The Keyquest Books

Keyquest Music

 

8 The Craven, Heelands

Milton Keynes, MK13 7NJ

United Kingdom

 

keyquest@live.com

 

The independent music education

business, private teaching practice

and creative outlet of

Andrew Eales, B.Mus, ARCM

 

Andrew Eales is a member of the

Incorporated Society of Musicians.

© 2010-17 Keyquest Music.

All Rights Reserved

Milton Keynes Piano Lessons

The Keyquest Series

Keyquest is a unique series of four electronic keyboard tutor books which provide progressive material from beginner right through to advanced level. They have found particular popularity among all teachers committed to giving their students a thorough, musical introduction to playing an instrument, and student really enjoy learning the fun, varied and original music included throughout.

 

You can listen to all the pieces from all four Keyquest Books here.

The series is ideal for group teaching, as the skills and understanding introduced in each unit are common to all, while the choice of pieces from the unit and rate of progress may vary between pupils, allowing for suitable differentiation.

Although the Keyquest series is suitable for any and all aspiring keyboard players - whenever and wherever they are taught - the material has been carefully tailored to be used in conjunction with A Common Approach and relate to the first four Programmes of Study. The books are also ideal for those wishing to take the ABRSM Music Medals for electronic keyboard, and contain selected solo pieces for every one of the five Medals available.

But of course, these books provide excellent musical material whatever you use them as

a complete structured method, or in conjunction with any other curriculum!

 

"Thorough and informative, in a bright readable style and easy to follow with a selection of new and familiar tunes to experiment with."

Music Teacher magazine, Review, March 2001.

The Keyquest Books:

  • Introduce all the features of the modern digital keyboard, making the most of the exciting auto-accompaniment styles available to today's players
  • develop music reading skills effectively, avoiding the errors commonly found in keyboard tutors (such as excessive fingering and note names). This includes a progressive introduction of the treble clef, chord notation, and the bass clef.
  • include a varied mix of well known tunes, original pieces in popular styles, and a number of ensemble pieces.
  • encourage creativity through developing arrangements of pieces, using keyboard registrations effectively, improvising within pieces, and composing
  • foster good playing technique, including introducing major, minor and pentatonic scales and arpeggios
  • introduce chords effectively, starting with single-finger major triads and moving to full chords and ultimately a comprehensive range of chord extensions, bringing an advanced understanding of popular harmony.

This website contains free recordings of all the pieces from all four Keyquest Books. Take a listen now, and hear for yourself the great music included! ... LISTEN HERE

 

"Keyquest offers students clear and progressive material to make music with electronic keyboards. The books are well proven in schools and successfully used across a wide age range, teaching both individuals and groups not only the necessary technical skills but also encouraging imaginative and musical use of these instruments. Keyquest is a powerful musical method."

Nigel Mainard

Director, Bedfordshire Youth Music

 

"The electronic keyboard is a versatile instrument with great potential for playing and creating music. That potential is explored to the full through the Keyquest series of books, with students building skills methodically through music they will enjoy performing."

Graeme Smith

Director, Croydon Music Service.

 

"Keyquest is an exciting introduction to the electronic keyboard. It provides a thorough course of tuition with an emphasis on creativity and exploration. Primarily designed to be used with a teacher it also provides a useful source of learning for the independant student. Andrew Eales, the author, has a passionate enthusiasm for the electronic keyboard as a fully-fledged musical instrument in its own right. He ensures that pupils using Keyquest are motivated to share in his belief by developing their skills in a coherent, systematic and enjoyable way."

John Witchell

Chairman, Federation of Music Services.

Availability

 

The Keyquest Books are available from all good music shops throughout the UK and from online music retailers.

A list of selected stockists is also published on the Publisher's Website

For bulk orders, educational and trade sales please contact the publisher.

 

Keyquest Music