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There are many benefits to learning to play the piano.




Learning the piano demands so much mental concentration and stimulation that players' brains are actually structured differently. Playing the piano strengthens the connection between the right & left hemispheres of the brain.

Learning piano develops self-discipline, confidence and increased academic skills. It also reduces fatigue, anxiety and depression and is an outlet for emotional expression.

Increased thickness in parts of the brain responsible for executive funcioning means that students have strong memories, attentional control and organizational skills.

"I've always wanted my child to take piano lessons!"


"I can't afford it." 

"We don't have the time."

"We live too far from a piano teacher."

"I don't want to drag younger siblings along to yet another activity."

Hi! I’m Carly. 

I'm the creator of Busy Kids Do Piano. I’ve been teaching piano for 15 years in all kinds of different settings -- classrooms, my home studio, facilities that serve kids with special needs….and now, online!  

I work with my own children on their musical instruments whenever it fits into our day and I know that they are in a “good spot” to do work. Sometimes this means waiting until my husband is home and can entertain one child or the other. Sometimes this means helping my daughter through a particularly challenging piece of music during my son's screen time. Our set-up is organic, fun and flexible. 

And now, I’m bringing this relational and accommodating approach into homes all over the world with my Busy Kids Do Piano program.  

Here's how it breaks down:

Level 1

  • Quarter note, half note, whole note, and eighth note rhythms
  • The names of all the white keys on the piano
  • Finger numbers
  • Middle C & C Position on the keyboard & staff
  • Playing with legato & staccato touch
  • Intervals of 2nds and 3rds
  • Dynamics

Level 2

  • Treble C position, G position
  • The stem rule
  • Intervals of 2nds, 3rds, 4ths and 5ths
  • C Major scale & bridges
  • Ritardando and D.C. al Fine
  • G Major scale & bridges
  • Sharps
  • Transposition
  • Ledger Lines

Level 3A

  • Harmonizing C Major, F Major, G Major, A minor & E minor scales with primary chords
  • C Major, F Major, G Major, A Minor & E minor scales & key signatures
  • Composing bass clef chords using treble clef melody notes
  • Playing music from a lead sheet
  • Triplets
  • Cross Hand Arpeggios
  • Dotted Quarter Notes
  • Sightreading  

Level 3B

  • Playing with a metronome
  • D Major Scale, key signature & primary chords
  • Inversions in C Major, G Major, D Major, A Minor & E Minor
  • A & e melodic minor scale
  • Sonatina Form
  • 3/8 and 6/8 time signature
  • Intervals of 6ths
  • Composition  

Level 4A & B

  • Composition
  • Half steps & whole steps
  • Cut Time
  • Intervals of 7ths
  • The Octave
  • One Octave Arpeggios
  • D Minor Scale, Primary Chords & Inversions
  • Sixteenth notes
  • Key of A Major
  • Hanon  

What Do People Think?

"If you aren't enrolling your children (or yourself!) into piano lessons because (1) you don't have the time and (2) you don't have the money, YOU NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT BUSY MOMS (& KIDS) DO PIANO!!! I almost feel like I'm in a dream and slightly worried someone will pinch me soon and wake me from this amazing resource! Not only do the online courses allow you to go at your own pace AND let your child rewatch/relearn any section they are having difficulty with, but they are at a FRACTION of the cost of lessons elsewhere. Trust me. I've looked!"

"We have wanted to do piano lessons for our kids for ages but thought we would never be able to afford it with 4 kids until I found this program. My 5, 7 and 10 year old have been doing this program and they love it. The videos are well made and easy for them to understand and follow and I love that the printable worksheets have a little tick off section for the parents. The kids can progress at their own pace and it is great that I can watch the video with them and provide help when needed. Thanks so much for making a great course accessible and affordable."

Jamie Cookson

Lisa O'Keefe


and get...

  • Video lessons where I explain new concepts and material and play all of the music your child will be learning. 
  • Checklists and progress markers within each module. 
  • Downloadable theory worksheets, technique exercises and songs. 
  • An accompanying “Parent Guide” for each level, with specific instructions that correspond to each lesson, helping you to partner alongside me in teaching your child.
  • Downloadable certificates at the end of each level to incentivize your child
  • Interactive games to review important theory concepts.
  • Access to our supportive community which includes a private Facebook group, monthly practice challenges and live masterclasses.
  • 20% off (if you enroll during this 5-day private invitation window!)


there's even more membership benefits...


