Frequently Asked Questions

Nikolas Answers The Most Common
Questions About His Online Course.

Why Choose My Lessons?

My course is VERY different and not a traditional curriculum. Firstly, there's no need to know how to read notes/you won't learn how to read notes. Secondly, you'll learn how to play like me using methods I developed all on my own. The methods are proven effective and have helped 22,000+ adults learn how to improvise, flow and enjoy playing freely + creatively at the piano. 

Additionally, 50,000+ people have downloaded my free "Mini Course" and the feedback is overwhelmingly positive. If you're skeptical, this is a great place to start since you can literally try my methods for free and see if it works for you.

22,000+ adults have signed up for my paid programs and seen incredible results. You can see two recent students playing their piano and talking about their results below. You can also read completely unbiased reviews here (there is no way I can remove, hide, or change these reviews since they are directly from my Facebook business page).
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How much time per day is this going to take?

It completely depends on you! Successful graduates of my 3 step program are spending roughly 20 minutes a day to up to 2 hours practicing. The side of the spectrum you fall depends on if you are a member of the ImprovPianoTips University which will easily cut your learning time in half, if you have any musical background at all, and how motivated you are.

Are Your Courses For Beginners Or Advanced Players?

BOTH! I created the courses in a very linear fashion and developed a 3 step program for anyone to follow. If you don't know how to play anything you hear by ear, start at Step 1. Otherwise, start at Step 2 and consider upgrading to Step 3 (ImprovPianoTips University) to get access to mentoring with me.

 I've had many people who were complete beginners use the course successfully. I've also had many seasoned pianists (some professional touring musicians even) take my courses and LOVE THEM.

I'm "Old" Will This Work For Me?

This is easy to answer. Regardless of your age, if you are willing to put the work in AND pay careful attention to my direction, you will get results. Plain and simple. Your age does not matter.

As a matter of fact, 90% of my students are over 50 years old. My oldest online student is 97. You're never too old to enjoy the piano.

What Will I Learn?

The first thing you will learn is how to play by ear which is the key to flowing and enjoying the piano.

From there I will guide you through left hand rhythm activation, comping techniques, soloing ideas, chord voicings, and much more. Remember, I do not teach note reading. After you've mastered the ideas in steps 1 & 2, I invite you to join my mentoring where you can tell me what your end goal with piano is. From there, I will mentor you and tailor a step-by-step plan to help you achieve that end goal quickly.

How interactive is the course? Do I get to work with you directly, Nikolas?

Well, it depends on what level you sign up for. Step 3 includes access to the private mentoring group where I can answer your personal questions (normally through a short video I create for you specifically). If you need some interaction and accountability, definitely subscribe to step 3 with mentoring after going through steps 1 and 2. 

Is this course right for me? Meaning, will it work for me?

OK, so everyone's situation is a little bit different, but let me ask you one question: Do you currently know how to play piano without sheet music? If not, why  haven't you learned? Why can't you enjoy the piano and JUST flow without sheet music? In the course(s) I give you the EXACT formula for success with free-styling, my best tips that NO ONE else on the planet is teaching, and step-by-step hand holding (if you join the step 3 mentoring option).

That being said, the course is definitely right for you if:

You want to learn piano but just don't think you have the time. I assure you that you won't get a more efficient program than my online course.


If you've tried to learn piano before with traditional lessons and sheet music but it didn't "stick", this program is for you.


If you've plateaued and feel stuck, then this program is for you.


If you want to have the ability to play your favorite songs then "noodle" and improvise in the middle of them and REALLY enjoy playing freely, this program is for you.


The key requirement I'd say is having a desire to learn piano, but just not wanting to learn through "conventional" methods.

The courses are definitely NOT for you if: 

You want to play classical pieces since my methods focus on FLOWING and playing without sheet music.

You are expecting overnight results with very little effort/work involved this, my friend, this is not for you. I wish I could offer some magic pill, but unfortunately you do have to put in a little effort. I've made the piano learning process as simple as it can possibly be without using sheet music, but you still need to have the willingness to trust me and actually complete all the lessons.

If you have a negative, crappy attitude, please don't buy the course. Life is too short and we probably won't get along, hehe.

How Much Do The Lessons Cost?

First and foremost, I offer a lot of training for free. In fact, I want you to start with the free material so you can really understand if the way I teach piano is for you.

Also, I'm blessed to have retired from my Civil Engineering career three years ago and teach piano online full time. It's my main source of income for my wife, Lily, and Me (and our TWINS born on July, 28, 2021)! So, yes, my courses come with a fee.

There are three different options available. Steps 1, 2 and 3 respectively cost $27 one-time payment, $37/monthly and $97/month.

How Does "Mentoring" & The ImprovPianoTips University Work For $97/month?

Mentoring happens in a private student Facebook group. There are currently 840+ students in that private group. Here's a short 1 minute video of how mentoring works: 
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Once in the group:

1) I will ask you to record yourself playing with your phone.
2) Next, you will post that video to the private group - everyone in the group will see your your video
3) I will personally watch it and analyze what you need to work on
4) THEN I will reply with a video of my own directed at you

Enjoy unlimited questions and quick results + learn from other's posts and questions and my replies to them.

How Do I Access The Lessons?

The lessons are all online and available through your account on the site. That means, no need to pay for shipping or wait on a physical CD. When you sign up on the site, remember your email and password because that is the way you will login to your account and watch your lessons. Download links available upon request for offline viewing.

Nikolas, what if I buy and want a refund? What's the policy?

If I can't teach you how to improvise, flow on the piano and fill out any song you are playing, then I don't deserve your money. That has always been the case at ImprovPianoTips. Within 30 days of signing up, just let me know the course isn't for you, I'll refund you every penny.

Okay, I'm In...What's The Next Step?

Great! The next step is to enroll in one or all of the 3 steps: Click here to choose an option.
  • Sheet music and traditional lessons can't teach flow and creativity.

    My powerful online lessons offer a proven 3 step process for adults wanting to sit down and express themselves on the piano.

      Learn creative left hand rhythm
      Fill out songs you love
      Comp and solo on the fly
      Play freely and creatively
      Enjoy playing by ear

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