • Chord-Improv - Squeezing in Chords
  • Week 8: Wrap Up, Implementation & Creativity Training

Dedicated Online Course

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.

Weekly Assignments

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.

Weekly Sessions

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*

Fast-Track Your Growth

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

HACK THE PIANO LIVE

Chord-Piano BootCamp

Runs *live* twice per year
Workshops, Masterclasses & Coaching Calls

Workshops, Masterclasses & Coaching Calls

Videos, Live sessions and Coaching hosted by Coen. Recordings available afterwards.
LIVE TRAINING
Dedicated Online Companion Course

Dedicated Online Companion Course

The companion course hosts all (recorded) sessions, materials, exercises, assignments and lessons.
ONLINE COURSE
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BOOTCAMP COURSE CURRICULUM

Chord Piano BootCamp

  • Week 1: Chords & The Construction of Music
    • Harmony vs. Melody
    • Triads
    • Left hand basses
    • Song Structures
  • Week 2: Chords 2.0
    • Voicing
    • Inversions
    • Left hand Expansion
  • Week 3: Rhythms & Patterns
    • Quarters
    • Eighths
    • Sixteenths
    • Combi Patterns
    • Breaking (level 1 -> the NOT simultaneously playing of all chords notes)
  • Week 4: Practice & Implementation Week
  • Week 5: Extensions
    • Scales and numbers
    • Additions under 7
    • 7’s
    • 9’s
    • 11’s & 13’s
  • Week 6: Embellishments
    • Breaking 2.0 - “in chord dressing up”
    • Licks intro
    • Improvisation
    • Pentatonic & Blues scales
  • Week 7: (Re-)Harmonization
    • Degrees
    • Transposing
    • Substituting chords
    • Chord-Improv - Squeezing in Chords
  • Week 8: Wrap Up, Implementation & Creativity Training

Enrollment OPEN NOW

The live program is 8 weeks and runs January 11th - March 7th, 2020.

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HACK THE PIANO LIVE
Chord Piano BootCamp

The *Live* BootCamp runs only twice per year. Get your ticket now!

The *Live* BootCamp runs only twice per year. Enrollment is currently closed. Get on the waitlist now to receive the free on-boarding and be the first to hear when enrollment opens again.

  • Eight-week Chord-Piano BootCamp
  • 6 Online Workshop Sessions
  • Live Coaching Calls with Coen
  • Full Online Companion Course Access
  • Weekly, scalable assignments and exercises
  • Jumpstart Piano Hacking and fast-track your growth

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Full Download Edition + Full Online Program + Full BootCamp + Full Year Piano Lingo Premium

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Hack the Piano PREMIUM Bundle

Hack the Piano PREMIUM Bundle

*3 Roadmaps. 28 Courses. Fully Unlocked. Full Year Access
After the year you can keep access by staying a premium Piano Lingo member
**Exclusive offer - Secure your spot for next Hack the Piano Live
Unique pre-enroll ticket = access to the next *live* BootCamp - €499 value - exclusively available as part of this Premium Bundle
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"This method has saved me time and effort as it has been well written so not to confuse the reader. It opens a pathway of consciousness into the world of music. Wow I am glad I purchased this and so will you be if you are looking to fulfill your piano dreams. Worth every penny."
Jamie
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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Hack the Piano Online Course Program

  • 28 fully upgraded and revamped Hack the Piano online courses -> 3 guided "Roadmaps" consisting of 9 courses (+ bonus course) each. That's a total over 180 lessons and more than 150 videos.

Chord Piano Bootcamp - 8-WEEK LIVE Intensive piano training

  • 8-week Chord-Piano BootCamp Training
  • Six 1hr+ workshops hosted by Coen
  • Live Coaching Calls
  • Full, 8-module, dedicated online companion course
  • Weekly -scalable- assignments and exercises 

Enhanced Ebook Edition - Fully Downloadable

  • The Full Method Guide
  • 100+ Example Videos

Complete Download Edition - Fully Downloadable

  • The Full Method Guide
  • 100+ Example Videos
  • 15 Full Lesson Videos
  • 100+ Example MIDI files
  • All Chords/Scales Cheat Sheets
  • Appendix (full course summary)
  • 10 Practice Beats (.mp3)

Piano Lingo Membership - Full Online lesson access

  • Access to the full Piano Lingo Member Area, including:
  • Extra-, specialized courses
  • Song courses
  • Exercises in our practice room
  • Point scoring & level growing.

Premium Bundle - All of Hack the Piano + Bonuses

  • 1 full year of Piano Lingo Premium Membership
  • The Complete Online Program.
  • The Compressed Downloadable Course Edition
  • 8-week Chord-Piano BootCamp Training Pre-Enroll Ticket. A full admission ticket to the very next live edition. (exclusively available as part of the Premium Bundle).
  • 1000 Piano Lingo Keys - Unlock any Extra & Bonus Course
  • 2 Premium Tutorial Pack Downloads

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. On a free membership.
  2. On a Premium Membership.
  3. By purchasing a single Roadmap (“Unlocker”)
  4. By purchasing the full Online Program (3 Roadmap Unlockers)
  5. By purchasing a Premium Bundle.

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:

  • Roadmap
    • Course (Pack)
      • Lesson
        • Topic

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)

Are you a student? Contact us to apply for student discounts.