The secret to playing piano with both hands is to stop trying to do two things simultaneously. Just do one thing at a time and you’ll be fine.
If you want to get good at this, I made a YouTube playlist (“Both Hands”) on the topic.
To venture deeper into my cult, check out the Basic Hand Coordination Exercise.
Videos in the playlist:
- How to rub your stomach and pat your head at the same time (master’s level piano secrets)
- Homework problem for playing with both hands at the same time
- FIX YOUR THINKING: Both hands ALWAYS do the same rhythm
- There’s no such thing as a “polyrhythm” (addressing an objection in the comments)
- How to Play River Flows in You with BOTH Hands
- How to play with both hands on piano (homework problem for River Flows in You)
- The ONLY right way to play Moonlight Sonata (demonstration of doing one thing at a time)
- Use a METRONOME to play piano with both hands at the same time (Bach)
- Don’t Believe the Hype: Golden Hour is Totally Doable, Even with Two Hands!
- How to Play Golden Hour like an EXPERT (hint: see the bigger picture)
- Prelude in C is easy when you play ONE CHORD AT A TIME
- Why You Sound Like a Beginner (it’s because you’re trying to do too many things at once)
- The ONLY right way to play Clair de Lune (demonstration of doing one thing at a time)
- I’m a master of Clair de Lune. It’s lonely at the top 😢 (use boundaries to do ONE THING AT A TIME)
- Even FUGUES are easy when you do one thing at a time