Keys to the Keyboard 

Music Majors: Pass Piano Proficiency! Homeschoolers: Easy way to add music in your curriculum! Worship Leaders: Write and Play Charts! Private Instructors: Great bonus course for your students! Classical Players: Learn to Improvise! For beginning and intermediate levels.



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Downloadable 80-pg. study guide includes detailed practice guides to help you stay on track! 

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For less than the cost of ONE private lesson, watch & learn from this course 24-7 anywhere in the world! Only $75 for the full course!

TWO HOURS of on-demand video with seven videos. Also included is an 80-page downloadable study guide, all costing less than an hour of private instruction! Watch over and over again for optimal learning. Detailed close ups of hand position and pedal work in every video. Also includes certificate of completion.

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You don't have a piano or electronic keyboard? We've got you! Get your FREE 3-page download about Piano/ Keyboard Equipment now! It will tell you everything you need to know and what to get to start right away! We make it easy!

Special note for homeschoolers: We know homeschooling your child can be challenging! From years of experience, we have found most girls are ready for private learning at about age 8 1/2 - 9. Boys, closer to 9. If you have younger children, divide up the videos in VERY small chunks. Five minutes may be the maximum time your child can sit still and that's fine! Make learning fun, giving them a small treat or break every time they practice. Younger children need a lot of activity and movement, so dance, clap rhythms and play notes together on the keyboard.

  • Access to seven lessons, all with instructional videos
  • Downloadable 80-page Study Guide
  • Learn basic chord improvisation
  •  Learn 3 note, 4 note chords, Inversions, Cadences, Songs
  • You can use a small electronic keyboard (61 key, 76 key or 88 key) or acoustic piano
  • Videos include close-ups of hands and pedal!
  • Different timelines for different types of learners and programs! 6, 9, 12 or 24 months!
  • Learn in the privacy of your own space and on your own time, day or night!

Are you a Homeschooler?

Keys to the Keyboard has a full 24-month guide for you! Download this PDF FREE!

Each lesson has music suggestions but the videos focus on learning basic chords, inversions & improvising, which is FUN & lasts a lifetime! 

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What an excellent class! We are using it with our homeschool this year and my children enjoy Deborah's engaging videos. The content has been easy to understand and laid out in a way that makes them eager to work on each day. The manual provides a handy chart to check off their daily practice assignments which makes it makes it easy for me to keep track of where they are and reward them for progress made. I highly reccomend this class to anyone looking to get started with piano!


Stacy Yarnall

Homeschool Mom of 7

I sang this song at my mothers funeral. Also it was the first song I sang as a solo in church when I was a young boy! The arrangement is beautiful. The instructor does a wonderful presentation of the songs history and the study materials. I give “In the Garden” a five star rating!


Rick Boudreau

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about the instructor

Deborah Johnson, M.A.

National recording artist who has produced over two dozen albums and written multiple full-length musicals. Many of her songs and albums have been up for multiple GRAMMY Awards and are licensed world-wide. She is also a speaker and author of 4 books. She has taught every level from elementary to graduate school. 

You can be 100% successful!
Remember...if you never start, you'll never finish!

To be successful, you should commit to a regular practice time. It doesn't have to be long, even 10-15 minutes a day will keep you moving forward toward your goal! Many learners get anxious and give up way too soon. It doesn't matter how old you are, you can learn and enjoyWhen you start playing your chords up and down the keyboard, you won't want to quit! Be patient, relax and enjoy the process, joining thousands of others who are enjoying their keyboards all around the world!

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have no experience?

You don't need any previous experience or to even know your note names. You will be guided through all steps you need to know to be successful!

How much should I practice? 

Consistent practice is most important. Even 10-15 minutes 5x a week will bring great success. 

Am I too old? I've always wanted to play, but am now an older adult! 

You are really never too old! You have to decide to take your time and enjoy the process. Music is great for the mind and your spirit. It's also just plain fun! 

What kind of piano or keyboard do I have to have and will it be expensive?

Of course, an acoustic piano is always optimal, but even a small electronic seld-contained keyboard (that doesn't need a speaker) will work! They are portable and you can store them in a side closet. Make sure you also purchase a stand (they are very reasonable) and have a comfortable seat. For less than $150 (U.S.) you will have all you need to get started!

I don't want anyone to hear me play. What should I do?

With any electronic keyboard, there should be a place to plug in earphones. With earphones, you can happily practice, whether day or night, not disturbing anyone!

I'm a music major and struggle with piano proficiency. Will this help me?

Definitely! I'd start working with Keys to the Keyboard right away! It will help you with music theory as well as your piano proficiency!

Deborah Johnson-2019

"Remember, you are never too old to start a program like this. Take your time and enjoy the process. There are very few "overnight successes." Consistency, along with the expert guidance you are getting with this program will help you learn and play successfully!"

 Deborah Johnson, M.A.

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