Piano Lingo

Piano Lingo

the Chord Piano Academy

online piano community for singers & songwriters

powered by piano couture

Pop-Piano courses For Singers/Songwriters


play your very own renditions & arrangements ...
... That Sound Like Taken Straight Off Your Favorite Artists' Records ...

... Without Ever Needing Sheets Again.

- by Chords. by Ear. by Heart.

By Chords | Effective Learning

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


By Ear | No Sheets

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


by Heart | Music You Love

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


Modern Piano Isn't Played From Sheets

Traditional Sheets Will NOT Get You That Sound You're After

Don't try to learn modern piano parts, using an ancient system...

Piano Hacking is...

Piano Hacking | The Modern Approach

Become Everyone's Favorite
Piano (Wo)Man.

Finally actually sound like your favorite artists ..
.. 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."

Piano Hacking Is Perfect For (Aspiring):


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


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


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

... and all piano-enthusiasts looking to create & play arrangements just like their favorite artist (Billy, Elton, Ray, Stevie, Jamie, Alicia et. al.) do - enjoying themselves, friends or family.

We Hear You

We know How It feels to invest countless hours deciphering Sheet-Music ...

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

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

Coen Modder

Professional Pop-Pianist
Roland-featured author/instructor

Founder of Piano Couture
Creator of Piano Lingo, 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.

Piano Lingo 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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We're Not The Only Ones Who Like The Sound Of Chord Piano

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What Fellow Piano Hackers Say:

the Piano Hacker's Journey

how  Piano Hacking


1. Learn the <em>Framework</em>

1. Learn the Framework

Piano Like A Guitarist

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

2. Internalize <em>Chords</em>

2. Internalize Chords

Music's Words

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

3. Master <em>Patterns</em>

3. Master Patterns

Pronunciation & Conjugation

You will have all the tools and knowledge to create & play your very own renditions.

4. Create <i>Your Own Arrangements</i>

4. Create Your Own Arrangements

Songwriting & (re)Harmonization

Write your very own songs, compositions & re-harmonized interpretations.

tools & resources

Everything you need to play like
-  by heart

the CHORD PIANO BluePrint

complete, 3-stage pop-piano curriculum

Hack the Piano Foundation

Where you get OnRamped & learn to play piano like a guitarist
- by Chords, ear & heart.
Direction Arrows
Stage 1

Hack the Piano Core

Where you'll learn sophisticated voicing-skills and pro-sounding rhythmic patterns.
Direction Arrows
Stage 2

Advanced Piano Hacks

Where you'll transform your maturely-colored voicings, into flowing, embellished arrangements.
Direction Arrows
Stage 3

For Playing Your own Renditions

With our in-depth BluePrint,
gain the knowledge to:

Support when you need it

Community coaching & guidance so you'll never again:

Piano Lingo Pro

Guidance · Accountability · Support

Live Events


Course Discussion

Study Sessions

Practice Logs

Learning Prompts

Supportive Peers & Teachers

Active Threads & Forums

Practice Sessions

Mastery Classes

Stage 4

Piano LIngo

An Online Academy With Offline Benefits

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

Amazing Value

Full Pop-Piano curriculum, live classes, exercises, accountability & coaching - all run in a private, supportive community.
10 years+ worth of music tuition, at not even 1% of the costs.

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 smartphone at the piano, or study on the go using our Chord AI app.

Fully Guided

A clear, step-by-step curriculum guiding you from OnRamp to Pop-Piano mastery.

Questions & Feedback

Stuck? Want feedback? 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 looking to get a full-scope pop-piano education, or a more advanced player, diving deep into chord-piano practice & theory to finally break free from constraints and get that sound you're after - our complete and scalable program will boost any player's progress.

The No-Sheets Approach

Piano Like A Guitarist

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 waste 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 musicians. 

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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Select Your Course

Piano Like A Guitarist 

Chord Piano Fundamentals OnRamp Course

Learn how to play accompaniments for any song in the world, without ever needing sheet music again.

Are you just starting out with Chord Piano? 
Curious to see how our no-sheets approach works? 
This is the course for you.  

  • Introduction course
  • 5-module, 30-lesson excerpt from Hack the Piano Foundation
  • + FREE Hack the Piano Book!
Test-drive now for €1

the Chord Piano BluePrint

For Complete Freedom Playing Your Renditions

Learn how to play piano like your favorite pop-piano singers/songwriters - by Chords, by Ear, By Heart

You know how to build triads. This course will show you how to maturely voice them and transform them into moving, flowing, embellished arrangements.  

  • Complete pop-piano curriculum
  • Three-part program:
    • Hack the Piano Foundation Course
    • Hack the Piano Core Course
    • Advanced Piano Hacks Course
  • 12-modules, 159-lessons
  • Lifetime access to the course
  • 12 months FREE pro community membership
    (then 64% lifetime discount on staying a member. no obligation. cancel anytime)
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Coen Modder - All Rights Reserved

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