Melodic Improvisation: Easy Jazz Piano Tricks

Would you like to learn melodic improvisation? You’re in the right place. In the video below, Steve explains some neat melodic improvisation tricks to a Jazz Inner Circle student. Getting your melodies to have that singing, emotional quality is necessary to captivate your audience. This lesson will help you achieve that. Take 3 minutes and…

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Jazz Keyboard Mistakes: How To Avoid Them

Would you like to learn how to avoid jazz keyboard mistakes? You’re in the right place. In the video below, Steve teaches one of his Jazz Inner CIrcle students one strategy to avoid errors in playing the head of the jazz standard “Georgia In My Mind”. These tips will help you avoid often overlooked pitfalls…

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14 Jazz Modes For Playing Great Jazz

Want to get started learning the jazz modes? You’re in the right spot. There are lots of different scales you’ll want to learn someday. But, today lets just focus on the most important ones you need for quick jazz success. Most great solos will feature bits and pieces of these scales and jazz modes. The Major Scale…

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Composing Music Tips: How To Write Jazz Tunes

Would you like to learn some composing music tips? You’ve come to the right place. In the video below, Steve teaches one of his Jazz Inner Circle students how to start writing a jazz tune. These composing music tips are very helpful for those who are complete beginners in composition and songwriting. Take 3 minutes…

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3 Ideas To Decrease Stress And Increase Your Chops

When I began my piano career, I taught young kids. And let me tell you what: Teaching a child how to play jazz piano sometimes felt like pulling teeth! So when someone tells me, “I bet it’s SO much easier for a child to learn piano than an adult…” …I simply let them know, THAT’S…

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Jazz Inner Circle Review

We’re committed to transforming the musical lives of our students. How you ask?Well, It’s one thing for me to say how life changing The Jazz Inner Circle is. But, it means more when you hear from our students personally. So, I’d like to share with you stories from 3 of our students. 1. How Diane Transformed…

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What Lebron’s Loss Reminded Me About Success

If you didn’t know, I LOVE NBA basketball. In fact, a friend of mine got me tickets to see LeBron and the Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets a couple nights ago. I have amazing friends. 🙂 The Nuggets ended up crushing the Lakers 117-85. And that got me thinking… How could LeBron James, one…

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Chord Substitution: 6 Ways To Spice Up Your Harmonies

Would you like to learn how to apply chord substitution to your favorite tunes? You’re in the right place. In the video below, Steve teaches one of his Jazz Inner Circle students a big principle in reharmonization. Chord substitution is one of the greatest musical tools in jazz. It can also be used in other…

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