Hi! I'm Coen.

Modern piano without sheets
I  play

&  teach    CHORD PIANO

musician  ·  author
youtuber  ·  entrepreneur
Coen Modder, author of Hack the Piano


Sign up for my free newsletter

The Couturian

My Philosophy

Chords & Rhythm First

you can get to reading sheet-music later (you likely won't want to)

Playing modern-style piano by ear, by heart, without needing sheets, due to a foundational understanding of music.
Also called: Pop-Piano, Piano like a guitarist, the guitarists' approach, Piano Hacking.
Common misconception: "I could never do that" - do you think guitarists say that when they start learning chords?

My Book

Hack the Piano

The Modern, Pop-Piano Method

The Modern, Pop-Piano Method

Learn Piano like a Guitarist. By Chords. By Ear. By Heart.

The ultimate guide on how pop-musicians think when playing. Understand how music works and how this allows you to play anything you want - without needing sheets.
Learn More
"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."

My Blog

Ideas, Inspiration and Strategies for Improving in Piano, Music & Life


Imagine – Practicing Mentally

Many -successful- people swear by visualization. They truly believe that if they think hard enough about something they want and envision themselves with every fibre of their bodies

Read More »

Nice Things People Say

"Succeed-online" resources

is this for me?

A list of tools that I and my businesses not just endorse and recommend, but actually use ourselves to succeed online.

See Recommended Resources


Love to learn. Learn about living and live to learn more about that what you love.

What can I help you with?


Listen. Inspire.

I strive to bring piano -its look and sound- into every music-lovers life.

for music lovers


Play Modern Piano

My method teaches Piano in a contemporary way – by chords, ear & heart.

for music students


Make Music Work

I help people create a life around- and earn a living with music.

for music professionals

1. Fans

I strongly believe that with any skill, the first step, first phase, is an overall binding factor. The reason you’re here – love. For music. We’re all fans. However, music -like anything, really- gets so much more interesting when you understand what’s happening. Speak the language. Everybody that plays will confirm this.

click to read - collapse -

2. Evolve

Learning, then, is only a natural consequence. A logical next step in the journey, evolution.
That’s why I am so proud that I am currently helping over 120,000 students from all over the world learn.
To become musicians. 
Brothers in arms that live a musical lifestyle, whether professionally or not.
Listening, playing, enjoying, sharing and teaching.

click to read - collapse -

3. Synergy

Wherever you are in your journey, whether you’re still only a lover, already a learner or an actual liver (that sounds strange), in every stage of musicianship learning is and always stays a wonderful challenge. 
Learning with- and from each other is even better. Transfer your knowledge to cause growth.
Teach what you know to help make the world a better place. 
I invite you to join in.

click to read - collapse -

how to play Chord Piano

The Piano Hacker's Journey

Step 1: Identify - Read The Book

Hack the Piano

The Pop-Piano method

Step 2: Ignite - Join THE CHALLENGE


Chord Piano Challenge

Piano Hackers’ Jumpstart



Chord Piano Formula

Piano Hackers’ Deep Dive