Jazz Piano School

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You can only sit at your piano, playing and practicing for yourself for so long. Eventually you're going to need some human connection and interaction. That's the beauty of music! It brings people together and connects humanity. But, if you nev
Have you ever heard the phrase "Let the melody be your guide" but wondered how to practically apply it to your playing? In this podcast, I show you how to use the melody as a springboard for melodic development in your solos. If you don't want
Consistently make progress with your improvisation
I'm know how it goes, trust me. You hear someone's LH flying back and forth at lightening speed while the RH is playing some ridiculous line and you think to yourself, "There is no way I could do that". Am I right? This used to happen to me all
A demonstration of five different renditions of "Fly Me To The Moon."
Upper Structure Triads: How To Play Them And Use Them
Practicing jazz can feel nebulous. What do we play? What do we do? There are so many different things to practice. What exercises do we use? I'll be first one to say this, I wasted a full decade practicing jazz the WRONG way. In this episode I'
The Cocktail Piano style is a term that is thrown around and everyone wants to learn it. Whenever we walk into a lounge, bar, or cocktail hour, as musicians, we always marvel and what the pianist is playing and DOING. What are they doing though
Practicing improvisation can be nebulous to say the least. What do you practice? How do you practice? When we're able to take a step back, and plan out our improvisation practice session using this 3 step process you'll make much more progress
I love demystifying the jazz education process. The moment when a student finally understand is magic. Everything clicks and the light bulb goes off. I never really got a step by step instruction, so this is why I dedicated myself to teaching i
I go further in depth into blues reharms to teach you how to expand upon the fundamentals I taught in the last episode.
Playing the blues is always fun. Playing the blues with reharms is even MORE fun! In this live stream podcast, I'll teach you 4 reharms you can use in the blues and HOW to use them. These 4 reharms are extremely powerful and will completely tra
This was the very first, live stream podcast I recorded with a live audience. It was so much fun, and I can't wait to do it again! If you're looking to become a part of the live audience and get your questions answered by me after I record, go
I had an epiphany at the end of 2021. It was time to change some things. For the better! I want to connect with you. I want to help you MORE! In different ways. Here's how.
"Plopping and Dropping" left hand voicings can only get you so far. Developing architectural left hand chord lines creates a beautiful backdrop for your right hand to improvise over. In today's podcast we will break down some key techniques to
Block chords are one of jazz piano's unsolved mysteries. This style made famous by George Shearing and Nat King Cole was once ubiquitously used by jazz pianists of the 20th century who came after them. In part two of this jazz piano tutorial, w
Most the time we feel like we're inadequate players. That's rough, and I know because I've been there. But the truth is, the tools we currently possess are usually more than enough to make and play beautiful jazz piano music. You just need 3, v
Block chords are one of jazz piano's unsolved mysteries. This style made famous by George Shearing and Nat King Cole was once ubiquitously used by jazz pianists of the 20th century who came after them. In this jazz piano tutorial, learn how to
Setting restraints forces us to play things we never would have thought of on our own. By limiting our choices, we actually drastically increase the amount of creativity in our lines. Restraints help us to bypass muscle memory and create new pa
In honor of Thelonious Monk's 103rd birthday this October, we will be taking a deep dive into his musical style in this podcast lesson! Follow along as we explore two Monk compositions and examine what makes them tick. By the end of this lesson
It's hard to break out of habits. A lot of times we play on autopilot but guess what, in order to make progress we need to STOP. We need to pay close attention to what we're playing and analyze it. Then after we're AWARE of what we're doing, we
In honor of our 200th Lick of the Week, we are bringing you Cory Henry's famous Lingus solo! The solo from Snarky Puppy's "Lingus" off of the album We Like it Here (2014) has gone down in history as one of the best. Want to know what makes this
Jazz Piano School 3.0 including upgraded features, content, design annd more is being released on Monday, September 28th at 6am EST during our Open Enrollment period for new students. We've been closed for 11 months now and this release party i
This week we are bringing you a sneak peek into our exclusive member content! This podcast lesson is an excerpt from our "JPS Pratice Workouts," and discusses how to develop your own repertoire list. Developing your own repertoire list is essen
Jazz Piano School 3.0 Launch and OPEN Enrollment Date is here!!! Mark you calendars folks! Monday, September 28th at 6am eastern! Check your inbox for more details. Lots of people dive into all sorts of voicings. Myself included. What are 3 n
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