Elton, Billy, Ray, Bruce, Jamie, John, Paul, Alicia, Freddie, Prince, Stevie...
CHORD PIANO FORMULA

Learn the secrets of your favorite pop-pianists

Without ever needing sheets again

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

before enrollment closes...

is this you?

What every (aspiring) singer/songwriter, accompanist & pop-pianist must consider

I hear you

I know How It feels to invest countless hours, Trying to crack the code...
... deciphering Sheet-Music, reading, scavenging youtube ...

... only to find out you don't sound like the "real deal" at all.

Coen Modder

Professional Pop-Pianist
Roland-featured author/instructor

Founder of Piano Couture
Creator of Chord Piano Formula
& the Hack the Piano Methodology

Your Instructor

Hi, I'm Coen.

Like virtually everybody, when I started out playing piano at age 4 I was "forced" down the traditional path of learning how to read sheet music too. That didn't work out ...

... and so I quit.

Many years later, at age 17, when I saw my fellow classmates playing like rock-stars at our yearly school concert, I promised myself I was going to learn to play too. So, I went back to that old way of playing from sheet music, which -again- did NOT make me sound like my favorite artists AT ALL... and I almost gave up entirely.

Then, following the guidance of a talented guitarist-friend of mine, I taught myself how to play piano using his approach: by Chords. 4 years later I got accepted into the Conservatory of Amsterdam (major Pop-Piano / Vocals).

Now, over the course of 18 years of playing, I've performed on stage extensively -both solo and in multiple bands- written and recorded with many different artists, became a Roland-featured instructor & one of the top-5 Youtube piano teachers in the world and taught over 135,000 people worldwide how to play piano without sheets.
Hack the Piano is the methodology and backbone of all my playing & teaching.
It's the definitive guide on how I accomplished all of the above without ever reading a single sheet.

Chord Piano Formula is Hack the Piano evolved into a fully guided, Premium Online Training Experience.

It will teach you the exact ways I used to accomplish all of the above and create beautiful piano accompaniments that sound just like those of my favorite musical heroes - Elton, Billy, Stevie - without ever having needed a single sheet.

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That's why I built this Roland-featured system ...
... that has already helped over 135,000 students from all over the world Hack the Piano

What does playing "Pop-Piano" mean to you?

For everyone it’s different…

For some it means being able to just sit down at any piano and "be the piano-(wo)man" - entertaining the crowd, accompanying your vocals or their singing along, blasting out the occasional impressive lick...

For others it means creating your own arrangements, whether for existing songs to make covers and post them to Youtube, or even composing your very own music, in the studio or with a band...

and yet others … are just looking to enjoy yourselves and/or your friends and family in the comfort of your own home.

Piano Hacking | The Modern Approach

Become Everyone's Favorite Piano (Wo)Man.
Finally understand how to actually sound like the pianos on your favorite records ..
.. without ever needing sheets again

Have you ever seen your favorite artist look at sheets while playing? Exactly.

Our "chunking" methodology focusses on learning re-usable blocks: chords & patterns, that are much like words and pronunciation in language.

Learn how styles like Pop, Soul, Blues, Funk, Hip-hop, Singer-Songwriter etc. are made, and played.

We use a rhythm- and harmony-theory approach - the founding pillars of all music. So you learn to sound exactly like the record, or improvise to create your very own unique rendition.

Conservatory-graduated and tons of experience in the actual music business. This is how we do music.

Isn't it strange that guitarists never read traditional sheets, while even beginners are often able to play dozens of songs by heart, with everyone singing along? Learn that "guitarists' approach."

How to STOP being a slave to sheet music ..
.. never quite sounding like your favorite artists do.

Dear fellow Pop-Piano-lover, 

If you suffer from “sheet-music-dependance,” “stuck-playing-the-same-old-boring-tunes-inertia” or just have no clue how to listen through the “cloud of sound” that is music and actually reproduce what you hear on your favorite records… 

If you are tired of putting in all that time learning a tune only to find out you are not sounding like your favorite artist at all, or feel insecure and incapable when you do not have your sheet music at hand then this message is just for you. Here’s why…

There is a system you can learn that allows you to play any of your favorite songs within minutes in stead of days, actually sounding like the pianos on the record (because this is the very system actual pro players use themselves) without ever needing any sheet music.

And you need to realize, there is a cost to not dealing with this…

If You Ignore The Fact That Something Is Inherently Wrong With Learning Piano The "Normal" (i.e. Traditional) Way, It Just Gets Worse

What most people do when they try to learn piano and face the fact that they can’t quite get “that sound” of their favorite artist, is take lessons from a certified (but classically trained) teacher… 

... try to find the sheet-music online… 

...maybe scavenge YouTube in search for that perfect tutorial or try every shiny new online course. 

But for most people, none of that works.

