This is the first book of a unique series designed for learning and teaching keyboard improvisation. Student who have mastered late-elementary level keyboard skills and who know basic theory concepts learn to play well-known melodies by ear, improvise embellishments and variations, add chords and accompaniment styles, and create full-sounding arrangements based on their tastes and preferences. To be studied either along side with traditional materials, or as a new direction of study, this series balances the ear and the eye for playing today’s music. Teachers, even those with a limited background in improvisation, will find this series approachable and fun! The Kjos Interactive Practice Studio (IPS) technology provides access to orchestrated accompaniments (“backing tracks”), select video lessons with the author, additional detailed information/downloads, and more!