Colorado Power Piano

Power Piano as performed by
Howard Pancoast at the piano

Howard Pancoast
Karen Pancoast at the piano

Karen Pancoast

Jazz / Pop Improv


Nearly all of our students improvise popular and jazz piano at their piano lessons. We use a wide variety of fake books as the basis for the improvisations. What you will find on this Jazz and Popular Piano page are examples of Howard or Karen using the techniques we teach our students in a variety of older popular and jazz songs.

We wish we could include more modern songs, but we are unable to offer them for free download because of copyright considerations. However, you could use what we have done with these songs as a pattern to apply to any song you would like to play in a jazz or pop piano style.