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Dr. Kevin Costley holds several graduate degrees in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and piano pedagogy/literature, including a Ph.D. from Kansas State University. At the age of 27, he was distinguished as one of K-States youngest doctors. For nearly two decades, he was owner/director of the Keyboard Academy, specializing in private and small group teaching.

Since 1995, Dr. Costley has been a standing faculty member at Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony Piano and String Camp, where he specializes in large ensemble classes and teaching composition. His published compositions have been continually listed in the National Federation of Music Clubs bulletins, the Royal Conservatory list, and other performance repertoire lists. He was awarded the Certificate of Merit in California for his Composer in Focus collections published by The FJH Music Company, Inc. In 2008, Dr. Costley was awarded the prestigious Arkansas Traveler’s Award by the governor and commissioner of the state of Arkansas in recognition of his distinguished accomplishments in the field of piano composition. Frequently Dr. Costley adjudicates piano festivals, auditions, and composition contests and has been a speaker/clinician at state, regional, national and international conferences.

In 2011, Dr. Costley celebrated his silver anniversary with his wife, Dana. He is the father of two musical children, Benjamin (a percussionist) and Victoria (a pianist). After retiring from university teaching in 2015, he now resides back in his home state of Missouri. He and his wife became proud, first-time grandparents in 2016.

Explore Piano Publications by Kevin Costley

My Bold ArgentinaLate IntermediateThe FJH Piano Ensemble SeriesDuet (Four Hands/One Piano)E1008
Let's Go WestLate ElementaryThe FJH Piano Ensemble SeriesDuet (Four Hands/One Piano)E1017
Chasing SunbeamsEarly IntermediateThe FJH Piano Ensemble SeriesDuet (Four Hands/One Piano)E1031
Smoky Mountain Barn DanceLate IntermediateThe FJH Piano Ensemble SeriesDuet (Four Hands/One Piano)E1032
Mountain WildflowersEarly IntermediateThe FJH Piano Ensemble SeriesDuet (Four Hands/One Piano)E1077
It's Christmas AgainIntermediateThe FJH Piano Teaching LibrarySoloFJH1204
Christmas in the AirIntermediateThe FJH Piano Teaching LibrarySoloFJH1265
CreepyLate ElementaryWritten For YouSoloW9390
Softly WhisperLate ElementaryWritten For YouSoloW9384
Goodnight, Golden MoonEarly ElementaryWritten For YouSoloW9373
Ozark DanceElementaryWritten For YouSoloW9358
Turkey TalkLate ElementaryWritten For YouSoloW9349
Walk Through Time Suite, AIntermediateWritten For YouSoloW9337
Clown RagIntermediateWritten For YouSoloW9330
Little CloudLate ElementaryWritten For YouSoloW9322
Land of Many Waters IntermediateWritten For YouSoloW9279
Symphony of Spring Early AdvancedWritten For YouSoloW9278
New Beginning, AIntermediateWritten For YouSoloW9275
That Halloween Cat!Early IntermediateWritten For YouSoloW9274
Mountain RhapsodyEarly IntermediateWritten For YouSoloW9272
Jazzy! Late ElementaryWritten For YouSoloW9216
I've Got a SecretLate ElementarySpotlight Solo SheetsSoloS4114
Snow AngelsIntermediateSpotlight Solo SheetsSoloS4121
Mysterious Private Eye, TheIntermediateSpotlight Solo SheetsSoloS4041
Shanghai ShuffleIntermediateSpotlight Solo SheetsSoloS4042
Struttin' UptownEarly ElementarySpotlight Solo SheetsSoloS4044
