Welcome to Colorado Power Piano
Colorado Power Piano is the online home of Howard and Karen Pancoast. Please take a tour of our website to find many resources both for musicians and music lovers.
Although we are composers and performers, we simply LOVE to teach piano. Between us, we have about 100 students. We focus our piano lessons on adults and teens. This is our full-time business, and we’re very good at it. We offer piano lessons in a variety of styles; jazz, improvisation, classical, pop, sacred, ragtime, and show tunes. Our students learn to improvise and play from a lead sheet or fake book as well as reading written music. To learn more about our piano lessons, click HERE.
We have written and published more than 20 books of music and music instruction. These books are used not only by our students, but by many other piano teachers across the country. To see our print music catalog, click HERE. To view downloadable music, click HERE
Colorado Power Piano also offers over 1500 free downloadable MP3 files. These files may be used by students to aid in their piano lessons, and to the general public for personal enjoyment. To see the list of free music downloads, click HERE.
Most of the recorded selections are solo piano performances by either Howard Pancoast or Karen Pancoast. Others recordings include piano-duo performances by Howard and Karen.
We have several CDs available for purchase as well. Our most popular album is Christmas Sugar and Spice. We also have Powerful Fantasies and Enchanted Journey which match printed books of our original compositions. And, we have two Popular Songs improvisations: H Plays the Pops, and H Plays Jazz Standards. For available CDs, click HERE.
You will also find many musical mini-lessons which offer brief videos or downloadable lessons in improvisation and other useful techniques for piano players. To see the Tips of the Month, click HERE.
Welcome to our online home, have a look around. To email us or call us with any questions, click HERE.