August Music Studio

Popular Piano Playing / Jazz Piano

Blues Piano / Boogie-Woogie

Improvisational Piano

#231-838-6419 STUDIO  

Keith Jarrett

Jazz, and Blues Piano:

The development of a Jazz Piano technique is dependent on many factors such as the pianist's technique,

the desire to play, his/her internalization of specific chord structures and movement, a great sense of rhythm,

a knowledge of the repetoire of Jazz piano including standards, bebop, and a deep imersion thru intense

listening to jazz piano in particular. All aspects of Jazz piano playing can be improved upon thru practice. 


  • Jazz Piano Chord Voicings - How to sound like the Pro's.


  • Right Hand Improvisations on the above chord voicings


  • Playing in time...including slow, medium and Fast tempos


  • Knowledge of Chord / Scale relationships.  What scales to play on specific chords.


  • Independence of the hands.  How to develop this.


  • Sound quality.  The importance of your touch on the keyboard.

  • Learning the Song Repetoire of Jazz

  • Solo and Trio Playing - Approaching each

  • Have FUN playing with Backing Tracks, Play alongs etc. 


  • Development of your EAR -  How and why to develop Relative Pitch



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  • "Music is a defining element of character."  ~ Plato

  • "Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.                                                                          They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art." - Charlie Parker                                                                    

  • "To study music, we must learn the rules. To create music, we must break them."       - Nadia Boulanger


  • "Music is nothing separate from me. It is me... You'd have to remove the music surgically. "    -- Ray Charles