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Diversify your piano playing and teaching skills
in live online classes with a master improvisation teacher.

 

Join in or just watch a free trial online jazz piano class May 29, 1:30 - 2:45. Can’t make that time? Sign up anyway we can send you the replay links. Save your spot here.

 
 
 
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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.

 
 

The #1 reason to enroll:

Showing up for a class is a commitment. It means making time, facing your fears, and taking actual steps to achieve your piano-playing goals. People who study in an organized course tend to take their learning seriously. Assignments and expectations from a benevolent teacher moves you forward on your creative music making journey.

 
 

Summer Session

 
 
 
 
 

Free Trial (1 lesson)

Play a basic arrangement without music of Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue).

May 29, 1:30 - 2:45 pm Eastern. Compare to your time zone.
Can’t make that time? Sign up anyway so you can access the replay for a full year.

In this trial class, I'll explain and demonstrate jazz scales, chords and creative concepts relevant to Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue that also apply to many other tunes. Now, wouldn’t that just be the bee’s knees?

Reserve your spot now!

Then what?

The full course builds on the free trial so you can play and improvise a more elaborate hotsy-totsy version of this 1920’s classic.

You’ll also learn a cool Daddy-O version of the jazz classic, Take Five. By the end, you’ll have it made in the shade.

So, if you want to keep learning, participate in our private member group, and receive extensive resources, enroll in the full Take Five summer classes just to the right. —>

 

Take Five (5 lessons) — $200

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

May 29 (free trial), 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 catch up by watching archived replay videos for a full year.

Tunes

  • Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue) is an American song associated the 1920s that remains popular until this day. As one of those tunes that just sticks around, it was parodied by Allan Sherman’s Eight Foot Two, featured in comedy film by the same name, was the theme song for TV's The Ina Ray Hutton Show, and Lucille Ball performed it in two episodes of her TV series.

  • Take Five is the biggest-selling jazz single ever and one of the most requested modern jazz standards. Composed 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 the start of a course.

  • 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.

 

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?

Yes! Click here to see if you are eligible for a discount.

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 Connection - Past and present students have volunteered to answer your questions and share their experiences by phone or Facetime. For an insider 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.

 

Current Courses


(You can still enroll and catch up by watching the replay videos.)

 

Intro to Jazz Standards

Learn classic jazz tunes!

Ever wonder which tunes are best-suited to someone just getting into jazz? In this class, you’ll play selections from my handpicked list of must-know “starter” standards while learning essential elements of jazz and improvisation.

What tunes will I learn?

Selections for this class may include Blue Skies, Fly Me to the Moon (Sinatra), In the Mood (Glenn Miller), It Don’t Mean a Thing (Ellington), Minor Swing (Django Reinhardt), Summertime (Gershwin), St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy), and The Preacher (Horace Silver). Actual titles and number of tunes may vary.

Tell me more…

 

Funky Beats

Play that funky music!

Learn to combine intensely rhythmic riffs and bass lines with extended jazz chords on classic Jazz-Rock tunes.

What tunes will I learn?

Selections for this class may include Funky Beat (Bradley Sowash), Just the Two of Us (Grover Washington), Chameleon, Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock), Superstition, and/or I Wish (Stevie Wonder). Actual titles and number of tunes may vary.

Tell me more…

 

 
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
 
 

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

Beatles on Jazz Piano
That’s Jazz 101
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 to Blues Piano
Jazz Blues Piano

 
 

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