Have you always wanted to learn how to play the piano? Or maybe you studied as a child, but you haven’t tickled the ivories for a few years (decades)?
It’s never too late to pick up a new musical instrument and skill! In fact, John Hopkins has found that music provides a total brain workout. Research shows that music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, pain, and improve our sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and even our memory.
That’s a lot of reasons to start playing! Which is why we’re showcasing a fantastic tool to get you started – Flowkey.
A New Way to Learn Piano
With the Flowkey app and your piano or keyboard, you can practice notes and chords and receive instant feedback. It even has a mode that will wait to listen to your playing and ensure that you’re hitting the right notes.
If you’ve not played piano for a bit or at all, it can take some practice to get used to playing with both hands. We love that Flowkey lets you practice the right and left hands separately, allowing you to get each side down before you’re ready to put them together.
You can also play at a reduced speed to get more comfortable with a piece. How great is that?
Practice with Songs You Love
Probably our favorite part of Flowkey is the song selection. Their sheet music library has over 1,500 songs from every genre and skill level. They have a wide selection of classic and contemporary music that allow you to start with something familiar and work your way through to the more advanced levels.
Learn to Read Sheet Music
And if you’re saying, “But I’ve never learned to read music,” we’ve got good news for you. Flowkey offers step-by-step instructions to help you learn to read music, learn basic music theory, master chords, and more. You can truly start from the beginning or dive right into playing. Whichever works for you!
Start Playing for Free
Flowkey offers a free membership so you can try out their app. It’s free as long as you’d like, but you just have access to 8 free songs and some of their course exercises. If you’re ready to dive in and learn, you can sign up for their $19.99/month or $119.99/year premium membership. This gives you access to all the songs and course materials so you can take your skills to the next level.
If you’re ready, we say give the free membership a try! And if you don’t have a keyboard or piano at home, we’ve got just the one for you.