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Thoughts on (Piano) Practice

The art of practising is a huge subject that people devote their lives to. Here are some...
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The Value of Transcription for Jazz Piano

Incorporating transcription into your practice is fundamental in that over time you begin to...
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Practice and the myth of 'the gift'

As a musician you often get met with the phrase 'Oh you're so lucky to have that gift'. It's an...
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Book Recommendation: The Jazz Ear - Ben Ratliff

I recommend: The Jazz Ear by Ben Ratliff This is one of my favourite books about jazz! It is...

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  • Will Butterworth Brockley, SE4 Gold Member

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    I have been a professional musician for 15 years, performing across Britain and Europe. I love jazz and classical music in equal measure, and my goal is to help pupils discover their own individual voice, through serious, committed and joyful study.
  • Marco Marconi Hitchin, SG4 Gold Member

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    I have been teaching piano (classical and jazz) to all ages for over 20 years and really enjoy watching my pupils making progress with their studies. Do you want to pick up where you left? ..all ages welcome..
  • Derek Dobbins Welling, DA15 Gold Member

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    My name is Derek Dobbins and I have over 30 years experience within the music industry. Music has been a passion of mine all my all life and find it very rewarding working my students to reach their full potential.
  • Sindre Kayman Streatham, SW16

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    I am a composer and multi-instrumentalist with a wide experience performing in several ensembles in a variety of styles. My students progress quickly whilst having great fun.
  • Aidan Glover Blackheath, SE10 Gold Member

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    Hello! I am a pianist with many years experience performing and teaching. I specialise in jazz and other pop styles and am passionate about sharing my love for music with others, whether it be on stage or in a teaching environment.
  • Kemal Yusuf Dalston, N16

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    Hello tutees! I hope you enjoy reading through my profile and about my experience. Please don't hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions about me or the wonderful world of music making.
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  • Eurovision 2017: "A victory for music"?

    Dr Jonathan Walker Jazz Piano Teacher (North West London) Picture The Eurovision Song Contest exerts a strange fascination, even though the songs are usually formulaic and empty at best, and many are a penance to endure, but each country's offering is decked out in flashing lights, given overblown arrangements, elaborate costumes and frantic dance routines,...
  • Off-Keyboard Exercises - A Way To Victory

    Tobias Gottfried Jazz Piano Teacher (North West London) Picture All of us struggle sometimes with the lack of a piano in crucial moments. Imagine yourself walking on stage without the possibility of warming up your fingers. All pianists sooner of later become acquainted with a situation like that.With off-keyboard exercises this problem can be minimised....
  • Improvising between the right and left hand

    Alexander Maydew Jazz Piano Teacher (East London) Picture In jazz, playing the piano offers up endless possibilities for improvisation due to the ability to improvise using both hands.  However, as a jazz pianist, the endless possibilities when using both hands can sometimes be more limiting than favourable when considering the role each hand plays in...

 

  • Practice and the myth of 'the gift'

    Sam Crowe Jazz Piano Teacher (East London) Picture As a musician you often get met with the phrase 'Oh you're so lucky to have that gift'. It's an interesting insight into people's misconceptions about what it takes to become good at something. It does seem to be the case that different people are born with certain propensities towards...
  • The Art of Improvisation Editor's Pick

    Jazz Piano Teacher (Manchester) Picture The main problems most students face when they embark on studying improvisation is how to come up with something that sounds convincing in the spur of the moment, and how does one practise this? As a classical student for the first 15 years of study I suddenly found myself becoming more and more...
  • Books, theory and inspiration

    Will Butterworth Jazz Piano Teacher (South East London) Picture Can you learn to play music from books? An excellent book on jazz piano is Mark Levin's Jazz Piano book. This book describes in a relaxed and entertaining way, how jazz harmony works. Unfortunately it can't tell you how to play jazz. In fact no book can. The beauty of jazz is that it is about...