Hi, I’m Kevin King, founder of Piano Kingdom and creator of Piano Tab
As a kid, I learned music with the traditional methods. I started at age 10 on the violin, and 11 on the piano. I went through private lessons on both instruments every week, learned to read standard music notation, and was well versed in classical repertoire. I participated in symphony orchestras all throughout high school, was in the Tempe Symphony in Arizona, and even received music scholarships to various colleges, which I ultimately turned down to study engineering at Penn State.
Growing up in the 90's, I was listening to a lot of rock and alternative music, like Blink182, Weezer, and Green Day, but none of that music was being taught at my school. It was classical, or nothing.