Jazz piano for the rest of us...

 

Intersecting circles indicating how Class/Lecture, Lab/Facebook, Text/Resources combine in Bradley Sowash online courses.

Better than ordinary lessons. These online classes are more like college:

 

  1. Class - Participate in live, bi-weekly, multi-camera lecture/demonstrations with unlimited access to replay videos for several months.
  2. Lab - Access your instructor five days a week in a special closed FB group where you can ask questions and share practice videos for individual feedback and support from fellow students. 
  3. Textbook - Refer to extensive resources which include detailed handouts, musical examples, backing tracks, and reference videos to support your learning.
 

2018 Fall Courses

 

That’s Jazz 101
from 550.00

Study improvisation with the author of the bestselling jazz piano method in the world!

In That's Jazz 101 you’ll learn to read, play, and improvise the elements of jazz directly from the best-selling jazz piano method in the world. I’ll lead you through eight late-beginner to intermediate tunes covering a range of jazz styles. My process involves three steps:

  1. Warm Ups – Understand technical challenges before tackling the tune.

  2. Tunes – Learn tunes in authentic Swing, Rock, and Latin styles.

  3. Going Further – Personalize the tunes with clear creative concepts.

Recommended for:

  • Pianists – Perfect for intermediate students and adult hobby pianists. No prior experience with improvising or music theory is required.

  • Teachers – Learn to teach jazz piano by experiencing it yourself. Tips on the pedagogy of teaching creativity will be emphasized along the way.

Required texts:
That's Jazz Book 1 – Getting Into It (purchase here)
That's Jazz Performance Book 1 - Get Your Groove On (purchase here)

Eight 75-minute classes - Aug 29, Sep 12, 26, Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 28, Dec 12.
1:30 PM & 7 PM Eastern (Compare 1:30 EST to your time zone.)
Note: The evening class is contingent on a minimum enrollment.
One course $550, or both for $1000 ($100 discount!)

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Beatles on Jazz Piano
from 550.00

Jazz piano through the lens of popular Beatles tunes.

Who doesn't love the Fab Four? Learn specific accompaniment styles and artistic tools to create personalized arrangements of favorites by the best-selling band in history. Learn to play the likes of Hey Jude, Yesterday, Blackbird, Here Comes the Sun, and With a Little Help from My Friends with Pop/Rock accompaniment styles. Then, apply creative concepts to transform these tunes into sophisticated jazz arrangements. No prior experience with pop music or improvisation is required but a working knowledge of chords is helpful.

Recommended for:

Pianists of intermediate ability and above. Options are included in each assignment to accommodate a variety of ability levels. No prior experience with Pop/Jazz piano styles or improvisation is required but some knowledge of chords is helpful.

Resources:
Handouts, backing tracks and reference videos are included on a resource webpage. Links to purchase lead sheets will be provided.

Eight 75-minute classes - Sep 5, 19, Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 14, Dec 5, 19
1:30 PM & 7 PM Eastern (Compare 1:30 EST to your time zone.)
Note: The evening class is contingent on a minimum enrollment.
One course $550, or both for $1000 ($100 discount!)

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Discounts

  • $25 Returning student rebate – Students who have previously enrolled in a paid online jazz piano class with me qualify for $25 off! To redeem this offer, pay the full amount. Then notify me so I can refund the amount of the discount. 
  • $25 Professional educator rebate – 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, Inner Circle, 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. Keep in mind that continuing education is a tax writeoff.
  • Two class discount - Enroll in two classes at once and receive a whopping $100 off! To redeem this offer, select the two class option at checkout (rather than checking two classes individually). Two class discount cannot be combined with other offers.

Tuition

$550 for 8 lessons spaced over approximately 16 weeks depending on how holidays fall on the calendar. 

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.
 
 

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Testimonials

 

 - 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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You know, I can’t say enough great things about Bradley!
— Kristin F. (CA)
Bradley Sowash you are the best teacher I ever had, learning SO much!
— Natasha (CA)
Your love of music has always been energetic and compelling, Bradley. You were meant to share that passion
— Devon (OH)
 

How do my online classes work?

 

See how online jazz piano classes work.

 

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Past Courses

Creative Chords
Boogie Woogie
Pop/Jazz Essential Tunes
Holiday Favorites
Ellington/Gershwin Classics
Shuffle Blues
Bossa Nova
Charlie Brown Christmas
American Folk Songs
Jazz Ballads 101
Intro the Blues Piano
Jazz Blues Piano