  • The primary problem is having the wrong mindset. Thinking that, to play piano, one needs to be able to read sheet music (you don't).
  • Certified teachers are “classically” trained. They have a traditional approach to playing, which is at best decent for learning classical music, but doesn’t work for any pop style (rock, blues, jazz, funk, soul, jazz, hiphop, dance, singer-songwriter etc.) at all.
  • Most of the stuff you’ll find online are gimmicky schemes that are bad for your form and even the way you’ll approach learning music for the rest of your life - stagnating your growth forever.
  • Every half-decent lesson that is out there - that is at least taught by a credible, trained professional - falls back on that dated, traditional system, because that is how piano is “supposed to be taught.” (spoiler: it’s not)
  • Let me ask you this: Have you ever seen your favorite artist look at sheets when playing? Exactly. That’s because they understand how music works - that is what you should be after too.

And what happens if you just do nothing? If you just keep doing what you’ve been doing? 

You’ll never understand how those “talented” guys (they are not) are able to just sit down and play dozens of YOUR favorites by heart and sound so fricking awesome.

Nor will you ever be able to play anything like that yourself. You’ll just be stuck fidgeting with those same old sheets, finger wrestling for weeks on end, to finally be able to play a few boring tunes that nobody enjoys listening to.

How I “hacked” the piano and discovered the secret to sounding like an actual musician.

I’ve got an answer that works. Here’s the short story:

As a child, I went down the traditional, “classical” path too - and failed miserably. 

Abandoning piano entirely out of sheer frustration. After hours and hours of decoding those horrible lines-and-dots-on-paper, having boring exercises crammed down my throat while never seeing any exciting progress. 

I still didn’t sound like my favorite tunes AT ALL - just like you..?

Then, years later, I asked a guitarist friend of mine - who could literally play dozens of songs by heart - how ON EARTH he was able to do that, without needing any sheet music!?

When he told me “you just need to know your chords!” - this got me thinking.

What if I could play “guitar chords” on piano? Was piano really so different...?

Turns out it’s not.

After figuring out how to translate these “guitar chords” to the piano and how to turn them into flowing, moving, grooving piano parts by adding “patterns” (pretty much like those strums and plucks that guitarists use) not only was I suddenly able to learn dozens, even hundreds of my favorite tunes REALLY fast (and play them by heart), but also: I actually sounded like the original records!

Turns out this is actually the “secret” that pro “pop” (think singer-songwriters like Elton John, Billie Joel, Stevie Wonder, Jamie Cullum, Norah Jones, d'Angelo, Ben Folds, Chris Martin -Coldplay-, Tom Odell, Bruce Hornsby, Paul McCartney, John Legend, Alicia Keys etc.) players use to sound the way they do (and enables them even to play tunes on the piano, that are originally played on a guitar!). 

After this exact method got me into the Conservatory after just 4 years of playing, I figured I needed to create a framework out of it to teach people that there is a better way to learn piano.

So I worked really hard to create a system that makes learning piano (and actually understanding music) really simple.

I started testing this system on my students and - although they all had the same amazing experience as I had - because they had to come see me in person to learn it, they were also each paying me a premium of $8000+ per year..

Another downside was that my limited time allowed me to help only a few students at a time. Then I had an idea:

“What if I deconstruct my entire approach the way it had helped me deconstruct music, then mould it into an online-program experience like no other..”

“What if I could create an experience that would be virtually the same as having me there at the piano in person...

...explaining every little nuance to sounding like the big artists - the Eltons, the Billies, the Stevies...

...that could help many more people learn my exact approach, in their very own tempo, on their own schedule...

...and that I could offer for only a fraction of the costs?”

Chord Piano Formula

how  Piano Hacking

Works

1. Learn the Framework

1. Learn the Framework

Get OnRamped

Chords + Patters are the equivalent of Words & Pronunciation - that's the Pop-Piano approach.

2. Internalize the 7 Layers

2. Internalize the 7 Layers

Implement Chord Piano Formula

Our Roland-featured program will show you how to get serious and speak music.

3. Gain Mastery

3. Gain Mastery

Pro Community

You will have all the tools and knowledge to create & play your favorite arrangements.

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What can Piano Hacking

DO FOR YOU

Have you ever dreamed about being able to use the piano with complete freedom - to express yourself

To play anything you feel like, on the spot, and actually sound like your musical heroes.

It might surprise you that this is not nearly as hard as it may seem. 

Not with the right approach, that is.

It requires a few things: understanding, practice, discipline and a clear path to follow.

A plan that tells you exactly what to do and when to do it

Without it, the process can be overwhelming. 

Chord Piano Formula's Bootcamp provides this support - showing, guiding, holding you accountable and making sure you actually follow through. 

It will fast-track your growth and save you years of frustrating trial and error.

What will this teach me?

