Jazz piano for the rest of us...

Winter/Spring Online Jazz Piano Classes

Open to all intermediate pianists and teachers.

Attend live or watch a replay!

Folk songs jazz piano course

American Folk Songs

Transform best-loved folk songs into rich arrangements through:

- Reharmonization.
- Layered bass, harmony, melody.
- Folk and jazz scales.
- Gospel licks and rhythms.
- Left-hand stock accompaniments.

Best choice for less experienced improvisers who are fluent with triads than 7th chords.

Jazz Ballads 101 piano course

Jazz Ballads 101

Explore classic slow tunes from the American songbook with:

- Colorful chords and voicings.
- Emotional phrasing.
- Advanced jazz scales.
- Layered bass, harmony, melody, and fills.

Recommended for more experienced improvisers accustomed to playing 7th chords.

Jazz Ballads 101
Dates: Wednesdays - Jan. 10, 24, Feb. 7, 21, Mar. 7, Apr. 11, 25, May 9
11:00 am – 12:15 (Eastern) Compare with your time zone.
or 6:00 – 7:15 pm (Eastern) Compare with your time zone.
Notes: Evening has moved back 1 hour from last semester. Keep in mind that daylight savings time affects April/May classes.
Tunes being considered: Georgia on my Mind, In a Sentimental Mood, My One and Only Love...

What exactly are jazz ballads?
Think of the lush, relaxed sound of lush piano chords in a romantic, candlelit restaurant. Music that sophisticated doesn't happen by intuition. Great jazz ballad players understand proper rubato phrasing, chord voicings, what notes fit over complex chords. Ballads aren't fast but in many ways, they are the ultimate test of a jazz pianist's artistry.

American Folk Songs
Dates: Wednesdays - Jan. 3, 17, 31, Feb. 14, 28, Apr. 4, 18, May 2
11:00 am – 12:15 (Eastern) Compare with your time zone.
or 6:00 – 7:15 pm (Eastern) Compare with your time zone.
Notes: Evening has moved back 1 hour from last semester. Keep in mind that daylight savings time affects April/May classes.
Tunes being considered: Home on the Range, House of the Rising Sun, maybe an Irish air like Danny Boy

Why would anyone want to play Home of the Range?
I know that learning a tune like Home of the Range may not be on the top of everyone's list (though I kind of like it actually), but there's more to my selections than just "tune appeal." I look for tunes with the specific musical elements that enable me to emphasize the creative concepts of a particular genre. So, while learning new tunes is fun, the larger goal is to master the characteristic principles of the genre at hand to turn humdrum tunes into a ripsnorting arrangements.


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Tuition

$500 for 8 lessons spaced over approx. 16 weeks depending on how holidays fall on the calendar. That’s $62.50 per class before discounts but $31.25 per week is a more accurate way to think about it considering the high level of student/teacher interaction between classes.

Includes:

  • Interactive 75-minute classes with multi cameras, screen sharing, and educational software.
  • Replay videos for classes you miss or want to review that don’t expire until Aug. 30.
  • Highly detailed PDF handouts that are constantly updated.
  • Lesson plans, and assignments for each class.
  • Optional membership in our private Facebook group from the class beginning through Aug. 30.
  • Custom backing tracks for practicing with a simulated band.
  • Quick responses to your questions and videos M-F. 
  • Certificate of completion.
  • Overhead: administrative assistance, advertising, equipment...

Discounts

1. Returning student – Students who have previously enrolled in a paid class qualify for $25 off! To redeem this offer, pay the full amount. Then notify me so I can refund the amount of the discount. (Does not apply to attendees of free trial lessons.)
2. Professional educator – Music teachers who belong to a professional trade organization qualify for a $25 discount. To confirm your status, email a picture of your membership card to a trade association such as MTNA, NAfME, or ASTA… And yes, Returning student and Professional educator discounts can be combined. To redeem this offer, pay the full amount. Then notify me so I can refund the amount of the discount.
Tip: Keep in mind that continuing education is also a tax write off.
3. Both classes at once - Enroll in both classes A and B and receive a $100 discount! Note that this offer cannot be combined with other discounts. To redeem offer, select the two class option at checkout rather than checking two classes individually.
4. Refer a Friend - Write in a friend's name at checkout. If he/she enrolls in a class, I'll send you a $25 Amazon gift card.


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Natasha talks about her online jazz piano class. 

Bradley Sowash you are the best teacher I ever had, learning SO much!
— Natasha (CA)
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Unbelievable experience filled with everything I hoped to get and so much more! And I love that I can use all of this and keep “digging deeper”. The processing is such a journey. My mind has been blown! Thank you Bradley!
— Lynnette (NV)

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Kristin talks about online jazz piano class.

You know, I can’t say enough great things about Bradley!
— Kristin F. (CA)
Your love of music has always been energetic and compelling, Bradley. You were meant to share that passion
— Devon (OH)
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I began lessons with you because I wanted to be able to pour out everything, to express it all, within the safety of the keyboard and the music I love. I would be remiss in not telling you that I have actually realized that dream, and am very grateful to you.
— Tonya S. (OH)
Deidre has never missed a course.
Your organized, upbeat and supportive teaching examples have broadened my teaching skills. I am addicted to your improvisational approach and pedagogical style. Thank you for making creative music fun and rewarding for me and for my students!!!
— Deidre (NV)

Past Classes

Creative Chords/Boogie Styles
Pop/Jazz Essential Tunes
Holiday Favorites
Ellington/Gershwin Classics
Shuffle Blues
Bossa Nova
Charlie Brown Christmas