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Classical and Jazz cohesion

I began as a Suzuki trained pianist at a very young age being taught with very high levels of...
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Ideas for Developing Improvising Language in Jazz

Here are a few exercises to work on improvising concepts in jazz. When performing, you should...
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How to Listen to Jazz: a Beginner's Guide

To those unfamiliar with it, jazz music can seem confusing at first. There are often many things...
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Making It All Up

'Improvisation' is a word that seems to strike terror into the hearts of many a pupil, no matter...

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  • Steve Pringle Peckham, SE15 Gold Member

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    Welcome to my tutor page! I am an experienced teacher and musician and am passionate about helping others to enjoy and develop their musical interests. I hope the answers below will give you an idea of what to expect from me and my teaching.
  • Francis Botu Brixton, SW9 Gold Member

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    I'm a very open minded musician/teacher so if you're interested in playing Classical and Spanish/Flamenco music, or just want to know how to jam to your favourite Blues or Folk tunes, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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    I am an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher of brass instruments, theory and composition. I can help you get exactly what you want out of your musical pursuits.
  • Leo Richardson Totteridge, N12 Gold Member

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    I am a highly experienced teacher and performer, and I believe that learning can be fun! All ages and abilities are welcome.
  • Felix Cox Leyton, E10 Gold Member

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    Incredibly passionate teacher with over 8 years of experience teaching children and adults. My music school runs on a Saturday from my home in Leyton. Do get in touch if you have any questions!
  • Benedict Westenra Notting Hill, W11 Gold Member

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    Here's how my lessons work: - you email me a list of the 15 pieces you'd most like to play. - I'll find arrangements of them that suit your level or arrange them myself. - I'll then teach them to you using specially developed teaching techniques.
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  • Improvisational Skills for Beginner Musicians

    Robbie Fearon Jazz Improvisation Teacher (Birmingham) Picture As a young clarinet student I learnt notes through reading music, and was not expected to question why the notes were what they were. Later on as I took my graded exams I learnt my scales. Again I wasn't taught their significance to music, and I learnt them by rote without question. I could read...
  • Practising improvisation

    Flo Moore Jazz Improvisation Teacher (North West London) Picture I studied classical piano as a child and was never taught about improvisation. It was only when I started playing jazz that I began to explore it. I incorporated improvisation into my practise in various ways. I transcribed other musicians by taking certain phrases or motifs, and transposing...
  • Instincts and Improvisation

    Jazz Improvisation Teacher (Brighton) Picture We live in musically amazing times. We've come full circle from the old traditional folk songs of the distant past, through the baroque, classical and romantic era and into the music of the 20th and 21st century, and we have hundreds of years worth of concepts, tonalities and sounds to play...

 

  • Making It All Up Editor's Pick

    Joe Murgatroyd Jazz Improvisation Teacher (East London) Picture 'Improvisation' is a word that seems to strike terror into the hearts of many a pupil, no matter how experienced and no matter how old. At the age of 10, I had been formally learning music for 2 years before the idea was presented to me, and I remember my incredulous reply, completely unaware of...
  • How to Listen to Jazz: a Beginner's Guide Editor's Pick

    James Brady Jazz Improvisation Teacher (East London) Picture To those unfamiliar with it, jazz music can seem confusing at first. There are often many things happening at once, and the music is often not pretty or sweet-sounding. Remember that jazz musicians are usually focused on improvising and tend to value originality and spontaneous creativity over...
  • Classical and Jazz cohesion Editor's Pick

    Dan Nicholson Jazz Improvisation Teacher (South West London) Picture I began as a Suzuki trained pianist at a very young age being taught with very high levels of discipline and fine tuning. Whilst this method has its advantages borne from child developmental theory, in reality its approach is not one that is likely to ever become a blanket pedagogical pathway in...