7 sets of listening activities to help develop your musical ear Rhythm ensembles -- a fun, interactive way to strengthen rhythm & accompaniment understanding Composer notes and biograpies to gain an appreciation of music history Mini-lessons on playing duets, improvisatons, and special "bonus" songs from movies or radio 

LESSONS FOR YOU 50% off membership to Busy Moms Do Piano 


When you add it all up, private piano lessons typically cost about $1,000 per year! 

(and that's just for one child...)

Busy Kids Do Piano offers affordable membership options!

monthly membership: $15/month

annual membership: $137/year

lifetime membership $497 (one time)

"Hmmmm...maybe down the road when life slows down a bit..."

Sometimes we put things off for a more "convenient time". (I find that when I do that...there isn't really ever a more convenient time.)

Why now?

  • There's so many tremendous benefits to introducing students to piano lessons at a young age, and with the flexibility of this program you can decide how much/how little your student is ready for and adjust the program to fit his developmental needs and abilties as you take into consideration your own family's schedule.
  • You secure the current price PLUS a 20% discount (when purchased within this 5 day private enrollment window) so that when the membership cost eventually goes up, you're still locked in at the low price!

"Carly has a passion for music that is impressive. Whether it’s working with students in her piano studio, playing in the pit for a musical, recording holiday music or playing in a worship service, Carly gets the most out of each opportunity. I’ve worked with Carly on many different occasions and I’m continually amazed at her level of musicianship. She is an accomplished musician and is always well prepared.  

Carly’s piano students adore her. My two daughters benefited greatly from their piano instruction with Carly. She has a delightful personality and a very special knack for sharing the gift of music."

Tim McCarthy

Band Director, Glen Hills Middle School 

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I'm not ready to purchase during this 5-day private enrollment period?

No problem! I open up for public enrollment 3 times per year (January, May, September). While you will lose the 20% off discount if you don't purchase during this window, you are welcome to join the waitlist and enroll whenever public enrollment is open.

Can I Use This Course for Siblings? Absolutely! One membership can be utilized for your entire household. If you’d like to set up individual logins with individual progress trackers for each child, there is a $5/month additional charge per account within the same household.  

Do I Need to Know How to Play The Piano in Order to Help My Child Through This Course? NOPE! Because of the nature of the course, you will be able to learn concepts along with your child, and I’ve created lots of supportive materials to help you oversee your child’s progress. If you watch the videos with your child, you will learn all the new concepts along with him. At the end of each lesson’s materials is a PARENT CHECKLIST to help you ensure your child is ready to progress to the next lesson. I’ve also created a Parent Guide, with specific notes, practice suggestions and things to watch for that correspond with every lesson.

Does My Child Need a Fancy Piano For Practicing? Fancy pianos are fun to play on, but definitely not required in order to move through this course. A keyboard or digital piano with weighted keys is perfectly fine to get started!  

Do I Have To Purchase Books for My Child to Take The Lessons? Your subscription includes all the pages of music, theory and bonus materials — everything your child will need to complete the lessons in the course. The only additional material I might suggest (besides a piano, of course) would be a rhythm instrument, such as a tambourine, drum, triangle or wood block.

Will I Have Access To You as My Piano Instructor? Yes! I am active on the comments within each module and on our members-only Facebook group on weekdays to give feedback and offer additional tips and value. I also do montly livecasts for members.  

What if My Student Has Had Previous Lessons? No problem! We can make sure your student finds a good starting point within my program. The members’ dashboard includes a brief student assessment to help gauge which level is appropriate for your student. You can also e-mail me with specific questions regarding previous methods and experience so that we can tailor the program to meet your student’s needs.  

Any Contracts or Commitments? Nope. You can upgrade or cancel your account anytime and for any reason. If you cancel before the end of the billing period, you'll retain access until that period is over.  


is perfect for you if...

  • You are willing to partner with your student. Learning a musical instrument is always more successful when it is a relational experience. If you're willing to be a support to your student as he works his way through the program and utilize the parent resources I've put into place, your child will gain so much more from music lessons.
  • You aren't in it for "instant results". Becoming proficient at a musical instrument is something that takes time! Commitment and consistency are so important -- but don't worry, we have plenty of fun along the way!
  • You're looking for a well-rounded musical experience. My students often go on to study other instruments, sing in the choir or play in the school band and are worlds ahead because of the many skills developed during our piano lessons.


I'm ready to begin our family's musical journey, knowing I'm protected by a full, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee 

monthly membership: $15/month

annual membership: $137/year

lifetime membership: $497 (one time)