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More than lessons, live online courses offer multiple ways to learn.

Class - Lecture: Participate in live, bi-weekly, multi-camera lecture/demonstrations and/or watch replay videos for a full year after the start of a course.

Lab - Community: Share practice videos in a private group for ongoing individual instructor feedback and support from fellow students.

Text - Resources: Support your learning with extensive resources including detailed handouts, musical examples, backing tracks, and reference videos.

 
 

Best reasons to enroll:

  1. Accountability - Signing up for a class means making time, facing your fears, and taking actual steps to achieve your piano-playing goals.

  2. Feedback - Personalized pointers from a teacher who is sincerely interested in your progress outlines what, why, and how to practice.

  3. Support - Interacting with classmates who also take their learning seriously to enroll in an organized course is inspiring.

 

Summer Session

Take Five (5 classes)

Play and improvise on two classic jazz standards in five lessons!

Two Steps:

  1. Watch a replay of the free trial class including handouts and audio tracks to help you decide whether to register for the full course.

  2. Enroll in the full course at a special $200 pre-discounted tuition rate!

Dates
May 29
(free trial class - replay available) June 12, 26, July 17, 31; 1:30 - 2:45 pm Eastern. Compare to your time zone. Can’t make some of these dates? Every class is recorded so you can watch archived replay videos for a full year.

 
 

Tunes:


Has Anybody Seen My Gal?
(Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue) - Learn to jam on this ever-popular 1920s American song. Perhaps you remember it as Allan Sherman’s Eight Foot Two parody or Lucille Ball’s hysterical TV renditions.

Take Five - Sophisticated and snazzy, who doesn’t love the biggest-selling jazz single ever? Written by alto saxophonist Paul Desmond for the Dave Brubeck Quartet, even casual jazz fans instantly recognize its distinctive two-chord piano riff, blues scale melody, and unusual 5/4 meter.

 
 

Is this class right for me?

  • If you’ve studied with Bradley before, you’ll enjoy adding these classics to your repertoire.

  • If you’re new to jazz piano, here’s your chance to acquire foundational improvisation skills in a unique and friendly learning community.

What ability level is expected?

Recommended for pianists of early-intermediate and above technical ability. Options from easier to more challenging are included in each assignment to accommodate a range of ability levels. No prior experience with improvising is required but a basic knowledge of triads and 7th chords is helpful.

What is included with my tuition?

  • Interactive 75-minute classes with two cameras, screen sharing, and educational software.

  • Unlimited access to replay videos for classes you miss or want to review for one year after classes begin.

  • Highly detailed PDF handouts that are constantly updated.

  • Lesson plans and assignments with leveled options to challenge all abilities.

  • Optional membership in our private Facebook group for a year from the start of a course to share practice videos and ask questions.

  • Custom backing tracks for practicing with a simulated band.

  • Quick responses to your questions and videos M-F.

  • Certificate of completion.

  • 25% membership discount code to the Meludia advanced ear-training platform.

 

Can I pay as I go?

Recurring payments offer a budget-friendly way to pay.

Click the link below to set-up eight consecutive $25 weekly payments. Weekly payments begin June 11 (the day before your first class.)


Take Five Summer Classes Recurring Payment Option

  • A one-time $10 processing fee for recurring payments is due at checkout.

  • Sometimes a payment is missed inadvertently such as when a credit card expires. When that happens, you won’t receive access links, lesson plans, and assignments. However, when you’ve straightened out your account we’ll catch you up with what you missed.

Are discounts available?

Click here to see if you are eligible for a discount.
(Not applicable to summer classes.)

Questions?

Read these online jazz piano class FAQs or contact us.

I have more questions, can I talk to someone?

Yes! Naturally, you have concerns. Maybe you’re wondering…

  • Am I creative enough?

  • What’s the overall feel/vibe?

  • Are the other students considerate?

  • Do I have the time or money right now?

  • Is this course a good fit with my current skill set?

