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The third annual Summer Blues Classes are back!

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Two steps to Summer Blues mastery:

Step 1
Sign up right now for a free class.
A replay is available if you miss it or want to review.

 
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Free class!

Overview of Piano Blues Styles
5/11/18 at 11 am EST
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Recommended for all intermediate pianists with a rudimentary knowledge of chords. Prior experience with improvisation is not required.

Summer Blues Class Descriptions

Step 2

Enroll in one or more courses.
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Intro to Blues Piano
from 250.00

Recommended for those who are new to piano blues styles or could use a review.

Learn to play two celebrated piano blues styles in this accelerated class distilled from longer courses.
1. We’ll begin with boogie-woogie styles that became popular in 20’s, were adapted to swing styles in the 30s, and eventually evolved into early Rock styles.
2. Next, we’ll focus on the Slow Shuffle Blues associated with Muddy Waters, B.B. King and other blues greats.

Four 75-minute classes
May 16, 30, June 13, 27
11:00 am Eastern, Compare to your time zone.
1 course: $250. Both courses: $400 (20% discount)

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Jazz Blues Piano
from 250.00

Recommended for those with some experience playing blues and who understand 7th, 9th, and 13th chords.

Learn how 1950’s artists including Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk transformed the basic blues into today’s “jazz blues” by adding more chords, walking bass lines and other creative concepts. Then delve into 1960’s blues innovations including new time signatures, minor keys, and funky grooves by the likes of Miles Davis, Oliver Nelson and Herbie Hancock.

Four 75-minute classes
May 16, 30, June 13, 27
1:30 pm Eastern, Compare to your time zone.
1 course: $250. Both courses: $400 (20% discount)

One or both courses:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
 

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 two academic year classes at once and receive a whopping 20% 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.

Tuition

Academic Year - $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.

Summer - $250 for 4 lessons spaced every other week.

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...
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Testimonials

Piano teachers share their thoughts...

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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)
 

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 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