Alan began playing duo piano concerts with pianist Scott Griffin back in 2007, and in the following years they were invited to perform at the Instituto de Bellas Artes of Chihuahua, Mexico, Bill Gaither’s Fall Family Festival in Indiana, the Maranatha Bible Conference in Michigan, both Word of Life campuses in New York and Florida, and the Crystal Cathedral in California, in addition to many concerts in the Chicago area.
In 2014 they were in over 20 states. They enjoy blessing their audiences with unique musical arrangements, creatively combined into entertaining presentations.
Through our interactive musical productions we seek to improve lives by bringing joy through emotional and spiritual healing. We will encourage our audiences to inspire others as they have been inspired, by providing tangible opportunities to join us in supporting other charitable organizations such as Kids Alive International. Captivating Keyboards performs with the goal of spreading joy to all ages with many musical styles for the glory of God and His Kingdom.
You can follow their concert schedule by clicking “events” at the Captivating Keyboards Facebook page. Simply search “Captivating Keyboards” online. This will also lead you to their YouTube page where you can see all of their latest videos. Subscribe to receive notification of updates.
" I want to share the joy I have that God has given me through the gift of music. I believe music can heal, encourage, and inspire others and I count it a privilege to be able to combine my love for humor and several styles of music to do just that. "
Alan Curtis Tripp is a native of Clearwater, Florida where he spent the first 21 years of his life before he moved to Chicago where he has resided off and on for the last decade.
At the age of 9 he began studying piano under the teaching of his grandmother; at age 13 he studied with a concert pianist in Florida, and by age 14 he was presenting full piano concerts. After earning an A.A in music from St Petersburg College, he went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the Moody Bible Institute.
He has spent much of his time as a self-employed concert pianist, performing in Canada, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, France, Ireland, Morocco, and throughout 45 states in the U.S. including Alaska.
Alan is a part of a piano duo team called Captivating Keyboards. He also currently accompanies gospel singer Larry Ford in a few international tours throughout the year.
In addition to performing live, he spends much of his time arranging and composing original music.
Alan is also a speaker and performer at Tourette Syndrome conferences around the globe. His music emphasizes improvisation, creativity, and joy. In addition to performing Classical, Jazz and Sacred styles, he enjoys combining his piano talent with comedy and motivational speaking in order to share God’s blessing of music. He has recorded four albums and numerous arrangements.
He also loves Saint Bernards, and has one named Minky that acts as a therapy dog to many people. (You can visit her Facebook page here.)
Alan is an avid cyclist, and believes in living life to the fullest in everything he does.
As a young child, Alan encountered serious illnesses that almost took his life such as Spinal Meningitis, Pneumococcal Sepsis, Whooping Cough, Scarlet Fever, and others. At age eight, he was diagnosed with a neurological disorder called Tourette Syndrome that he would describe as one of his most difficult obstacles. As a teenager, severe insomnia along with Tourette Syndrome left him disabled, unable to go to school or perform simple tasks. However, during this time, he was able to find comfort in his relationship with Jesus Christ. The piano was another source of gratification for him. Music that he played on the piano became a major focus, therapy, and outlet in his life; music helped him be able to express the passion and frustration that he possessed; something few people understood in his life at the time.
Over the years, he has experienced God’s grace and much healing through the gift of music. At age 18, he began to see his Tourette tics diminish and was able to get off of a medicine that plagued him for 10 years. He understands people with Tourette Syndrome, loves them, and wants to reach out to anyone who has a disability and let them know that they do not have to let their burdens control them. He thanks God for giving him music and wants to bless and encourage others with this very gift that God encouraged and blessed him with during his time of trial. Alan knows he can make a difference by raising Tourette Syndrome awareness through his concerts while raising and bringing support to aid those who have it.
Alan feels a calling on his life to take his music in a direction that would benefit not only his audiences, but help serious world issues as well. Through his concerts and non profit ministry, he wants to spend his future collaborating and raising support for organizations that have a significant impact on reducing world problems such as world hunger, abuse, and diseases. In 2013 he partnered with Kids Alive International to promote their cause in order to deliver children from poverty around the world.