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Coen Modder, author of Hack the Piano


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My Philosophy

Love. Learn. Live.

the 3 stages of skill

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.

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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.

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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.

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Hack the Piano

Hack the Piano

Learn Piano like a Guitarist. By Chords. By Ear. By Heart.
The ultimate guide on how musicians think when playing. Understand how music works and how this allows you to play anything you want - without reading sheets.
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"..teaches in a manner easy to understand that makes the student eager to learn more... I love that I get to choose which music I want to learn/play... No matter the reason you are coming to the piano this is the course you want to take."

My Blog



Actively listening, will teach you tons. It implies paying attention to what you hear, without over-analyzing (i.e. thinking about-, or better said, judging it) just

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Study, Practice & Training

Don’t go too fast, too soon.

There is a multitude of things that tend to cloud our judgement of when we’ve mastered –actually mastered- something at a certain level of skill

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Record Yourself

When we are in our own head, watching the world from our own perception, things tend to get blurred. When we are doing anything, we

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I write-, compose- and produce music for film and I design & build websites for (music) professionals.

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

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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