Endorsements

"This piano course is good stuff. It is great!" ­ Channing Eleton.

"It is hard to find a piano course that teaches improvisation as easy as this does. This teaches good convention style music." ­ Josh Simpson.

"This is very much like what I would do if I were preparing a home study course now."  - James D. Walbert, Ivašs teacher,  pianist with the early Vaughan Music Company Quartets and other quartets in the 30's, 40's, and 50's, grandson of James D. Vaughan, and teacher of many fine pianists.

"This is great! Iva s course is excellent for those just starting or for those wanting to farther their skills. I would recommend it to all." -Justin Ellis, quartet pianist

"I think this is good. I like your approach and the songs you have used. They are good for teaching. It is good." - Janet Hayes Haas, Hayes Family

"You re doing a good thing." - Lorne Matthews, soloist and pianist.

"This is basic, and what everybody should learn." - Phillip W. Wick, PhD, Wabash Valley College, Faculty, Piano Performance

Comments

"I am calling to tell Iva how much I enjoyed  Keyboard Improvisation Basics  and to order the next book" - - F.A., AL

"I think this method is practical and it is convenient since you can move as fast or as slow as you need to go. It is good for people who do not have lots of time. The explanations are good and clear, but I especially like to be able to rewind the tape to review the instructions." - - M.L., AL

"This course has helped me more than anything I ever had!" - - M.B., AL

"..It s exactly what I was wanting!.I just didn t know any rules for filling in or Œdoing the pretties ." - - B.C., MS

"The music has been really helpful-I have learned a lot! This is the first course I have really enjoyed practicing and working with." - - M.B., WV

"I ve been kicking myself all year for not getting this at NCQ last year and I did not know how to find you." - - A piano teacher who got the course and extra books for her students

"I found this course very helpful. The church needed a pianist and now I am able to play for church. It helped me get over my nervousness. I showed it to a friend who was ecstatic, very impressed. She played by ear and needed to learn the theory that is presented in ŒKeyboard Improvisation Basics ." - - W.H., TX

"This course has given me confidence." - - E.U., MS

"I m a beginning pianist. I love the book. The video has been the most helpful. - - M. G., Virginia

"I finally found a beginner book of my young students." from a music teacher who uses The Beginner Book by Iva Gardner

CURRENT POSITIONS AND ACTIVITIES OF FORMER STUDENTS OF IVA GARDNER

DOROTHY ROBERTSON SHIRLEY
Soloist, Church Musician, Teacher, Adjudicator

DAPHNE MILLER BROOKS
Performer with "Full Sail", Composer, Arranger

KERRY BOYD
Performer with "Harmony", Arranger, Teacher, Church Musician, Adjudicator, Minister of Music

GWINNA BEVANS BOYD
Performer with "Harmony", Church Musician, Teacher, Adjudicator

CALVA BEVANS COONER
Performer with "Harmony", Church Musician, Teacher

LOIS ROBERTSON MILLER
Church Musician

PAUL NOLEN
Teacher, Church Musician

JAMES LEVERNE MEWMAN
Church Music Director

RONNIE MILER
Church Music Director

MARY ELLEN SANDERS SANFORD
Piano Major, Teacher, Adjudicator, Church Pianist

KARON CRAWLEY RENFROE
Piano Major, Teacher, Church Pianist

DR. CHUCK ESSARY
Doctorate in Music, Minister of Music

RICKY MORRIS
Church Musician, Composer, Accompanist for "McAdams Quartet"

TONY BLACK
Church Pianist, Quartet Pianist

CHARLES HOWARD
Church Musician, Church and Quartet pianist and choir accompanist

JAMES JONES
Church Musician, Quartet Accompanist

MARK JONES
Church Musician, Composer, Accompanist for "Chosen Witness"- recorded several CDs with songs written by Mark, songs placing high on charts

RICKY BELK
Church Organist

GENTRY WHEAT
Soloist, Composer, Arranger, Church Music Director, Recording Engineer, B.S. in Recording Industry

KAREN WRIGHT PERKINS
Church Pianist

MARK BAKER
Church Pianist and Organist

BETH SPRUILL
Church Pianist

JANE HINDMAN
Church Organist

LAURA BROCK WILLIAMS
Church Pianist

JUNE DOLLAR
Church Pianist, Teacher, currently works with opera department at a University

ELAINE NEWMAN MEADOWS
Church Musician and Music Director

JANET NOLEN RANDOLPH
Music Major, Choral Director, Adjudicator

JUNE RANDOLPH BOOTH
Music Major, Director, Church Pianist, College Music Instructor

JULIE BOOTH
Church Pianist

JASON CLARK
Church Pianist

ALACA CLARK
Church Pianist

RASHANDA WEBB
Soloist, Church Musician, College Music Education Proficiency, Teacher

STEPHANIE BUTLER
Church Pianist and Organist

SUSAN BUTLER NICHOLSON
Church Pianist

CHERRY BUTLER
Church Pianist

KIETH BOBO
Performer, Church Musician, Teacher, Former Pianist with "Gospel Brass", Prepared Gospel Guitar Instruction Video

JANET ADAMS BOBO
Church Pianist, and Vocalist

MARIE BOBO
Church Pianist

APRIL WILLIAMS
Soloist, Music Major

KIM RAY VAIL
Church Organist and Pianist, Teacher

SUSAN SIMS INGLE
Church Organist

AMY NORTHAM
Church Pianist

HOLLY NORTHAM
Church Pianist

KIMBERLY GOSA IRVIN
Soloist, Church Pianist

STEPHANIE HOWTON SMITH
Elementary Music Teacher,  Piano Teacher

MELISSA TAYLOR TRIMM
Church Pianist and Organist

MICHAEL KELLEY
Instrumental Music Major, Performer, Minister of Music, Adjudicator

JOEY ALDRIDGE
Instrumental Music Major

DALE ABERNATHY
Church Pianist

BARBARA CARROLL JONES
Church Organist and Pianist

JEANINE CARROLL HINDMAN
Church Organist and Music Director

WANDA WALLACE SMITH
Church Pianist

NANCY BOYD HOLLIMAN
Church Pianist

PATSY ROBERTSON
Church pianist

BONNIE TRAWEEK WRIGHT
Church Pianist

KAREN PORTER
Church Pianist and Organist

JANET BROADBENT ESTIS
Music Minor, Church Pianist, Music Mission Work

JANEA NEWELL BUTTS
Church Pianist

AMANDA CANTRELL
Church Pianist and Soloist

AMANDA SEXTON ANDERSON
Performing with family group, recently recorded CD featuring several of Amanda's compositions, many compositions published, the first music student in the state of Alabama to win the Grand Cup of National Federation of Music Clubs

JESSICA RICHARDS
soloist and actress in community theater events, soloist for civic and other events.
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