Our private lessons draw on extensive experience gained through teaching thousands of people (literally) our style of Lead Sheet based piano playing appropriate for all non-classical styles of music. The online environment coupled with the physical course materials have been crafted to leverage the best of both online instruction and traditional private lessons. That combination will take you the furthest in the least amount of time all while having a ton of fun in the process.
These two courses provide a great start to beginning students and will fully immerse you in the core tenets of how it is we go about playing piano in our style using Lead Sheets. We will be playing 10-15 actual songs in 4 or 5 different genres as we work through the new concepts and gain confidence in our ability. Absolute must-have info for players in our style…
With the basics fully under hand from Courses 1 and 2, you'll advance at a pace pretty shocking to many previous students of traditional lessons. We really get into more advanced ideas and tips and tricks that pros use to sound like they do. You'll begin to really understand the theory behind why it is that different styles sound like they do, and be able to apply that knowledge to the many songs we continue to learn and work through.
In these courses we'll cover even more advanced concepts that open the doors to being able to sound truly professional - things like playing by ear, transposing, chord substitutions, and scales used in improvising. This info can many times only be found by studying with a professional pop/jazz musician - which is in fact exactly what you will be doing!