21 Places You Can Learn An Instrument For Free

21 Places You Can Learn An Instrument, for Free!

Many of us regret not learning an instrument, but it’s never too late to get started – especially with the wealth of information that’s available online. Maybe you played for a while, but gave up and want to refine your skills again? Here are 21 excellent learning resources available online and for free, that will get you up to speed in no time!


Piano Nanny: After their acquisition of ‘Piano on the Net’ Piano Nanny provide the most in-depth series of free lessons for beginners, intermediates and advanced pianists alike.

Piano TricksFree online piano lessons with online sheet music, mp3 example sound files and video demonstrations.

Zebra KeysZebra Keys offers access to 50 free piano lessons that vary in difficulty.

Hoffman Academy: Hoffman Academy believes everyone should have access to music education and that’s why they offer their award-winning lessons for free.


Guitar Noise: Learn to play acoustic or electric guitar with loads of resources available here. They also cater for bass players, 12 string guitars, banjo pickers, ukulele lovers and all of you beautiful misunderstood lefties.

GuitarMasterClass.netThere are more than 2,000 guitar lessons on GuitarMasterClass.com, start at beginner level and work your way up.

JustinGuitar.com: Guitarist Justin offers 945 guitar lessons for free!

ChordbookIntuitively learn guitar chords, scales and tunings online at your own pace.

Guitar TricksGuitar Tricks offer free guitar lessons, learning tools, reviews, and forums that are very helpful as you learn

Guitar Lesson WorldPatrick MacFarlane offers free lessons, exercises and a wealth of other information.


DrummingThis site hosts over 500 drum lessons, drumming tips and lots of useful educational resources.

Free Drum Lessons: This website is a free resource for drummers who want to improve their playing abilities

Virtual DrummingLearn how to play the drums, drum lessons, sheet music, drum games

Drum LessonsProvide drum lessons designed to enlighten and challenge drummers of all skill levels.


Lenthe LessonsThis project is constructed to give ambitious students of the trombone specific stylistic,  interpretive, and technical suggestions, insights, and motivation.

Cello OnlineThis site is loaded with lessons that can help you learn to play the cello.

String Bass OnlineLearning resources on this site include classes, exercises, and free audio.

Violin OnlineLearn how to play the violin, how to care for it and tips on practicing.

Viola OnlineListen to the viola being played, learn the basics, and practice on your own.

ActiveBassAn online community devoted to the learning and sharing of all things bass

Virtual Musical Instruments: Learn and create music by playing Musical Instruments online using your PC keyboard and mouse control as the interface.