Earl Pennington
Acclaimed Teacher, Author and
Recording Artist


Earl Pennington is a former Instructor and Administrator at Berklee College of Music, Tufts University and Bunker Hill Community College. Co-Author with James Oestereich of the classic Prentice-Hall publication "Improvising and Arranging on the Keyboard", he currently has a private teaching practice at his studio near Porter Square, Cambridge Massachusetts, where he teaches piano, voice and songwriting.

His students, ages 8 to 82 range from beginners to professional musicians.

In addition to his private teaching, Earl teaches the much acclaimed Piano Improvisation Course at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, spring and fall semesters.

His two CDs, "The Best and Worst of Earl Pennington" and "Jazzy" were produced by Steve Cloutier at Pie in the Sky Studios.

Earl Pennington may be contacted by phone at 617-666-2166 or by email at: earl@piesky.com


It's back! The classic Prentice-Hall piano improvisation book, "Improvising and Arranging on the Keyboard", reproduced from the original text and made available by the authors at a special price of $59.00.

This much acclaimed and authoritative piano text of 182 pages, with hundreds of musical examples, shows you how to play songs and improvise in a variety of styles, including folk, blues, and a number of prominent jazz styles: stride, bebop, walking bass, etc.

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