How to PLAY PIANO with BOTH HANDS at the same time

Are you struggling with playing both hands at the same time on the piano?

Then this video is for you.

I know for many beginners this is one of the most challenging parts when it come to playing the piano.

But the good news is, that it's just a little important thing to know.

I really hope that you like it and that you enjoy learning how to play piano.

So when you are reading this, I really hope that I could help you a bit with with topic!

Do you have more questions or do you wanna share your experience? Just leave a comment below! I really locking forward to this!!

A very good step for you to do next is grap my famous 10 beginner lessons. You get one lesson per day with the right amount to practice an the good news they are absolutely for FREE!

My goal is to help anyone at the piano to succeed.

There are much more tipps and tricks for playing the piano and of course playing with both hands at the same time. I'm really locking forward to see you in the first lesson.

Just click here to get these lessons.

Have a wonderful rest of your day!


About the Author

With more than 1500 live concerts Thomas is one of the most popular piano player in germany.
His biggest mission is to spread the love! He's only doing what he really loves.
With his "Baby" Thomas Forschbach & Friends he decided to make a dream come true and played to big shows with his best musical friends, orchestra and play from the ciling hovered headfirst piano.
So his next big goal is to help people in the world to learn how to play piano.

  • David Pelfrey says:

    Thomas.....thank you for all your great tutorials. The Piano Complete Course has helped me learn new things and reinforced what I have previously learned.

    Playing with both hands together is coming along nicely (I consider myself an early intermediate) ; "one" of my main problems is sight reading. Most eight and quarter notes are a minimal problem......but the interval notes cause my head to spin (haha).
    Do you have any tricks to improve sight reading (yes I know...practice . practice, practice)...thank you for your valuable time in preparing these tutorials.
    Hope the sun is shining......David

    • Hi David,
      really appreciated that. Thank you so much!! Glad to hear that 🙂 I will have some great tipps for you to learn sight reading. Stay tuned!

      Hope the sun is shining for you as well...

    • Hi Thomas, I love your tutorials. Like I had mentioned to you before, I teach kids how to play an instrument and your tutorials are awsome. I taught them Basic Theory so they can understand note values which is an important element in learning from your lessons. Thanks you very much and keep on helping people in learning to play the piano which is a wonderful instrument.

      Your fan

  • Thomas,
    Can you send me the second lesson which you showed how to do the major and miner chores ?
    Thank you very much.

  • Hey, it was too nice to go through your 1st lesson. But where I will get the 2nd lesson.?

    • Glad to hear that! You will get it tomorrow 🙂

  • hi thomas
    thanks for the last ten lessons,i think that is helpful to me, and i have seen them for several times. and i will keep on learning piano. thank you

  • My only concern is that how to play piano or keyboard with both the hands

  • Thank you sir for all your great tutorials and besic tricks . The Piano Complete Course has helped me learn new things

  • ssesrubiri david says:

    want to learn the piano

  • Thank you Dear Thomas
    I really enjoy your lessons???

  • Christine says:

    Hi Thomas,
    Could you please post Bohemian Rhapsody in English. I sm a total beginner and saw you Fur Elise tutorial. You have simplified your lessons so well for us beginners .
    Thank you
    Christine (Australia)

  • thank you for this article this helps me a lot

  • catherine mallett says:

    thank you thomas for your tutorials. after bouncing around from tutorials for 9 months not really getting anywhere and feeling totally demotivated i found your tutorials and course. i learnt more with you in 2 weeks than in the last 9 months with others. i also have no ability to go to a tutor. i learnt mad world in a week with both hands and then realised i was playing two different melodies at same time. i dont know what magic you have but the way you teach just clicked with me. thank you again for your efforts and the time you take to do these videos.

    • So glad to hear that, Catherine 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so happy that I can help you!

  • Hi I'm Sofia a 13 years old living in UK. I appreciate your hard work Thomas and I am improving.
    I found you on youtube.
    I wish you could add a lesson or two about music composing as I am to be a composer.

    Thank you so much!


  • Judy Wade says:

    I already know the chords and the notes. I have been playing for a couple of years. But I do have trouble playing the rhythm with both hand or getting the hands to sync when I am playing chords with my left and notes with my right hand. Would your course help me.? I don't want to learn the basics again. I already did that.


