Good playing doesn't automatically equal good teaching.
Learning jazz should be more than getting people to copy the notes you're playing.
Playing jazz involves learning a set of skills (not just tunes).
Jazz is a language that can be organized.
Teaching appropriate skills for each level and aiming for clear progress targets works.
Members are students and every student matters to me. All questions are answered and the content I create is often based on the struggles that students may be going through.
Who I help
I work with pianists who are just getting into jazz, all the way up to those who teach and perform.
- Pianists who are new to playing jazz, learning the chords and common chord progressions in jazz.
- Those who think they've tried every theory book, course and video but still aren't fluent.
- Advanced players looking to improve chord movement, voicings, improvisation and general playing level.
- Not just pianists. We have members who are mainly guitarists or horn players too.
- Those interested in learning Barry Harris chord movements, voicings and improvisation techniques.
What you'll learn
Students here learn to speak the language of jazz.
You'll learn chords in keys, the common chord progressions used in every jazz standard, solo piano with full right-hand chord melody, playing in a group, improvisation from scratch, rhythm, authentic voicings and chord movements.
How to learn it all with a structure that gives the best results.
How we'll do it
My teaching consists of videos, smart practice tracks, webinars and individual help.
I teach on 3 levels
Learning the chords, common progressions & comping several tunes in a few keys
Voicings, right-hand melody. Beginning improvisation. Rhythmic considerations.
Advanced voicings, movements, improv concepts and more.
My teaching method is based on having taught over 40,000 one-to-one lessons and teaching Jazz Skills members for 9 years.
This part of Jazz Skills is a step by step course that covers a lot of ground. Although it goes from the basics of building chords and progressions, It is not just for people who are new to playing jazz. It is also for those who may know a few tunes or know some jazz theory but still don't have freedom in their playing.
Main members area
Large library of lessons for all levels, covering all aspects of playing. In addition to the informative sections, the webinar archive is not to be missed!
This area contains:
Learning tips | How tunes work | Tunes to play | Tune taught in detail | Voicings | Movement | Improv | Rhythm and more.
Frequently asked questions
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I became addicted to Jazz as a teenager and went on to study with the great pianist Barry Harris for about 17 years. I am just like the students, on my own journey and working every day to improve. My passion is demystifying jazz to make it clear for people to learn.
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