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Learn jazz piano without the guesswork. The ultimate hub for online jazz piano education.




Upper Structure Triads: How To Play Them And Use Them

Upper Structure Triads: How To Play Them And Use Them

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. Enjoy!


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. Enjoy!


Practice Improvisation in 3 Easy Steps To Make Faster Progress

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

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 Reharms - Part 1

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.


Creating Two Hand 4 Note Voicings

This was the very first, live stream podcast I recorded with a live audience. It was so much fun, and I can't wait to do it again! If you're looking to become a part of the live audience and get your questions answered by me after I record, go to https://jazzpianoschool.com/livepodcast to get on the email list so you receive the links. Enjoy!


Here's What's Changing in 2021

I had an epiphany at the end of 2021. It was time to change some things. For the better! I want to connect with you. I want to help you MORE! In different ways. Here's how.


Creating Left Hand Chord Lines (Ep: 218)

"Plopping and Dropping" left hand voicings can only get you so far. Developing architectural left hand chord lines creates a beautiful backdrop for your right hand to improvise over. In today's podcast we will break down some key techniques to creating your own left hand chord lines!


How to Use Block Chords - Jazz Piano Tutorial Pt. 2 (Ep: 217)

Block chords are one of jazz piano's unsolved mysteries. This style made famous by George Shearing and Nat King Cole was once ubiquitously used by jazz pianists of the 20th century who came after them. In part two of this jazz piano tutorial, we will cover two more advanced strategies to integrate this style of playing into your repertoire.


3 Things You Need To Do More With Less (Ep: 216)

Most the time we feel like we're inadequate players. That's rough, and I know because I've been there. But the truth is, the tools we currently possess are usually more than enough to make and play beautiful jazz piano music. You just need 3, very simple, yet powerful things. In this episode I'll share with you what those 3 things are and how they will instantly bring your playing to life, no matter WHAT level you are! Enjoy!


How to Use Block Chords - Jazz Piano Tutorial Pt. 1 (Ep: 215)

Block chords are one of jazz piano's unsolved mysteries. This style made famous by George Shearing and Nat King Cole was once ubiquitously used by jazz pianists of the 20th century who came after them. In this jazz piano tutorial, learn how to use this technique in your improvising, comping, and more!


Setting Restraints to Spark Creativity (Ep: 214)

Setting restraints forces us to play things we never would have thought of on our own. By limiting our choices, we actually drastically increase the amount of creativity in our lines. Restraints help us to bypass muscle memory and create new pathways through the harmonies. Check out these 3 strategies to implement restraints into your practice routine and jumpstart your creativity!


The Magic of Monk - Jazz Piano Tutorial (Ep: 213)

In honor of Thelonious Monk's 103rd birthday this October, we will be taking a deep dive into his musical style in this podcast lesson! Follow along as we explore two Monk compositions and examine what makes them tick. By the end of this lesson, you will have a new appreciation for Monk's style and discover new ways to incorporate it into your own personal creativity!


How To Break Out of Your Improv Norm (Ep: 212)

It's hard to break out of habits. A lot of times we play on autopilot but guess what, in order to make progress we need to STOP. We need to pay close attention to what we're playing and analyze it. Then after we're AWARE of what we're doing, we need to play the opposite texture. This episode will show you an easy process you can use to instantly break out of your improv norms.


Cory Henry - "Lingus" Solo Analysis

In honor of our 200th Lick of the Week, we are bringing you Cory Henry's famous Lingus solo! The solo from Snarky Puppy's "Lingus" off of the album We Like it Here (2014) has gone down in history as one of the best. Want to know what makes this solo so great? Check out this solo analysis in this week's podcast to find out!


How To Fill Space: 3 Easy Ways You Can Use Right Now (Ep: 210)

Jazz Piano School 3.0 including upgraded features, content, design annd more is being released on Monday, September 28th at 6am EST during our Open Enrollment period for new students. We've been closed for 11 months now and this release party is sure to be a doozy! Until then, dig into this week's podcast on filling space with these 3 easy strategies. I dive deep here in to specifics. The when, the how, the why. This should be a great podcast lesson for you that is a must listen for every...


Bebop Secrets: How to Develop Your Own Repertoire List (Ep: 209)

This week we are bringing you a sneak peek into our exclusive member content! This podcast lesson is an excerpt from our "JPS Pratice Workouts," and discusses how to develop your own repertoire list. Developing your own repertoire list is essential to becoming a complete jazz pianist. Follow along for the inside scoop on how to get started!


3 Note Voicings In 3 Easy Steps Take 2! (Ep: 208)

Jazz Piano School 3.0 Launch and OPEN Enrollment Date is here!!! Mark you calendars folks! Monday, September 28th at 6am eastern! Check your inbox for more details. Lots of people dive into all sorts of voicings. Myself included. What are 3 note voicings? What do they do? Why are they important? When should you learn them? How do you integrate them and use them? I'll answer all these questions in this podcast to give you all the necessary information you need.