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Post Category: Jazz & Improvisation

Getting Started: How to use the Teachable Platform

Welcome to the courses!  Here is a quick-and-dirty tutorial on how to utilize the Teachable Platform.  Teachable is such a user-friendly and intuitive platform, which is why I chose it as the home ...

Video: Live solo performance of Weaver of Dreams

In June 2019, I recorded my first ever solo album.  We recorded the entire album in just 4 hours in my hometown of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.  Just me, my voice, a couple of microphones and a gorgeous ...
piano improvisation tutorial and exercises

VIDEO: 7 Reasons you should improvise at the piano

Improvisation brings with it a number of benefits which are really useful for musicians of different genres and even ability levels.  Here are 7 reasons you should improvise at the piano.  Here are ...

What does a jazz pianist need to know?

Playing jazz piano is one of those scary mysteries that can keep people from exploring and excelling.  Whether you are a classically trained pianist who is “jazz curious”, a jazz vocalist who wants ...
Piano improvisation exercise the ostinato

VIDEO Quickie #3: Piano Improvisation 101: The Ostinato

Practicing technique at the piano is often boring and requires a lot of scale running and Hanon playing.  Over the years, I teach less and less rote technical work and spend more time teaching ...
Easy piano improvisation exercise ERIK SATIE

VIDEO Quickie #4: Piano Improvisation 101: Erik Satie

This is the fourth video in a new series called “Quickies” – short, info-packed tutorials designed to give you great information you can use TODAY. In this tutorial, I show you how ...

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