  • Mihai Voiculescu says:

    Hi Thomas
    My name is Mihai I am 39 years old. I never played the piano before and I decided 2 weeks ago to buy one. I searched on you tube and I find your lessons how to play River flow and the way you explain and you motivate me is really really great. I admit is very hard to learn but you help me so much with your lessons and the way you explain is amazing convincing me not to give up. I practice every day and follow your complete piano lessons and I would like to thank you for what you are doing and the way you bring piano in our hearts. Thank you with all my heart!!!!

  • Hallo Thomas, thank you so much for your unique method of teaching, it makes it possible to learn any song!!! I have invested in your Piano Complete course and am now busy with the finger exercises in easy song 2. At the same time I’m learning from you to play River Flows. Amazing!!! I also invested in the sight reading course, so I have a lot of work to do and looking forward to going through it all, step by step. Thank you again, for sharing your knowledge, and for your friendly and intelligent way of teaching, it allows my piano dream to become a reality with every practice hour! All the best to you!

  • Natasha OShaughnessy says:

    Thanks for this little boost. I have been battling with exactly this issue. Since following your advice I have been over coming some “ stuck” points and working now on my grade 3 pieces to see if I can improve as well as a fun piece or two.

  • Andrew Clark says:

    Hi Thomas, I am 70 and recently taking up the piano for the first time, learning with my son who is 8. Both of us have been enjoying your Für Elise tutorial. I think it is your point-by-point instruction and constant encouragement that make your lessons special, not to mention fun. I have a little head start on my boy, but he is starting to take to it, just a bit at a time. I mix in some exercises for young children and plenty of praise to build his confidence.
    As for me, it is 54 years since I gave up the flute (dumped by my high school band, which had too many flutists). Although it's been a long time, I'd say the piano is quite a bit harder than the flute.
    Despite my own long hiatus, I think there is no bigger gift for a child that love for playing music. With your encouragement, I'm sure we will make great progress. Wait for a while, and I will let you know. In the meantime, thanks!

  • Thomas,
    I'm in America and learning piano. Your method is the absolutely best I have come across.
    You caught my eye as I am learning Fur Elise. You have helped me tremendouly as most go
    way to fast for beginners! Thank You, I have to practice alot as it does not come easy!

    • Hi Ursula,
      thanks for your awesome feedback. I really appreciate it 🙂

      Enjoy playign piano 🙂

      • Dear Thomas. you are such wonderful teacher ,you have what needs to be a teacher , personality , patience and charming . When I watch you give me great deal of hope and that is why ,did buy piano 2months ago, one thing your not telling us fingers positions slowly and repeat more than once. specially, am new and have never played piano before . Easy for me to learn with sperate hands but not both hands. what I need to finger position , I become furious and leave the piano unhappy person. please can you record and explain clearly what to do . I have no doubt you will help me ,I am waiting to get your full programme as soon I learned left hand fingers positions .
        I wish wonderful time while waiting for your relay . Sarah Hartley, England

        • Hi Sarah
          thanks for your comment.
          Don`t get fury. Keep up the good work. With regular practice and a bit of patience you will manage to play with both hands.
          You can actually watch the YouTube videos in slow motion. I believe this might help you. You can change the speed at the small wheel.

          I wish you a great day

  • Marina Burgess says:

    I am interested in purchasing your piano course but first I need to know what format they will be.
    I am so pleased with the free lessons.

    Thank you so much

    • Hi Marina,
      great that you like the crash course lessons 🙂
      In Piano Complete we continue in small steps and makeable units.
      Piano Complete is an online download class. After the purchase the class is uplaoded in your library. There you always have access to your videos. You can download the videos, burm them on DVD or copy them to a stick.

      Have a great day 🙂

      • sarah hartley says:

        Hi Thomas, Thank you ever so much for wonderful lessons ,and more so for free help, I am much in need to your help ,have no problem learning the chord , but find extremely difficult using both hands at the same time, because i couldn't understand which finger from left hand goes with right hand , please help me , if you have any video related to this problem send to , or if not can you please record for me and explain how to deal with this problem .
        I am thinking buy your programme , but waiting to find out what to do . you sent my lesson on August the 8-2021- learned the lesson by right hand but not both hands together, please give me hand I would be happy person . shall wait please hurry sarah hartley England

  • Andrew Rowe says:

    Hi Thomas,
    I’ve recently joined your forum, I’ve surprised myself how quickly I’m starting to use both hands. I still keep hitting wrong notes, but as you’ve suggested I’m breaking parts down so as to flow a bit better!
    The videos you show, most people would consider to be very hard pieces.
    I can’t wait to play it to play it really well, my friends and family won’t believe it!

