Hi! I’m Ron Drotos and I’ve created How To Learn Jazz Piano to help you become a fluent, confident jazz pianist. The key is to learn jazz in the same way we typically learn language. In these podcasts you’ll learn how to learn jazz piano in a way that will keep you inspired and motivated for years to come! Learn more at https://keyboardimprov.com.
Season 1, Episode 5: Creating Your Own “Musical Scene”
If you want to truly learn how to play jazz piano, it's crucial to have a nurturing environment that will keep you inspired and motivated. In other words, a musical "scene" that will help you persevere and thrive as a musician. In How To Learn Jazz Piano, Season 1, Episode 5, I give examples of […]
Season 1, Episode 4: The Cure For “Practice Paralysis”
Have you ever taken one look at all the jazz piano books on your shelf and simply walked away because you didn't know what to start with? Do you ever feel overwhelmed at the sheer amount of jazz techniques and theory that you feel you need to practice? If so, you may have "Practice Paralysis!" […]
Season 1, Episode 3: Your First Big Step Is “Minimum Viable Piano”
I've come up with a new term to describe what is perhaps the best way to learn piano: "Minimum Viable Piano." It means to learn just what you need to get to a certain level of ability, and then to do a lot of that! Do you know chords? Great! Then play tons of songs with […]
Season1, Episode 2: Aim For Fluency
In this episode of my podcast, How To Learn Jazz Piano, I show you how to practice in the most effective manner possible. Season 1, Episode 2 is all about aiming for fluency. This is where the magic starts to happen for you as a jazz musician. Having fluency as the goal will completely change […]
Season 1, Episode 1: Choose A Jazz Style To Begin With
If you're interested in learning jazz piano, it helps to get the "big picture" and see what's possible for you as far as what styles you can learn and what's the best starting point for you individually. A lot of jazz is taught generically these days, but that's not the way that any of the […]
Intro To Season 1, The Mindset You Need
I'm very excited to launch a new podcast: How To Learn Jazz Piano. These podcasts will help you take your jazz piano playing to a whole new level by learning in the same way as all the jazz greats learn. This first episode is an Intro to Season 1, which shows you The Mindset You […]
I don't even play piano and I loved this. I play jazz guitar and was looking for a podcast on how to learn jazz. This fit the bill perfectly and I just adapted it to my instrument. There's a ton of content out there on learning jazz (I should know--I've read/watched/listened to a lot of it), but this was exactly what I was looking for. It shows you how to learn, how to practice, how to focus your attention. These are things I've thought about on my own, so it was awesome to hear someone else say it in a slightly different way. The comparison to learning/playing sports is useful. I only wish there were more episodes.
Thanks Ron, very inspiring as always ❤️
Fun and Friendly
Ron makes it "not so intimidating" to begin to learn to play jazz piano. His step by step instruction is easy to understand.
Well worth the time spent listening to all the episodes!