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Can Jazz Improvisation Be Taught?

A common question that I have encountered is the issue of whether it is possible to teach...
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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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Practising improvisation

I studied classical piano as a child and was never taught about improvisation. It was only when...

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  • Ffion Dafis Church Village, CF38

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    I am an experienced and professional musician. I have performed in a range of diverse ensembles and am fluent in many genres such as classical, jazz, rock and folk. I'm also happy to teach through Welsh or English.
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    Hello, Teaching is a big part of my life and I always enjoy sharing music with people and helping them achieve their goals
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    Private one to one tuition on Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute and music theory in Manchester and the surrounding areas. Worsley, Eccles, Salford, Trafford, Urmston, Westhougton, Atherton, Bolton, Horwich, Adlington, Wigan, Whitefield, Prestwich, Bury.
  • Theo Travis Finchley Central, N3

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    Hello. I am an experienced Flute/ Saxophone and Music Theory teacher based in Finchley, North London, offering one-to-one lessons in classical/ jazz to students from total beginner to post Grade 8. All ages are welcome above 8 years old.
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    Hello, my name is Ian and I am a guitar teacher offering one to one lessons in Chichester. I use up to date teaching methods, using the songs you want to play as a way of learning. The guitar is a fun experience that everyone should be able to enjoy!
  • Corrie Dick Blackheath, SE10 Gold Member

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    Hello, I'm Corrie! I am a passionate musician and teacher, devoted to nurturing a love of music-making in my pupils. I believe everyone learns in their own unique way, and so I aim to tailor all lessons to suit each individual.
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  • Constructive Discussions After Performances

    Will Dann Jazz Improvisation Teacher (West Central London) Picture I have recently been thinking about the importance of post-performance discussions with band members. This seems to be an area that is often overlooked within jazz performance, which ultimately leads to many disadvantages. Some view it as taboo, and a possible restriction on the improvisation...
  • Can Jazz Improvisation Be Taught? Editor's Pick

    Sean Gibbs Jazz Improvisation Teacher (North London) Picture A common question that I have encountered is the issue of whether it is possible to teach someone to improvise in the jazz idiom. Whilst the ultimate goal is to be free to play one's original ideas created in the moment, it takes a great deal of preparation to get to this point. This is where I...
  • 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 (South East 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

    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...