Finchcocks launches free online beginner’s courses

Circle of fifths at Finchcocks

We’re very pleased to announce Dave Hall’s free beginner video tutorials are available here.

Join us every week

Dave’s series of 5 Beginner lessons will be released every Monday for the next few weeks. So set yourself a “Monday reminder” to check our website, or follow us on Instagram or Facebook to see when they’re up!

In this first video he assumes literally no knowledge – and will get you playing along with him within 1 minute!

In less than 5 minutes, he’ll introduce to you to the world of classical and jazz, get you playing confidently with both hands and teach you the note names. Sounds impossible? Give it a go!

Throughout the video – you can pause and replay as often as you like – so you can get the hang of each exercise. Then once you’ve mastered it, you can play along with him as a duet – with an elegant or groovy backing track depending on the exercise.

And once you’ve cracked this one, you can move onto Dave’s second online piano lesson for beginners in which he’ll get you playing along with a medieval band!

Be inspired to give it a go

Dave was described as a “musical powerhouse” when the Sunday Times came to review one of his courses recently. He was an organ scholar at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, and we’re very lucky to have him as our Musical Director at Finchcocks. He runs piano courses for adults of all ages at our weekend piano courses at Finchcocks – we have a grand piano for every attendee – incredible food cooked by our own chef – and luxurious accommodation in the recently renovated grade 2 listed Coach House.

If this sounds too easy, try out our online tutorial for intermediate pianists.

Press play below to start your journey!

If you would like to find out more about our residential courses at Finchcocks, please drop us a line using the form below.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your musical background – even if you are a beginner. We’d love to hear from you.