Category Archives: Jazz Articles

Premium Jazz Lessons Elite Membership Has Launched!

Hey there fans of learning jazz piano and jazz piano lessons online! I’m proud to announce that my newest course is finally live and available. Premium Jazz Lessons Elite Membership was released with on Monday Oct. 7th 2013. It includes access to: A Rich Jazz Piano Chords Library Essential Jazz Song Tutorials  Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced…

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Your Free Guide To 15 Jazz Piano Legends

If you truly want to learn jazz piano you have to listen to the right people. As your online jazz piano teacher, I want to make sure you are listening to and learning from some of the best jazz pianists who’ve ever lived. What we listen to definitely influences what comes out of our ears…

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13 Killer Practice Tips To Ignite Your Playing Today

Hey Everybody! I’ve been thinking a ton about motivation and inspiration recently. I’ve been super focused creating all the new content for this month’s Premium Jazz Lessons Membership update. I’ve also been doing quite a bit more touring and local gigs recently too. To say that I’m motivated right now would be an understatement!  For…

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4 Completely Bizarre Gig Stories That You Need To Read To Believe

As I’m sure you can imagine, doing music for a living can be very fun. Although, 95% of the career has been really enjoyable there have been times that have not always been filled with sunshine. In fact, after over 1,700 gigs in 15 years there has also been a fair share of completely bizarre…

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5 Classical Pieces That Helped Me Become A Better Jazz Musician

In today’s jazz lesson I wanted to go in a bit of a unique direction and discuss something I haven’t talked about too much before on this site…classical music. As I’m sure most of you know, 90% of my gigs these days are in the jazz, blues, and rock genres of music. It’s what I…

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Jazz Ear Training – 5 Tips For Hearing Chord Extensions

Today I want to tell you how I drastically improved my musical ear by using jazz ear training. Chord extensions, tensions, alterations, color tones, whatever you want to call them, I am always interested! I can’t write enough about this subject of jazz ear training because it’s so important for mastering jazz piano. As pianists…

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Improve Your Jazz Improvisation: 1 Simple Shortcut

Are you frustrated by your jazz improvisation? Do you find that no matter how much you practice new scales, learn jazz theory, learn licks, or spend time transcribing you still can’t make the improvements you want to make? Well, i’m going to share with you a story and 1 simple thing I added in my…

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Jazz Masters Method Special Video Blog Thank You

Hey everybody! Today’s post is going to be short but sweet. I’m truly humbled right now. I’d like to thank everybody who’s ordered the Jazz Masters Method DVD so far during this launch week. The response has been simply been AMAZING. I am truly blessed!  Thank you!! I prepared a quick little video blog as I…

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