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Teachers' Corner

We want to help you become the best piano teacher possible! With our resources, you’ll be able to inspire your students and help them learn faster than ever before.

teach Lead Sheets and Chords like a pro

Unlock the musical potential of your students with this comprehensive course!

Play Piano Chords Today is a groundbreaking music method crafted specifically for educators seeking to empower their students with the invaluable skill of lead sheet interpretation.  With its comprehensive approach and user-friendly format, this course equips teachers with the tools they need to unlock the musical potential of their students.

Help Students Read Lead Sheets

We equip piano teachers with the skills and strategies necessary to help their students learn how to read lead sheets.

Learn How to Break Down Lessons

Receive a repertoire of lessons, instructional resources, and tools that allow them to learn how to break down their lesson plans into chunks.

Step-by-Step Methods

Get a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to teach your students in the most effective way possible.

Teach How To Play By Ear

Helpful tips on teaching by ear, such as using different practice techniques, and improvising exercises.

Teach in a Fun and Easy Way

With exclusive online resources and helpful instructional videos, teachers can teach and learn in an enjoyable and intuitive manner.

Combine Theory and Practical

We provide teachers with comprehensive instruction on topics such as musical notation, scales, chord inversions, improvisation, and composition.


No time to teach piano technique? Online coaching support for your student learning RCM technique. 



A SPECIAL SERIES to coach your students to Technique Excellence:

  • Online practice coach for scales, chords and arpeggios. Coaching drills work for hockey and tennis.  TECH TEN now brings the same results for your studio.

  • Includes Tech Ten Journal and Rewards.

  • Take part in an exciting teacher affiliate program. 

  • Students receive ongoing support, rewards, and guidance to stay on track.

  • Follows the RCM technique curriculum

Teacher training

Learn to teach piano chords with the popular chording method Play Piano Chords Today for adults and teens



iNDIVIDUAL COURSE plan features include:

  • Gain fresh insights and techniques to enrich your teaching studio.

  • Tailor lessons to meet the unique needs and preferences of adult learners.

  • Teach jazz theory, lead sheets, improvisation, and ensemble performance techniques.

  • Integrate chord-based techniques into classical lessons.

Masterclass JAM

Play along, ask questions at the Masterclass Jams
and be the first to see each new course introduced.



Includes ALL ACCESS PASS plan features plus:

  • ALL the courses up on Play Piano Chords Today at Teachable (over 30 and building) and any NEW courses posted... PLUS

  • Two 1-hour, coached, Live Masterclass Jam Sessions a month... PLUS

  • A posted recording of the Live Session to use as a practice buddy (or if you miss a session)...PLUS

  • A monthly musical challenge

Learn to Play Piano for Life.

Feedback From Our Happy PIANO PLAYERS


Hans Saib

I have found the "Play Piano Chords Today" classes not only very effective in learning to play the piano, but also positive, encouraging, and most of all fun.

Gail Caryn

I was told by a piano teacher at age 20 that I did not have the co-ordination to play the piano. For 25 years, I believed what she had said until Linda Gould proved her wrong. Linda is a fantastic teacher.

Wendy Patterson

I have taken traditional piano lessons in the past & find the PPCT method much more comprehensive. In contrast to just learning notes and how to read music, PPCT teaches us to make music.

add tech ten to your teaching studio

Create the ultimate learning experience in your teaching studio by merging the convenience of online coaching with your personalized attention of in-person lessons. Now, students can fine-tune their piano technique between lessons with guidance from coaching professionals in only 10 minutes a day.


With easy access to instructional videos, they can practice anytime, anywhere, ensuring continuous improvement. And for you, their teacher, tracking student progress has never been easier. With streamlined monitoring tools, you can stay updated on their development journey, providing tailored guidance every step of the way. Unlock the full potential of your student's learning experience. Find out more about Tech Ten today. 

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Play Piano Chords Today is designed specifically for piano teachers who want to transition from classical to lead sheets, pop and improvisation.


Through a series of easy-to-follow lessons and engaging activities, instructors will learn how to guide teens and adults through the intricacies of lead sheets with confidence and expertise. Gone are the days of solely relying on traditional note-reading methods; instead, teachers will learn how to seamlessly integrate chords and creative musical techniques into their instruction.


Each lesson is carefully structured to build upon the previous one, ensuring a progressive and comprehensive learning experience. From understanding basic chord symbols to interpreting complex harmonic structures, educators will learn how to scaffold their instruction to meet the needs of learners at every level.


Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to revolutionize your teaching approach – enroll in the Play Piano Chords Today  method and embark on a journey of musical discovery with your students!

Can you relate?

I don't have the skills to teach chords and lead sheets

The Play Piano Chords Today method does just that.  It gives you the tools you need in a step-by-step format to build the skills required to become confident playing lead sheets, quickly understanding the form of a piece, and adding your own creativety.

Improvising can't be taught

We often think improvising is a skill that you are born with.  It wasn't in our classical training so we have no tools to draw on. 

The good news is YES, it can be taught and learned by anyone who plays the piano.   

Teaching adults can be intimidating

Sometimes adults come with a lot of questions and past history of frustration.  Learning to play lead sheets and chords dissolves their frustration, fills them with the confidence they have been looking for. 

You will have confidence too because you have the resources behind you (US!) to make their learning experience fun and musically satisfying.  

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I don't know which lead sheets to teach

If you don't have a method, you can spend a lot of time looking for the right music for each student.  The PPCT method has carefully choosen pieces that build the skills needed.  When you complete the first book we give you great options for lead sheet books. Plus you can continue with Play Piano Chords Today Book 2 along side to cement skills already learned adding new tools to enhance your creativity at the piano. 

Play Piano Chords Today Method

Ease your students into chords and lead sheets today. 

Play Piano Chords Today Book 1

Book 1

Learn 7 styles of music from Classical to Latin. 


How to Make a Lead Sheet sound great by voicing your own chords!

Play Piano Chords Today Book 2

Book 2

Apply skills in Book 1 to new songs and styles.

We expand the blues and add a little improvisation too!

Play Piano Chords Today Book 3

Book 3

Piano exercises that develop improvisation, voicing, playing by ear and lead sheet. skills.

Online Piano Teacher Training Course

Online Teacher Training Courses

Ready to take your piano teaching to the next level? Join our exclusive Piano Teacher Training Course focused on lead sheets and piano chords, where you'll learn while you teach!


Benefit from my extensive experience of teaching over 1,000 adults to play with lead sheets and improvise. As your mentor, I'll guide you through proven techniques and strategies that have helped countless students excel.


In this course, you'll discover effective methods for incorporating lead sheets and piano chords into your teaching repertoire, empowering your students to unlock their musical potential.


Sign up to receive email updates for teacher webinars and further details. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your teaching skills and inspire your students like never before!

masterclass jam

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  • Master piano chords and lead sheets with MASTERCLASS JAM

  • Learn by doing with two 1-hour coached LIVE zoom sessions every month 


  • Missed a class? A video of the coached session for reference and practice is available after each live session 


  • 30+ Online Courses (and growing) and 400+ video lessons to enhance what you learned 


  • Access to the previous 6 months of Live coached sessions


  • Communicate questions between sessions 

Free stuff & MOre 

Start from the ground up with ROOTS

Big Tree

Learn how to STYLE a chord

Conga Drums

Get CREATIVE with improvisation 

Meditation in Forest

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Questions about taking the Teacher Training Course?

Fill out the Teacher Training form and we will contact you ASAP

OR Sometimes it's best to talk directly. Book a one-on-one call with Linda Gould by clicking on Coffee Chat.

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