I spent a decade teaching music freelance, and built up a reputation as “the best piano teacher in London” (Lenny Henry). I was frustrated with conventional teaching methods, and so developed original ones, and my clients included signed artists, West End stars, record execs, and DJ/producers. Eventually I started putting my methods online, and now have over 40,000 students enrolled in my courses.


Beginner Piano

A course for complete beginners – no prior experience required. You don’t even need to know the note names!

“Ok – so who would like to start playing the piano without the hours of frustration learning music theory? I’m one. That’s exactly what Benedict does in this course. … I’m amazed at what I’ve been able to learn and play.”
Greg R

“This course walks you through playing simple songs, but they actually sound like the real thing which gave me a sense of accomplishment and encouraged me to keep playing. I highly recommend this course!”
Helenmary Cody

Read Music Fast!

Learn to see a note on a piano score and play it on the keyboard straight away. My best-selling course.

“WOW! The instructor’s method and exercises meant I was nailing five octaves of note reading in just a day! … Excellent production quality, excellent graphics, clear explanation. … I’d give it ten stars if I could.”
Mark S A Smith

“After the course, I can assure you that you will not be seeing a music sheet the same way again.”
Kathleen Rosario

Read Music Fast! Part 2

Learn how to read notes in context and decipher key signatures.

“His unique method of understanding scales is, by itself, worth the price of the course. Check it out. Definitely one of the best online classes I’ve taken.”
Lynn Kear

“If only every teacher/instructor could make learning this easy for their students.”
Nana Okyere

Note: this is a private course, so you’ll need to enter the password “Tigris” (the name of my cat) to get access.

Piano Chords

Learn to read chord symbols in a visual and intuitive way using real music.

“After buying loads of books on piano chords nothing has come close to this excellent course … it has to be the best on Udemy”
Michael Fallon

“Even if you already know your scales and chords, this course brings you through the variations so that you can do more than just play a triad each and every time.”

Advanced Piano Chords 1

Learn how to interpret 6th, 9th, and 13th chords, as well as augmented and diminished triads, on the circle of 5ths.

“He’s just a great teacher! Meticulous, professional, knowledgeable, thorough, and enjoyable; plus loads of content. Much more than your money’s worth!”
Altamese Akiva

“The instructor teaches a lot of advanced chords in such a way that then sticks in your mind.”
Bruno Sade

Note: this is a private course, so you’ll need to enter the password “Tigris” (the name of my cat) to get access.



musophone is my music education blog, where I have long-form articles on how to get a good piano teacher, the myth of musical talent, and which piano/keyboard to buy, as well as numerous free arrangements and tutorials.