Hi! I'm Coen.
& teach CHORD PIANO
I help fellow Singers/Songwriters optimize their craft & get arrangements that sound like taken straight off their favorite records.
FOUNDER OF PIANO COUTURE
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?
Hack the Piano
Let me show you how you can Play Any Song By ear & actually sound like the original
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to learn the 3 Secrets to playing modern piano.
Ideas, Inspiration and Strategies for Improving in Piano, Music & Life
How To Make Your Chords Flow
After I had been in the rehearsal room with my very first band for about 3 months, it was time for our first show. I was pretty nervous,
LOTW – Rai’s Second Lick
This weeks LOTW is another bluesy lick stolen from the mighty Rai Thistlethwayte. A few weeks ago I posted a lick of Rai taken from his Roland V
The Musician’s Diet Show
Here’s my first shot at turning the Musician’s Diet into video – like a.. show? Let me know what you think of this format! Any feedback is welcome.
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
Nice Things People Say
A list of tools that I and my businesses not just endorse and recommend, but actually use ourselves to succeed online.
LOVE. LEARN. LIVE. | THE CONVERGENCE.
Love to learn. Learn about living and live to learn more about that what you love.
What can I help you with?
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
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.
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.
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.
Founder of Piano Couture
Creator of the Hack the Piano Methodology
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).
Having such huge success, so quickly, I decided to start helping people learn this “better way” I had found, that had allowed me to break the spell of needing sheet music and finally actually sound like those pro “pop” pianists and singer-songwriters.
I wrote a book (“Hack the Piano”) that became the bedrock of my course (“The Chord Piano BluePrint”), online piano-learning platform (“Piano Lingo”) and live, 8-week program (“Chord Piano Formula”).
Now, over the course of 18 years of playing, after performing on stage extensively -both solo and in multiple bands- writing and recording with many different artists, I became a Roland-featured instructor, one of the top-5 Youtube piano teachers in the world and taught over 133,000 people worldwide how to play piano without sheets.
Hack the Piano, in its three different forms (book, course, live) is the methodology and backbone of all my teaching.
It’s proven to be able to 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.
Care to join my Chord Piano world?
Let me demonstrate how it all works.