Chord Piano Formula is created to help singers/songwriters and accompanists: 

And all of this in the fastest- most convenient way possible.

built on

The Hack the Piano Methodology

Speak Music. By Chords. By Ear. By Heart.

By Chords | Effective Learning

Music deconstructed into word-like blocks. Easy to grasp & remember.

LEARN ONCE · RE-USE FOREVER

By Ear | No Sheets

Have you ever seen your favorite artist look at paper while playing? Exactly.

SPEAK MUSIC · SAY ANYTHING

by Heart | Music You Love

With our unique, modern approach, learn how the music you listen to works.

YOUR EFFORT · YOUR PASSION

Here's What's Included.

All course materials - including workshops, streaming videos, audios, transcripts, handouts and add-on modules - are within our online "Piano Lingo Pro" student-environment.

Chord Piano BootCamp Platinum

6-Week premium course that takes you from intermediate Chord-pianist, to pop-piano pro.

LIVE

Chord Piano BluePrint

The premium content-plan that hosts the entire A-Z of Chord Piano in video, audio & text.

Piano Lingo Pro

Premium community platform that hosts all content, BootCamps, workshops, feedback, assignments, exercises and accountability.

Bonuses

Chord Piano OnRamp Course, Pop-Piano Challenge Recordings, ChordAI Pro App, Mastery Workshops Vault...

1. Chord-Piano BootCamp Platinum

the guided masterclass

A 6-week, workshops-based, step-by-step training program, demystifying Chord Piano, showing exactly what to do when, how to study, practice & implement and how to learn Piano as effectively as possible.

Live Workshops

Live Workshops

Hands-on sessions, hosted by Coen explaining and exemplifying every concept in great detail - then showing you how to implement, are at the BootCamp's core.

TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Dedicated Online Course

Dedicated Online Course

The Master-Course hosts all 12 (recorded) workshop sessions, handouts, exercises, assignments and extra lessons.
MASTER COURSE
Companion Accountability Program

Companion Accountability Program

Extra quick tips, instructions, exercises, motivation & notifications of new lessons.

GUIDANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY
Assignment & Exercises

Assignment & Exercises

Complete the clear, step-by-step weekly exercises and assignments to boost your playing exponentially.

STEP-BY-STEP PRACTICE
5/5
"The advantage the BootCamp afforded me was a crash course on the concepts, tools, rules of thumb, and “tricks of the trade” of pop piano that I can begin to apply on my path forward. A “normal” process would not have allowed me to see that path forward as Coen laid out in a comprehensive manner and yet a very short period of time."
Dave Reed
CHORD PIANO STUDENT

Schedule*

Chord Piano BootCamp Platinum

week 1

Chords & Voicings 2.0

Learn all about extending Chords and creating sophisticated voicings with those color-tones

week 2

Breaking Techniques & adding flow

How to create moving, flowing arrangements, melodic phrases and riffs.

week 3

Coloring & Extending Further

Where we take coloring and extending to the next level building juicy, jazzy, soulful Chords.

week 4

Building Grooves

Adding more intricate, engaging rhythmical patterns and combining it with newly acquired skills.

week 5

Phrasing & Embellishing

How to build and insert licks, fills and other types of embellishments.

week 6

(re)Harmonization

Understand and be able to work with correlations that Chords have with the key and each-other.

*subject to change

Fail-Proof

Why the BootCamp Works

Step 1

Strategy & Clarity

In the weekly workshops, Coen will explain the overall concepts & strategies you'll need to approach piano the right way - the way that will make you understand how music works and allows you to play anything by ear and by heart - in a hands-on way. 

This is where you'll gain the insights. 

PRO

Step 2

Tactics & Support

In the BootCamp's online course, hosted in our brand new Piano Lingo Pro community platform (kind of like a Facebook group - without the distractions of Facebook) you'll find fleshed-out details, step-by-step lessons & exercises, as well as scheduling and support from peers.

This is where you'll deepen your understanding.

Step 3

Implementation & Accountability

The whole BootCamp is set up in a way that's hard to mess up. Step-by-step, do-this-then-that-type instructions & assignments that make sure you implement the right things. You'll just need to follow through. Luckily, the entire platform is set up to help you do just that. Support, accountability, guidance. 

Fail-proof.

2. Chord Piano BluePrint

the content plan

Add-on modules for each of music's 6 layers
Copious extra videos, images, audio examples & exercises to dive-deeper, leave no concept to doubt and further personalize your learning experience.

Musical Structures

How to Use Music's Building Blocks to Play Anything By Heart

Playing music shouldn’t be so hard to learn. Sadly though, for many people, it forever remains a “cloud of sound.” These 5 mini courses lift the cloud to show you the fundament hiding below and how to use that framework to quickly learn, remember and play any song by heart.

