How to teach Lead Sheets and Chords if you're a classical teacher

With the Play Piano Chords Today course you can teach lead sheets with no chording background.  PPCT is a step-by-step method - you learn while you teach :-)

There are so many music students who want to play current music for fun instead of, or in addition to, classical music. They want to learn tunes in days or weeks not months. We need teachers like you.   PPCT teacher training gets you comfortable teaching lead sheets, improvising and playing by ear while you teach the course to your students. 

The pieces in Play Piano Chords Today (PPCT) are chosen for specific chording pedagogy and are presented in an order that steps new players or classical players into the world of chords, improvisations and lead sheets. The ideal age for the course is teen to adult.  

Click on a any PPCT book to find out more information.  

        PPCT Book 1      

 Steps to Piano Chords

    Piano From Scratch    

(PPCT Book 1 Companion)

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Can you relate?

... but I don't have enough time in a lesson

Improvising can't be taught

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

Teaching adults can be intimidating

I don't know which lead sheets to teach

NEW Courses

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Learn to teach PPCT Book 1 

Online Teacher Training Courses start fall of 2021 


Learn while you teach.  I'll share and mentor you with how I have taught over 1,000 adults to play with lead sheets and improvise!


 Sign up below and I will email you the dates!

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The Play Piano Chords TODAY method was created using the knowledge you, a classical piano teacher, already have.

Students seamlessly transition into the world of chords, lead sheets and improvisation.  It's all there in 3 easy-to-follow books! 


We've taken over a thousand students and teachers through the PPCT books with amazing results!

Would you like to get comfortable with piano chords so you can teach them?
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Activities and Recordings... click here

Big Tree

Start from the ground up with ROOTS

Learn how to STYLE a chord

Conga Drums
Meditation in Forest

Get CREATIVE with improvisation tips

Piano Boot Camp 2021... Virtually

Learn to TEACH piano chords at Peanut Butter and Jam Camp!  


This is my 11th annual boot camp and first ALL TEACHER Camp.  With the explosion of online courses comes an explosion of students wanting to learn to chord at the piano.  Are you ready to teach them?  Come and fine tune your chording and improv skills or start from scratch at this Teacher Only boot camp. 

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August 2021 
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Virtual Piano Boot Camp 2020 - We Rocked It!

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Join me and explore your musical creativity!

Hi, I'm Linda Gould

I am a mom, grandma, pianist, composer and educator who's passion for the last 4 decades has been teaching adults to play piano with piano chords and lead sheets. I love creativity in music and helping teachers grow and become comfortable teaching with chords.

My training was classical with 2 university music degrees in piano performance. I have performed and taught for many decades but I felt something was missing in my music education. 


As we reached a the new millennium, I wrote Play Piano Chords TODAY so any adult, young or not-so-young, could play songs in weeks not months. Sometimes even days!


Play Piano Chords TODAY was composed over a period of 10 years with the help of hundreds of adult students and teachers with wonderfully specific wants, needs and desires. Won't you join me today, discover your musical creativity and enrich your students?

Become a PPCT Teacher ...
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