Have you tried learning jazz piano before and felt frustrated? I created Jazz Piano School to provide a roadmap that would enable to learn jazz piano with ease and success. Learning jazz piano can be like navigating through a dark forest without light. In this podcast I will educate you using Jazz Piano School's learning category system of, Technique, Theory, Repertoire, and Improvisation. I also include interviews from well known jazz pianists such as Eric Reed, and provide analysis to solo's. Jazz Piano School is dedicated to bringing you the highest and most structured jazz piano education so that you may learn and progress with ease. Feel free to visit our website at jazzpianoschool.com for more!
How To Practice Jazz Piano Efficiently
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'll teach you my 5 step system that will give you a practice plan to ensure you're ACTUALLY making progress everytime you sit down to practice.
How To Play Cocktail Piano: Behind The Curtains
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 and what IS the "Cocktail Piano" style? In this podcast I'll pull back the curtain on the top 4 styles that make up the style, how to feather, and the fills you need to create the cocktail sound.
3 Steps to Practice Your Improvisation
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 in a shorter amount of time.
How To Construct Bebop Lines
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 in this manner.
In this podcast episode, I break down exactly how bebop lines are created in the moment so you can have an accurate understanding of what is happening to create such gorgeous sounding lines. Enjoy!
Jazz Piano Blues Reharms Part 2 (Ep:222)
I go further in depth into blues reharms to teach you how to expand upon the fundamentals I taught in the last episode.
Blues Piano Reharm Part 1 - Ep:221
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 transform your playing.