Chords

How to Build, Grab and "Say" Music's "Words"

Most budding pianists don’t sound like the real deal at all, because they approach music on a by-note-basis. Real musicians play by Chords, which is why they sound so full.
These 9 mini courses teach you the way real musicians play, using the full harmonic spectrum, which opens the door to playing full and rich-sounding.

Patterns

How to Add Rhythm and Flow to Your Playing

Unfortunately, for most people, creating flowing piano parts is like trying to speak fluent Chinese - hard, at best. These 4 mini courses will teach the building blocks that allow you to turn any set of notes into a flowing, grooving, moving piano part.

Extensions

How to Spice Up and Sophisticate Your Chords

Unfortunately, most chords played on piano still sound bland. These 3 mini courses will show you the next phase in voicing, “sophisticating” your chords to take them from juvenile to mature.

Embellishments

How to "Perk Up" Your Playing With Licks & Fills

Licks, riffs, fills. Alluring to most and - as nothing but “cheap tricks” - misused by many. These 2 mini courses will show you the correct ways, mindset, origin and application of any type of improvisation - from a quick grace note, to a full-blown solo.

Re:Harmonization

How to Use Music's Building Blocks to (re)Write Music

Expressing yourself through music shouldn’t be a mystery. Sadly though coming up with anything not written on paper remains a guessing game for most people. These 4 mini courses will teach the different value each chord has within a song and how you can use that to your advantage when composing yourself - either when improvising, adapting a known tune, or when writing your own, full-blown songs.

Scales

How to Use Music's "Dialects" To Add Color & Flair

Many people consider scales (the "sub" layer) to be boring sequences of notes that have to be repeated endlessly, purely to create nimble-fingeredness. These 4 mini courses will show you that scales are far from boring when you use them in the correct ways - as musical dialects for a profound musical understanding.

Musical Structures

How to Use Music's Building Blocks to Play Anything By Heart

Playing music shouldn’t be so hard to learn. Sadly though, for many people, it forever remains a “cloud of sound.” These 5 mini courses lift the cloud to show you the fundament hiding below and how to use that framework to quickly learn, remember and play any song by heart.

Chords

How to Build, Grab and "Say" Music's "Words"

Most budding pianists don’t sound like the real deal at all, because they approach music on a by-note-basis. Real musicians play by Chords, which is why they sound so full.
These 9 mini courses teach you the way real musicians play, using the full harmonic spectrum, which opens the door to playing full and rich-sounding.

Patterns

How to Add Rhythm and Flow to Your Playing

Unfortunately, for most people, creating flowing piano parts is like trying to speak fluent Chinese - hard, at best. These 4 mini courses will teach the building blocks that allow you to turn any set of notes into a flowing, grooving, moving piano part.

Extensions

How to Spice Up and Sophisticate Your Chords

Unfortunately, most chords played on piano still sound bland. These 3 mini courses will show you the next phase in voicing, “sophisticating” your chords to take them from juvenile to mature.

Embellishments

How to "Perk Up" Your Playing With Licks & Fills

Licks, riffs, fills. Alluring to most and - as nothing but “cheap tricks” - misused by many. These 2 mini courses will show you the correct ways, mindset, origin and application of any type of improvisation - from a quick grace note, to a full-blown solo.

Re:Harmonization

How to Use Music's Building Blocks to (re)Write Music

Expressing yourself through music shouldn’t be a mystery. Sadly though coming up with anything not written on paper remains a guessing game for most people. These 4 mini courses will teach the different value each chord has within a song and how you can use that to your advantage when composing yourself - either when improvising, adapting a known tune, or when writing your own, full-blown songs.

Scales

How to Use Music's "Dialects" To Add Color & Flair

Many people consider scales (the "sub" layer) to be boring sequences of notes that have to be repeated endlessly, purely to create nimble-fingeredness. These 4 mini courses will show you that scales are far from boring when you use them in the correct ways - as musical dialects for a profound musical understanding.

5/5
"This is most likely to be the best that you'll find when it comes to learning how to play the piano. I've been taught classically for over 10 yrs now but was jealous in seeing a guitarist being able to pick up songs very easily, this program will enable you to that. It's top notch."
Jonathan
HACK THE PIANO STUDENT

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Piano Lingo Pro

the community platform

Brand new platform giving access to live calls with Coen, live calls & workshops vault (recordings of previous live sessions), CoutCam area (animated playthroughs), practice room, premium Chord Piano community and additional member-benefits.
12 month license
5/5
"My head has been bursting with ideas since your excellent Hack the Piano. You took the mystery out of what I hear when I listen to contemporary piano and that’s not to say that your approach is good just for pop piano. I think it’s THE best way to learn piano!"
Giovanni
CHORD PIANO STUDENT

Chord Piano Formula

An Online Program With Offline Benefits​

Combining the very best of off what apps, online courses & offline music programs have to offer.

