Intro to Blues and Jazz Piano for Teens and Adults (Tuesdays 8-8:50PM) Six weeks starts 10/2

Intro to Blues and Jazz Piano for Teens and Adults (Tuesdays 8-8:50PM) Six weeks starts 10/2

99.00 150.00

For this class, recommended age is Teens to Adults.

This class is taught by certified member of the Oregon Music Teachers Association, Tom Sandahl.  He is one of the very finest teachers in town for children(and adults!) and we are so excited to have him at the school!

This class is intended for intermediate students who already have some experience on the piano, and would like to branch out to explore the great American musical traditions of Blues and Jazz. Tom will start with the basics of Jazz and Blues theory, chords and chord construction(especially 6th and 7th chords), scales, and arpeggios. All of these basic concepts will be taught through learning funsongs, riffs and licks.

Tom will also touch on the rich history of this music and how it relates to the songs we will learn. The spirit of blues and jazz piano is built around improvisation, and creativity, so this class will focus heavily on those elements. The class will have lots of fun making music together, and remember when improvising there are “no mistakes, only happy accidents”. -Bob Ross

As with all the piano classes, a special focus on piano techniques, fingerings, and rhythmic mastery will be reinforced by Tom.  He will demonstrate proper practice techniques thoroughly.  It is very important to develop good habits at a young age as to avoid future injuries from poor technique. 

These are small group classes.  We cap them at 10 students per class.  This allows for high quality instruction from our experienced faculty.  

This class runs every Tuesday from 10/2 thru 11/6, 8-8:50PM

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