The Merriam School of Music offers students the opportunity to study jazz piano at both an intermediate and advanced level. This can be done through our regular Private Piano Lesson program, as well as our Enriched Jazz program.
It will give students real-life performance opportunities, chances to learn from working professionals in the jazz scene, and generally acquire the fundamental skills needed to begin an exploration of the jazz piano idiom.
Examples of jazz pianists include: Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Nat King Cole
The Enriched course is only available by audition, and entry is not guaranteed. There is also a limited number of spaces available each year.
Equip students with an existing foundation in piano playing with the essential skills needed to begin learning how to play jazz. This will include improvisation techniques, applied harmonic theory, rhythmic training, and opportunities to play in jazz ‘combo’s.
Each class takes place between one teacher and one student, for either 30 or 60 minutes. It also includes monthly masterclasses with industry professionals, as well as enhanced performance opportunities. All events and additional classes will be provided in advance to parents.
Jazz Pianos Lessons
|Length:||30 / 60 min|
|RCM Exam Compatible:||N/A|
|Start Date:||Throughout the year|