  • Will this course be an outstanding use of my valuable time and money?

  • How quickly can I utilize the content for my students or apply it to my own playing?

Get in touch!

Just send us an email and let us know to whom you’d like it directed.

  • Administrator - My wonderful behind-the-scenes assistant, Tonya, is available to answer your questions regarding payments, scheduling, etc. Send her an email.

  • Alumni “Ambassador” - Past and present students have volunteered to answer your questions and share their experiences by email, phone, or FaceTime. For an insider’s perspective, send us an email, and we’ll put you in touch.

  • Teacher - Bradley is available to answer questions about course content, or really, anything. Send him an email.

 
 
For me, jazz is not so much a style as it is an approach to making music that involves reading and improvising over specific rhythmic feels within a given harmonic context. The creative concepts I teach can be applied to many styles including, pop, rock, contemporary worship, swing, latin, bluegrass, even classical.
— Bradley Sowash
 

Fall Classes

That’s Jazz 2A - Digging Deeper

Build on your beginning jazz skills to go deeper. This intermediate class correlates tunes from Book 2 of Bradley Sowash’s popular That’s Jazz series with four similar jazz standards - after learning an educational tune and associated creative concepts from the book, the focus shifts to a similar jazz standard to solidify and apply what you learn to famous tunes. Some of the ideas you’ll add to your bag of tricks include when and how to use anticipations, mixing feels, playing modally, and limiting note choices for greater creativity.

This class is for you if:
- You have early-intermediate or above technical skills.
- You’ve had some light experience with improvisation.
- You have a fundamental knowledge of chords and scales.

Time/Dates
1:30 Eastern time on August 28, September 11, 25, October 9, 23, November 6, 20, December 4 .
(A second class time may be as necessary to keep the class size intimate.)

Resources:
Required text: That’s Jazz - Core Method Book 2 - Digging Deeper
Optional supplemental book: That’s Jazz - Performance Book 2 - Walk the Talk
Optional for pre-class study:
That’s Jazz - Core Method Book 1 - Getting Into It

Cool Yule on the Piano Stool

Who doesn’t love holiday songs? Learn to play popular and lesser known Christmas classics by ear and with lead sheets (notated melody with chord symbols). Then explore lots of arranging possibilities. As always, assignments include options to accommodate a range of ability levels. Make this holiday season special by entertaining your friends and family with jazzy solo piano renditions or host an old-fashioned sing-along around the piano!

This class is for you if:
- You have early-intermediate or above technical skills.
- You’re new to improvisation.
- You have a fundamental knowledge of chords and scales.

Time/Dates
1:30 Eastern time. on September 4, 18, October 2, 16, 30, November 13, 27, December 11.
(A second class time may be as necessary to keep the class size intimate.)

Resources:
All handouts, backing tracks, and supplemental texts are provided on an associated resource page.

Registration opening soon!

 

Join Our Community

- Lynette (NV)
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)
- Tonya (OH)
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 (OH)
 
Deidre - piano teacher and student - and 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)
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Bradley Sowash you are the best teacher I ever had, learning SO much!
— Natasha (CA)
 
 

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Past Courses

Boogie Blues - Summer 2016
Pop/Jazz Improv Styles - Early Fall 2016
Creative Chords - Early Fall 2016
Christmas Favorites - Late Fall 2016
Pop/Jazz Essential Tunes - Winter 2017
Ellington/Gershwin Classics - Spring 2017
Shuffle Blues - Summer 2017
Bossa Nova - Fall 2017
Charlie Brown Christmas - Fall 2017
American Folk Songs - Winter/Spring 2018
Jazz Ballads - Winter/Spring 2018
Intro to Blues - Summer 2018
Jazz Blues - Summer 2018
Beatles on Jazz Piano - Fall 2018
That’s Jazz 101 - Fall 2018
Intro to Jazz Standards - Winter/Spring 2019
Funky Beats - Winter/Spring 2019
Take Five - Summer 2019

 
 

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