Intro to Standards
Intro to 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.
Is this the right class for me?
If you just completed the That’s Jazz 101 course, this is the logical next step to getting newly learned creative concepts to really sink in by applying them to classic jazz tunes.
If you’re new to online group jazz piano classes, here’s your chance to acquire foundational improvisation skills in a unique and friendly learning community.
What ability level is expected?
Recommended for late beginner through early-intermediate pianists and music teachers interested in the pedagogy of teaching creativity. (Options 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.
Eight 75-minute classes
Time: The class time is 1:30 pm Eastern. If there's enough interest, we may add a 2nd class time at 7:00 pm Eastern. Contact us if you’d prefer the 7:00 pm class time.
Dates: Jan. 9, 23, Feb. 6, 20, (No March classes for Spring break), Apr. 3, 17, May 1, 15.
Can’t make some of these dates? Every class is recorded so you can catch up by watching archived replay videos.
One course $550 (less than $35 per week.)
Both courses: $1,000 (save $100!)