Amazing Value

A 6-week bootcamp, add-on modules, exercises, accountability & coaching - all run in a private, supportive community. 5-10 years+ worth of piano lessons, at not even 5% of the price.

Interactive Lessons

A well balanced mix between Workshops, HD videos, text, multimedia and exercises. Clear, bite-sized and easy to grasp - so you'll make exponential progress.

Exercises & Assignments

Cement your knowledge with step-by-step exercises and assignments - clear, to the point, effective NO guessing.

Learn Anytime, Anywhere

Always-and-from-any-device-accessible to fit your schedule. Open your laptop, tablet or our dedicated app at the piano, or study a bit extra on the go using our app on your phone.

Fully Guided

You are guided through each weeks musical layer with clear instructions. .

Questions & Feedback

Stuck? Want feedback? The entire supportive community is here to help. Ask anything and we'll guide you right to what you want to learn and boost your playing confidence.

Fast-Track Your Growth

Whether you are more of a beginner to get an intensive overview-introduction, or a more advanced player, diving deep into chord-piano practice and theory, this complete and scalable program will boost any player's progress.

It Worked For These People, And It Will Work For You

Here’s what Piano Hacking did for me... 

..play anything within minutes, without ever having to decipher any sheet music...

... which has saved me a cumulative years of precious time, not spent slogging, but spent with loved ones ...

...improvise...

...get myself into the Conservatory of Amsterdam after just 4 years of playing (no I’m not that talented - I simply found this better way)...

...write my own music and publish a solo album...

...get collaboration deal offers and my system (this very system) featured by Yamaha and Roland...

...be the “Piano Man” when having the best time singing our favorite tunes at family gatherings...

...find dear friends through playing music...

...hone an amazing creative outlet for relaxation and fun.

And it’s not just me.

Over the past 8 years, thousands of people from all over the world have been learning to play their favorite tunes in no time using my system:

"This is most likely to be the best that you'll find when it comes to learning how to play the piano. I've been taught classically for over 10 yrs now but was jealous in seeing a guitarist being able to pick up songs very easily, Hack the Piano will enable you to that. It's top notch."
Jonathan
NORWAY
"..a breath of fresh air. Coen offers thorough piano theory along with chord knowledge backed up with superb videos providing visual demonstrations of the subject of the lesson. He also provides wonderful tips for effective practice. This is not work, this is fun."
Harsant
FRANCE
"Coen teaches in a manner easy to understand that makes the student eager to learn more... I love that I get to choose which music I want to learn/play... No matter the reason you are coming to the piano this is the program you want to take."
Victoriana
ARGENTINA
"This method has saved me time and effort. It opens a pathway of consciousness into the world of music. Wow I am glad I purchased this and so will you be if you are looking to fulfill your piano dreams. Worth every penny."
Jamie
UK

Piano Hacking Is Perfect For (Aspiring):

Singers/Songwriters

Learn how music is built and how to use those building blocks to play and create your very own renditions.

Accompanists

Whether you'd like to play with others in a band, or accompany anyone's singing (including your own).

Producers

Understanding music's foundational building blocks will improve your arrangements, hooks, licks and riffs. 

... and all piano-enthusiasts looking to play arrangements as they are actually played by artist like Billy, Elton, Ray, Stevie, Jamie, Alicia et. al. - enjoying themselves, friends or family.

Finally It's Your Turn

Piano Hacking, will give you the key to...

  • Playing any of your favorite tunes - finally actually sounding like the piano on the record
  • Breaking free from sheet music - no more hours of deciphering, no more dependence
  • Being able to sit at any piano or keyboard and play what you (and everybody else) actually enjoys listening to
  • Playing freely, flowing, grooving, improvising, by ear, by heart.
  • Learning new tunes in minutes in stead of days.
  • Gaining oceans of time (and piles of cash) - saved on mind-numbing lessons and boring theory
  • Understanding how music works, allowing you to improvise and even write your own music.

That’s right. A skillset that - might you even be able to find the right person to teach it to you - would cost you over $12000 and years of tedious lessons... is yours for only a fraction of that amount.

It all comes as part of the Chord Piano Formula, the LIVE Hack the Piano online training program, which we used to sell for €999 (and that was without any of the insane bonuses I'm about to include here), but I'm offering it here to you for only €499 (nuts).

And you are 100% safe to try it out. That’s all I’m suggesting. Just try it for 14 days to see if it works for you.

If it does, you’ll be delighted - and I think that’s exactly what’s about to happen. If for some reason you’re not delighted with all the new musical insights and ideas, the speed you’ll improve, learning the songs you love and the way you’ll make them sound - just like they do on the records - then just let me know and you’ll get all your money back.

Everything That's Included.

Let's summarize of all the value you'll get.

