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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.

  • The Bernachon classical piano method

     How we teach the piano ?


    Independence of hands in the piano learning

    The subtlety, the emotion, and the beauty of the piano are dependant from the pianist’s ability to use each hand independently (but not only) of one another, with both rhythm and harmony, simultaneously. This is why it is very important to play with both hands together from the start.  Frédéric Bernachon’s piano method is based on developing coordination and independence between the hands. As soon as the students start their first lessons, they learn to develop this control.


    Learning solfeggio or sight reading

    Everyone would like to do without it, but no musician can escape it. Imagine an actor who can’t recognize the alphabet, or a mathematician who doesn’t understand numbers! Should we be afraid of it and why?

    Music theory itself is quite complex. Each musician must be able to draw from this topic the relevant part for his instrument. A percussionist specialises in rhythm, a singer or violinist must focus on the pitch and the tone of notes. To play the piano, you must address the problem of simultaneously reading two clefs, the bass (F) and treble clef (G). When reading these clefs, it should always be done from bass to treble (bottom to top).

    The Bernachon piano method is distinguished by its realistic approach to sight-reading. You only learn the part needed for the piano – and that’s quite fast, three months! You will take in the essential parts, in a compact and lasting manner. This piano method will not avoid, but offer you a sight-reading technique that will not limit you in your musical progression, and will allow those of you who continue on at a higher level, to be completely free in your understanding of any score. In addition to this, you will have at your disposal memorisation exercises that will simplify your work and help you with your piano course.


    Finger techniques for learning piano

    The magic of piano rests in the fact that it is possible to produce a nearly infinite number of sounds with a single touch of a finger. The purpose of this technique in your piano course is to teach each finger to respond perfectly to our musical intentions. The more that we work our fingers, the stronger and more flexible that they become. Each one is important, the left hand as well as the right hand. We are no longer left- or right-handed. This is the reason that it is indispensible to do technique exercises. They are “gymnastics” for the piano and also for learning piano. Piano technique is about developing total mastery of your fingers. Frédéric Bernachon’s piano method offers you a unique range of technical exercises for piano.