Hi! I'm Coen

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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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My Chord-Piano Method

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 Piano-Learning Platform

Learn Piano Like a Game

Learn Piano Like a Game

Built on the Hack the Piano Method, Piano Lingo is a completely gamified, free-to-play platform where you'll learn how to play Chord-Piano step-by-step and fully guided.
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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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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