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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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    Hi. Thanks for looking at my profile. I'm a friendly and enthusiastic music tutor based in Central Scotland. I work throughout the country as a private instructor, conductor and performer.
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    I am an experience pianist who can play a broad range of styles. I teach classical, jazz and pop. I enjoy passing on my skills to beginners as well as advanced students. It's never too late to learn, whatever stage of life you are at!
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    I am an experienced music professional who is passionate about teaching. I love sharing the wonder of music with everyone! Learning an instrument can be one of the greatest joys in life and I would love to guide you!
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    I have been traveling the world playing music on luxury cruise liners for the past ten years. I have over two years of tutoring experience. I think it is important that studying music is fun and inspiring.
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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 (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

    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...