How It Works - Online Piano Lessons with McCarthy Music

Online Live Piano Lessons with McCarthy Music

Score viewer

No driving to these piano lessons!

  • valid through Friday only, ends 11/7
  • FREE software custom-built for online piano lessons and practice.
  • Easy to use, and easy to setup. No special technology skills requires, and free support if you need it.
  • Works with any piano (real or digital) or MIDI keyboard
  • Fantastic teachers thoroughly vetted and trained
  • More effective practice with instant on-screen feedback
  • A huge content library, including hundreds of free exercises
  • Thousands of songs available for purchase (optional)
  • Interactive Lesson Method books from Piano Pronto (optional)

How It Works

Choose a teacher

Browse our teacher profiles and pick the teacher you want, or ask us and we'll help you choose!

Book a lesson

Schedule a lesson at a time that's convenient for you using our easy online booking tool.

Download the app

Use our free software for video chat, sheet music sharing, and plenty of other features for your lessons.

There's never been a good online solution for learning piano... until now.

Online piano lessons have been plagued with problems. From the frustration of not being able to clearly see the teacher demonstrate to figuring out how to keep track of sheet music, they've been far from ideal. Skype just isn't built for music lessons. And while in-person piano lessons can be great, let's be real—they're a huge hassle. There's so much wasted time from driving and waiting around, and it's hard to work up the motivation to practice songs between lessons.

We looked at the problems of both online and in-person piano lessons and came up with a solution that actually works.

Live remote piano lessons with McCarthy Music can be done from the comfort of home (or wherever you are!). You can chat online with teachers before booking, and your schedule is always in your control. The software is loaded with features to accelerate your learning, yet it's easy to use. You can keep archives of all your lessons, automatically organized. The interactive scoreviewer makes practice fun. And we're adding cool new features all the time (we're always open to ideas; just drop us a line).

Skype is for phone calls. McCarthy Music is for learning piano.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much do lessons cost?
A: It depends on the teacher. A pretty common rate is $30 per 30-minute lesson. We also sometimes offer promotional discounts. If you're interested in bulk (multiple) lessons, contact us for special pricing.

Q: How does payment work?
A: Lessons are paid online in advance and you're protected by our money-back satisfaction guarantee. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

Q: Can I talk to a teacher before booking?
A: Absolutely! Just create an account (it's free) and you'll be able to send direct messages to teachers using our chat system.

Q: What if I need to reschedule?
A: No problem. Just notify your teacher at least 24 hours in advance and request to reschedule through your online account.

Q: What equipment do I need?
A: To take lessons on our platform, you'll need:
- A Mac, PC (beta), or iPad
- A piano (digital or acoustic) or MIDI keyboard
- A decent internet connection
You can also optionally use another iPhone or iPad as a second camera with our McCarthy Piano Camera app.

Have more questions? See the full FAQ.