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50 Hortense Street
Glen Iris, VIC, 3146
Australia

0490 126 293

Jeremy Woolhouse is a jazz pianist and composer in Melbourne, Australia known for melodic lyricism and elegant use of harmony.

A broad approach to genre

A broad approach to genre. The studio welcomes students coming for a general piano lessons. A broad spectrum of genre is taught, with specialist expertise in jazz piano.

 A broad approach to genre

The genre of jazz embraces a broad range of sub-genre, fusions and cross-overs. Jazz is diverse and great fun, but may not be everything to everyone.

Especially for the youngsters, a breadth in musical education is a healthy thing. Exposure to a variety of styles helps the pianist develop an adaptable technique and a discerning aesthetic.

Jazz has always been an assimilation of historical and current popular music. Staying true to the style of jazz means continuing to bring new influences to bear on established forms.

The principles of piano technique and music education are the same for any genre, so students are invited to bring in whatever music they have the inspiration to play to work on together. Your teacher will also endeavour to source repertoire which is engaging and relevant.

The genre of jazz is widely recognised as having the most harmonically sophisticated language. Musicians who understand jazz harmony can work comfortably with any western music theory.

Improvisation is the application of theory in playing. It is real-time composition. The skill and knowledge a jazz education provides is a springboard to composing in any genre.

Students consistently find that composing deepens understanding of stylistic characteristics and is a fun way to explore music without genre boundaries.