Piano/keyboard for Drummies


Senior Member
Hi All,

I've been playing drums for 35 years, have formal rudimental education, and am self-taught on the kit. One of my biggest regrets is that I never learned a second instrument. I'd like to learn keys - not necessarily to become a "keyboard player" but proficient enough to be able to lay down some tracks in my home studio (using a midi keyboard to record simple bass lines, rhythm guitar, simple keyboard chord progressions, etc). I know the "correct" path would be to find a good teacher but I have neither the schedule flexibility nor the budget for that.

Which brings me to my query... Can anyone recommend a good learn-at-home, preferrably computer-based, system? I'm not a huge fan of JUST method books - they're fine if accompanied by a cd/dvd. I learn best by seeing/hearing in conjunction with reading.

Thanks in advance for your replies!


Platinum Member
Try Scott Houston.He has DVD's and internet courses,and don't have to be able to read sheet music.

Steve B