    Thanks Thomas, your video give a great feeling of self worth to what someone can achieve!

    All the best, stay safe!

    • Hi Mahesh
      thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate it.

      Keep up the good work and enjoy playing piano 🙂

  • Jasmine Pilli says:

    Thomas this is jasmine Pilli I really don’t know the piece u r playing on this episode. Can u please send me nodes for the piece u r playing on the both hands together tutorial and also I am not able to see the first lesson in the free tutorial. Please please help me out

    • Hi Jasmine
      thanks for your message.
      You should get the first lesson of the free crash course in a couple of minutes. Does this work? If not, please also check your junk folder.

      I am really sorry. I don`t have music sheets for my tutorials or videos.

      I wish you a lovely day

  • Ramon Figueroa says:

    Sorry, but I expected to receive a package of CD's for me to the tech my grandchildren. I did not want to buy on line tutoring. I will not benefit from on line tutoring. I'm not computer savvy. If you can't send CD's please refund my money.

    Thank you
    Ramon Figueroa

    • Hi Ramon,
      that is a pity that you don`t like the online format of the class.
      Your purchase was cancelled and the moeny will be refunded in the next days.

      I wish you and your grandkids a lot of fun at the piano

  • Hello Thomas, This is a lovely and informative video. I am indeed going to try The River Flows in Me next. Congratulations on your new tutorial package, I know how much hard work you must have put into it to make it a success. However the thought of reading music seems a step too far for me as I am such a beginner. I am not sure I could handle it.

    • Hi Carla
      thanks for your feedback.
      Actually I think for beginners it is better to start without notes and music sheets.
      In my free crash course and also in my premium class Piano Complete I show you how to play piano without notes and music sheets.
      I made the experience that most beginners make fast and easy progress like this.
      And if you feel more secure at the piano you can go for reading music sheets and then this will be much easier.

      Have a lovely day

  • Hi Thomas,
    You have such a nice energy about you, I absolutely enjoy your tutorials. Thank you so much!!!

    • Hi
      thanks for your great feedback. I really appreciate it.

      Enjoy playing piano 🙂

  • Thank you so much Thomas for the wonderful tutorials.. I really look forward to this Sunday Lessons! The 10 beginner this beginner course same as that of crash course? Or is there something different?

  • Wanda Ross says:

    Hi Thomas, just recently bought your complete lesson course but today on line there was only a 10 minute tutorial. Thought I was getting the whole course from beginning to end. Please advise what to look for and where.

    Thanks , you play beautifully.

    • Hi Wanda,
      thanks for your message.
      I send you an email regarding this issue. Did you get my email? If not, please also check your junk folder.

      Is everything okay now?

  • Ma. Lourdes Nadres says:

    Thank you so much Sir Thomas. .. I am lreally eager to learn from you more.....

    • Hi
      that`s great.
      Keep up the good work and then you will make great progess.

      Have a lovely day

  • I wanted to learn the song " Heart will go on" because I'm struggling on it. so I wanted to learn it from you.

    • Hi Jane
      thanks for your message.

      I put the song on my wish list. Because of the huge amount of music requests I cannot promise that I can fulfill all of them but I try.

      Have a lovely day

  • Hope you got my emails ,, your help very much needed , let me know if you didn't get my email, will send it again
    Sarah Hartley

    Keep Safe

  • My hands don’t listen to my brain. I need your help Thomas, pls make them listen to the command of my brain.
    Many thanks and regards

    • Hi
      great that you join here.

      Keep up the good work. Practice regularly and I am sure that you will make great progess then.

      Have fun playing piano

  • Dear Thomas, I love to learn to play piano, but i have no time to practice, i hope one day and this still available when I got time to do it. Many thanks, tina

    • Hi Tina
      thanks for your great feedback.
      Keep up the good work and enjoy practicing and playing piano

  • Lyn Brown says:

    Dear Thomas I am loving learning piano and you are such a good teacher. I have subscribed to your lessons and look forward to continuing to play with you Lyn

    • Thomas Forschbach says:

      Hi Lyn
      great that you join the course.
      Keep up the good work and have fun playing piano.

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