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  • Piano lessons online with the Bernachon Method

    Learn classical piano

    Our piano method

    Our 100% HD video piano method will teach you classical piano in your own home, at your own pace. It is available 24/7. To learn to play the piano, all you need to do is open the lesson and be guided by the instructor who will always be with you to guide you through patiently and slowly.  Our cours existe en 2 versions English and French ( cours de piano Méthode Bernachon)

    Our piano lessons programm

    We offer you a unique course and a teaching method conceived by a professional pianist and an experienced teacher. The program is progressive and comprehensive;the explanations clear and concise. All the exercises and scores can be printed. No component is left out: sight-reading, understanding octaves, deciphering, music theory, hand-positioning, using the pedal, technical exercises, technique, interpretation, and dynamics etc. The greatest composers are studied, such as Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Schumann, Schubert, Mozart, Clementi, and many others. The method is based on musicality and interpretation and provides each student with a solid technical base to better understand scores as well as more complex pieces. Each course can be reviewed as many times as needed. No live instructor would have this kind of time to dedicate to you; and of course, you can skip certain courses if you wish.


    Our  video lessons quality

    We have hired professionals to film, edit and produce our videos so that we can provide you with the best possible quality; the scores and keyboard are filmed simultaneously to facilitate your learning. The clips are provided in two formats, HD and MD, to best suit your needs and your internet speed.

    Program for piano beginners

    The “Beginner” level was especially created for those starting with no piano experience or for adults who are learning the piano again. There are more than 700 video sequences in the full course that have been grouped into 124 progressive lessons covering 0 to 3 years of piano. The Frederic Bernachon method breaks down musical language to identify its essential elements and provides you ways to quickly advance using solid, progressive and basic techniques.

    The method will guide you through the components that you will learn to play using increasingly complex piano exercises and music theory, all carefully designed to always be understood by beginners. These are essentially based on repetition and comprehension. It will enable you to learn classical piano in all its subtlety and musicality. Far from limiting the student, the Frederic Bernachon method and its piano courses help adults to express their abilities and to bring them to a higher level than they could have ever imagined. For children (recommended from 11-12), this method will help them discover their full potential.

    Learn with our French course :

    You can see on this page our full course in French (click on the link)  :  cours de piano en français. You can also visite our Youtube chain and Facebook page to have full information about our method.

    Our help and our advises :

    On this site you will find a lot of information regarding classical piano, piano composers, piano teaching, piano technics as well as articles how to buy and choose acoustic piano, piano turner advises, digital piano for classical piano students etc.

  • Piano lessons online - for who ?

    Who are our students ?

    Beginner (0 to 3 years of piano)

    There are currently three series at this level English course has more than 60  lessons ( five series and 100 lessons in French version ).  We recommend to study approximativly 1 lesson per week or 40 lessons per year if the student start without having any expirience in piano. No previous musical experience is needed to start the first series. The piano courses are complete and self-sufficient. On the other hand, for students who already have a private teacher or have been enrolled in an academy, piano class, or a music school, these piano lessons will be an excellent complement to the alredy existing musical training. Note that a motivated student having completed the first and second series of our courses will have at least the same level of piano as an academy student (concervatoire)  at the end of their first year.

    The first and second series of beginner level piano courses on our site contain 53 progressive courses and apply to beginner, adult, students as well as children and teenagers (from 11-12 years old). The third and fourth series are more complex and are primarily dedicated to pieces by Schumann, Chopin, Handel, Franck, Clementi, Telemann, and Bach. At this level (after 8-9 months of piano) a student can truly express themselves with the piano and enjoy themselves by learning well-known classical pieces. Series five is like an exam for students at this level. This series is shared between the beginner and intermediate levels.

    Our piano lessons are designed to be completed within a week. You can proceed faster or slower depending upon your availability and your comprehension. The first 25 lessons are based upon the understanding of notes and deciphering. During this period, thanks to exercises especially adapted for beginners, student will familiarise himself with the piano keyboard. The first 50 lessons are general and meant for all piano styles (suitable to start jazz or modern music), and allow you to acquire a solid foundation to read music and learn the correct piano techniques. The rest of the lessons are oriented toward classical piano.

    Intermediate level/confirmed students (from 2-3 years of piano)

    This level is composed of a short learning series (10 lessons, currently in production) and lessons that focus on the pieces of different classical piano composers: Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and Handel. As a general rule of thumb, learning great pieces is constructed in this manner: deciphering, technical exercises and interpretation. The interpretation lessons are an indication of practice: each student will integrate these concepts based upon his/her own musical and artistic perception. Even though these lessons are found in the intermediate level, some explanations are academy graduate level.

    Courses currently available in French:

    Piano course: Turkish March, Mozart

    Piano course: Fur Elise, Beethoven

    Piano course: Piano Sonata No. 16, Mozart

    Piano course: Passacaglia, Handel

    Piano course: Handel’s Sarabande

    Piano course: Bach’s Invention No. 1

    Piano course: Chopin, Nocturne 20

    Music theory: Advanced note reading, courses 1 to 19


    Advanced level/Interpretive course (5-6 years of piano)

    This level contains a 19-lesson series of “Reading Music” and two mini-series of classical piano lessons based upon piano pieces for advanced-level students:

    - Bach’s Italian Concerto

    - Chopin Ballade No. 4

    The series "Reading Music" focuses upon improved note reading speed and comprehension. It is advised to not proceed on to the following lesson until the previous one has been perfectly mastered. It’s a series of lessons designed to provide note reading support to mid and superior level academy students and for those preparing for competitions.


    Classical piano Internships in Nice, France (only in French)

    Our summer courses are for all levels, they are organised by Frédéric Bernachon and take place in July and February.

    Questions and reservation fro internships here