Lost StarLate ElementarySpotlight Solo SheetsSoloS4045
Mighty EagleEarly IntermediateSpotlight Solo SheetsSoloS4056
Phantom of the Haunted HouseIntermediateSpotlight Solo SheetsSoloS4064
Zigzag RagEarly IntermediateSpotlight Solo SheetsSoloS4065
Moonlight Sleigh RideIntermediateSpotlight Solo SheetsSoloS4082
My First SonatinaLate ElementarySpotlight Solo SheetsSoloS4089
Look at Me!ElementaryComposers In FocusSoloFJH2222
Be Cool - Play Jazz!Early IntermediateComposers In FocusSoloFJH1359
Romantic PortraitsIntermediateComposers In FocusSoloFJH1430
SnapshotsEarly IntermediateComposers In FocusSoloFJH1480
More Romantic PortraitsIntermediateComposers In FocusSoloFJH1493
Be A Star!, Book 1Early ElementaryIntervallic Reading SeriesSoloFJH1568
Travels for Two IntermediateComposers In FocusDuet (Four Hands/One Piano)FJH1572
Be A Star!, Book 2 Late ElementaryIntervallic Reading SeriesSoloFJH1581
Winter Portraits IntermediateComposers In FocusSoloFJH1644
Be A Star!, Book 3Early IntermediateIntervallic Reading SeriesSoloFJH1678
Be A Star at Christmas!ElementaryIntervallic Reading SeriesSoloFJH1693
Summer Portraits IntermediateComposers In FocusSoloFJH2020
Life Is GoodIntermediateComposers In FocusSoloFJH2141
Celebrate the SeasonLate ElementaryThe FJH Piano Teaching LibrarySoloFJH2132
Be A Star! Hymns, Book 2Late ElementaryIntervallic Reading SeriesSoloFJH2130
Year 'Round Fun, Book 1ElementaryYear ’Round FunSoloFJH2129
At the Zoo, Book 2ElementaryComposers In FocusSoloFJH2315
Be A Star! Hymns, Book 1Early ElementaryIntervallic Reading SeriesSoloFJH2086
Spring PortraitsIntermediateComposers In FocusSoloFJH2107
Autumn PortraitsIntermediateComposers In FocusSoloFJH2119
Canción RancheraLate ElementaryThe FJH Piano Ensemble SeriesDuet (Four Hands/One Piano)E1103
At the ZooEarly ElementaryComposers In FocusSoloFJH2187
Child is Born, AIntermediateThe FJH Piano Teaching LibrarySoloFJH2263
Year 'Round Fun, Book 2 Late ElementaryYear ’Round FunSoloFJH2135
Opening NightIntermediateThe FJH Piano Ensemble SeriesDuet (Four Hands/One Piano)E1097
HurricaneIntermediateThe FJH Piano Ensemble SeriesDuet (Four Hands/One Piano)E1098
Sunset Over the BayEarly IntermediateSpotlight Solo SheetsSoloS4043
Fantasie NocturneIntermediateWritten For YouSoloW9419
Gentle Ocean Breeze, AIntermediateThe FJH Piano Ensemble SeriesDuet (Four Hands/One Piano)E1106
Year 'Round Fun, Book 3Early IntermediateYear ’Round FunSoloFJH2208
Be A Star! Hymns, Book 3Early IntermediateIntervallic Reading SeriesSoloFJH2306
Christmas with Kevin Costley Book 1Late ElementaryChristmas With...SoloFJH2114
My Best FriendEarly IntermediateWritten For YouSoloW9452
Smoky Mountain MemoriesEarly IntermediateComposers In FocusSoloFJH2252
Getting Wet in the RainEarly ElementaryWritten For YouSoloW9464
Christmas with Kevin Costley, Book 2Early IntermediateChristmas With...SoloFJH2323
Best of Kevin Costley, Book 1, TheElementaryThe Best OfSoloFJH2341
Indelible MomentsIntermediateComposers In FocusSoloFJH2332
Elephant StampedeLate ElementaryWritten For YouSoloW9477
Summer Nights in RomeIntermediateWritten For YouSoloW9481
Misty WatersIntermediateWritten For YouSoloW9482
Party PolkaEarly IntermediateThe FJH Piano Ensemble SeriesDuet (Four Hands/One Piano)E1135
My Moving WorldElementaryComposers In FocusSoloFJH2360
Nearly NovemberIntermediateMusic MarketplaceSoloMPP7010
Dot-to-Dot AdventuresElementary/Late ElementaryComposers in FocusSoloFJH2379