Historic Improvisation Resources

My little book! The Pianist’s Guide to Historic Improvisation made its debut as the #1 New Release on Amazon in both the Piano and Music Instruction categories.

Improv Planet is an online school of historic improvisation.  With hundreds of members from around the world, it is a supportive community for improv learners at professional and amateur levels. Improv Planet features the world’s largest library of historic keyboard improvisation tutorial videos.

Historic Improvisation Discussion Forum. A place to discuss such things. Those who like to discuss such things will find these to be things they like to discuss.


Websites and goodies from my improv friends around the world:

Monuments of Partimenti is a collection of indispensable historic resources.

The Nikhil Hogan Show.  Nikhil is a cool guy who does an interview podcast of wide-rangig musical interests.  He has sought out scholars and performers of historic improvisation in particular.  I have enjoyed listening to some of my friends and colleagues being interviewed!

Peter van Tour teaches at the Norwegian Academy.  He does great research on primary sources in partimento. 

Noam Sivan directs the piano improvisation program at the Stuttgart Hochschule.

Johnandrew Slominski is a theorist and concert pianist based in Oregon.

Vasili Byros researches schemata.  He teaches at Northwestern University.

Derek RemeŇ° teaches at the Hochschule in Lucern. 

Tobias Cramm runs a summer partimento camp for kids in Switzerland!