Creative Keyboardist Blog

Featuring fresh ideas, tips and inspiration for adult piano students and those who teach them. Find older posts by category or keyword by visiting the Categories and Tags sections in the right sidebar. Welcome!

The Right Way to Read Music

Nearly all beginning adult piano students want to learn to read music. I know this because I always ask new students to tell me their Big Goals. Learning to read music is incredibly useful. Reading is the fastest way to learn new music, and lots of it. If you can read...

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A Brief History of Keyboard Instruments

Using Scott Joplin's The Entertainer as a yardstick, take a moment to traverse the history of keyboard instruments and learn why the piano became the supreme keyboard instrument. 300 BCE – The first keyboard, a kind of pipe organ, is invented in Ancient Greece. What...

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About the Creative Keyboardist Blog

Welcome to the Creative Keyboardist blog. If the following types of posts sound useful to you, add this blog to your bookmarks or your favorite RSS reader like Feedly or The Old Reader. In subsequent posts on this blog you’ll find: Interviews with Experts Tips and...

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