Chord Piano BootCamp Platinum

Value: €999

6-Week premium course that takes you from intermediate Chord-pianist, to pop-piano pro.

LIVE

Chord Piano BluePrint

Value: €499

The premium content-plan that hosts the entire A-Z of Chord Piano in video, audio & text - LIFETIME access included.

Piano Lingo Pro MEMBERSHIP

Value: €500

Premium community platform that hosts all content, BootCamps, workshops, feedback, assignments, exercises and accountability.

FULL YEAR INCLUDED

Mastery Workshops Vault

Value: €299

Access recordings of workshops held before you were a member (unique offer only available here - older workshops normally NOT available)

Chord Piano OnRamp

Value: €149

Full access to the "self-serve " edition of this premium 4-week BootCamp, that teaches the complete foundational Chord Piano framework.

Chord Piano Challenge Recs

Value: €84

Full access to the recordings of all workshops in our Pop Piano Challenge.

Total Value

€2530

Join today at 81% discount.

Select Your Plan

Next Platinum BootCamp Cohort Starts Feb. 19th

The Entertainer

Chord Piano Formula LIVE
499 or split-pay 3x €166
  • 1 Chord Piano BootCamp Platinum LIVE Cohort*
  • Piano Lingo Pro Membership - 1 Year
  • Chord Piano BluePrint Program*
  • Bonus: Mastery Workshops Vault*
  • Bonus: Chord Piano OnRamp BootCamp Recordings
  • Bonus: Pop Piano Challenge Recordings

The Player

Chord Piano Formula LIVE
699 or split-pay 3x 233
  • Everything in "The Entertainer"
  • Piano Lingo Pro GOLD* Membership - 1 Year
Best Value

Take the piano hacker's journey

Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Chord Piano OnRamp BootCamp

Where you learn to play piano like a guitarist
- by Chords, ear & heart.
Direction Arrows
Phase 01

Chord Piano Platinum BootCamp

Where you'll transform your maturely-colored voicings, into flowing, embellished arrangements.
Direction Arrows
Phase 02

Chord Piano Mastery

Where you'll specialize and grow by analyzing & putting everything in practice.
Phase 03

Piano Lingo Pro

Mastery Series - The Continuation

CHORD PIANO MASTERY

SERIES

Workshops

INCLUDED WITH "The Entertainer"

Bi-weekly* masterclasses where we analyze real music to see what we can learn, steal and add to our vocabulary for re-use.

All LIVE BootCamps

INCLUDED WITH "The Player"

Every quarter we host a LIVE Premium BootCamp, ranging from "Play Like... " to specialty classes on things like Songwriting, Improvisation etc.

GOLD

*When there's no BootCamp running live

Piano Lingo Pro calendar*

2023 Upcoming BootCamps

Chord Piano BootCamp Platinum

Cohort Q1 - 2023 | starts February 19th

Chord Piano Formula's main, core BootCamp to learn and/or improve on foundational Pop-Piano skills. Intermediate - Advanced levels (scalable).

CURRENT UPCOMING COHORT

"Play Like Billy"

Cohort Q2 - 2023

Learn the stylistic traits, tricks and signature techniques from the one and only Piano Man himself - Billy Joel.

MASTERY SERIES

Songwriting

Cohort Q3 - 2023

Learn how to form and harmonize melodies & create flowing arrangements. Not just good for walking away with your very own songs (which you will) but also for creating unique renditions of existing tunes.

MASTERY SERIES

Play Like ...

Q4 - 2023

Artist to be announced.

MASTERY SERIES

Chord Piano BootCamp

Q1 - 2024

Learn- or improve on foundational Chord Piano skills. Fully scalable program that becomes more interesting with every iteration you complete.

T.B.A.

Q2 - 2024

BootCamp to be announced.

*subject to change

Piano Lingo Pro

Pro vs. Gold

Piano Lingo Pro

Base Membership
INCLUDED WITH "THE ENTERTAINER"

Premium Community

unlimited access

✓ Threads & Discussions
✓ Couturian Pro Updates
✓ Practice Room
✓ CoutCam
✓ Docs & Knowledge Base
✓ Updates, New Features & -Content
✓ Mobile App

Mastery Workshops

Piano Lingo Pro GOLD

All-Access Membership
INCLUDED WITH "THE PLAYER"

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chord piano & mastery series

Next Platinum BootCamp cohort starts Feb. 19th

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The Entertainer

Chord Piano Formula LIVE
499 or split-pay 3x €166
  • 1 Chord Piano BootCamp Platinum LIVE Cohort*
  • Piano Lingo Pro Membership - 1 Year
  • Chord Piano BluePrint Program*
  • Bonus: Mastery Workshops Vault*
  • Bonus: Chord Piano OnRamp BootCamp Recordings
  • Bonus: Pop Piano Challenge Recordings

The Player

Chord Piano Formula LIVE
699 or split-pay 3x 233
  • Everything in "The Entertainer"
  • Piano Lingo Pro GOLD* Membership - 1 Year
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An exclusive admission ticket to the next Chord Piano Formula - Hack the Piano LIVE Platinum BootCamp Cohort. 

