Voice Leading is about playing the changes and developing a language. This class focuses on examining existing solos and elements Read More
The Five Essential Concepts for Improvisation and their Application. This class will focus on five key concepts necessary for playing Read More
Playing uptempo tunes seems to always be a challenge for any instrumentalist. Here is a chance to work on your Read More
Advanced Level Improvisation course geared specifically to guitarists.
For guitar players who’d like to unlock the secrets of jazz improvisation. This class will help you reach an intermediate Read More
A class examining the harmonic and melodic structures that are common to popular song form and jazz compositions. By analyzing Read More
This class will cover jazz and non-jazz improvisational tools for expanding your melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic vocabulary. Along with pure Read More
This class will focus on the reason we play a song the way we do. This is not a theory Read More
A continuation of Beginning Improvisation 2 — A class focusing on the study of chords, scales, modes, simple patterns and Read More
An intensive class on running scales, arpeggios, and patterns in all keys. Players will increase dexterity and speed. Intermediate level Read More
This class will explore music with odd or multi-meter time signatures. Composers studied will include: John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Dave Read More
An advanced improvisation class covering the possibilities of incorporating upper extensions, such as (9,b9,#9, #11, 13, b13) into beautiful melodic Read More
A class focusing on the study of chords, scales, modes, simple patterns and harmonic structure. For all instruments.
Study of augmented patterns and their application.
A class introducing the musician to call and response. Listening and playing it back. The class will work through different Read More
A study of the music of Bill Evans, with analysis of his improvisational style and solo transcription. Geared for pianists Read More
A class introducing the musician to the blues, and various ways to improv over standard changes and substitutions. This class Read More
A class on ‘The Basics.’ A study of theory, chords, scales and blues. For the Beginner.
A class covering complex harmonic structures, transcription and analysis of jazz solos. Application to bebop and modal style of tunes.
An intermediate improvisation class on how to develop your solos from very simple melodies to bebop lines. For the intermediate/advanced Read More
Advanced study of diminished patterns focusing on the minor ii-v-i.
This class is designed to advance students toward a greater sense of artistry and depth in jazz performance. Special topics Read More
This class will focus on locating ii-V-I cadences within jazz and pop tunes. To learn to improvise melodically over these Read More
This advanced improvisation class will explore the six various dominant-seventh chord types from a theoretical standpoint to help students understand Read More
This class covers the scales and modes that can be used over altered chords and will include chord study and Read More
The Bebop scale began to appear in the 1950’s and ’60’s as a way to enhance the flexibility of the Read More
With a blend of patterns, ear training, analysis, and technique, this class introduces the musician to the standard ‘I Got Read More
Through a blend of ear training and analysis, this class covers the minor ii7b5-V7b9-I6 progression, emphasizing diminished scales, their purpose, Read More
Students in this intermediate-to-advanced level class will gain an overview of prominent contemporary guitarists and their techniques, including alternate picking, Read More
This class covers the techniques involved in the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic transcription of improvised solos from recordings.
In this class, students will learn the tunes and solos of one of the greatest saxophone players in history, with Read More
This class focuses on the study of chords, scales, modes, simple patterns, and harmonic structure. For all instruments.
A class concentrating on patterns, playing in different keys, call and response, chord alterations, tempos, and group participation. Application to Read More
As an introduction to the blues for the musician, this class is a blend of patterns, ear training, analysis and Read More
Students will examine important works by each composer, first by analyzing the pieces and studying the recordings made by Monk Read More
This class introduces the musician to the most important chord progression in jazz through a blend of patterns, ear training, Read More