Jazz Piano Master Class


Students will work on composing their own arrangements of standard repertoire and will learn how to execute them in a solo format. Components discussed will include stride, Shearing voicings, stylistic considerations, tempo vs. rubato, intros or endings, soloing, bass lines, harmonic movement, and time.

This class is open to pianists who are at an intermediate to advanced level. Students will prepare a solo piano piece to play each week. These performances will serve as a springboard for discussions that will cover examples of what and how to practice. Topics will include harmonization techniques, voicings and textures, melodic phrasing, improvisation, repertoire, and historical styles.