Learn the piano
The Piano and Keyboard are great instruments to play either for personal enjoyment or as the missing link in most bands. The great thing about playing these is that you don’t need a band to sound good, giving you the best of both worlds. Most Keyboards come with a backing, which on good Keyboards you’d be hard pushed to tell that its not a real band playing with you. It’s a great training method to get you ready for joining a real band. Most electric Piano’s are so good these days you don’t have to worry about wheeling a Grand Piano around with you. We use both types at our studio.
Piano is a different instrument to the Keyboard and has more of a classical approach to the lessons, but we also like to incorporate some Blues & Jazz for improvisation purposes. We teach sight reading initially then move on to more ear training and harmony work, so you don’t always have your head stuck in a book.
You will also get to experience what its like taking the role as a Pianist/Keyboardist in our student bands, and how you have to adapt your playing to fit into a group.