Learn the piano with Chilly Gonzales

As far as piano teachers go, Chilly Gonzales is about as far away from the stereotypical stern spinster-type as you can get. He's on a mission to get lapsed players back to the keyboard, releasing Re-Introduction Etudes - a book of 24 "easy-to-master, fun-to-play piano pieces" - in order to do it.

He's also prepared a collection of video tutorials, one of which - a discussion of what you can use your left hand for when you're playing - you can watch above.

You can order Re-Introduction Etudes now (it comes with a CD) from the Chilly Gonzales website. It costs €22.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.