Transition from classical to jazz piano
For classical pianists wanting to transition to jazz or expand on their stylistic skills, lessons can be structured to translate your existing knowledge and skill into the new genre. Improvisation and jazz theory are specialist areas which inform our playing. Taking a progressive approach, learning jazz is a fulfilling artistic, personal or professional development.
Jazz piano for classical players
The transition from classical to jazz is rewarding
Have some classical skills, but feel stumped when it comes to improvising or playing swing? Looking to expand and diversify your repertoire?
Adapting the skills a student may have from classical training and applying them to jazz is one of Jeremy’s specialities. When taken progressively in a structured way, it is not difficult to learn to play jazz with comfort, relax into a natural swing groove and feel confident in improvising.
Some people seem to have a mysterious ability to improvise. There is however, a very tangible way every pianist can learn these skills! It is a different kind of disciple, but one which anyone who has an interest can learn, enjoy and thrive on.
Developing confidence is a key factor for students who already have some facility. The teaching paradigm Jeremy uses has this at the core. It is based on ‘progressive complexity’ - a system of creating successive challenges which are always achievable. Much more conducive to healthy recreation than successive failing!
These sessions are suited to pianists who have some classical background. A current ability equivalent to grade 2 AMEB is a preferred minimum. Ages 10 and up. No jazz experience is required.