PLUS

Seamless integration with the Chord Piano BluePrint program, which is also included in full.

This course will show you exactly what to do, step-by-step to implement the Chord Piano strategies, tactics and techniques.

This whole experience is run on our Piano Lingo Pro community platform, where both Coen as well as fellow peers are actively participating and helping each other reach their goals. 

Depending on the plan you choose, you'll also get 12 more months access to that platform (Entertainer), or even to all other BootCamps hosted during the year too (Player)

From February 19th - April 2nd.

All of my teaching, including all premium content you'll find inside of Piano Lingo (our premium online Pop-Piano academy) is based on the Hack the Piano methodology - as is this course.

 

It is the "application & implementation" - actually DOING vs. only learning theory.

 

This course can either function as a perfect introduction, or as a more specialized deep-dive into the world of chord-piano, putting Piano Hacking into practice in a guided, structured, step-by-step way.

How to play anything you want, by ear.

We will learn Pop Piano tricks, traits and techniques to actually understand music. This works on ALL songs and you are free to choose your own songs, to do the exercises and assignments with. 

 

Since we are Amsterdam -and thus Europe- based, you'll be charged in Euros. The dollar price depends on the current conversion rate and optionally costs your bank or credit card company charges for the conversion. These costs are outside of our control unfortunately and conversion rates vary by day. 

Please note that we cover any taxes.

All live sessions are recorded! The recordings can be accessed in streaming format (meaning you can also pause, rewind, fast-forward etc. all things that were not possible when the sessions were held live) in the online master-course as often, and for as long as you like! 

Lifetime access to everything except access to the Piano Lingo Pro community (12 months access to that). 

After 12 months you can decide to stay subscribed at a monthly fee, or just let it expire. 

You'll still be able to access your courses whatever you choose. 

Everything in this program is scalable and using the 6 pillars of chord-piano, we'll deconstruct and then build everything we do back up, gradually growing in level of difficulty. 

You can "stop" (stick to) the level that's challenging, but not too difficult for you, which -whatever level that might be for you- will get you sounding very close to original records you listen to. 

You can then redo the course later, going up to the next level.

Everything you'll need to know is available - either in the BootCamp itself, or in the BluePrint. 

Everything you already know is easy to skip, or adapt to make it suitable for a level more advanced. 

Do note that the next cohort that is about to start is the Platinum Bootcamp (i.e. Phase/level 2) which starts at intermediate level and assumes you know triads, inversions and basic rhythmic patterns.

Let me ask you this: Have you ever seen your favorite artist look at sheet music at any of his or her performances? Exactly. 

That's because they play pop-piano: piano by chords. They know their chords, harmony-theory, voicings, patterns and how to play with those. This is how they form all of their piano parts and this is exactly what you'll learn in this program too.

Chord-piano. No sheet-music (only chord-sheets every now and then).

That's not a question! 🙂 

Just kidding. You can ask me anything by simply sending an email to coen@piano-couture.com

The No-Sheets Approach

Piano Like A Guitarist

a final word from Coen

Have you ever seen your favorite artist look at sheet music?

Probably not, right?

That's because modern music isn't played from sheets.

Actually, since music is in fact a language, learning to read before you can speak seems completely backwards - whatever style we're talking about.

Guitarists get this. They first learn to strum chords - the equivalent of saying some words

99% of them keeps approaching music this way forever, learning how to build riffs, licks and even entire solos out of those fundamental musical "chunks" called Chords (& Patterns).

But while guitarists are having all the fun, piano is still stuck in this outdated system. 

Here we do things differently.

We teach our students how to understand the musical language and "say" (play) anything they want, using its foundational concepts - chords (music's "words") and patterns (music's "pronunciation") - just like guitarists.

You'll learn building blocks that can be re-used in all music - so you never waist time deciphering lines-and-dots on paper, blindly regurgitating, but always grow as a musician.

We call this Piano Hacking

It's the ultimate shortcut to finally actually sounding like you want - by ear.

And - beneficially - it's the actual language ALL pro musicians speak too. 

Not just piano-players. ALL musician. 

So if you'd want to play something that's originally written for another instrument ... 

... or play together with other musicians ...

This is how we do music.

Don't settle for information-overload, learning stuff you're never going to use anyway or one-trick pony approaches that only teach you one song without any context. 

Start Hacking the Piano today to learn how music works and be able to apply what you learn on any tune you want - finally actually sounding like your musical heroes while cutting the time to learn new songs by 90%.

