Piano is probably the most intimidating instrument to improvise on. With two hands, ten fingers, 88 keys, three pedals, and every style of music open to you, it can be simply overwhelming to sit down and try to play something purely from your imagination. Here are five stages you can work through to learn to improvise easily and confidently on piano.

Before we dive into the piano specifics here are two background articles which will help ensure you’ve grasped the fundamentals of what improvisation is, how