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P.S. People love it

Before using Chord Piano Bootcamp, I thought music was just a bunch of notes on the page that I had to strenuously decipher in order to play. The Chord Bootcamp taught me to create music within the structure of chords. I learned that chords have patterns and relationships. I now interact with music on a whole new level! 
Rachel
Piano Hacker
Before coming across your BootCamp, I had been learning on my own for many, many, many years.  All I had to show for it was frustration and a very halted and hesitant sound.   After a few short months, your approach of “Chording” and music theory has replaced all of that with a significant improvement in my freedom, confidence and musicality.   I enjoy every moment I sit at my keyboard.   Thank you for your help!  It’s been a life changing experience.
Darren
Piano Hacker
This BootCamp was perfect for those that want to learn the ‘why’ behind their favorite pop songs! As a classically trained pianist, the focus was on the ‘how’ instead of the ‘why’. Now I have a much better understanding of chords and how they move the song where you want it to go. Thanks so much Coen!
Ken
Piano Hacker
I can't say enough about how easy to understand, and well put together this program is. I started letting my kids, ages 9& 11, work on this program and ended up having to buy two more keyboards because they were always playing and learning lol
Kevin
Piano Hacker
..a breath of fresh air. Coen offers thorough piano theory along with chord knowledge backed up with superb videos providing visual demonstrations of the subject of the lesson. He also provides wonderful tips for effective practice. This is not work, this is fun.
Harsant
Piano Hacker
This is a fantastic way to learn how to play the piano. In the past I have always been frustrated in learning to play the piano until I found Coen and the Hack the Piano Bootcamp.It is an easy to follow method and it is fun at the same time. The lessons are in bite sizes and are easy to understand. It does need commitment and after a short while, you get to play your favourite songs on the piano. Highly recommended.
Dee
Piano Hacker
The Chord Piano bootcamp make piano accompaniment accessible without any deep theoretical musical background. It’s accessible but not “simplistic”.
Delphine
Piano Hacker
If you're looking to learn music in a more dynamic and less traditional way, then this piano bootcamp is definitely for you. It's very rare to come across this type of approach in traditional music classes, and I found it to be incredibly refreshing and inspiring. If you're feeling tired of reading music and like you're in a musical rut (like I was), then this course could be exactly what you need to reignite your passion for the piano. The instructor at the bootcamp is knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and he really emphasizes the importance of understanding the foundations and nature of music rather than just learning specific songs. This approach helped me to gain a deeper appreciation for the art of music and feel more confident in my own musical abilities. Overall, I highly recommend this piano bootcamp to anyone looking to break out of the traditional mold and approach music in a more creative and dynamic way. It was an incredibly enjoyable experience for me, and I think it could be for you too.
Reem
Piano Hacker
Following this bootcamp has allowed me to progress my playing at my own pace. Although i do not nearly spend enough time practicing, whatever practice i do happen to have is usually on the back of an amazing classic song. This makes practicing chords and chord progressions so much more fun!
Koen
Piano Hacker
The advantage the BootCamp afforded me was a crash course on the concepts, tools, rules of thumb, and "tricks of the trade" of pop piano that I can begin to apply on my path forward. A "normal" process would not have allowed me to see that path forward as Coen laid out in a comprehensive manner and yet a very short period of time.
Dave
Piano Hacker
I took years of piano lessons but still was unable to play anything without sheet music in front of me. I also could not break down a song and understand how it worked. I have made some excellent strides in this by taking BootCamp.
Willow
Piano Hacker
I have tried other courses and I have always ended up giving up, because what I wanted was to play piano accompaniment while I sing. This is the only course that allows you to learn that in a clear and structured way. I recommend it 100%.
Juan Carlos
Piano Hacker
…if you want to sit at any piano and play popular music for your family and friends-, if you want a basis to create music towards becoming a professional musician-, no matter the reason you are coming to the piano this is the program you want to take.
Victoriana
Piano Hacker
This is most likely to be the best that you'll find when it comes to learning how to play the piano. I've been taught classically for over 10 yrs now but was jealous in seeing a guitarist being able to pick up songs very easily, this program will enable you to that. Its top notch.
Jonathan
Piano Hacker
You're doing a FANTASTIC thing here and I truly admire your altruistic approach
Joshua
Piano Hacker
You took the mystery out of what I hear when I listen to contemporary piano and that’s not to say that your approach is good just for pop piano. I think it’s THE best way to learn piano!
Giovanni
Piano Hacker
It's such a great program, because it is very organized and explains the information in a logical way. It is great because you can repeat the lessons until you get it down completely.
Winston
Piano Hacker
"This method has saved me time and effort .. It opens a pathway of consciousness into the world of music. Wow I am glad I purchased this and so will you be if you are looking to fulfill your piano dreams. Worth every penny."
Jamie
Piano Hacker

want to finally learn how to actually play like Elton, Billy, Jamie etc... ?

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